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Old 05-29-2014, 01:17 AM   #11
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Had to google it first to find out what a 2011 CC 34RLSA is, it is one heck of a nice trailer.
If the previous owner had no issues with the tank valves then I would spray some Lithium Lube on the exposed cable and let it sit for a few minutes and just push and pull and see if it opens up. If not you might have to do the same on the valve side and give it some time, the lube needs time to do its job, the blade valves should slide almost effortless. Just don't use any sticky grease since it will pick up dust and debris and turn into a hard mess. Reg. the fans, if you need replacements I might have 3 Fantastic fans with power lid available soon that are almost brand new. We are in the Medicine Hat area.
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:40 AM   #12
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I had a similar problem but with the black tank. It turned out to be tolet paper causing the gate valve not to open. Not sure what could keep the gray valve from opening.

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Old 06-07-2014, 03:58 PM   #13
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Will back from our "maiden voyage" and again thank all the the info above and a big thanks to DDC!
He was right...this big baby was not pulling the valves hard enough!
The valves on the 5er are a little different than the ones we had on out TT and I was afraid to pull them too hard...
We did also take the advice and place some tank conditioner in the tanks as we as lube the valve rods a little...
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #14
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Mine are very hard to operate, both closing and opening. I suppose I'll have to find a way to lubricate the cables and valves. They've been difficult since new.

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Old 06-09-2014, 09:18 PM   #15
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Mine are very hard to operate, both closing and opening. I suppose I'll have to find a way to lubricate the cables and valves. They've been difficult since new.
X2. I think the cables might be too long or routed improperly, but it is difficult to see back there.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:41 PM   #16
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Don't put much faith in those tank indicators- they are almost useless and generally wrong. I haven't looked at mine in YEARS!!!

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