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Old 12-15-2018, 11:45 PM   #1
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Difficulty with emptying waste tanks

I have problems with my knees and it is nearly impossible to kneel to reach the valves and attach the waste hose. Has anyone heard of adjustments or extensions to the pull valves or the waste pipe? I have a Thor 2018 22FE
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:11 AM   #2
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I have problems with my knees and it is nearly impossible to kneel to reach the valves and attach the waste hose. Has anyone heard of adjustments or extensions to the pull valves or the waste pipe? I have a Thor 2018 22FE
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We were at Camping World today, and saw they had 10" extensions for the end of the run, where the hose connects.
This would not change the valve handle locations though.

I always carry an old small throw rug for kneeling down, even to get to the electrical hook up cord.
It helps my knees and is great if it has been raining.

Maybe you can come up with something, like a small stand stool and a carpet that you can manage, and get yourself where you need to be.

I am sure others may have some good ideas, ones always do!
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:17 AM   #3
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We were at Camping World today, and saw they had 10" extensions for the end of the run, where the hose connects.
This would not change the valve handle locations though.

I always carry an old small throw rug for kneeling down, even to get to the electrical hook up cord.
It helps my knees and is great if it has been raining.

Maybe you can come up with something, like a small stand stool and a carpet that you can manage, and get yourself where you need to be.

I am sure others may have some good ideas, ones always do!
Thanks. I will check CW for that extension piece. I am trying different approaches to reach the valves . To make it more difficult this model of coach has three valves!
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:46 AM   #4
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We had a friend with a machine shop make us an extension. Threaded at each end - take off the handle and attach it to the end. It comes out past the slide so you donít have to crawl underneath.
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:41 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply. I am figuring it will be a custom fix
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:27 PM   #6
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We had a friend with a machine shop make us an extension. Threaded at each end - take off the handle and attach it to the end. It comes out past the slide so you donít have to crawl underneath.
Can you post a photo of that?
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I just carry a cheap folding step-stool. I still have to drop down onto it: but the climb back to standing isn't as far.
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:31 PM   #8
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I have problems with my knees and it is nearly impossible to kneel to reach the valves and attach the waste hose. Has anyone heard of adjustments or extensions to the pull valves or the waste pipe? I have a Thor 2018 22FE
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Power dump devices end the pains of kneeling:
Power valves: https://drainmaster.com/rv/products/mini-view2
Macerator pump: https://www.rvweb.net/best-rv-macerator-pumps-reviewed
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