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jjrbus

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Posted: 05/03/22 04:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A long time ago in a land far away the wizened ancient ones entrusted me with their knowledge of keeping valves operating.

Google something like Zerk fitting in rv holding tank valve, bit of grease every now and then and no issues. Or search this forum.

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Does the handle possibly have a threaded keeper end to help keep it closed? Are you able to turn the cable or handle with it disconnected from the valve?


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I replaceded the braided cables on mine with these last year after one broke.

These are a thin single piece similar to an electritian's fish tape.

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msmith1.wa wrote:

I replaceded the braided cables on mine with these last year after one broke.

These are a thin single piece similar to an electritian's fish tape.

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I had to operate on the underbelly on my trailer also a few years ago ( not medically certified in my province but oh well....) due to similar issue with the handle. Was a pain to cut section of chloroplast out and get to the issue. I replaced with the one shown above also.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

YEP I said BYE, BYE to remote valves and relocated to an easy location with standard Valterra "T" handle valves.

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relaxin wrote:

located the dump valve and cut open the underbelly, took off the calbe and the valve moves freely, so cable is seized, strange for a 3 year old unit hardly used. held the handle end lightly in a vise and gave it a good dose of penetrating oil a few times over several hours, let it sit overnight, and still stuck,,, [email protected]#!#%& !!! so ordered a new one, unfortunately only comes with the valve at $180 (cdn)

Has anyone seen if any aftermarket place makes them in stainless steel?


I ordered just the cable and T-handle off Amazon Canada.

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NO WAY would I own another cable dump valve. One year and the Black was unusable. 6 years on the standard "T" valves and they operate like new.


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bucky wrote:

If the tank is empty and the RV is level the valve will be the lowest point and all of the vegetable oil will sit right there and sometimes do it's magic. Any water in the tank and the oil will float on top accomplishing nothing.


Yep, that's the problem with most oils - Since they're lighter than water, they float away after they're submerged.

Vaseline is also slightly lighter than water, but has better "stickyness" than most oils.

Heated to 140 degrees F, it pours like water.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

NO WAY would I own another cable dump valve. One year and the Black was unusable. 6 years on the standard "T" valves and they operate like new.


what was the problem with yours, I have two and 6 years later they work perfectly.


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relaxin wrote:

located the dump valve and cut open the underbelly, took off the calbe and the valve moves freely, so cable is seized, strange for a 3 year old unit hardly used. held the handle end lightly in a vise and gave it a good dose of penetrating oil a few times over several hours, let it sit overnight, and still stuck,,, [email protected]#!#%& !!! so ordered a new one, unfortunately only comes with the valve at $180 (cdn)

Has anyone seen if any aftermarket place makes them in stainless steel?


I had this problem...valve was stuck slightly open, I used a camera to see what was going on. I cut the cable and relocated the handle right by the drain pipe so the cable is now shorter and straight, it was the cable that was the problem not the valve.

I also drilled a hole in the valve (another thread) so I can spray some lube in there. Oh and yeah had to cut bottom open to access. I got the schematics from Jayco so I knew exactly where to cut [emoticon]


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