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Old 05-12-2003, 11:29 AM   #1
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Sewer valve question

My undersrtanding is that there is a sliding barrier
at the end of the sewer that is opened after the hose
is attached to dump. Well if i have one I really cant
find it. There is a white cap with an attachment for
a garden hose. When that is removed you're looking
right up the sewer. Anyone can figure out what would happen there!!! Please advise. We have a trip planned.


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Old 05-12-2003, 11:45 AM   #2
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I'm assuming you are talking about the dump valve? The pull handle (looks like a T) is attached to slide valve which is inline with your sewer pipe. Find the end of the pipe and start looking backwards you should see the handle.

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Old 05-12-2003, 02:57 PM   #3
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You might find the T-handle inside the bumper storage area. That's where it was on my Argosy.
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O.K.
Tried both of these suggestions! I can look up the pipe and see the grey water outlet and then above.
I see no handle and no valve.
Is this dump valve a sliding mechanism that is perpendicular
to the length of the pipe?
Any Caravel owners out there??

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Yes it is perpendicular.

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Thanks Jack.
Is it further down the line than the grey water outlet
or between the black and grey?

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Heidi,

I'm at a loss at this point. Normally the handles are positioned around the outlet (the place where you connect the large sewer drain hose). Most of the valves are quite obvious because they are larger than the drain pipe itself...unless in your vintage A/S, the valve is hidden in the underbelly. Maybe someone else is following this thread and can help you out.

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Thanks for trying Jack. Still don't see it.
Any Caravel owners out there?

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The pipe is absolutely smooth inside, no offset that could be a valve?

Maybe converted to a park model (no holding tank/valve), maybe an electric valve. Any switches that you can't figure what they operate? When you flush the toilet do you see inside a tank or a pipe?

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could this be it?

this is the rear compartment of a 68 overlander, could this be the dump valve handle?

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Looks like a tank when you flush.
PO was camping. Doubt the park thing
but a great suggestion.
Does look like the area was accessed via bellypan.
Toilet appears to be original. Sewer pipe is white plastic
and looks old.
Going back under the thing in the AM.

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Thanks for the great picture.
Cant wait to go out in the daylight and search again.
Unfortunately the Caravel does not have a rear
compartment that opens.
Just one in the front with the electrical stuff in it.
(Far from toilet.) At any rate, seems like it could be
anywhere. I'll keep trying.
Could it be in the interior?

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Hi,

I had a '67 Caravel, and the dump valve was positioned on the vertical length of pipe just below the toilet. It was accessed through the compartment between the back of the trailer and the bumper. The handle of the valve was all you could see as it came through a small diameter hole in the aluminum skirting in the compartment. So when the dump valve was closed, all you could see was the small black "t" handle. To open it, you just pulled it out (toward the bumper). Hopefully this will help. I know how you feel, it took me awhile to find it too!!

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Thanks Curt.
I'll try it in the am.

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