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Old 07-29-2020, 12:21 AM   #1
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2019 Aerolite tank valves

To no surprise I too am having issues with my Valterra cable valves on both greys and black tank.

My question is, what are those who are switching to electric valves using? I'm hoping there is an aftermarket that can utilize the existing Valterra flanges so I do not need to replace them.

Also, curious where you placed the actuator buttons for the electric valves.
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Old 07-29-2020, 01:33 PM   #2
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Place the switch where you think it is convenient. I would put it on the driver's side outside in a lockable storage compartment.

Some people hook up in an RV park and keep valves closed. They may prefer inside to periodically dump in always connected drains.

I wish you good luck and happy trails ahead!
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Old 07-29-2020, 05:09 PM   #3
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I thinking that all the valves are the same size. They mounted my switches on the frame on the driver's side-which I hate since I need to get LOW in order to see them. I wish they would have installed some sort of flat right angle plate that I could have seen easily.
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:14 AM   #4
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Thank you both.

I'll either mount the switches in the bathroom, or outside in the the vent compartment of the fridge. I don't have any rear compartments near the drains.
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:03 PM   #5
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When I replaced mine with the electric valves, I ran extra wires from the valves and placed the control boxes above the tank display console. Sorry I don't have any pictures.
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Old 08-06-2020, 09:19 PM   #6
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Mine are different sizes.

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I thinking that all the valves are the same size. They mounted my switches on the frame on the driver's side-which I hate since I need to get LOW in order to see them. I wish they would have installed some sort of flat right angle plate that I could have seen easily.
My black valve is bigger then two gray valves. On mine the cables froze up. so I rerouted and shortened cables. The gray tank cable was coiled and very long so I shortened and replace the cable. I thought about electric but after seeing how the old cables ran I decided to stay mechanical. I also had to change the 90 elbow coming out of the black so I could remove and repair the valve with new gaskets. I also discovered that my black tank was falling out of the hangers. Improper hanging of the support's. I will see if I can add pictures.
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