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Old 05-13-2003, 08:51 AM   #15
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Yes. It's in the bumper box. Missed it the first time.
It's so tiny and does not stick out far. I would
have never found it without all the help.
Unfortunately now I find it leaks!!!

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Old 05-13-2003, 09:19 AM   #16
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Sorry I missed this post yesterday, I could have told you right where to go! Sorry to hear yours leaks though. Where is it leaking at? We are just getting ready for our first trip too. I'm not looking forward to figuring out all this sewer stuff!


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Old 05-13-2003, 11:01 AM   #17
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I poured about a gallon of water in the toilet
and then went outside to observe and pull the valve.
Even before I pulled the valve water was running
out of the sewer and on to the ground.

Seems a complicated thing to fix. It looks like the bellypan will have to be cut open.

We had decided to take it slowly with the sewer system
anyway untill we got the hang of it. Being former tent
campers we're not afraid of a walk in the woods.
Most campgrounds have toilets anyway.
Maybe you may want to try the slow route too

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Old 05-13-2003, 11:57 AM   #18
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We had a leaky seal too, but it wasn't too bad. A good cleaning worked wonders...we made sure the tank was real clean, then poured some Valve Lubricant in the tank. Our seals weren't too bad, because this seemed to fix the least for now!

To clean the tank, fill it up with water and let it soak, then empty it & "power wash" with the hose on full blast through the toilet. We then put a bag of ice in the empty tank and drove around to "scrape" the inside of the tank clean. We also took a bent coat hanger and gently cleaned out the groove that the valve seats in (yuck! Not for the faint of stomach...) Then we "power washed" it again before putting the Valve Lubricant in.

If this doesn't work, either use full-hookups, the campground facilities, the nearest tree or you'll need to replace the valve.

Good luck!


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