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Old 07-15-2016, 12:10 AM   #41
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Yes, As Charlie says.....both handles pull out at the same angle,,, 90*......
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:12 AM   #42
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On the 2014 the handles are at 90 degrees
To clarify

The handles are at 90 degrees to each other?

Or

both handles are at 90 degrees to the frame?

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Old 07-15-2016, 08:10 AM   #43
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90 degrees to each other. The black water pulls straight out from the trailer, the gray water handle points back at the tank. Well lubed, I can pull it with two fingers.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:23 AM   #44
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90 degrees to each other. The black water pulls straight out from the trailer, the gray water handle points back at the tank. Well lubed, I can pull it with two fingers.
Hi: Donna D... I'd rather have "Two fingers" of something else liquid. Alf
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:27 AM   #45
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90 degrees to each other. The black water pulls straight out from the trailer, the gray water handle points back at the tank. Well lubed, I can pull it with two fingers.
Actually on the 2017 21' the handles both pull straight out. Away from the frame.

So here is the updated info:

I need to make (or have someone make) a custom made handle extension for the grey tank open/close handle.

I'll explain why .....

I looked carefully at the 2017 21' that is now on display at ETI
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When we are parked at home, the drivers side of it needs to be about 8" from a tall, long wall.

(There is enough space on the passenger side)

Occasionally we need to empty the black then grey tank, without moving the trailer.

As per Greg A's good suggestion - I will attach the sewage hose and feed it forward, before pushing the Escape into its storage place, 8" from the wall on the drivers side.

To drain the black then grey tank I will use a long pole with a hook on the end.

So see attached photos -

I will have to do this from the front of the trailer... As the wheel blocks access from the rear of the trailer.

So I am after a secure handle extension that I can attach and forget about.

It should stick out further than the black handle... To make it easier to snag with my hook-on-a-long-pole apparatus, while I am standing at the front driver corner of the Escape.

Any ideas as to a sturdy and simple (handle) solution?

Thanks. :-)
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:29 AM   #46
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:50 AM   #47
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Have you considered an electric valve?
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B002OW...ZSKYZCNQXST8K4


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Old 08-17-2016, 12:55 AM   #48
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Have you considered an electric valve?
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B002OW...ZSKYZCNQXST8K4


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Thanks, but I would like to keep it simple.

So I would rather not.

But good to know they exist.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:06 AM   #49
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Ok, don't need electric.
You need something like the spacers they put on kids pedals to make them thicker so short legs can reach them.
Get a white plastic cutting board. Cut into strips as wide as the T handle. With some stainless nuts and bolts create a sandwich where the T handle is the filling and the cutting board plastic is the two pieces of bread. If the two pieces of bread are long enough they form the extension and you make whatever shape hole in the end to attach your pulling pole to.


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Old 08-17-2016, 09:38 AM   #50
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Get 3 link quick links per handle, 2 big enough to slip over the handle ends, and 1 more sized to hold the quick links together so they don't fall off the "T". Then snag the third one with your hook.

https://www.mfrexpress.com/38-quick-...FYbBoCGYrw_wcB
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