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Old 06-08-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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2014 King Aire (new)

Just purchased a new 2014 King Aire and when we got it home I noticed that there was a leak (steady drip) coming from the Black tank gate valve. The coach is brand new and the dealer is over 200 miles (one way) from us.

I would think that the reason for the leak is that the "black tank seal" has somehow gone bad and that it should be a fairly easy fix.

My question is has anyone out there tackled this job before? and if so, how tough a job is it to replace the seal (I see there are 4 bolts to loosen) but am afraid to tackle this without some feedback from this forum.

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Old 06-08-2015, 12:50 PM   #2
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Pretty straight forward.. Loosen he 4 bolts seperate the pipes ...lube new valve seals..and reassemble ...

Giving the tank a good rinse will make it more tolerable..
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The coach is brand new and no solids at all have been put in the tank, do you think if I just lube the old seal it will hold or should I ask Newmar to send new seals?

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Old 06-08-2015, 12:55 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your new coach!

I don't know how things are set up on the King Aire, but here is the general procedure to replace a gate valve.

Nina Vs The RV Tank Valves – A Gripping Tale Of Plumbing Mastery…. – Wheeling It

If it's a slow drip, another option might be to use this to temporarily add a secondary gate valve until you get back to the dealer.

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Thank you David, this helped a lot.

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The coach is brand new and no solids at all have been put in the tank, do you think if I just lube the old seal it will hold or should I ask Newmar to send new seals?

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Unless its some type of special valve...the gilotine valves are basically all the same..Pretty cheap $20 Just replace the entire valve seals and all.. If the tank is new .. It would be a piece of cake.....
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Changing the valve is an easy job provided ..... you can get access to all 4 bolts with a wrench and there is room to flex the pipes apart to get old valve out/new valve in. Hints: 1. drain tank before beginning job 2. smear vaseline/grease on seal, this will help hold in place while installing valve.
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Thanks to everyone, I completed the chore and......"NO LEAKS"....

Thank you to everyone....

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Thanks to everyone, I completed the chore and......"NO LEAKS"....

Thank you to everyone....

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Perfect!

A new coach this special should be something that gives you a grin from ear to ear. Happy the advice from the Forum helped solve the issue.

Congratulations on your beautiful new coach and happy motoring!

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Had the same problem when MH was brand new,still at the dealer.
They installed a new valve, the old valve had a lot of fiberglass /plastic fuzz
wool in it.
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Heh, easy fix that worked out well! If that is the only thing that is wrong with a brand new coach, than Newmar did a spectacular job of quality control! Take care,
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This forum is "GREAT" my thanks to everyone for their help...

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Congratulation Billy, down below in my signature are links that may help in the future.
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