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Old 08-27-2016, 11:17 PM   #1
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I am a newbie to this site. I am looking at getting a fifth wheel. I've had a couple travel trailers over the years. And I was just wondering if anybody has ever thought about automatic valves on your grey tank and black tank. They've got electric jacks all the way around electric awnings. Even ones it'll roll themselves up if it gets too windy. Why do they still have pull levers on the valves?

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Old 08-28-2016, 03:56 AM   #2
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Already make em. Just google up electric rv dump valves. Brings up a whole bunch of sites and reviews.

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Old 08-28-2016, 07:46 AM   #3
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Overkill. Is pulling a lever when you have to be down there anyway that big of deal?
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:08 AM   #4
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On occasion, tank design and coach set-up dictate that drain valves might not be reachable. However, given the issues with keeping tanks unplugged and draining properly, manual handles are probably better and more durable over the long-run.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:48 PM   #5
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Yes I did Google them. I found them on Amazon even. It's amazing what you can learn. Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:01 PM   #6
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My tanks are inside an enclosed heated space and the valves operate via extended cables with handles located in a service compartment. No problem with pulling a little handle to dump. Works great.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:15 AM   #7
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Some 5ers have had electric dump vakves on them for years now, mine is an '07 and it came from the factory with electric valves.
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my alfa has electric vavles...kinda cool to one up somebody.. like i have this oh hya i have this..hahah
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That sounds like something I would say.

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