Broken Black Water Tank rod
Howdy -- Looked on the Forum and didn't see anything about this. We have a 2005 30' Classic Rear Queen; I've always thought the black water tank valve handle design was a little funky with that double bend in the tubing between the T-handle and the tank valve. Sure enough, this morning the rod got into a bind and snapped off at the bend closest to the tank valve. Fortunately: 1) I have a secondary valve on the discharge outlet; 2) the valve is open; and 3) there's still about 6" of rod that I can get to with a pair of vise grips if I need to. Question is, Is there a fix? Is it cost effective to replace the poorly-designed tank rod? Or should I just leave the tank valve open and depend on the secondary valve? The local Airstream guy said he'd not run into this before, and it would be easier and cheaper to engineer a solution rather than drop the tanks, etc.