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Old 06-19-2015, 06:40 AM   #1
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Can someone tell me how to access the automatic valve on my cedar creek 5th wheel.

It does not completely close thereby leaking slightly.

Is there a trick to free up the seal

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Old 06-19-2015, 07:35 AM   #2
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Can someone tell me how to access the automatic valve on my cedar creek 5th wheel.

It does not completely close thereby leaking slightly.

Is there a trick to free up the seal

Jimbo
Don't have a CC but You could have some TP stuck there stopping it from closing all the way. I would keep flushing the tank, close the valve as you do it so you get a good flow. Just don't keep it closed long enough so it will flood. The seal could also be hard they make a lube that you add to your tank. the only way to access those valves on any unit is that you need to know where it is at an cut a access hole in the bottom and then tape it back up or drop the whole bottom.
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You most likely have cable valves the easiest way is to drop the plastic cover under the trailer to get to the valves. When that happened to mine I just replaced the valves instead of trying to fix it
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:46 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice

Wouldn't one think they would have access points for these valves
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:51 AM   #5
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You would think they would ha access points but remember we are dealing with the Rv Industry not NASA
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:45 AM   #6
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Can someone tell me how to access the automatic valve on my cedar creek 5th wheel.

It does not completely close thereby leaking slightly.

Is there a trick to free up the seal

Jimbo
Before accessing the valve and cutting open/removing the panel I would try to flush any debris from the tank and valve. The next time you dump start doing the following steps.

1. I would install a clear dump connection at the camper before the sewer hose; if you do not have one purchase one.
2. Open the valve and let the debris flow out until the water and debris are empty.
3. Connect the black tank flush line to the black tank flushing port if equipped? Turn on and run water until this runs clean.
4. As the black tank is being sprayed by water fill up a 5 gallon water bucket. Dump this down the toilet observe the clear elbow for more debris being flushed out. We usually dump 4 to 5 buckets down the toilet when we break camp when dumping.
5. Turn all water off and let the tank drain.
6. Close the black tank valve, you should be cleaned now and the valve should close tightly.
7. Empty the gray tanks next.

If this does not fix your issues than I would check your valve at the tank and this will require opening up the underbelly.
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:49 PM   #7
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Will try, Thanks Jim W.

I do have clear elbow but have not done the 5 gallon procedure.

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