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Old 06-14-2015, 07:17 AM   #1
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Extension Rod for dump valve under slide out

The dump valve on my 32BHDS is under the slide out when extended and in order to dump the gray tank, I have to crawl under the slide out to open it. Does any one know if they make extension handles or rods that I can connect to the existing valve so I don't have to crawl under the slide out each time? Thanks in advance.
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You could check the handle to see if it does unscrew from the rod If it does you then could get a coupling and a threaded rod to attach to the existing rod when the slide out is extended. This you can then make some sort of support for the extension. I don't know if any pre-made extensions are available
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:01 AM   #3
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Our hybrid has a threaded rod, if I recall it is a 1/4-20 thread. Undo the handle use a standard 1/4-20 bolt to test, the buy a threaded rod at your hardware store, cut to length, add a couple jam nuts and if the extension is long, add a support.
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Same (awful) design on my 31 QBDS. I am not sure why Jayco thought that was a good idea. I was going to just fabricate a hook on the end of a broom handle.
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Great. Thanks for the tips all.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:15 PM   #7
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I hate where they put that, I have a bad back, and cant get under there, so my son has to do it, they weren't thinking with the plumbing under the camper, too many turns on the black tank and then the valve under the slideout.
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I think Yardvarkers has the best answer. I wish Jayco would hire someone to use some of their designs to understand how awkward they are to operate. I'm convinced that no one from Jayco ever operated an RV that they built.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:57 PM   #9
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I use an old awning tool to open and close the grey tank valve on my 32BHDS.
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I have been thinking about using one of those grabber tools. I think they sell them at lowes and call the E-Z grabber.
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