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Old 04-30-2012, 12:50 AM   #1
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Air tank drain pipe - near disaster

In making a right hand turn onto a narrow street my back rear tire rode up the wheelchair ramp then dropped off the curb. The air tank drain pipe that extends out the bottom of the passenger side rear compartment slid down the face of the curb and ground away the threads. If it would have hit the top of the curb I would have bent metal and possibly a ruptured air line. I have since removed the drain pipe.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:12 AM   #2
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Can you replace the rigid pipe with something flexible?
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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YUP--I have aften thought about replacing the brass pipe with something flexible--now I think I am gon - na.....
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If they would let seasoned RVers design motorhomes, we would probably have a lot fewer problems like this.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
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Oh come on! You're just repeating what you saw me do......
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Lindenberg,

Or you could do like I did -- install a quick drain in the bottom of the air tank like truckers use on their air tanks (had to put a tee in the fitting at the bottom of the tank.) The drain plug has a pull cable that you route to the outside of the coach and then you can just pull the cable a couple seconds and drain the moisture out of the tank, at the bottom of the tank. A lot faster and very reliable. Most truck shops carry and install these plugs.
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In making a right hand turn onto a narrow street my back rear tire rode up the wheelchair ramp then dropped off the curb.
I didn't damage the body but I did lose two Correll dishes and some ketchup some years ago doing that. Boy are those shards of Correll sharp and hard to find!
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