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Old 08-09-2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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Just got back after a great weekend in the Annapolis Valley here in Nova Scotia. Trailer no issues - all things seem to be working. So - when I got home I tackled the leaking Galley grey water valve (previous post). I removed several screws soI could have a peek at the valve - and maybe attempt a repair - no so fast skippy!!!

Guys - the valve is actually positioned between the wheels (32SB Cruiser) on the left side of the trailer - with the valve handle facing toward the centreline of the belly - so no easy access at all. When I pulled the lever, the cable pulled back from the valve actuator on the valve body - so there ended up being no movement of the valve at all - just the cable.

The 64K question - Can I replace the cable only- or does the cable and the valve come as a single unit?



If I replace the valve it appears that I may have to remove many more of the screws that hold the fabric in place -not much fun involved there.



If any Crossroads dealers/techs/designers read this - please - in future - if you are not going to make it "perfect" of fail proof - then at least provide a more user-friendly and reasonable design to the underbelly enclosure. Provide access ports to the parts that we all know will fail - so us DIY guys (especially post warranty) have a 1/2 chance of keeping our units on the road and out of the shop for expensive repairs.........
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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I believe the valve is just a sliding plastic "door" sandwiched between two 3" rubber O-rings. Did the cable pull completely out? It might have just pulled off the slide and you possibly can apply some kind of epoxy to the cable end and cement it back in. To replace the valve, you will need to cut the ABS pipe and glue in a new valve. Your 2008 Cruiser should still be under warrantee.
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If the cable pulled out it's easy to repair because it's very likely that grub screw came loose. That said, I understand what you're talking about when you talk about accessibility to the valve. I had a similar problem on our previous 5vr, and I had to cut a hole in the aluminum under covering to repair the problem.
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