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Sep 10, 2017
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I seem to be having trouble closing the fresh water drain on our 18 plate Campscout Revolution.

I have a sneaky suspicion that my wife over tightened it last week when she shut it, it now seems to just spin and not shut.
Has anyone got an easy fix for this before I start taking it all to pieces, trying to access it through the top of the tank looks tight to say the least.
 
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Ours failed 6 weeks out of warrantee, and was fitted with new parts last week at the dealers cost £375, yours is still under warranty they have to take the tank out and on mine they had to remove a hydraulic jack.
On the German forum some have fitted a plastic drain tap to the original outlet but I couldn’t do this because of the EP levellers I have fitted.

John.
 
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£375 - Ouch!
I've noticed that it has a bit of resistance. I'll be very gentle.
Neckender - what was the warranty period on your Globecar?

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Ours failed 6 weeks out of warrantee, and was fitted with new parts last week at the dealers cost £375, yours is still under warranty they have to take the tank out and on mine they had to remove a hydraulic jack.
On the German forum some have fitted a plastic drain tap to the original outlet but I couldn’t do this because of the EP levellers I have fitted.

John.
Thanks John I was hoping for an easy fix, I wonder how many months it will take to get this sorted! having paid all that money for a new van they can sort it out otherwise I would be tempted into looking at the tap on the drain if this is an easy solution, it would make more sense if they had done that from the start as the current set up can be a pain to get to.

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Drain taps on freshwater tanks? Whatever next.

Our 2007 Swift has a rubber bung in a spout in the bottom of the tank, unscrew the cap through the hatch in the (double) floor, reach in and pull it out! Simples!

Last year I ran over a stepladder that had fallen off something and broke the spout. Pushed it back together and sealed it with a quick setting compound similar to Blue-Tac - job done £2.
 
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Drain taps on freshwater tanks? Whatever next.

Our 2007 Swift has a rubber bung in a spout in the bottom of the tank, unscrew the cap through the hatch in the (double) floor, reach in and pull it out! Simples!

Last year I ran over a stepladder that had fallen off something and broke the spout. Pushed it back together and sealed it with a quick setting compound similar to Blue-Tac - job done £2.
The Globecar drain tap is over engineered (German).

John.
 

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Drain taps on freshwater tanks? Whatever next.

Our 2007 Swift has a rubber bung in a spout in the bottom of the tank, unscrew the cap through the hatch in the (double) floor, reach in and pull it out! Simples!

Last year I ran over a stepladder that had fallen off something and broke the spout. Pushed it back together and sealed it with a quick setting compound similar to Blue-Tac - job done £2.
Our Autocruise was the same, very easy but our Hobby is even easier it has a 50mm quarter turn gate valve in a cubby hole in a locker.

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What was wrong with a good old plug hole and a rubber plug... Works a treat on mine. :D
 

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seem to be having trouble closing the fresh water drain on our 18 plate Campscout Revolution.

I have a sneaky suspicion that my wife over tightened it last week when she shut it, it now seems to just spin and not shut.
Is this the wheel operated one where the first 3/4 turn lowers it to 20L and turnig it more drains it completely?
If so I was warned about loosening it too far as the thread drops out - perhaps this has happened?. Open the rear hatch and see if it looks ok, and perhaps hold the lower bit with one hand while you see if the wheel works.

The design appears to be a tube sealed at the top by the tap rod and the bottom by the tank outlet. Turning it a bit opens the top of the tube (so allowing it to drain to the top of the tube), turning it a bit more allows the tube to lift off the tank floor and thus the tank drains completely.

So I'd open the hatch, shine a torch down and have a play first.
 
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Sep 10, 2017
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Thanks for the ideas, will have a good look and see if it is an easy fix.

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Sep 10, 2017
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Having been away on holiday for a couple of weeks, not in the vano_O, I thought I had better try and fix the problem.
I have No idea how or why but it is now working perfectly without me doing anything.
Thanks for the tips anyway, I think I may try snd fit a tap on the outside anyway.
 
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