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Old 08-02-2019, 07:10 AM   #29
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Thetford is 3 1/4" diameter, Valterra is the standard 3" diameter. Molded water tanks usually come with a molded 3" discharge port that a 3" ABS pipe will into. A little sealant around the ABS and a hose clamp and you are done. The Valterra blade valves come with either an ID or a OD adaptor. And the Valterra discharge bayonet fitting fits 3" ABS piping and fits all sewer hoses. Thetford requires a reducer. Why mess with it?

I recommend you plan your rebuild using Valterra components. You will be happy. I wonder what JoyFlea did?

David
Thanks for your advice and I'm willing to convert Valterra if I can figure out which Valterrato product to use. SInce I don't have a gray tank I need to find a Valterra that will work like the existing Thetford collector (4x2)(see pic).

I'm going to get my new tank from INCA Plastics but having a difficult time getting them to tell me how they configure the outlet flange on the tank. I've emailed them about it but no reply as of yet and only get voicemail when I call.

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Old 08-02-2019, 07:02 PM   #30
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I wonder how much better Inca Plastics would be if they serviced their customers better. I suspect they focus on OEM work and not on hobby orders.
The Inca on line catalog describes the molded drain port for the tanks, unless the molded tank doesn't have one.

Here is a photo of the drain manifold from my son's 69 Globetrotter. The sanitary 1 1/2" inlet into a 3" drain pipe is a common fitting. I recommend two Valterra blade valves; one an 1 1/2" and the black tank valve the usual 3". That way you can drain gray water into the sewer hookup, or into your blue boy if that is the way you go. Valterra does sell a 1 1/2" into a 3" arrangement if you don't have the room for a hardware store arrangement.

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Old 08-03-2019, 08:23 AM   #31
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I wonder how much better Inca Plastics would be if they serviced their customers better. I suspect they focus on OEM work and not on hobby orders.
The Inca on line catalog describes the molded drain port for the tanks, unless the molded tank doesn't have one.

Here is a photo of the drain manifold from my son's 69 Globetrotter. The sanitary 1 1/2" inlet into a 3" drain pipe is a common fitting. I recommend two Valterra blade valves; one an 1 1/2" and the black tank valve the usual 3". That way you can drain gray water into the sewer hookup, or into your blue boy if that is the way you go. Valterra does sell a 1 1/2" into a 3" arrangement if you don't have the room for a hardware store arrangement.

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I finally got to talk with Bill at INCA Plastics on the phone and he was very helpful. I have since ordered my tank and hope it will ship next week.

I will be looking further into the Valterra solution once I get the new tank and see exactly what I'll be dealing with.

I'll keep on trudging away a little bit at a time and hope I have everything back together in time for some Fall camping. Much rather be camping that repairing

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Old 08-03-2019, 07:21 PM   #32
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Repair this year, travel with it next year with confidence it all works right.

It's worth it.

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Old 08-03-2019, 07:22 PM   #33
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:59 PM   #34
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I respectfully disagree. His plan to camp this fall is the motivation to get it completed and go camping. While camping he can identify all the new problems from his renovation work. He can then repair all the problems and will be ready to camp next year with all the gremlins taken care of.

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Well yes, that's true. I guess I'm a guy who makes a list and does it all. But many folks do it by priority so to speak. His thread is a great example of that. Fix what is necessary, travel, fix some more, travel some more. Soon it is a totally renovated trailer. This certainly is a valid approach.

As they say here often: your trailer, your rules.

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Does the tank have a 3 outlet like mine did ? If so , I have an adapter u can have . Leaving in morn but will be back on 10th or 11th . And can ship it to u . Also have a rebuild kit for that valve . Both are yours . Blue
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Thank you...if you have a PayPal account I will be happy to pay you for it as well as shipping costs.

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