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Old 10-26-2015, 09:08 AM   #11
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Adding valves is a sure a convenient upgrade. And I'm not being critical of the suggestions or someone elses mods, but a word of caution: As someone who's installed a lot of PVC fittings over the years, the ones shown in the pic above are for interior use. With age, the pvc does get brittle and more often than not, if not used for periods of time, will freeze up. When you go to open them, they'll be fine the first year or maybe 2, but eventually you will resort to gripping them with pliers and channel locks and CRACK. Also, depending on the location and how far they hang down, they are subject targets for a lot of road debris which, if it doesn't smash the fitting, can render it inoperable because of the grit and grime in the road spray.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:58 AM   #12
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Would metal ones be better? I guess you could also secure plastic bags over the pvc valves to protect and keep the grit off of them possibly???
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:15 AM   #13
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The metal ones might corrode if you camp anywhere near the beach. Although they are brass it shouldn't be bad. The handles might rust.

Good idea on using a bag to cover the plastic ones. Plus i would think most would be opening the plastic valves to drain them each time they come home and then again before winter sets in. So I wouldn't think you would have problems with them freezing up.
On the 282rk they are so high up if anything were to hit them it's going to be tearing off the side skirting also.


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Old 11-25-2015, 11:02 AM   #14
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If using the PVC valves, would it make sense to maybe spray them with silicon to help keep them from getting brittle and operating smoothly? They aren't exposed to sunlight under there, and they are so cheap that I guess if they do crap out, just replace them???
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I don't think you would need to spray anything on them. Yup and they will be screwed on so replacement should be easy.
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