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Old 06-08-2014, 09:35 PM   #1
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Exclamation Ideas making fresh water tank drain easier

Hello, we are new to our FR sv-302. One of the tasks my husband hates is crawling so far under the RV to drain the water. What design engineer thought this was a good idea? It is a very small cap for my hubby to work with. Our RV is on private land and we drain the tank after each visit. I thought there has to be an adapter or hose adapter to make draining the tank easier. Is there some other way to get the water out? Does anyone have ideas? We got no manual with our RV except the online version. I looked online but came up empty. If you could send links or specific parts info it would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Happy camping!
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:55 PM   #2
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I replaced the fresh water drain cap with a 1/2" ball valve that I purchased from Home Depot. Works well.

Still have to reach under the trailer to turn it, but don't have to lay on my back anymore with a pair of pliers to remove the cap.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:57 AM   #3
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When we had our popup I got tired of crawling under the camper to open the fresh water drain. I cut it off, glued on a PVC elbow and pipe to the side with a ball valve drain on the end. Hung the whole assembly with pipe strapping. Wish I had a pic but that was 3 campers ago.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:34 PM   #4
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Just did that mod on mine. Removed the cap screwed on a 1/2" female 90 with barb on other end to a portable hose and put a ball valve on the other end and Ty wrapped it to the bottom of the front axle. Works great. No more crawling under trailer.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:42 PM   #5
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I suppose, with the right tools, one could add an elbow and a length of hose to reach the edge of the TT for easier access. I may look at doing that myself.

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:06 PM   #6
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How about a ball valve and a length of 2" pvc pipe with a notch cut in one end that fits over the ball valve handle and use it as an arm extension, or just an electric solenoid
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