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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 10/12/19 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LaTriker wrote:

The water tank is located on the curb side under the bed. The drain valve comes out of the tank under the center of the bed. I understand the need for that location just don’t understand why they had to secure the cover with six screws knowing the owner will need to access the valve.


On my Tioga the fresh tank is located under the front dinette seat,the plywood cover is also screwed down but it has a removable area that when removed you can get to the valve. Maybe when you have the cover off you should make one like mine.
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When you pull it out it is easy to get to the drain valve.

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It would make it easier next time.[emoticon] No screws just a finger hole!!


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Posted: 10/13/19 06:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LaTriker, good question as to why they do things like that. Mechanics at the dealerships complain about these dumb builds too. We are not alone.
Just alter that cover to make it easier for yourself. You might be able to just leave it off.
I use an 8" marine deck plate that I simply unscrew to access my bypass valves. Its installed on the plywood platform that supports the mattress. It also allows me peek inside to actually view my water level in my tank for a real reading of my water level.
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Posted: 10/13/19 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hope you have easy access to "low-point" drain valves. They are "inaccessible" behind a cover on the bathroom wall on our Tioga. Had to get to valves by removing dinette seat and converter charger. Plumbing designers must be sadistic.

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A couple of our low point drains were behind a wood panel held on with 4 screws, inside a wood frame. I added a magnet cupboard door latch/holder and a wood knob to pull it out. Works very well.

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I’m so glad I found this thread! I have a Holiday Rambler Vesta 30F (virtually the exact same model as the Jamboree 30F). I asked my dealership about the fresh water drain and was told there was not one. I have looked everywhere. Based on your post, I guess I now know where to look. Stupid question - did you access this panel from inside your RV (under the bed) or from under the RV?

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Terminology!! Our 2004 Tioga has a plastic spigot for emptying the fresh water tank just behind the driver side door. The "low point drain valves" are located behind a panel on the outside of the bathroom wall, but they are hard to reach and hard to turn. I had to get access through a hole in the wall, behind the converter charger, under the rear dinette seat. If you don't shut those #%* valves completely, your water pump will cycle or continue to run. I vowed to never mess with the "low point drain valves" again when sanitizing the fresh water system. Luckily we don't have to use and purge anti-freeze solution here in southern CA.

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Posted: 01/31/20 11:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LaTriker wrote:

The water tank is located on the curb side under the bed. The drain valve comes out of the tank under the center of the bed. I understand the need for that location just don’t understand why they had to secure the cover with six screws knowing the owner will need to access the valve.

I think I would add a hinge to one side of that cover and do away with a few screws.


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LaTriker

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Posted: 02/04/20 07:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You access the drain from inside the RV.

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