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Old 05-17-2017, 11:57 AM   #1
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Leverage for that darn sewer cap!

Just found this on the Trailer Life web site. I intend to do it.

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Old 05-17-2017, 12:10 PM   #2
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I think there is a special wrench available for the sewer caps.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:16 PM   #3
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No doubt, but I have all the materials in my shop at home to do this!

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Old 05-17-2017, 01:49 PM   #4
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I do too, but haven't had any problem getting the cap off, or the one on my tote tank. Was going to order the wrench when I ordered the tank, but just more stuff to carry that I don't really need. An interesting idea though
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:12 PM   #5
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Put a wipe of petroleum jelly on the o-ring and edges of the mating arts to reduce the stiction.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:05 PM   #6
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Not a bad idea but here's another way to skin the cat. Two bolts & nuts installed from the inside of the cap leaving 1" of the thread showing. You could use the stabilizer jack handle or pretty much anything to move the cap and not be noticeable like that handle.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:45 PM   #7
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That video guy expended much more energy making that ugly lever than he ever would loosening the cap. I second petroleum jelly or some such.
How does he get the slinky hose off when he's done emptying the tank, if he can't get the cap off?
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I think there is a special wrench available for the sewer caps.
Thanks for the info. We bought a big tub of RV stuff from an auction and have 2 things that look like they could be wrenches for a sewer cap on an RV.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:51 PM   #9
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Just found this on the Trailer Life web site. I intend to do it.

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Saw this in Motorhome's website also. It would do the trip especially for older hands that is not strong enough.
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Also good for catching on brush or a curb and permanently removing the cap and hose.
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You can buy a cheep wrench in Plumbing Dept. of Home Depot. Called a basket strainer wrench works great.
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I would have at least rounded the ends better. Looks kinda crude.
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Also good for catching on brush or a curb and permanently removing the cap and hose.
That would depend on where your sewer handle is. On a Casita it would be tricky to do even. We also have a motor home and the cap is underneath far enough that it wouldn't catch on a curb or brush unless you ran off the road. I like the idea for some rigs but like the idea of the wrench also.
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Strap wrench

Google Strap wrench and notice the one on the left.
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Or, you could buy this replacement cap, catalog number 5854, from Camping World.
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Sold! I like that. Will need to get one of those. My hands are too arthritic to turn the stock cap off.

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Just found this on the Trailer Life web site. I intend to do it.



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I saw that too. I think it is a great idea! Thanks for posting...

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Or, you could buy this replacement cap, catalog number 5854, from Camping World.
Perfect answer for how to remove caps. Also with the hose attachment you could hook a hose to it and drain your grey tank into a bucket or tote if you don't have full hookups. Then put the grey water into a proper disposal place.
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