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Old 07-14-2021, 01:06 AM   #1
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Sink gray tank release cable detached from valve

My release cable for sink gray tank simply slides in and out with no tension. Sink drain backs up with very little water added, then drains very slowly, so is tank valve stuck mostly closed with broken cable? If so, how do I get to it? Cable disappears into underbody of camper, and is on side opposite kitchen, so there's a long space for something to have gone wrong and I don't see how to get to it. Camper remains on seasonal site and I don't have means to move it, so repair must take place on site, and there's no one to do it but me. HELP!
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2005 Dutchmen Grand Junction 35' 5th wheel; sorry, new to Forum and gave this info upon registering--thought it carried through to fora.
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Sink gray tank release cable detached from valve
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There are RV repair people who make house calls. Google it.
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If your handy you could repair it your self. I change two of my cables.
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There are RV repair people who make house calls. Google it.
Not where I live! Google was my first step.
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If your handy you could repair it your self. I change two of my cables.
Where did you find instructions? All I've found/heard involve cutting a hole in the bottom of the camper, and I'm definitely NOT that kind of handy!
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Not where I live! Google was my first step.
Ok… the tag under your screen name says you’re in Winthrop, ME. I just plugged that into my Google Maps… searched for RV Repair… and found MULTIPLE repair options all around you. Pick one out, give em a call, and see if any of them have a mobile tech. If not, see if any of them may have other options for you.

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I canít find pics of your camper underneath. If itís black plastic itís not that
Hard to cut with good razor knife then you can see if you just need to reattach
Cable or replace gray valve then gorilla tape it back up. Itís Somewhat the same process
A shop would use. Iíve had to replace some water lines underneath
When a rat got thirsty and ate holes in them, after he ate my corn hole
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Mine has screws around the edge of the pan . I’ve opened it up many times. I only open a much as I need to get to valve.
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Replace it with an electric one. Worth the price!
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Got to find the tank first,, it is just a cable into the valve and a set screw, many replace with electric, not so easy if not a handy person. cuz you need voltage for the solenoids. either way,, you need to find it,, I can see my grey tube coming out of the under belly, and the bottom is basically plastic cardboard so to speak, easy to cut,, pain to reglue or some thread cable ties to reseal,
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