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Old 07-14-2014, 07:12 AM   #1
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Black water valve

I have a 2015 Eagle 31.5 FBHS that since I got has had a "leaky" black water valve. The valve is located behind the water hookup door on the side of the trailer and as such is installed with a cable extension. I suspect the cable is out of adjustment and the valve is not closing all the way, so when I open the cap on the drain pipe I get a whole pipe full of "fluid". This is problematic in two ways, the first one being it is just gross, but the second is more of an issue. Because the liquid is draining out of my tank, it is not staying the black water tanks leaving very liquid for the solids to move out.

I am wondering if anyone else has had issues with the cable style valves and what they have done to fix them, and also is thing going to be a constant issue going forward....
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It is possible but because its your black tank valve, I would suspect toilet paper is wedged in you're valve blade. That has happened to me on a couple of occasions. My advice to you is get a Valterra T58 twist on waste valve. It is a an extra valve that goes on the end of your discharge pipe where you normally connect your waste hose. It will stop all leaks for the short term. If you leave your black tank valve open and keep your grey tank valves closed while you use your trailer for the next trip or two, the toilet paper will usually flush out of the valve.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:16 AM   #3
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Being its a 2015 it may be construction debris. Like said above get you a clear adapter and hook it up at a dump station and try flushing a few times to see if you can dislodge something. If you still have leakage after that then either mis adjusted cable ( like you said) or a faulty valve. Good luck and hope it is simple.
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It is possible but because its your black tank valve, I would suspect toilet paper is wedged in you're valve blade. That has happened to me on a couple of occasions. My advice to you is get a Valterra T58 twist on waste valve. It is a an extra valve that goes on the end of your discharge pipe where you normally connect your waste hose. It will stop all leaks for the short term. If you leave your black tank valve open and keep your grey tank valves closed while you use your trailer for the next trip or two, the toilet paper will usually flush out of the valve.
It is IMPORTANT to leave the black gate valve open while you use the other tanks. If you are constantly working the valve open and shut, it will only keep the paper packed in the wedge. You need the valve full of fluids so that the toilet paper will swell and float out. Been there and done that even tho it may not seem to make sense...
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Its a 2015. My advice would be to let the dealer check it out and fix it under warranty. Then you have a record if you have problems later.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:00 AM   #6
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Its a 2015. My advice would be to let the dealer check it out and fix it under warranty. Then you have a record if you have problems later.
If its turns out to be paper in the valve, warranty will not cover that. You will pay to either clean or replace the valve.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:57 AM   #7
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IT there right now.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:58 PM   #8
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HappyGuy, I had the same problem with mine. I just did what Ela1948 did. That takes care of any valve leaks.

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Old 07-24-2014, 11:39 AM   #9
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I had the same problem with our 2013 321 RLTS. Took it to dealer and they flushed a bolt left from assembly fromthe black water shutoff valve. Who knew?
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I am having the same problem with my black tank valve in the front tank and the grey tank on the outdoor kitchen. The dealer said it's more than likely full of junk from the factory and since it has done it since day one. Going to take it back at the end of the season. But it dose suck to open the cap and get nasty water all over your shoes and hands and we have used ours a lot this summer.
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