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VinnyP

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Posted: 06/22/20 06:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my 2012 36B4 Cedar Creek the dump valves for the bunk house 1/2 bath, both gray and black, are stuck. I pushed the handle so hard trying to close it that I broke the bracket. So now I have to open the underbelly to find out if it's the valve that is stuck or the cables. Can someone tell me where the valve is actually located? I don't want to open up any more of the underbelly than I have to. Thanks


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Posted: 06/23/20 05:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where does the end of the pipe stick out? The valve is more than likely within a foot of the end of the pipe.

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Posted: 06/23/20 05:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The above post is correct. I thought because it had a cable it was way back but it was near the end of the pipe. Ron


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On CC's don't they use plastic sheets (for lack of better word) so you can remove just a section at a time for repairs? If so, easy-peazy and wish other mfrs would do the same.


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Posted: 06/24/20 05:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Its most likely the cables are frozen. Had you previously lubed them with something like WD40? The problem (happened to me) is that petroleum based lube in those plastic cable sheaths, causes the plastic to soften and glue itself to the cables. I had dealer fix twice. After the third time, i ripped the cable pulls out, and installed electric dump valve actuators. Problem free ever since. I highly recommend that modification.


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Cut a flap but make sure you make the "hinge" towards the front of the unit. When was the last time that rear set of tanks was used? Maybe spray some penetrate where the cable attaches to the valve and the handle and let it sit.


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Posted: 07/07/20 12:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone for all the input. They all make sense and when I get back there I'll give it a try

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