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Old 05-05-2015, 07:35 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank mod

I'm wanting to do a mod on my fresh water tank so I don't have to crawl underneath to open the drain. Has anyone out there done something like this before? I have an idea of how I want to do it but I'm open to any suggestions,thanks.
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:48 PM   #2
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I did it on our popup years ago. I used PVC, galvanized pipe strap, and a ball valve on the end. Took about 1/2 an hour and saved my back for years. Just remember to give the pipe extending from the water tank enough of a pitch so it will empty.
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:04 PM   #3
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Yeah we did the same thing on our old popup,do you have any pics of what you did? I'd appreciate seeing them for some ideas being this is our first TT.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:44 AM   #4
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That's a great idea I'll be doing that mod this summer. Thank you
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:28 AM   #5
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I don't have any pics of mine but I did a search and found some pics of what others did.

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And here's a link to a couple more pics:
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:13 AM   #6
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I'm wanting to do a mod on my fresh water tank so I don't have to crawl underneath to open the drain. Has anyone out there done something like this before? I have an idea of how I want to do it but I'm open to any suggestions,thanks.
One thing to consider when doing your mod is how much cold weather camping you do. The extended drain tube will become a freeze (and break) point in the fresh water system so you might want to insulate the line if need be.
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Great post. I was wondering how I could change mine ? Thanks for the Idea's !
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:37 PM   #8
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The Factory has ours tucked in a Safe recessed area,you must think about exsposed (pipes/hoses/valves) when going (Down the Road) if Seasonal disregard! Youroo!!
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:13 PM   #9
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Can't you just turn outside water off, turn on water pump, open some valves in kitchen a empty it that way.....just saying. ��
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There you go again craigi. Always going for the EASY solution. Good Boy!!!
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