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Old 05-26-2022, 04:34 PM   #1
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Liquid between sewer valve and valve cover?

Getting our 2017 FR Salem 27RKSS ready for the season I notice a moist spot under the sewer exit. All valves are closed. I got a bucket and removed the outer cover. About 3 cups of brown liquid came out. Looking down the open toilet valve, I can see liquid in the black tank but nothing is leaking from the closed sewer valve outside. Trying to figure out how that liquid got there? Any ideas? p.s. it didn't smell like you know what!
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Old 05-26-2022, 05:42 PM   #2
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A leaky valve? That's too much liquid for condensation. Ours sometimes leaks when on the road so we got one of these to prevent surprises when we take off the cap.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BGHYJS...p&sprefix=valt
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Old 05-26-2022, 06:00 PM   #3
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So, the old valve is still there and this twists on down stream from it? Looks easy. This was the first time I took off the outer cap. Could have been leaking all winter to get that much liquid.
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Old 05-28-2022, 10:02 PM   #4
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It is easy. Just take off the old cap and twist it on. Put cap on new end.
It just gives an extra layer of protection in case you have a leaky valve. (I learned the hard way what happens when a valve leaks and you take off the cap. )
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Old 05-29-2022, 10:22 AM   #5
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Make sure the tanks are empty and replace the valves. Start with the black tank valve and see if that does it. Or if it is easier, replace all of them at once.
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Old 05-29-2022, 10:42 AM   #6
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Leaky valve. If you don't want to mess with the valve(s) right away, you can get a Valterra brand twist on extension that also has a dump valve. Allows you to attach your hose without releasing the collected stuff behind the cap.
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Old 05-29-2022, 05:24 PM   #7
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Already done, thanks to Amazon. Based on a few poor reviews of the Valterra, I opted for the Camco version. Many complaints of the Valterra falling off at the worst times. Still plan to pin the Camco for added protection. Thanks for all the suggestions and help. Keep it real!
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