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RE: Changing fixed dump valve to flexible cable controlled valve

I have the Drainmaster and think they are great! A bit pricey but if I had health problems I would consider using it. I've had endless problems with Valterra and similar products. One question on the Drain Master Valves. Is there a manual override to dump the tank in case of no power? The Barker have a manual override and I just wanted to see if the Drain Master also has this feature Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 05/13/17 02:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Changing fixed dump valve to flexible cable controlled valve

The DRAINMASTER electric valve at 3 inches will bolt in place of your 1 1/2 valve, you may find you already have a 3 inch valve, hooked up to 1 1/2 fitting. You will not be changing the inlet and outlet flanges, just the valve body bolted between them. I looked at both Valterra and Baker electric valves and saw negative comments. Dave I went back to the Drain Master website and found installation instructions. I would need to purchase a 1.5 inch flange reducer to connect to the 1.5 inch pipe. It uses the same motor regardless of pipe size. I will be looking into these more closely now Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 05/13/17 02:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Changing fixed dump valve to flexible cable controlled valve

I have used solid and flex dump valves. I have installed both types myself. I much prefer the solid valve rod because it works better. If it were me I would look into lengthening the rod on the valve you have now. Unscrew the T handle, screw on a long nut and rescrew an extension rod with support. Doing this will be easier than replacing the entire valve. http://rvsupplies.com/valterra-waste-valve-extension-rod-kit-10-to-12-carded/?gclid=CP_KlN2Y6NMCFYhMDQodSVAMpQ An extension handle will not work on the galley valve. The valve handle points straight down toward the ground and not out toward the side of the RV. Thanks! Dave I just thought of one more thing if you decide not to go with the electric valve. Even though your handle points down, I THINK you might be able to remove the 4 machine screws holding the two pieces of the body, and then rotate the part with the handle on it 90 degrees. Seems like when I've had mine apart it certainly looked possible. If so, you could position the handle to pull left or right, your choice. After adding the extension as mentions above you would not have to get under your trailer. Thanks for the advice but the other issue is this valve is also under my slide out so even if I turn the valve I would still have to then get under the slide out to pull it Dave
dpgllg 05/13/17 01:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Changing fixed dump valve to flexible cable controlled valve

Ive been looking at this to make my 1.5 easier to drain. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/auto-drain/51560 Yes that is the Barker Auto drain mentioned before in this post. It does look like it would solve my problem valve location.
dpgllg 05/12/17 09:33am Tech Issues
RE: Changing fixed dump valve to flexible cable controlled valve

I changed out cable operated valves which were very troublesome to DRAINMASTER electric valves, one of my best mods. Check them out. Since you have one problem valve you could keep cost down by only doing that one. Dave These also look promising but so far I can not find a 1.5 inch valve on the website only 3 inch. My problem valve and pipe is a 1.5 inch.
dpgllg 05/12/17 08:49am Tech Issues
RE: Changing fixed dump valve to flexible cable controlled valve

Are your valves themselves OK? I ask because I remember seeing where Valterra had kits that fastened OVER ordinary valves and made them remote. That seems to be what our 2003 Jayco has. I think I can replace "valve only" and re-use the remote extensions. I remember reading something to the effect of "use with Bladex Valves." I don't know if every Valterra valve is a "Bladex." I think this is what you were referring to: Link They are made by Barker These look like exactly what I need. A little on the expensive side but probably well worth it! Thank you so much for the information Dave
dpgllg 05/12/17 08:43am Tech Issues
RE: Changing fixed dump valve to flexible cable controlled valve

"I have three dump valves on my 5th wheel." Three dump valves is two too many. "I literally have to crawl under the RV to reach the valve" And I worry about my hands after removing plastic gloves at a dump site and you are crawling under your RV? Amazing! OP here And this is helpful how? I need constructive help not negative comments like yours. This forum is meant as a tool to exchange information and help fellow RV'ers not a place to ridicule someone.
dpgllg 05/12/17 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: Changing fixed dump valve to flexible cable controlled valve

Are your valves themselves OK? I ask because I remember seeing where Valterra had kits that fastened OVER ordinary valves and made them remote. That seems to be what our 2003 Jayco has. I think I can replace "valve only" and re-use the remote extensions. I remember reading something to the effect of "use with Bladex Valves." I don't know if every Valterra valve is a "Bladex." I went to the Valterra website and could not locate such a kit. It appears that if you want to use the remote cable the valve needs to be replaced because the remote valve has pieces that support the cable allowing it to be pulled. I will keep searching though and if anyone knows of such a kit please let me know. My valves are all ok and working fine.
dpgllg 05/11/17 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: Changing fixed dump valve to flexible cable controlled valve

I have used solid and flex dump valves. I have installed both types myself. I much prefer the solid valve rod because it works better. If it were me I would look into lengthening the rod on the valve you have now. Unscrew the T handle, screw on a long nut and rescrew an extension rod with support. Doing this will be easier than replacing the entire valve. http://rvsupplies.com/valterra-waste-valve-extension-rod-kit-10-to-12-carded/?gclid=CP_KlN2Y6NMCFYhMDQodSVAMpQ An extension handle will not work on the galley valve. The valve handle points straight down toward the ground and not out toward the side of the RV. Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 05/11/17 10:06am Tech Issues
Changing fixed dump valve to flexible cable controlled valve

I am looking at this flexible cable controlled dump valve kit from Valterra. Valterra Flexible cable kit I have three dump valves on my 5th wheel. Black, grey, and galley. The galley tank in particular is extremely difficult for me to reach to dump the tank. I literally have to crawl under the RV to reach the valve. I have health issues that have made this even more difficult. Has anyone installed and used these valves? What is the level of difficulty in installation? How have they worked out and held up over time? I really need to find a way to make the process easier. I would run the cables up into my front compartment accessed by the side door opening. I could build a small box to contain the valves there. Any feedback on the product installation and use will be appreciated. Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 05/11/17 09:25am Tech Issues
5th Wheel REAR stabilizing jacks lubrication questions

My 5th wheel rear stabilizing jacks are not scissor jack but look like these. http://i.imgur.com/LMF0gZBl.jpg The worm screw has become corroded with rust making raising and lowering the jacks difficult. I was going to use PB Blaster and a wire brush to clean them but not sure of the best lubricant to use to keep them from rusting again. I don't think I want to use a grease or similar product that would trap dirt but also not sure if a dry lubricant such as graphite will provide any protection. Any help is appreciated. Dave
dpgllg 05/10/17 08:30am Tech Issues
RE: 1st Trip 4/26 & now battery issues What Brand if replacing?

Maybe his small inverter is 1,000 watts.Maybe his one battery is 460ah. Optima Blue Top This is the battery I have. Not sure about inverter GREAT NEWS! Advance Auto Parts tested my battery and said it only needed a charge. They charged it into last evening on a slow charge and retested it and the battery appears to be in good shape. I will be putting it back into the RV later today!
dpgllg 04/22/17 08:01am Tech Issues
RE: 1st Trip 4/26 & now battery issues What Brand if replacing?

.. I have a small invertor that I use on those occasions to brew some coffee in the morning maybe a toaster.How do you do that with one battery and a small inverter? Replace your battery. It's time. The invertor is in the front compartment of 5th wheel and I have an extension cord that I can pull up through the laundry opening and plug in the coffee maker OR toaster. Never both at once. Has worked fine
dpgllg 04/21/17 10:59am Tech Issues
1st Trip 4/26 & now battery issues What Brand if replacing?

Ok I know I have asked a lot of questions recently but as I attempt to try and get my 5th wheel ready for a trip leaving this coming Wednesday I keep getting hit with all sorts of maintenance issues. Put slide out yesterday and battery did not have enough power to bring slide back in. At least I'm praying it is just a battery problem. The battery is a AGM sealed type that is over 9 years old. Here is a list of battery uses that we routinely do: When camping always at a electrical hookup campground no dry camping. We do stop over night at a rest area and I have a small invertor that I use on those occasions to brew some coffee in the morning maybe a toaster. I have my refrigerator on while traveling on gas mode. That's about it for battery needs unless I have missed something. So based on the above needs what brand of battery should I go with that is readily available? I am having the battery tested this morning but just preparing in case it does need replaced. Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 04/21/17 10:11am Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank recertification

The 30lb tanks in my 5th wheel need to be recertified or replaced. I have tried to locate a place that does recertification near me in SW PA but no luck. The propane suppliers don't offer the service and cannot recommend a place. Does anyone have a suggestion on where to look or is it just better to buy two new tanks? Thanks! Dave Hi Dave. Dale Oxygen $5 per tank, all over. Amerigas Delmont. Call ahead to their office Just had mine done at Dale Oxygen. Less than $50 for both 30lbs filled and recertified. Thanks for the information. Did they stamp a new date on the bottle neck? I have found that some just visually check and do not stamp new date. I have found a local welding place that will perform a visual inspection and if OK will fill them. My bottles are clean and no rust as they are in inside compartments on my 5th wheel.
dpgllg 04/21/17 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank recertification

dpgllg; Not all places check the expiry or re-certify date(s). For the past two (2) yrs. I've taken one of my - 'pass due date' tanks to a place where the tech. does not check!! Some readers may feel it might be unsafe to do this - but I think it's just another "rip off". bb I always got mine filled at Tractor Supply close by and good cost. Never had them check but they updated their policy at least at my store and check every tank. Not in date not filled
dpgllg 04/20/17 09:24am Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank recertification

Having my two tanks recertified as we speak. $10 each plus fill. New tanks are 85 dollars filled. Find a propane whosaler and ask them. Most all local dealers will not, but whosalers usually do. I called every propane wholesaler near me and none offer it or can recommend a place. I did have some luck searching under welding gases but most send the tanks out and the turn around time is very long over a month
dpgllg 04/20/17 09:23am Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank recertification

Lowe's sells brand new ones (30 lbs) for around $60. I tried both my local Lowea and Home Depot and Home Depot will allow me to order online and ship to store and Lowes although on website it tells you to contact store and my Lowes does not offer them. Tractor Supply has them around $70 buck or so in stock. I found one place that will send them out for certification for $35 but the turn around time is a month and a half. I think I might just get new ones at tractor supply as finding a certification place is not working out
dpgllg 04/20/17 09:21am Tech Issues
Propane tank recertification

The 30lb tanks in my 5th wheel need to be recertified or replaced. I have tried to locate a place that does recertification near me in SW PA but no luck. The propane suppliers don't offer the service and cannot recommend a place. Does anyone have a suggestion on where to look or is it just better to buy two new tanks? Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 04/20/17 07:51am Tech Issues
RE: Question on one wire on Dometic RM2652 frig

OP Here, Thanks to all who responded. I appreciate your help in this matter! Thanks again Dave
dpgllg 04/14/17 06:05am Tech Issues
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