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Old 10-31-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Brand new 5er black dump valve stuck

so just picked up new 2014 silverback 29RE last weekend. went to dump out the liquids after winterizing and the black valve will not budge. its cable operated and with the enclosed belly im not sure how to troubleshoot it. dealer is an hour away so if its something simple i will fix it myself. Anyone ever experiance this on a brand new RV? Also can you remove just one section of the underbelly to see whats going on or do you have to start at the rear and work ur way forward? thx for any help
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:54 PM   #2
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I would bet your cable is binding. Take a look at how the cable is routed--sometimes the factory techs route these things around turns, even looping the extra cable in a coil. They work best when it's as straight a pull as possible. Maybe try some lube on the actual valve itself, too?

This is why I wanted nothing to do with cable actuated valves and went right to electric actuated ones. Push button, valve opens...push button, valve closes.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:00 PM   #3
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Yeah i was wondering if it was binding but its completely solid no movement whatsoever. Cant see the routing of the cable as its all enclosed in the underbelly. Im wondering about the electric valves also as there seems to be a lot of issues with the cable operated ones but it sure sucks to drop all this money and have to re engineer crap on a new rig.
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Think I would be telling the dealer to come and repair the item he missed will prepping the unit.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:27 AM   #5
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I will call today and see what they have to say. Too bad you always have a to do list of repairs that needs to be done on a new unit. Things like this should never make it past inspection
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Yeah i was wondering if it was binding but its completely solid no movement whatsoever. Cant see the routing of the cable as its all enclosed in the underbelly. Im wondering about the electric valves also as there seems to be a lot of issues with the cable operated ones but it sure sucks to drop all this money and have to re engineer crap on a new rig.
Welcome to Forest River ownership. Just wait, you'll take it back to your dealer and it will be time to winterize it again before you get it back.
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so just picked up new 2014 silverback 29RE last weekend. went to dump out the liquids after winterizing and the black valve will not budge. its cable operated and with the enclosed belly im not sure how to troubleshoot it. dealer is an hour away so if its something simple i will fix it myself. Anyone ever experiance this on a brand new RV? Also can you remove just one section of the underbelly to see whats going on or do you have to start at the rear and work ur way forward? thx for any help
You cut the bottom and make an inspection whole 3 sided if you know where the valve is located and then just tape it back up. that is all the dealer will do they will not drop the whole bottom. It's pretty then stuff. I'm still tapping wholes were lippert installed some hydraulic lines and around them. No quality anymore. The cable must be hung up on something.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:58 AM   #8
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Yah that's what I'm afraid of. Both leaving it at the dealer forever and the hack job that I will most likely get back. It doesn't seem to matter what you buy or how much you spend anymore you always have to fix it in order to use it. Well I'm gonna dig into it myself today and see what I can figure out. I will post results later when I have some. Thx for the reply
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When I had to reengineer my fresh tank framework it took me five minutes to let the belly shield down and roll it back so I could work, I didn't cut a thing. It would really irritate me to find out they started hacking away when the could move it so easily.
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:08 AM   #10
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That's exactly what I'm going for. No way I'm gonna hack a hole in my new rig. That's what I'd expect from the RV techs. Thx for the info. It was raining yesturday so I didn't look to see how the underbelly came apart but today it's all mine lol
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