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Old 11-16-2015, 12:50 PM   #1
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Black and Grey waste valve handle location

I purchased a 2016 Crusader Lite built by Prime Time and cannot believe where the black and grey waste valve handles are located, under the trailer. A young man would not have too much of a problem getting to the valves, but I am not young, soon be 70 and have extreme difficulty getting down on my knees and getting back up. I know I should have checked the location of handles prior to purchase, but having owned an older model Holiday Rambler with handles on exterior lower side, I didn't think to look close on this one. Has anyone else ran into this with their units and what is a good fix for it. Both handles are pointing toward the side of trailer. I suppose the valve handle rods could be extended by drilling holes into lower skirt and routing rods through that to the valves. Any suggestions or fixes will be welcome.

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Old 11-16-2015, 01:55 PM   #2
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I believe companies make electric waste valves which can be remotely activated - e.g.: Valterra E1003VP EZ Valve 3" Electric Waste Valve System: Automotive
I have no experience with them, but comments on Amazon sound promising.

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Old 11-16-2015, 05:08 PM   #3
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I've got the same problem on our Prime Time Crusader. I did find these valves on Amazon. They're quite a bit cheaper than the Valterra valves but in either case the cover under the coach would have to be partially dropped and the original valves replaced.
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:59 PM   #4
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:28 PM   #5
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I did see something similar where someone bent the end of one of these to grab the handles.
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:43 AM   #6
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Purchase the extender rods from an RV supply They are like the rods used in gun cleaning kit. They are threaded on each end . Female on one end and Male on the other. The rods used on fifth wheels work great.

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