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Old 09-14-2013
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Somewhere in time, I was told to turn the shore water on, then flip the fill switch on. when your tank is full/or as full as one wants it, turn the fill switch off. Then turn the shore water off. Always works for me.

I usually clean my sporlan valve about twice a year.
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i have done all the BB i have owned x 4 this way and it works

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Does the sporlan valve turned off automatically when the tank is full?

Why is it better than a simple manual valve?
No it doesn't shut off automatically or at least not on my 94.

I am not sure why it isn't manual. Just convenience I suppose. I am not sure where you would mount a manual valve after the fact, but I am sure you could figure it out.
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Does the sporlan valve turned off automatically when the tank is full?

Why is it better than a simple manual valve?
not automatic,But better than accessing under the bed or closet , or where ever BB decided to installed the valve.
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Ah.. you guys are missing the KISS principle again.

You don't need a fill valve at all. My '78 simply has two water inlets. You use one to fill the tank and the other to pressure up the coach. Very simple, never goes bad nor gets blocked or corroded. Doesn't require any type of valve, rebuilds, nor electricity to operate. Over 35 years and not one failure yet. Sometimes you just cannot beat the older coaches for durability.

Ah.. KISS.. gotta love it.
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Thanks George and Bill, I understand. BB used a switch to control the fill so they could mount the valve in a remote location.
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