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Old 01-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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HELP! Where can I buy a replacement for my low point drain plugs on SV294??

I lost one of my low point drain plugs when I was removing water from my Surveyor SV-294. Now...I am not near my RV and am taking the family to the mountains this weekend. I can't for the life of me figure out what size to buy or where to buy one. I know it was smaller than typical hose, but is it 1/2"? Where could I get a plug before the weekend?

On a side note...my trailer has 4 of these hoses. Two blue and two red...do I need to open all of them draining? We have a 4 season package and go into the snow a lot...any advice on if there is any risk with these exposed tubes? Thanks!!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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I would suggest either trying to find a camping world or looking for a rv dealer close to you.
Sorry I cant help you with the winterizing part -

I do not have to winterize in Florida
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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This is how I drain it after use...do I not need to be doing this every time I am done?
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:45 AM   #4
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It is 1/2 inch pipe thread. Don't know if you need male or female. Any hardware or big box store should have them. !/2 inch MPT for male pipe thread, 1/2 inch FPT for female pipe thread. If they go on a plastic fitting, most do, get plastic.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:23 AM   #5
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I retro fit my low point drains with shut off valves. half turn open, half turn closed. Don't need to worry about loosing plugs.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:35 AM   #6
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I replaced my lost drain plug with a plug from Lowe's. Take in 1 of the other drain plugs for comparison. I bought an extra to keep in my spare parts drawer.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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I retro fit my low point drains with shut off valves. half turn open, half turn closed. Don't need to worry about loosing plugs.

I did the same thing, makes it real easy to drain, and like you said, you dont have to worry about losing anything.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:24 AM   #8
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X3 for replacing the drain caps with valves. They're 1/2" PEX tubing. Just cut the threaded fittings off with a knife and slip the valve(s) on. Easy!
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #9
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a little valve grease

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If they go on a plastic fitting, most do, get plastic.

couple of mine had slight drip leaking
guy I bought our trailer from
greased and lubed noTHING
a little valve grease later
no leaks today

he also about wore out the
ball and receiving hitch
they looked dry as a bone
I got plenty on that THING now

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he also about wore out the
ball and receiving hitch
they looked dry as a bone
I got plenty on that THING now

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A non-messy trick instead of greasing ball. Put a piece of heavy duty wax paper on ball before dropping receiver hitch on. Keeps things working smooth.
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