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Old 08-14-2014, 02:47 PM   #1
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Hello....newbie to this site. Live in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan by Lake Superior. Great camping for those who have never been in this area. Need some help however. Just picked up a 2015 Keystone Bullet 248RKS. Was quite disappointed in the location of the fresh water drain tube. You have to crawl under almost to the middle of the trailer to unscrew a cap. I'm a bit too old to have to get down on my hands and knees and crawl under anything. Does anyone know of a conversion or how to convert so i could run a line over to the side, add a drain petcock. Customer support from Keystone told me it's the first time anyone has complained about it, which i find hard to believe. Anyway, thanks in advance for any help.
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I would think that if you have plastic piping you should be able to cut the end off and fit a section of pipe that will come to the outside and put a valve on it there.

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I only use that drain when winterizing.....you're referring to the low point drain? How about using an automotive creeper to move around under your trailer.....that's what I use when inspecting the underside before and after every after trip....
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Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang here!

Sorry I don't have a solution to your problem. You would think it would be a pretty simple matter to extend that line.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Glad you're aboard. Congrats on the new rig. I would think if you take the cap to a hardware store you should be able to figure out if it's NPT (National Pipe Thread) or some other thread, unless Keystone can tell you what size it is. Then just make up a plastic pipe line to a convenient place and put a valve on the end of it. Only caution would be to try and slope it a little so the valve is the lowest spot and to secure the plastic pipe so it doesn't break off from the stresses of on the road travel. Best of luck in finding a solution. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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What I did

I had the same problem on my Evergreen I-Go
I made a trip to the two big box hardware stores and found no solution I liked.
One day I was passing a Northern Tool store and stopped in.. Back in their sump pump section the had a bin of plastic water valves with large twist handles.. Bought a 1/2 inch one and a threaded nipple..put them where the cap was and just reach in and twist to open and drain.. I have to stretch a little but it beats crawling under..
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