Valterra valve seal replacement
On my maiden voyage in the Minnie I noticed a slight leak coming from the 1-1/2" Valterra valve connected to the gray water tank. Rather than try to find the cause of the leak, I bought a new valve and replaced the whole thing. Had a lot of trouble trying to keep the new seals in place while installing the valve. After replacing the valve I found that I still have a leak, so I took the valve out today and found that the seals had not stayed properly seated and that I had boogered one of them up. I have now ordered replacement seals.
My question is this: Do any of you motorhome gurus know a secret to keeping the seals in place during installation? I am considering using a very small bit of silicone to hold them in place. Is this a good idea, or does someone know of something better?
Ken and Deanie (with Ralph the cat)
2002 Winnebago Minnie, 331C, Ford E450 chassis