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Old 01-01-2015, 05:51 PM   #51
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Worker at plan" I put the shut off at the wrong end, I'll just add the second on the right end." Second worker "that will make the end used confused, but who cares. There is no one who will inspect our work till it get to the dealer then its the dealers problem."
LOL. Will have to verify with Bob if that's the case...
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:10 PM   #52
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Although cable or electric sounds like a good idea. Do the electric valves have a way be manually opened?
Not really, at least not easily. I kept the "T" handles in the tool kit in case I ever have a problem, but it would require tool usage to remove the valve shaft from the actuator. It's not impossible to do in the field, but I'm hoping I don't ever have to. At least that's the way it is with mine--I have the Barker actuators. Threre are other brands out there.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:11 PM   #53
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I am thinking about an electronic valve actuator for my most inward black tank valve, it is in the middle of the trailer.

I asked earlier but didnt get an answer if there was a need to close it all the time. I have two inline valves on the black tank discharge. One just as the pipe comes through the underbelly and then just prior to the hose connector.

I'm sure it's redundancy but why all the way under the trailer.
The code requires me to have a valve with in 3' of the black tank do to the small amount of water used in the RV style toilet. You can leave it open if you want. Just keep in mind that waste products can and probably will build up in there.
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Thanks Bulletbob for the answer

Here is a better pic of what I was explaining earlier.

In the background is the first valve and in the fore ground on the left is the 2nd valve. (the other valve is for the grey water)

I will just leave the first one open.


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Bob,

Thank you again for the assistance, Diane made fast reply to my email and immediately notified funtown.

This type of customer service makes me happy to own a Forest River product.


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Tx Rider, in the photos it looks like the gray line crosses over the black line. Do you have a separate main dump for just the gray water?

If so that does not seem right. I would think the gray should tie into the main discharge before the second valve. Maybe its just the photo.
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Kaboom.

I have a separate line for the grey discharge. The two grey tanks and the washer line tie into it.

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Well I just wanted to update, my parents took their unit to funtown this last week and now have the plumbing issue corrected thanks to Bob and Diane. I will have to say this kind of customer service has assured I will be looking into an XLR when the time comes to upgrade from the Wildwood.

Thank you again Bob.


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Well I just wanted to update, my parents took their unit to funtown this last week and now have the plumbing issue corrected thanks to Bob and Diane. I will have to say this kind of customer service has assured I will be looking into an XLR when the time comes to upgrade from the Wildwood.

Thank you again Bob.


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Bob's personal interest here with your issue and others makes me so glad I chose XLR for my new rig. Glad to hear your parents trailer is as it should be!
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Valve stuck

I'm having a problem with the black handled valve between the axles on my XLR Thunderbolt. It won't budge. So I started searching here for some help. After reading this, I sure would love to see some sort of diagram that shows all my tanks and lines plus where the valves are. With the under belly completely closed up, I have no idea what's connected together or even where the tanks are. I'll admit I'm new to RVing, but it seems like this shouldn't be that hard to find. Does this sort of thing exist?

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