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Old 08-16-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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Dump valves on Concord 300 DS

A few weeks ago I removed the dump hose mechanism on my Concord. Never liked it. Today I decided that pulling those two gray water valves sideways was not the greatest design either so I did something about it. I removed the bracket that was mounted with them that held the old dump hose mechanism. Then I removed the gray water valve cables and re-installed them 90 degrees around on the bracket. Now I can pull the valve handles straight out like on a "normal" RV. Makes it much nicer. Here is a photo of the completed project. Sorry for the dirt. I just completed a 2100 mile trip and haven't had time to wash my motorhome yet.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:18 PM   #2
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:29 PM   #3
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I like that much better ,that job is on my list..
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:16 PM   #4
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I should have mentioned that the slots in the bracket are about 1/8" too narrow for the pull handles to mount. You could use a file. I just hauled out my reciprocating saw with a metal blade and widened the slot for the pull handle mounts. I also used the saw to cut out the bottom of the slots so I could just slide the pull handles down and out. You'll see what I mean when you take a look at them.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:01 PM   #5
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Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:07 AM   #6
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I like that. I was looking at mine and may do that also
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Looked at mine the other night while dumping...

The whole bracket mess is held to the under side of the floor with a couple of self-tapping screws. It wouldn't be too hard to rotate the bracket 90° to get the gray valves pointed out. I am dragging my feet on any outside/underneath mods until I have a enclosed shop to work in, preferably with a concrete floor. Crawling around in the grass at my place will get you chomped by fire ants.

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Yikes, we had those in Texas and they're nothing to mess with. I was going to rotate mine too but then saw I could just remount the cables easier. Took about 10 minutes.


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I did that to mine also. I also installed a 4 inch PVC Pipe with end caps and a threaded plug. I located it under the frame just forward of the skid bars. It makes a great storage space for spare sewer hose.
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