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Old 05-21-2017, 07:00 PM   #1
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FR3 water tank drain tube cap

The plug/cap for my 2016 FR30DS fresh water tank drain tube has gone missing. I have attempted to cap it with a PVC 1/2" cap. It fits, but no matter what I do to seal it (o ring or gasket), I still get a drip. Can someone check their drain tube and tell me what plugs the end?

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Bill

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Old 05-21-2017, 07:14 PM   #2
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Ditch the cap

Hi Bill, Ditch the cap, which seems to already taken care of itself. I just modifed my 2018 304BS by removing the cap and replacing it with a 1/4 turn, threaded 1/2" PVC valve. Drains fast, and no cap to lose.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:28 PM   #3
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Makes sense, but I'll probably wind up with the same leak. Does the PVC valve have a gasket?
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:29 PM   #4
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pvc valves for each. no leaks, no hassle.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:48 PM   #5
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My 2014 is a 3/4 size.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:52 PM   #6
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Teflon tape on tread, no leaks. my factory cap was leaking and I just picked her up last wednesday. You won't regret the valve.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:55 PM   #7
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Could be either, pic looked like 1/2, but yeah, 3/4 also. I found both valves at local hardware store.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:05 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies. I do have a 1/2 cap on now and it fits. I added an o ring over the threads and a washer in the cap and I still have a drip every several minutes. I'll add the Teflon tape next. BTW, it was the dealer that winterized my unit last season. I discovered the cap missing when de-winterizing this year.

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Old 05-21-2017, 08:15 PM   #9
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Check out a 1/2" PVC valve if you get a chance. Sure beats having to worry about the cap. Have a good one !
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:40 PM   #10
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Screen off the drain

I made a "cover" for the drain with a dome of window screen. It will keep out road debris and mud daubers that can plug them up
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