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Old 10-10-2016, 09:40 PM   #1
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My apologies to the repair technician

Bringing the RV down to the dealer tomorrow to have the black tank dump valve replaced. I emptied, rinsed, re-rinsed, re rinsed, re rinsed, filled it up 3/4 full with water, drove 7 hours letting it soak and slosh around then finally dumped again.

I got it as clean as I possibly could but you know you can never get out all the remnants so please let me apologize in advance for the task you are about to undertake.
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:47 PM   #2
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Bringing the RV down to the dealer tomorrow to have the black tank dump valve replaced. I emptied, rinsed, re-rinsed, re rinsed, re rinsed, filled it up 3/4 full with water, drove 7 hours letting it soak and slosh around then finally dumped again.

I got it as clean as I possibly could but you know you can never get out all the remnants so please let me apologize in advance for the task you are about to undertake.
that is really thoughtful....
still, glad it is not me.... hahah
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:53 PM   #3
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Your going to pay someone to remove 4 bolts, pry back the pipe, remove and replace the blade and reinstal 4 bolts? OK, I guess you have way more disposable income than others of us do.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:02 PM   #4
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Your going to pay someone to remove 4 bolts, pry back the pipe, remove and replace the blade and reinstal 4 bolts? OK, I guess you have way more disposable income than others of us do.
He owns a 2016, all warranty work.
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Your going to pay someone to remove 4 bolts, pry back the pipe, remove and replace the blade and reinstal 4 bolts? OK, I guess you have way more disposable income than others of us do.
Why so harsh? Maybe it's under warranty? Maybe just not mechanically inclined. My brother is a RN/paramedic/firefighter: The guy you want on scene if you're in a car wreck. He has ruined every power tool I have ever lent him!
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:37 PM   #6
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Bringing the RV down to the dealer tomorrow to have the black tank dump valve replaced. I emptied, rinsed, re-rinsed, re rinsed, re rinsed, filled it up 3/4 full with water, drove 7 hours letting it soak and slosh around then finally dumped again.

I got it as clean as I possibly could but you know you can never get out all the remnants so please let me apologize in advance for the task you are about to undertake.

When I had someone fix my black tank valve, they hired a company to really "clean" the tanks before they did anything (that guy actually took care of the work).
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Why so harsh? Maybe it's under warranty? Maybe just not mechanically inclined. My brother is a RN/paramedic/firefighter: The guy you want on scene if you're in a car wreck. He has ruined every power tool I have ever lent him!

Exactly. AND, some of us are not car guys, but we love to RV travel. I do all the prep, set-up, take-down, cooking, packing, planning for both of us because I have to. Yes, I am female, and I don't work on automotives.


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Old 10-11-2016, 05:14 AM   #8
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1. Yes, it's warranty work.

2. The valve is mounted in such a way that it requires the removal of the tank to replace. That's not a project that I really want to undertake in my driveway.
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Your going to pay someone to remove 4 bolts, pry back the pipe, remove and replace the blade and reinstal 4 bolts? OK, I guess you have way more disposable income than others of us do.
Maybe he does...and good for him!

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Old 10-11-2016, 07:05 AM   #10
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Your going to pay someone to remove 4 bolts, pry back the pipe, remove and replace the blade and reinstal 4 bolts? OK, I guess you have way more disposable income than others of us do.
I would always pay someone to deal with even the simplest black tank issue and for that matter most other issues. You have also simplified the repair by conveniently leaving out the process of removing covering to expose the tank and valve, not to mention having to get under the trailer. For many older RVers with joint and health issues that isnít a good idea. And yes, I have large amount of disposable income and Iím sorry you havenít fared better in life.
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