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Old 03-29-2018, 01:05 PM   #1
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Cable Operated BW Valve Stuck in Open Position

Hello All, So last week took my 2012 Voltage 5ther out for a weekend maiden voyage to play with and work out any bugs. Well bug 1 came up pretty quickly during set up. My Cable operated BW valve is stuck in the open position. Upon recommendation that they work well I purchased a Valterra Electric Valve.(Iím waiting for it to come in.) my underbelly is completely sealed of course. Question 1. What is the best way to get to the valve? (OPTION 1: Lower the whole front Underbelly? OPTION 2: Cut a access hole to get to the valve and reseal area after completion.) If the answer is Option 2 I see where the BW line goes up into the underbelly at a 45 where it is then sealed with Black Foam. How near is the valve to that 45?? Thanks ahead I know your answers will be great!
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:49 PM   #2
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Best thing to do is drop the front section of underbelly otherwise you'll end up with multiple holes

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Either way... I usually prefer to cut small access points if I know where I am going, if you have to cut one close to where you think you need to be, then get a light up in the belly and see.

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My 2014 voltage has the same problem. I took a can of PTFE and squirted it down inside through the opening behind the handle. I trimmed the tube applicator so it was right at the opening. It squirted then pulled, squirted pulled and it began to move again. I did this a few times and it ismuchbetter now. I say give it a go.
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my 2014 voltage has the same problem. I took a can of ptfe and squirted it down inside through the opening behind the handle. I trimmed the tube applicator so it was right at the opening. It squirted then pulled, squirted pulled and it began to move again. I did this a few times and it ismuchbetter now. I say give it a go.
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Dry Lube so it doesn't gather dirt and dust. PTFE spray dry lube from the makers of WD40.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:35 PM   #8
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If you do cut into the underbelly, only make 3 sided cuts. Much easier to tape back in place as apposed to cutting a square out.
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Hello All, So last week took my 2012 Voltage 5ther out for a weekend maiden voyage to play with and work out any bugs. Well bug 1 came up pretty quickly during set up. My Cable operated BW valve is stuck in the open position. Upon recommendation that they work well I purchased a Valterra Electric Valve.(Iím waiting for it to come in.) my underbelly is completely sealed of course. Question 1. What is the best way to get to the valve? (OPTION 1: Lower the whole front Underbelly? OPTION 2: Cut a access hole to get to the valve and reseal area after completion.) If the answer is Option 2 I see where the BW line goes up into the underbelly at a 45 where it is then sealed with Black Foam. How near is the valve to that 45?? Thanks ahead I know your answers will be great!
Thanks to everyone who gave me input. UPDATE: I replaced the cable operated valve with an Electric valve. I was worried about having to cut into the underbelly, but I did it and it seems to be fine. I’ve got everything buttoned up and resealed.
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Thanks to everyone who gave me input. UPDATE: I replaced the cable operated valve with an Electric valve. I was worried about having to cut into the underbelly, but I did it and it seems to be fine. Iíve got everything buttoned up and resealed.
Let us know how the electric valve works!


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