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Old 05-23-2008, 07:12 AM   #1
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How to extend the waste valve hookup

Hey All, I am a newbie and have lots of questions. I just bought a 1963 24 foot Tradewind Land Yatch. My first question is how could I extend the waste valve from underneath the airstream to the side. It's not a very easy access connection, especially at the dump site when the ground is wet.

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Old 05-23-2008, 09:07 AM   #2
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You can cut the 4" exit pipe and extend it with another piece and a glue on union. Did that on the Excella. Much better to have it out where I can see it.

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Old 05-23-2008, 09:51 AM   #3
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If you don't want too cut and glue, you can buy Valterra extention's from 5" to 15" in clear or black.

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Old 05-23-2008, 12:39 PM   #4
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Tincuplady.. We have the same issue with our 73 Safari. At the dump station it is get out the cardboard and make a kneeling pad. Then get down and reach way under the trailer to attach the hose. It is a pain but really don't want to add a permanent elbow and extension as it would extend down quite low and one would increase the risk of bumping it and knocking it off or worse.

I would be interested in seeing some pics of what others have done to fix the problem. Pics anyone?? I know Doug "Shacksman" here in Ontario had done some interesting conversions.
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