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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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Old 01-20-2017
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Default Plumbing dump valve putting dump tanks togather

So full-timing i usually keep the dump hose plugged in to the bus...

the old dump valves must have froze 1 time before i got it as they have fine line cracks and leak

with this bus it has a weird angle to plug in the compartment and has a place that some folks had a tray....and that takes up the whole area for storage.

tomorrow i will plump and add a new DUPREE valve and tie the tanks together and run the line outside the bus like my 94 was..

i also will run the fresh water outside with my new regulator so i can shut the door for heat when its cold..i am going to block off that hole with insulation and keep that sealed up --the heat then can be kept in the bus and i will pick up some room for the power cord and hoses..

i also got in 2- 35.5 in shocks off amazon so i can get into my other compartment under slide without the stupid thing falling on me@@@@@

who else dont like the plumbing in the compartment??

and I welcome discussion about taking 2 valves out and using one......
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Woody I tied my tanks together about two months ago. I also put a clean out sprayer in gray tank. Like it and working great.
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Woody - I put two Dupree valves in mine (one on each tank) last year and another standard gate valve before the hose connection. That allows me to open both Dupree valves and let the two tanks balance out the waste level. It lasted 10 days in that configuration at Oshkosh last year, but they were both almost full. The valves are in the compartments and the cross over tube is outside so I wouldn't cross feed them in freezing weather. I also have a 4 inch access fitting in top of the black water tank so I can take a water hose and flush and clean the tank and valves.
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I would like to have another valve like Bob, but I have a cap with a hose connection on it I can use to drain grey to tote tank when in core parks. With the cap on I can pull both to equalize the tanks, and still bleed with hose connection before dumping. I have got ten days when without any draining.
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thanks for the replies..i will try and save the other valves if i can then i would have 3 to use

my gray/black tanks are on top of the fresh--no room for clean-out --crossover is the y in the compartment with valves on both sides

i want the room that i can gain for storage....i do have a big new 3" ball valve i might try and put in under the factory style setup if it will fit....

we will see after this day how it goes
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got it dun 1 valve outside dump hook up and fresh water too..

we will see how this works ..i like my bus bug free said the boss no doors open to dump or fill
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Woody - I put two Dupree valves in mine (one on each tank) last year and another standard gate valve before the hose connection.
I have the pneumatic valves that like to stick, even with new paddles from Dupree and lube. Putting a standard gate valve at the hose connection would be easier than replacing the valves for frequent dumping. Unless someone says otherwise, I think I'll update with a gate valve.
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I put manual gate valves on mine. Saved the air lines and switches so they could be reused if desired.

Much cleaner and don't have to air up to dump.
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manual valves for Dupree products fixed my problem also

i think mine been froze a time of too cracks all over can not save the the bodys
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