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Old 10-16-2016, 09:58 PM   #1
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Grey dump valve - SIZE

I'd like to replace the grey Valve on my camper with an electric valve. It's a 2012 36TKSB3. I've been told it's a 1.5" valve, however I cannot find a 1.5" electric valve. I assume I'd be looking at a 3" to 1.5" reducer unless someone has another suggestion. (3" tank to 3" valve to 3"/1.5" reducer)
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:28 PM   #2
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Anijet - Can't view your photos

Anijet-thanks for replying to my question regarding replacement of my grey dump valve. However for some reason when I sign into the 5thwheelforum, it states I'm banned indefinitely for an unknown reason. Don't understand, I haven't been on that forum for over 1 yr & I don't recall ever posting.

1-Would you please post a pic of your grey valve installation on this forum?
2- Additionally, did you install a 3" electrical valve?
3- Did you cut a hole in the bottom board or drop a whole panel?

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Old 10-20-2016, 03:40 PM   #3
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Gray valve

Here is a photo of the gray valve install. When I have time I'll cut & paste the text from the other thread.
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:49 PM   #4
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1) One set of switches are in the same locations as the original pull controls and the other two are in the utility cabinet under the entrance closet. Each has a LED that indicates when a valve is not fully closed. All in all it took a full day.

2) Q - Were you able to do this by just removing the valve cover or did you have to remove more of the under belly cover?

A - The gray valve is accessible by removing the cover which was sealed on pretty good. The black valve is behind the water filter which I removed for access.

3) Q - Did the Drain Master valves replace just the center part of the existing valves or did you have to replace the entire valve assembly.

A - I wanted to leave the original valves installed ahead of the electric valves so I could use them as shut-offs in case the electric needed repair. It worked for the gray but not for the black. For the black I just replaced the original valve because there wasn't a good place to install the new valve. The new gray valve was installed down stream of the original valve. I just removed the original gray remote control and installed an extension that I can use to close the original gray valve from under the belly of the trailer.


This was done in 2010 and they have worked without any problems since. I did this mod on our previous Sunnybrook and will do it on the next RV if we ever buy again.
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:51 PM   #5
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