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Old 09-10-2003, 08:49 PM   #1
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Black Water Valve Opinion

I have recently reworked most of the drainage system in my 1962 Overlander, including updating to a Valtera black water valve - what a trick! I am down to the "buttoning up" stage of the project and would like some opinions on the following: The old black water valve had the release handle exposed on the exterior of the trailer. I am at a point where I could conceal the new release handle with some minor fabricating of a door. Or...I could just shoot it out the hole where the old one to the world. Would it be in my best interest to conceal the handle behind a door? Or...just leave it on the outside? My fear is someone will dump my black water tank for kicks and giggles, probably in the worst place possible. Any opinions or past "bad experiences" with this?


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Old 09-11-2003, 03:45 AM   #2
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>> "My fear is someone will dump my black water tank for kicks and giggles..."

OMG! I never thought of that! Are there people out there that sneak around in the dead of night pulling black tank valves???
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I've never heard of anyone doing it. To much of a chance of them getting a bath. Most SOB's have the valves exposed.
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Thanks for putting the idea out there...
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My black tank valve is hidden in the rear bumper storage compartment, well enough that the PO had to show us where it was because it wasn't obvious. I don't see any reason you couldn't hide it if you wanted to. Though I hope no one would pull it for fun. They'd have to pull it and run, that's for sure, or they'd be lookin' for new shoes soon after

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