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Old 07-12-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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Missing fresh water tank drain cap

I tried to fill the fresh water tank the other day and was amazed at how much water it could hold...UNTIL...I discovered the water flowing out the bottom of the tank into the grass.

This was the first time I put water into the tank so I never realized the dealership/factory never installed the drain cap.

I think I am the poster child for what not to do when you purchase a new camper.

- Make sure you complete a detailed inspection and test everything before you leave the dealership or allow the delivery driver to leave with signed paperwork.

So far I have had:

- Refrigerator that didnít work because it was missing the thermocouple.
- Screen door slider that was way too big for the frame.
- Two snaps on the front tent that didnít have the male part to snap it to.
- Missing drain cap on fresh water tank.

Minor issues in the grand scheme of things and we still love the 233s.

Hope everyone in having an enjoyable summer with their TTs.

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Old 07-12-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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Is your fresh water tank underneath the trailer? Or inside a cabinet?
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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Thankfully underneath.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:13 PM   #4
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u can get them at home depot, lowes, or most anyplace that sell plex fittings.

when i took mine back for service, the dealer removed the caps and put them next the hot water heater (from the outside). i purchased a couple new ones then found them when i was checking the hot water heater for full. now i have a spare set.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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You're not the only one to make this mistake. I winterized my camper last fall, took off the cap and stored it... somewhere. Completely forgot about it this year and went to fill the tank... and heard the water falling to the ground! Geez! I felt so stupid!.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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I lost my drain cap on my old PUP last year. Luckly the thread pattern was the same as a 20 oz soda bottle. Saved the trip.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:33 PM   #7
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I lost my drain cap on my old PUP last year. Luckly the thread pattern was the same as a 20 oz soda bottle. Saved the trip.
that's good to know.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:28 PM   #8
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I had no idea it would work nor did I think of the idea. While I was trying to figure out a solution another camper mentioned the idea...and it worked.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:55 PM   #9
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On our walkthru the cap was in a kitchen cabinet with all the paperwork and instructions. the service guy showed it to me, explained what it was and hwere it went, put it back in the cabinet.

A couple of days later we've got the TT home and i go to fill it with water, in the driveway, and i could hear water running falling on the pavement, looked under to see a missing cap and started to get upset then I remembered the cap from the walkthru!

Our dealer was 'slammed' but others are the RV show as being a glorified used car lot (and I would say that is thier appearance) but they were first rate in dealing with us, with delivery, walkthrough, etc. Everything was as they said it should be and it all worked the first time. Either FR built one right or the dealer really does a thorough PDI on their units.
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i wonder when FR made this change. my '07 23SS has a drain T-valve, next to the FW tank.
i simply pull it up and the tank drains. when it empty, i push it back down.

no cap except where to fill it.
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