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Old 08-01-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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Ok... my 1st drip

Its been some time since I was on this forum and boy its changed. I full time and work as I go so most spots don't have a chance to get online. I really had a hard time looking things up. So can you forgive me if I start a new spot for this.
My black water wast-line has a drip (very small one). Its coming out the cap on the end. Now.....What is he best way to get to this thing ?, drop the pan ? or go from inside? . Its a 1988 29ft excella. Also then I pull the release to flush the tank it must be broken. But each time I use water it starts to drip on the end. So I need to get inside and replace the black water dump lever. And for that matter I may do the gray water as well. It must be some kind of gate in the PVC line. How big a job is this and do they still make parts. Thanks for any help you can give I'll send some photos when I open the thing up. Tommy

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Old 08-01-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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Tommy...not being familiar with your model, I'm not able offer any real information to help out, but did want to let you know that if it gets to be something you'd rather let someone else deal with, Oasis RV, the Airstream dealer in Tucson, would be able to take it on. They're good. And you're not too far away. Good luck!

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Old 08-01-2008, 10:04 PM   #3
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Sounds like your dump valve is leaking. It probably needs new seals. They do dry out and deteriorate over time. If it is accessible from outside the belly pan, then you don't have to drop it. If you're not clear on doing this type of work, or just don't want to mess with it, I would have a competent shop do it for you. It shouldn't be a big deal to re-build......
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