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Old 02-05-2017, 01:29 PM   #11
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Gray Valve

Here is a picture of the gray valve with the control disconnected. The picture is of the electric valve I installed but I left the original valve in place and is in the upper right corner of the picture.





Added picture of old removed controls (and original black valve). Maybe it will help.
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:31 PM   #12
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There are two parts to the cable, one, the cable housing (outside black part) and two, the wire inside the cable housing. The cable housing is pinched to the valve body with two screws. The cable is attached to the blade piston with a set screw. Both are easily accessible and easy to remove. If I remember correctly, the wire is actually about 3" longer than the cable housing at the valve. So if you're going to cut the cable shorter take note of that.
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:53 PM   #13
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Due to the position of the valve, I didn't see the two screws! That pretty much answers my question. Thanks!
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:30 PM   #14
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Jim,
Did you figure out how to fix your cable issue? Can you please post how you solved the issue.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:12 PM   #15
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Gray tank valve replace

Mark,
Yes I managed to change the valve. The toughest part was to remove the cover under the rig to access the valve.. not knowing what was under the cover I loosened the cover from the caulk on all four sides but still would not drop or slide out to access the valve, so was beating on the front side of cover and would and still would not drop.. DO Not do this.. You could crack the pvc piping as the pvc are right tight to the cover. The cover has to slide towards the front of RV! I ended up using my 4 1/2Ē grinder with cutoff wheel to slice the cover in half, this allowed the inner half cover to drop and have access to valve. Do not go to deep with the grinder..
Now having access to valve, I removed the 4 bolts on the valve and removed the knife part of valve. After ordering the new valve online, just install new valve knife. At this time close the valve about 3/4 of the way, install the new gaskets and carefully reinstall the bolts. I had my brother underneath doing this while I was on the top side helped guide the reinstall by holding the two halves together! Re fasten the cable to correct position inside the door.. put back all the insulation on the top side..
Now to re install the cover.. I used the eternabond 3Ē wide tape to fasten to two halves back together.. add the insulation back under the cover.. fasten cover back in place..
It seems every time I do something, it doesnít come easy.. as you will notice.. Iím sure you will get responses with an easier way to do the cover than I did! Anyway the end result worked the way I did it and new valve works like when my rig was new! Lol
Hope this helps you, Jim
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:43 AM   #16
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I don't think there is an easier way than what you did--maybe some refinements if you had to do more than once. Guess they put the box on then glue the drain pipes in place, makes for hard work on the grey valve.
I am seriously contemplating going the electric valve route soon.
I had an '05 TK3 for 10 years, was lucky on the valves--never had to replace them. On the '15, already had to rework the black.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:38 PM   #17
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Thanks Jim. Your answer is really going to help me and others.
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