RV.Net Open Roads Forum: General RVing Issues: Valterra pull handle

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Valterra pull handle

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
tarnold

georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 03/01/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/07/19 01:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just stopped at HD and got a 1/4x6 screw, and a 1/4” threaded rod if the screw isn’t long enough. Will give it a shot at the campground this evening.

navigator2346

texas

Full Member

Joined: 03/29/2019

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/07/19 08:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Call the manufacturer of the valve and tell them your problem. They can tell you where to drill a hole on the outside and use pointed instrument to inch the valve open

garyemunson

Reno, Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 09/27/2015

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/08/19 01:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If your grey and black tank valves get the LEAST BIT sketchy, go here! The alternative is far too nasty to gamble on!
https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-T1003VPM-Bladex-Waste-Handle/dp/B000BGK22E/ref=sr_1_2?crid=16K8F1KQ005M2&keywords=valterra+3+inch+waste+valve&qid=1554709926&s=gateway&sprefix=valterra%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-2

Chris Bryant

Arden, North Carolina

Senior Member

Joined: 03/26/2003

View Profile



Posted: 04/08/19 04:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can cut the valve body, grab the blade with pliers, and carefully pull almost out. You will get. Very small bit of leakage, but...
[image]

Or, drill a small hole opposite the handle and push the blade open.


-- Chris Bryant

rrupert

NW PA

Senior Member

Joined: 02/26/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/08/19 06:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In a situation like that, ViceGrips are your friend. You can at least get ahold of the rod to push or pull it. Then go get a new valve assembly.


Rich and Joyce
2018 Jayco Jay Flight 21QB
2012 Ford F150 4X4 Supercrew EcoBoost
Reese Strait-Line Dual Cam Hitch
Amateur Radio K3EXU


tarnold

georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 03/01/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/08/19 07:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Again for those who didn’t understand my first post. The ROD has pulled loose from the valve slider and did come completely out. It will not reset itself into the slider. The rod has a dimple on the end that is SUPPOSED to hold it on the slider. I do lubricate the slider by drilling a small hole above the pull rod and shooting in some white grease and keep a small screw in the hole to help keep it sealed.

austinjenna

Columbus, Ohio

Senior Member

Joined: 03/27/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/09/19 04:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine broke too but a real PITA to get too. I just put one of these on and have been using it ever since.link



2010 F350 CC Lariat 4x4 Short Bed
2011 Crusader 298BDS 5th Wheel
Reese 16K

enblethen

Moses Lake, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 01/05/2005

View Profile






Posted: 04/09/19 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some posters do not understand that the valve rod has come off the slider with the valve in the closed position. OP must dump the holding tank in order to replace the valve assembly.


Bud
USAF Retired
Pace Arrow

2003 Chev Ice Road Tracker


mike brez

Unknown

Senior Member

Joined: 09/27/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 04/09/19 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I stand corrected

* This post was edited 04/09/19 09:34am by mike brez *


1998 36 foot Country Coach Magna #5499 Single slide
Gillig chassis with a series 40
02 Ford F250 7.3 with a few mods
2015 Wrangler JKU

tarnold

georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 03/01/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/09/19 07:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If we diagram the sentence (y’all remember how to do that) ROD is the subject, the (subject) pulled out. Not the slider. Yes the tank is full. The long screw idea didn’t work. Probably because the screw is the same diameter as the ROD so the threads had nothing to grip. Hoped applying pressure while screwing would allow the screw tip to bite but didn’t. Mixed up some jb weld and put a dab on the end of the ROD. Let set up overnight and will give it one more try this am. I WILL try to reinforce this area when installing a new assembly.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Valterra pull handle
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.