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Old 09-16-2017, 12:05 AM   #1
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Freedom Elite Dump Valves.

Hey Campers!
Haven't written in a while.
I Have a 2017 Freedom elite 29ft.
We love it; but for one thing.
The dump valve location, it is under the living slideout.
I am 6'2 with bad knees, been using a stick to open/close valves.
I always worried about snapping off the handles.
My solution:
Bought 2 valterra cable actuatied valves.
Installation was very tight but doable.
Could'nt find a good place to put the new handles.
I did not want to drill holes in sidewall, plus it would mean to many bends in
the cables, they are not very flexable.
I got an idea "Why not put them in the wheel well".
Not a bad idea, barring no tire blowout, rare if pressure kept up.
I have added some pics;i think.
I still have to dress the cables and seal the cable ends.
Maybe a flap to cover the handles, just wipe of the cable entrance before
pushing it back in.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:03 PM   #2
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Thanks, now we are not afraid to try it. We have the 22fe, so we can run it into the storage area.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:16 PM   #3
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Your Welcome.
Good luck.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:22 PM   #4
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That is OUtstanding!.jpg

I wonder if you could hook them up to an electronic servo, and move them with a remote control??
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:13 PM   #5
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Look at Drainmaster.
I dont think i would trust wireless; ever come home and find a garage door open?
You can buy entire systems, push a button black opens times out closes, grey opens times out closes.
all automatic.
I worked in electrical maintence for 30+ years.
Never could find a electric actuator that lasted more then 2 or 3 years.
For me the fewer the parts the better.
With manual your can feel if they bindup.
Everybodies different. good luck with any way you choose.
Safe Trip!
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