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Old 04-21-2024, 04:04 PM   #1
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Tank outlet cap

Here is a very stupid problem. My gray/black water tank out cap is so tight I was able to remove it but couldn't put it back on. I tried to put on my see through tube but now I cannot remove it. I thought maybe I am old (73) but the dealer service manager can't remove it either, claim there is no warranty and he doesn't want to damage it. Any advice on how to solve the same problem or what tool I can use? Thanks for your advices in advance.

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Old 04-21-2024, 04:39 PM   #2
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Is it my understanding you cannot get the bayonet fitting off the drain? AND neither can the dealer? What dealership can't or won't take the hose connections off for U?
I would think the best place to get that off would be at the dealer where if it got damaged a repair would be able to be facilitated.

As far as a tool Camco makes a sewer connection wrench it's around $10 on Amazoom
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Old 04-21-2024, 04:41 PM   #3
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Here is a very stupid problem. My gray/black water tank out cap is so tight I was able to remove it but couldn't put it back on. I tried to put on my see through tube but now I cannot remove it. I thought maybe I am old (73) but the dealer service manager can't remove it either, claim there is no warranty and he doesn't want to damage it. Any advice on how to solve the same problem or what tool I can use? Thanks for your advices in advance.
Try a couple of oil filter strap wrenches.

Mine at times is tight (and I"m older!) and I have used plumbers grease or even petroleum jelly on the gasket to keep it from sticking.

BTW, your service manager doesn't seem too able to "manage service".

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Old 04-21-2024, 04:43 PM   #4
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It's a $10ish cap.
Who wouldn't want to damage it if became unviable?



https://www.amazon.com/AMERICAN-MUTT...Y2hfbXRm&psc=1

Two of these(or similar)
One to hold the rv side pipe in place,
One to turn that cap.

You probably need to find a better guy than the fraud who didn't know this.
Watch
Just rolled in
On YouTube.
See some of the mechanical work being done at shops.

Also.

Black pipe swells on occasion.
Either replace the rv end(this cures it all)
Or
Sand the interior of your new cap CONSIDERABLY,
apply silicone grease
Install.

And
I assume bayonet mount:
They vary wildly and widely as to fit. Cheap or not cheap isn't a factor.
Temperature when cured at the factory is the factor.

And
While you were there,
Did you ask him how your generator changed color?
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Old 04-21-2024, 04:45 PM   #5
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Three immediate answers all headed in the same direction and similar in tone!

Isn't this forum helpful? Usually!
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Old 04-21-2024, 04:54 PM   #6
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Old? Please. There are lots of us here older than you youngster. Once you get it removed by the methods suggested you can try silicon spray from any auto supply. I also have Camco plastic wrenches to help with my feeble hands and git er dun.
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Old 04-21-2024, 08:58 PM   #7
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Thank you for all your advices. Found this - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...HUJHCLAH&psc=1. The grease is also a good suggestion.
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Old 04-21-2024, 10:42 PM   #8
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Thank you for all your advices. Found this - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...HUJHCLAH&psc=1. The grease is also a good suggestion.
That's the ticket
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Old 04-22-2024, 01:05 AM   #9
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That Will remove a well working cap.
It will twist off the coupling or break a glued seal if used by itself on a greatly stuck cap.
The leverage will twist the outlet pipe to the point of breakage.

Something needs to hold the house side of the pipe from twisting if the cap is truly stuck.
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Old 04-22-2024, 03:33 AM   #10
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That Will remove a well working cap.
It will twist off the coupling or break a glued seal if used by itself on a greatly stuck cap.
The leverage will twist the outlet pipe to the point of breakage.

Something needs to hold the house side of the pipe from twisting if the cap is truly stuck.
Thanks for the advice. It seems I can put the cap on, but can't take it off. Maybe just a little bit beyond the normal strength. My friend who owns a 2023 Chateau 22E said he had the same problem, and the Camco opener works well. After a few times, the cap loosened up enough and he can do it without the opener. Working with a little grease will definitely help. Hope it works the same for me. Thanks for all your helps.
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Old 04-22-2024, 03:37 AM   #11
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File the inside of the flanges that catch the lugs.
They have flashing on them or they're warped.

Also
Consider a lug mount macerator.
They instÓll once,and,use a garden hose instead of a slinky.
No bayonet to deal with, no slinky to deal with, pressure instead of gravity.
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Old 04-27-2024, 06:33 PM   #12
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File the inside of the flanges that catch the lugs.
They have flashing on them or they're warped.

Also
Consider a lug mount macerator.
They instÓll once,and,use a garden hose instead of a slinky.
No bayonet to deal with, no slinky to deal with, pressure instead of gravity.
many parks require a threaded connection at the sewer dump.

and i really like that as it prevents hoses from coming loose during the process.

how do you deal with that with a garden hose? stuff it in the pipe ? that doesn't seem very safe to me.

just curious
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Old 04-27-2024, 06:37 PM   #13
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There are readily available sewage fittings with garden hose fittings(and If they weren't avaliable I'd sure have one made in about 10 minutes.)
When done, my 25ft hose is drained, coiled and male attached to the female end to avoid leakage.
Or
I have a powered waste water hose reel I've decided not to use because the loose hose is easier. Same with powered freshwater. Loose hose is easier.
And
If too far away for some reason, another hose attaches easily to practically any length.

https://www.boatandrvaccessories.com...-sw20d01r-reel
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