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Old 06-14-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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Fresh water tank valve stuck open

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I have taken my new to me motorhome camping today. We hooked up to city water and the water is going to the fill tank but the valve is stuck open so all the water is pouring out. Is there anyway I can fix this issue fast. I don't mind camping with out water but it would be easier if I had it. I have a 1991 Country Coach but I'm not sure of the model number.
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Hi,
I have taken my new to me motorhome camping today. We hooked up to city water and the water is going to the fill tank but the valve is stuck open so all the water is pouring out. Is there anyway I can fix this issue fast. I don't mind camping with out water but it would be easier if I had it. I have a 1991 Country Coach but I'm not sure of the model number.
Thanks


I fell victim to this on my first shakedown run. Check on the drivers side of the coach in the basement near where the FW tank is generally located on the coach. Inside the storage you should see a valve or two. These should be your "low point" drains for the FW tank and remainder of the plumbing in the coach. These valves can turn either to the left or right..... its not always lefty-loosey, righty-tighty with these valves.... Turning one (or both) of them should stop the water from flowing out from under the coach....

Good luck!
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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Forgive me for asking, but is it stuck or do you just not know how to close it? If the valve is physically broken/stuck, about the only other way to stop water from running out is to somehow put a stopper on the end of the drain line. Some may have threads so a plastic or metal pipe cap can be put on - a hardware store will have something that fits. If no threads on the end of the drain line but it is solid pipe, there are slip-fit pipe cpas as well, but they have to be cemented in place with an adhesive. Make sure you use a temporary adhesive or that you can cut it off when no longer needed.

If it's a flexible rubber hose, you can pinch shut with vise grips or similar tool, or maybe insert a plug of some sort. A hardware store will have friction-fit plugs that have "hose barbs" (ridges) to prevent them from popping out. I've also done temp plugs by whittling a piece of wood to fit inside and holding it in place with a hose clamp.
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Thanks!

Thanks!! And I'm not sure but I think it's stuck on.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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Had this same problem with my '94 when I first bought it. For a time I couldn't figure out that the low point drain valve for the fresh tank was a Push/Pull for off/on, not a turnie/turnie. And I used a vise grip on the drain hose for the couple hours it took to figure that out.

Really felt like a dummy for a while.
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On my 95 CC, there is a water drain toggle switch on the upper panel over the dash.

If toggled on, it will keep the drains open and could cause the problem you have.
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