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    holding tank valve

    Holding tank valve doesn't close all the way. When I shut it the valve slides out an inch. Doesn't stay closed like the grey valves.

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    Re: holding tank valve

    Hello rickwestphal and welcome to the forum. You should get a comment on your valve. But I have to ask, does just the handle slide back out or does the tank leak?
    If the handle slides out and the tank does not leak that should not be a problem. If your tank leaks after shutting it then it sounds like you may have something stuck in the valve itself.
    What year and model is your Bighorn?

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    Re: holding tank valve

    Looks like it may be. I'll know more after I grab a honey bucket and open up the cap. Last time I cleaned it I was opening and closing the valve.(rv tote) I just purchased a 2011 3585.

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    Re: holding tank valve

    Rick, even if your not having any leakage. I would install the spin on extra valve on your drain pipe end. That way if you ever have a valve problem...then at least you wont have shoes full of poop. You should "blue glue" it on...they can come loose. JMHO
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    Re: holding tank valve

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob&Patty View Post
    Rick, even if your not having any leakage. I would install the spin on extra valve on your drain pipe end. That way if you ever have a valve problem...then at least you wont have shoes full of poop. You should "blue glue" it on...they can come loose. JMHO
    Bob are you talkin about a clean out type valve or just a valve by it's self?
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    Re: holding tank valve

    He's talking about one of these.

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    Re: holding tank valve

    You may??? just have a sticky valve?? Try putting valve lubricant in your tank per the instructions on the bottle and see if that corrects the issue
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    Re: holding tank valve

    It acts like something is not letting the valvue close, where ever it is in the process. You push in the valve and it just slids back out a little.

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    Re: holding tank valve

    See if you can rent a pipeline scope, run it up the discharge line to see what's there.
    Or rent a plumber with a pipeline scope.
    Get a Flush King and backflush the line up into the tank a few times to dislodge what may be stuck.
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