Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > General Discussions about our Montanas
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-02-2014, 04:18 AM   #1
Lenny K
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 870
M.O.C. #14417
Moving Galley Tank Valve Handle

Has anyone moved the location of the handle from underneath the slide to a more convenient position. It is a real pita to pull the handle when the slide is out as you have to get on your knees and crawl underneath the slide. I sure don't want to do that all winter.
I haven't checked yet to see if it is possible to buy a longer cable so as to be able to move it.
__________________
Lenny and Ros
2012 Montana 3400RL,680 Watts Solar,4xT-105 Trojans,GP-ISW2000-12 Inverter,Trimetric 2020, EMSHW50C
2009 Chevy Silverado 3500 LTZ Duramax 4x4 CC Dually, Banks Speed Brake

Lenny K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 04:31 AM   #2
K0LCB
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Los Fresnos
Posts: 3,098
M.O.C. #13395
I never moved mine, but it looks like the belly cover had to be dropped on the 3750. I am not familiar with yours
K0LCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 04:47 AM   #3
JandC
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Cape Coral
Posts: 2,290
M.O.C. #13272
I wonder if it would be easier to just get some type of 3' long pole with a hooked end on it, enabling you to push or pull the gate valve handle without actually crawling under there.
__________________
Previous: 2008 Montana 3400RL & 2014 3725RL
Current: Full Time in DP pulling 24' enclosed (Mini Cooper, Harley, Kayak)
JandC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 05:43 AM   #4
rohrmann
Montana Master
 
rohrmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Box Elder
Posts: 2,841
M.O.C. #12947
I feel pretty fortunate that, on our rig, the pull handle is actually easier to get at when the slides are out, as it is all the way forward under the rear slide. For those that have the almost impossible locations to access, it might be an excuse to install one of those electric valves, and locate the switch in the convenience center. If one were able to get an extra long cable, it would just make it more difficult to pull the valve open and closed.
__________________
Bob & Becky
2012 3402RL
2012 Chevy 2500HD D/A CC 4WD
rohrmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 06:50 AM   #5
racquetballfreq
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Livingston
Posts: 76
M.O.C. #10395
Send a message via AIM to racquetballfreq
I use the long handle that is for pulling down our awning, (no, it's not electric ;~(, to open/close the galley valve when my slide is open. Try it out.
racquetballfreq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 07:55 AM   #6
bigred715
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Eugene
Posts: 953
M.O.C. #5091
My galley handle is in the rear at a 45 degree angle and very hard to pull down. It takes 2 hands to pull down and is not supported well. The dealer replaced the tank after it was leaking. Maybe I'll try some vegetable oil to lubricate it.
bigred715 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 09:47 AM   #7
drknapp
Montana Fan
 
drknapp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redlands
Posts: 458
M.O.C. #9135
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by racquetballfreq

I use the long handle that is for pulling down our awning,
We do the same. Still have to get on a knee to see the handle, but at least you don't have crawl under the slide
__________________
2011 3150RL
drknapp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 11:21 AM   #8
Trailer Trash 2
Montana Master
 
Trailer Trash 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Santa Fe Springs
Posts: 4,189
M.O.C. #639
I moved mine and love its new place. no more crawling on my hands and knees under a slide that has my sewer line running under it for me
__________________
Pulling a 2004, 2980 RL an oldie but goodie.
Tow vehicle is a 2009 RED RAM 3500 DRW.
Trailer Trash 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 11:47 AM   #9
7.3Ford
Montana Master
 
7.3Ford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Indian Land
Posts: 1,116
M.O.C. #9808
I cut a notch in 1" PVC pipe about three feet long. The notch hooks the handle for pulling or pushing the handle in or out. I also have slide distance marks on the same PVC pipe I use for measuring how far the slide comes out, so I have twice the fun with the same PVC pipe.

__________________
2015 Montana 3611RL - Truckless - 2020 RAM 3500 on order
John Walker, Indian Land, SC
Blog https://RoVIngWalkers.blogspot.com/
7.3Ford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 02:30 PM   #10
oldelmer1
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North East
Posts: 1,049
M.O.C. #10758
I cut the back out of a 1/2 inch PVC T, clamped the cutout onto the pull handle of the valve. Then glued a small piece of PVC onto the single end of the T with a female end glued to it. Installed a pipe hanger onto the underside of the slide, then took a length of 1/2" PVC with a male end glued on.

So, I slide the male end thru the pipe hanger and screw it into the T and I can pull it anytime I need to.
oldelmer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2014, 04:26 AM   #11
Lenny K
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 870
M.O.C. #14417
Thanks for the great ideas. I had thought of using some sort of handle but did not think of using PVC. I will drop the belly cover and see what angle of run there is to install a cable that would not be a bear to use. If it doesn't look good, I will use PVC.
__________________
Lenny and Ros
2012 Montana 3400RL,680 Watts Solar,4xT-105 Trojans,GP-ISW2000-12 Inverter,Trimetric 2020, EMSHW50C
2009 Chevy Silverado 3500 LTZ Duramax 4x4 CC Dually, Banks Speed Brake

Lenny K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2014, 05:36 AM   #12
Capt Kidd
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chico
Posts: 641
M.O.C. #6933
Rather than moving the handle I put another shut off valve at the end of the discharge line and just leave the one under the slide open. This has the advantage of also stopping the dribble that you commonly get when opening your discharge.
Capt Kidd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 03:56 PM   #13
johnp4191
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Somerset
Posts: 104
M.O.C. #6664
Our unit has 2 shut offs: the inconvenient one we leave open and the second one by the dump valve. I don't think we would be able to use this setup in freezing areas as there would be water in an outside line, but for warm weather it works great.

Judi
johnp4191 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 04:12 PM   #14
Jolu
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Canon City
Posts: 1,340
M.O.C. #7919
What really works well for those pulls under the slides is a 48" sprinkler key that can be found at ACE Hardware. They are not all that costly. The key has a forked end. You simply place it in a vice and put a 90 degree bend in it and you then have a fork that will fit over the Tee Handle of the pull. It works for pushing the Tee Handle in also.
Here is a link for a 30" key on Amazon. Ace has 48" and a 30".
Link
Jolu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 04:16 PM   #15
mail2us
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location:
Posts: 2,156
M.O.C. #6920
Mine works fine where it is
mail2us is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 05:29 PM   #16
sgtpp214
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washburn
Posts: 591
M.O.C. #1782
I did just as Capt Kidd did.
sgtpp214 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2014, 04:26 AM   #17
Lenny K
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 870
M.O.C. #14417
Putting another shut off valve at the end of the discharge line and leaving it open won't work when dry camping as you have to deal with all that gray water when you want to dump the black. I still have to look how long of a run it is from the galley tank to the convenience centre and if it is less than 72" I should be able to purchase a replacement cable and move it. Does anyone know the distance by any chance?
I like Joe's solution of the 48" sprinkler key.
__________________
Lenny and Ros
2012 Montana 3400RL,680 Watts Solar,4xT-105 Trojans,GP-ISW2000-12 Inverter,Trimetric 2020, EMSHW50C
2009 Chevy Silverado 3500 LTZ Duramax 4x4 CC Dually, Banks Speed Brake

Lenny K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2014, 01:20 PM   #18
jfaberna
Montana Master
 
jfaberna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Willow Spring, NC
Posts: 912
M.O.C. #13909
I just crawl under the slide and pull the handle. It gives me the opportunity to bang my head again. I don't feel that my day is going right if I don't bang my head into a slide or closet or compartment door.
__________________
Jim & Martha Abernathy
2014 Montana 3402RL Level UP, Sailun S637's, TST 507, Renergy 100W solar
2014 Ram 3500 Laramie® 4x2 diesel dually crew-cab 3.73 axle, Reese R20
jfaberna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2014, 03:57 PM   #19
Slink
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Mt Home
Posts: 163
M.O.C. #15851
I just get the wife to open and close it
Slink is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Galley gray water dump valve handle broken Phil P General Discussions about our Montanas 8 04-18-2011 11:15 AM
galley valve handle. bjj5633 General Discussions about our Montanas 14 10-11-2009 02:45 AM
Broken Galley Tank Handle lpostema Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 14 08-22-2008 05:35 PM
Galley tank drain handle disconnected Pete Hanson Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 1 06-19-2007 05:05 AM
Galley Valve handle breaking hamcamper Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 1 10-29-2005 11:07 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×