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Old 02-11-2018, 01:45 PM   #1
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Grey Water Cable replacement

I know this topic must of been discussed sometime so please forgive for asking again but I have been unable to find a reasonable response. So this week I went and pulled the grey holding tank cable pull and the entire handle with a little cable wound up in my hand. The cable broke on my 2015 3050 Cardinal 5th. My galley pull and black tank pull work just fine. 3 questions, I know it is 11/2 inch valve but which manufacturer, can the cable be replaced w/o the valve, location and access to the valve. A video or detail guide would be great. Thanks in advance for the support.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:38 PM   #2
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Try the Cardinal club if no response here.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:36 AM   #3
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I'll be curious on the responses you get. All three of my remote valve cables work hard, and am waiting for the day for them to break. Well, ok, I wont be waiting for that, because it would happen when I need to drain.

My plan is to replace all three (2 gray, 1 black) with these Barker remote valves.

A little pricey, but I see no way to have cable valves and not have them go bad....
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:28 AM   #4
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Curious, is it the cable that is going bad or the valve?

Previous rig valve pull got stiff. At about 3yrs I replaced the valve and it was smooth as silk again. A few months later the new valve was stiff. I then realized it was due to the valve being mounted sideways that caused it to get stiff. I started using valve lube after dumping and never had a problem again.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:08 AM   #5
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Curious, is it the cable that is going bad or the valve?

Previous rig valve pull got stiff. At about 3yrs I replaced the valve and it was smooth as silk again. A few months later the new valve was stiff. I then realized it was due to the valve being mounted sideways that caused it to get stiff. I started using valve lube after dumping and never had a problem again.
Brian, In my case, I am pretty sure its the cables. they are mounted low in the water bay, water tends to get onto the pulls it seems. When I pull them, I can see rust as well. I made the mistake of using a petroleum based spray lube down the cable pulls, and that made whatever the cable casing is gummy, and had to have the dealer repair.

Dealer has had the valves apart a few times since new clearing the debris that falls into the tank at the factory.

I do second the notion of using valve lube as well.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:47 AM   #6
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bjlakatos - In my case it started as difficulty opening and closing the valve, now the cable actually broke at the pull. Spoke to the factory this morning and they used LaSalle Bristol valves on my rig. The only option according to the factory is to replace with a new LaSalle Bristol valve as the cable is not replaceable. Valtarra maybe the direction I go since the cable is replaceable on these valves.
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:40 PM   #7
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The valves can get sticky and are serviceable. 4 screws and they come apart to expose the seals and the blade valve.
The cables are replaceable and range in length & price from about $23 to $37 depending where you look.
Go to Amazon and search " valterra valve cable " and you'll see the possibilities.
I added a cable to one of my valves so that I no longer have to go under the main slide to dump the galley.
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The cables/handles on my Coachman were buried under the trailer. I did not want to crawl through the gunk at the dump sites to reach the handles so I placed them on the rear bumper using extension cables. Easy project.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:20 PM   #9
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I replaced the black water valve because the cable wouldn’t close the valve. The FR valve is stranded wire and the better quality after market cables are solid wire.When you replace yours, make sure you get the higher quality one. The difference in how my new one works is amazing!
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:22 PM   #10
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replace the complete cable, just make sure it is a solid cable. Before installing the new cable see if you can reduce the number of bents that cause binding.If you can reduce the length of replacement cable do it. Just make sure the length of the inner csn is the same as old. Before you install spray silcone inside cable housing to helph the inner cable slide.
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