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Old 09-02-2014, 10:24 PM   #1
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Rough 1st Day Out!

Made it to our 1st campground. Pulled into our site and noticed the refrigerator was on 49* and I could smell LP. Discovered the LP 2 stage regulator had came apart and leaked out all the LP! Started working on removing the old regulator and water started pouring out my fresh water tank filling nozzle. Two whammies in one day! Looking forward in tomorrow's adventures!


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Old 09-02-2014, 11:11 PM   #2
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Wishing you a better tomorrow
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:19 PM   #3
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water started pouring out my fresh water tank filling nozzle.
I'm betting you have debris in the check valve at the 12 volt on-board water pump. When you connected your water hose at the campsite water back filled into the fresh water tank via the check valve.

The propane regulator its a common failure. Unfortunately it happens at an inconvenient time and most costly opportunity; loss of a full tank of propane and you are 100 miles from a decent RV supplier so you have to buy one from a camp store at 3X the normal price.

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Old 09-03-2014, 09:26 PM   #4
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When we picked up our rig we had a flood in the kitchen when I first hooked up to city water. Thankfully we were only 1/2 hour from the dealer so they sent a tech out in the morning to fix it. (a joint in the lines to the tap had ruptured.)

It happens to all of us.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:33 PM   #5
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Thanks and we did have a better day! Changed out the old regulator, filled the LP tank, and off again down the highway. Bobby, I called the pump manufacture and have a new head assembly on the way! I might pull the pump tomorrow and see if there is anything holding the check valve open. The new pump head assembly is coming via FedEx on Friday.


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Old 09-04-2014, 06:41 AM   #6
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Frank, be careful in separating that pump - you might cause yourself another leak.
While thinking about it - you might double check your fresh water tank fill port and make sure the screen is still there. The water pushing out will push out the screen for the fill port vent.
Good luck!

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Old 09-04-2014, 08:49 AM   #7
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Bobby, no worries. I contacted Pentair on Wednesday and spoke to one of their engineers since they said it is very rare that this happens. The new head assembly will be at my campground location on Saturday. I think FR should install a bypass/shutoff valve by the pump so we never run into a situation where you can't use the service port when the check valve seal fails for whatever reason! I will remove the pump today and perform open heart surgery under the most controlled environmental conditions: on the dinner table
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Disassembled pump and didn't see any defects or foreign objects in the pump chambers or check valve. Reassembled pump and installed. Turned on the water to the RV through the service port and no water filling up the fresh water tank. New pump assembly will be in tomorrow so I will replace the old assembly because nothing obvious jumped out at me! I don't want this to happen again so when I return home I will engineer a shutoff valve in the system.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:28 PM   #9
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Probably just some grit and it got flushed out once you operated the pump or changed the pressure (disconnecting the hose).
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:16 PM   #10
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Didn't realize it til now but if I have the same problem I can use the three way valve I installed for winterization to isolate a leaking pump check valve.
Not often that doing something fixes two issues. In my case it usually just creates another!
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