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Old 08-18-2012, 03:43 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
My tanks don't have lanyards, not do the tank valves have a place for a lanyard. Requires crawling under with a tool to open the tank drains. You can guess how often I do that! My solution to that is to make sure my automatic air dryer gets changed regularly, and usually a bit before the 36 month recommended change interval. I depend on it do the drying, so want it to be in top notch condition.

It's a Freightliner XC with the ZF IFS. Lanyards just aren't practical with that set-up.
Gary, since you live in humid Florida, you might think about replacing the valves. A tank valve with lanyard is less than $10. Just curious, when you have crawled under and opened the valve, how much moisture comes out?

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Routing lanyards over and around the wishbones of the IFS is problematic in my estimation (and apparently in Freightliner's too, since they didn't provide them lke they so on solid axles).

When I bought the coach (used) in late 2006, I took it to the FCC factory a few months later to establish a new service baseline. They drained some water from the tanks and changed out the air dryer. Also had some air leaks, which they fixed. Since then I have changed the air dryer faithfully and it has been staying dry.

I don't run the engine a lot in Florida - I head north!
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Once a year. The lanyards are pulled in the order mentioned in the chassis manual. In seven years, I've never gotten any water (not even a drop) out of any of the 3 tanks.
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