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Old 08-20-2016, 12:03 PM   #31
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Obviously you want the valve fixed, but also consider adding a clear elbow where the slinky hooks up. Then you can see anything that might be waiting to surprise you when you remove the cap.

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Old 08-21-2016, 06:28 AM   #32
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Obviously you want the valve fixed, but also consider adding a clear elbow where the slinky hooks up. Then you can see anything that might be waiting to surprise you when you remove the cap.

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Again you have to have room to add all this extra stuff ???
I think if I were to try to add a valve & an clear elbow to our Sunseeker,,, I would be past the opening where the hose comes in !!!
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:43 AM   #33
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When I had a valve leaking, I found that there wasn't enough of the center wire sticking out of the cable wrapping/sheath to allow enough movement to close the valve. I had to trim at least 1/2" of the outer sheath off to get enough inner wire 'travel' to close the valve.
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Again you have to have room to add all this extra stuff ???
I think if I were to try to add a valve & an clear elbow to our Sunseeker,,, I would be past the opening where the hose comes in !!!
You don't 'have' to do anything. Just a suggestion to the OP, cause as he found out s____ does happen. If your valve is on the outside space is not an issue.

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Your absolute right Indy,,, but many of us have valves inside a compartment !!!
Our old Flagstaff TT,,, the dump valves were so low I can not believe we never ripped then off !!! At times they almost touched the ground !!!
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Hi,

My drain outlet is pretty close to the side of the trailer, and after I added a Valterra blade valve for extra protection, there was even less room.

So I don't leave the transparent fitting on continuously. I store it in the same container I use for the grey plastic elbow fitting that fits up to the end of my hose.

And yes, I wonder how I ever really knew what was going on during a tank dump before I had the transparent fitting.

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