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Old 07-06-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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why does the black tank handle stick out so far???

i have looked online and some videos from retailers, and i cant understand why the handle to dump black tank hangs out so far? any ideas? i am new so sorry if it is a dumb question...
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Not dumb - I just never thought about it.

Now - I want to know also.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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right? the grey tank handle is way back in there....doesn't make sense....
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:12 PM   #4
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right? the grey tank handle is way back in there....doesn't make sense....
The only reason I can come up with is that you should always pull the black tank first, then the grey. Kinda like "stick the black valve pull in your face", then go hunt for the grey.
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Works for now.
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:25 PM   #6
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The only reason I can come up with is that you should always pull the black tank first, then the grey. Kinda like "stick the black valve pull in your face", then go hunt for the grey.
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Works for now.
Sounds reasonable......
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Always wondered that same thing myself.
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well I guess I understand....but by the same logic the flush handle on the toilet should look like the shifter out of a rat fink cartoon!! lol
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The only reason I can come up with is that you should always pull the black tank first, then the grey. Kinda like "stick the black valve pull in your face", then go hunt for the grey.
And "then go hunt for the grey" is all to true. One of my few complaints about our TT is that the grey dump valve is under the slide out. Not a big deal when towing though a dump station, but a bit of a PIA when using site sewer hookups.

Since I figured this out on my TT, I have been looking at others TT and it seems this is a very popular place for many manufactures to put the grey handle.
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And "then go hunt for the grey" is all to true. One of my few complaints about our TT is that the grey dump valve is under the slide out. Not a big deal when towing though a dump station, but a bit of a PIA when using site sewer hookups.

Since I figured this out on my TT, I have been looking at others TT and it seems this is a very popular place for many manufactures to put the grey handle.
I'm SO glad mine isn't under the slide, and you can bet this will be on the list of features to examine on my next rig.

I'm not sure I buy the current explanation being offered for the black valve handle being so long. Primarily because that would indicate that the engineer thought about how the end user would actually use the valves, and in my experience, that just doesn't happen.

Regardless of why it is, I don't much care for it sticking out so far. It always worries me it's going to get caught on something...
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