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Old 08-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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How do I replace the black water dump valve on a 2003 travel lite 25' trailer

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:28 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

If your rig is like most, the blade valve is pretty easy to replace and they only cost about $15 so replacing black and grey at the same time is prudent.

Hopefully.... your current valve is still working and you can get both tanks dumped. Then you might want to use your jacks to tilt the coach toward the drains to get a better drain. Then, tilt it back the other way a bit so you stay dry during the job.

They come apart by removing several bolts on each and then just working the parts loose until they separate. I like to put some lithium grease on the blades and rod on the new valves before installing.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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This worked for us for a temporary solution if you are having leak-by.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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The twist on valve works really well and is worth installing it allows you to attach the waste pipe and saves getting a nasty surprise when you remove the waste pipe cap with out it. been there had that happen not pleasant
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The twist on valve works really well and is worth installing it allows you to attach the waste pipe and saves getting a nasty surprise when you remove the waste pipe cap with out it. been there had that happen not pleasant
I got the big surprise my first time dumping the tanks on my current RV, the remote cable operated black tank valve wouldn't seal, so I installed the twist on valve for a quick fix. I think that was two years ago, I really need to fix that valve this winter while it's in storage.
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