What’s missing? (1 Viewer)

Jan 9, 2022
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Just preparing the van for its first trip since habitation check and am having issues filling the water tank!
Any ideas of where to get a replacement or something I can use temporarily?
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lynnian

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Try an old wine cork(I can supply loads ,for some reason the wife saves them. But to be fare they do have a multitude of uses.) temporarily then a tapered rubber bung from ebay
 
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Have a good grope about in the tank or take some photos with your phone, just in case the bung is in there.
 
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A wine cork soundslike the quickest solve, but I would wrap it with electrical tape to stop it swelling in the hole.

Also pre screw a corkscrew so that you can pull it out when you want to!

Otherwise, if there is time, try;


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Jul 12, 2013
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There is a standard bung available for water tanks, I paid £11 a couple of years ago when I called in to my nearest Motorhome dealer. You pull or squeze the top and it expands to fill the hole. These are about £6 on Ebay
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Did have a little grope but didn’t find anything, story of my life apparently 😳

Have you got a small mirror that you can use to check in the corners ,does what's in the hole come out? if not it looks like an over centre bung that should have a handle on it.
 
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Just preparing the van for its first trip since habitation check and am having issues filling the water tank!
Any ideas of where to get a replacement or something I can use temporarily?
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There's a couple of chandlers in Colchester that might well have a tapered rubber bung (or similar plug) but before you stick anything in the hole, think about how you are going to get it out again when you want to drain the tank.

Forgot to say:
If there's a home brew shop near you, it might also be worth looking there - they often have food quality bungs etc.
 

Northernraider

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I had that problem with the drain plug on my frankia...it fell out a few times. It doesn't fit through the hole so I guarantee it is in your tank somewhere ...finding it is always fun. I attached a bit of stainless steel plug chain to mine in the end which made it easier. As someone suggested use a mirror to find it
 
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Jan 9, 2022
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I had that problem with the drain plug on my frankia...it fell out a few times. It doesn't fit through the hole so I guarantee it is in your tank somewhere ...finding it is always fun. I attached a bit of stainless steel plug chain to mine in the end which made it easier. As someone suggested use a mirror to find it
There was a short piece of chain near the hole but the plug can't be seen at all.

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