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Old 06-23-2016, 12:59 PM   #1
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Gray tank handle under slide hard to reach

Anyone have some ideas, I have a 32bhds and the gray tank handle is under the slide. When i need to pull and dump my gray water in to my turd toter i have to get on my hands and knees to pull the handle. Or retract the slide to access the handle. I am wondering if anyone has a better idea than i have come up with, sending a kid under the slide?
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:04 PM   #2
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That's a great question, I have a 314BHDS with the same issue and gave myself one hell of a battle wound last camping trip - sliced the entire back of my arm up on the aluminum trim under the slide. Probably going to leave a scar lol. They really put that pull handle in a $hit location (no pun intended). I'm interested to hear what others come back with. My kids are too young at this point unfortunately.
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:15 PM   #3
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Most of the time I will tie a string around the handle and pull when I am ready to dump. But still need to close it.
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:17 PM   #4
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Long 1x1 stick to push closed after pulling with string to open?
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:24 AM   #5
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I was thinking about a stick of pvc pipe with a rope ran through it like a dog catchers pole.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:14 AM   #6
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I have the same problem.
On our TT we have an outside kitchen with a separate manual awning. I use the the metal pole that is used to hook into the awning strap to both open and close the grey water valve. It has a loop on one end and the other end is "L" shaped. It's about 5' long and reaches without a problem.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:26 AM   #7
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I have learned to hook up my hoses prior to opening the slides, but opening and closing the handles still presents a problem. I also received a battle wound from my last grey water dumping adventure. I like the pole and string idea.
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I have the same camper and the same problem. I tried a couple times to use the awning rod and found that it worked well to open it but not so good to close it. So, I welded up a rod out of rebar.





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Old 06-26-2016, 08:06 PM   #9
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I use a garbage picker. One you pick up trash without bending over. Works get for pulling the handles and keeps the campsite clean. Sorry for no picture of it.
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Old 06-26-2016, 09:26 PM   #10
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We bought this kit a few years ago, for two roof vents that opened manually, but we're hard to reach. Vent Stick - $19.45

That trailer has been sold, but the "stick" is just the right length for reaching under the slide to get to my kitchen grey-tank handle....
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