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Posted: 04/07/19 07:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Need a quick fix for subject. Went to dump black tank and pull handle pulled all the way out. When pushed back in, will not bite to the slide. Going to try a glob of jb weld unless someone has a better solution. Will be replaced when I get home.

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I recently replaced the entire valve assembly on my 7-year-old Class C just to avoid an experience like the OP's. The handle on the grey tank dump valve was cracking and that was all the warning I needed to motivate me to take action. Even with regular use and maintenance components like these can and eventually will fail and usually at a less than convenient time and or location.

As I recall it was around $40 and only took about an hour working in my driveway with access to all of my tools. When I posted about it I got about 3 pages of "If it ain't broke don't fix it" and "preventative maintenance is a waste of time". I continue to disagree. [emoticon]

Not sure how the OP will be able to reconnect without pulling the entire unit for disassembly and any temporary fix is going to be just that. If you have to remove the entire unit I recommend just replacing it. You can find a replacement valve assembly on Amazon. Good luck!

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Posted: 04/07/19 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try to locate a very long screw thread it into the blade. Use your handle for length. Use your handle as a size for diameter.


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Posted: 04/07/19 08:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I carry one of these

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Valterra/T50.html?feed=npn&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyZSUsJi-4QIVsCCtBh3AQQC3EAQYAyABEgLeVPD_BwE

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Posted: 04/07/19 08:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does the rod have threads on the end? Went to pull mine shortly after buying the rig and it was missing. Called Prime Time and they sent me an entire set of replacement rods AND a small tube of locktite.


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Posted: 04/07/19 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just replace the entire valve.

There are metal handles available.


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Posted: 04/07/19 08:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It sounds to me that his tank is full of s**t and needs to dump. Replacing valve is somewhat out of the question until it is dumped!

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Posted: 04/07/19 08:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another way to open the valve is to go on opposite side of the valve from the handle. Drill a small hole and use a long rod to push valve open. You will get some leakage.

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Glad some understand the situation. The long screw is a good idea if I can find one long enough.

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Posted: 04/07/19 10:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Something like this in bulk. Not sure about diameter.Long screw

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