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Old 06-13-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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Black water waste issue

Several times, our black water waste valve has been pulled out somehow without us, making for a mess when we drain it. Looking for recommendations for the secondary gate valve that “protects” when this happens. We have 2018 Navion 24D.

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Old 06-13-2019, 06:25 PM   #2
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I know it’s not the same unit, but our Vista has about 3’ of sewer hose from the gate valve to the connection point. There is always a little that comes out when I remove the cover. Are you sure it’s pulled out or just some remnants between the gate valve and the opening?
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:59 PM   #3
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It may not be fully closed after the previous dump procedure. I have a fresh tank valve that doesn't quite close all the way unless I "coax" it a little with a rubber mallet. I usually notice a drip at the exit port underneath the Navion on my driveway. It's fresh water, so I don't worry about it too much, unlike your situation.

I'm not sure any of the blade valves that were used in the various fluid systems builds were top end stuff.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:42 PM   #4
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There are online videos about disassembling these valves to deal with such issues (Google "stuck black water valve") but replacement isn't difficult (videos are also available).

There are also a variety of twist on fittings with valves, both curved and straight. Here's one:

https://www.campingworld.com/twist-o...alves-fittings
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:31 AM   #5
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Valterra makes a twist-on valve that might help. We use one on our 29VE which has a leaky black water valve. You can check it out here: https://amzn.to/2KQDl8y
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