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Old 03-17-2015, 02:43 AM   #11
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It appears that mine is completely stuck open. I attempted to empty the black tank today for the first time.... (if I don't post after this, it's because I died of some horrible disease I picked up after being sprayed with raw sewage).

Is there any way I can have this fixed without hauling it anywhere?
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:13 AM   #12
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It appears that mine is completely stuck open. I attempted to empty the black tank today for the first time.... (if I don't post after this, it's because I died of some horrible disease I picked up after being sprayed with raw sewage).

Is there any way I can have this fixed without hauling it anywhere?
Can you explain in more detail? You attempted to empty the black tank today for the first time?
Was the valve closed prior to you trying to empty it?
Are you at a full hook up site with sewer line?
You pulled the handle to open, all the stuff came out and now it will not close?
What type and year trailer do you own?
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:17 AM   #13
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Can you explain in more detail? You attempted to empty the black tank today for the first time?
Was the valve closed prior to you trying to empty it?
Are you at a full hook up site with sewer line?
You pulled the handle to open, all the stuff came out and now it will not close?
What type and year trailer do you own?
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I'm also confussed with what he is saying or asking?..
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:32 AM   #14
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Jemma, You can have a portable RV service come to your site and replace the valve.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:43 AM   #15
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I have lubricated my dump valve with cooking oil. Empty the tank and pour oil down the commode. Did this several time with small amounts of a gallon each time. Lubed up the gate and all was well, also environmentally friendly.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:01 AM   #16
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I'm inclined to think it is not the valve but the cable itself that is the problem. The 1st time it happened to me, I was told that the cable is in a sheath as we can plainly see but it's binding in that sheath. There's a product out there that more or less oils the cable in the sheath but I can't find the product name. It has a fitting that goes on the end of the cable and it squirts up the sheath to lubricate it. As I said in a previous post, on the 1st page, I had the cable removed and a rod replace it. Good luck.
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It appears that mine is completely stuck open. I attempted to empty the black tank today for the first time.... (if I don't post after this, it's because I died of some horrible disease I picked up after being sprayed with raw sewage).

Is there any way I can have this fixed without hauling it anywhere?
I would add a quick connect manual valve until I could assess the situation.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BGHYJS/...I2V6021HNSVE2D

I think I saw one at Wallmart.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:38 AM   #18
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I had this very problem on our new Chappy.Cable finally broke right where the the cable and the handle join.When the dealer sent me a new replacement valve it had the 4' cable instead of the 6'. Works a lot better than the long cable ever did. I think it was just too long and would get cramped up in the crawl space.
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Can you explain in more detail? You attempted to empty the black tank today for the first time?
Was the valve closed prior to you trying to empty it?
Are you at a full hook up site with sewer line?
You pulled the handle to open, all the stuff came out and now it will not close?
What type and year trailer do you own?
crunchman
From what he said, the black tank valve was open (unknown to him) and evidently the outlet was capped and he removed the cap and got sprayed and he cannot close the bt valve.

I suspect he will have to slit the belly pan and unkink/unhook the cable and work the valve to see if it will close.
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From what he said, the black tank valve was open (unknown to him) and evidently the outlet was capped and he removed the cap and got sprayed and he cannot close the bt valve.

I suspect he will have to slit the belly pan and unkink/unhook the cable and work the valve to see if it will close.
Makes sense, Are you going down to help? To me a cable to pull to open or close a valve is not something I would want. From last post from different people it seems FR puts in the same length of cable no matter if they have to wrap it around stuff to fit. Just don't seem right to me. I can't see why they can't re plumb it and add regular valves? I guess there is some engineer that will say it will not work. so they do it that way, and it just causes all these owners problems. I know you wouldn't stand for it, and make them change it correctly.....
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