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Old 06-21-2016, 09:15 PM   #1
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Replace City Water Inlet

I need to replace the city water inlet on my Solara 24S. Have any of you found a good replacement that will last longer than the plastic one it came with?
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Old 06-21-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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Never had one break but you should be able to get a better quality one at any RV dealership.


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We replaced ours with a brass check valve 4 years ago and have not had a problem.
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I will swing by my dealer and see if they have something that looks more robust. Thanks for the feedback. I took the three screws holding the flange out and I could not pull the line down far enough to get to the nut. Looks like some double jointed work, or maybe I can use pliers on it.

Looks easy enough to pull. I left it on so the system didn't drain without me being there to direct flow.
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When you replace the fitting, buy a 90 degree fitting so the hose is hang'n down.....
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I will swing by my dealer and see if they have something that looks more robust. Thanks for the feedback. I took the three screws holding the flange out and I could not pull the line down far enough to get to the nut. Looks like some double jointed work, or maybe I can use pliers on it.

Looks easy enough to pull. I left it on so the system didn't drain without me being there to direct flow.
Just a thought on my part as I am not familiar with your units lay out.

Is there a storage bay next to the connection?
Could there be a false panel that would allow east access?
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Installed one in the spring that I picked up on Amazon. Haven't used city water since ... lol. Brass fittings seem much better than the plastic OE inlet that cracked. Easy install. You might want to pick up some fresh putty tape to help seal things up. I also used a silicone for good measure.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_5gp87fu7wp_b
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The fitting for mine points almost directly down. It's in a compartment of its own with the other stuff like sewer and stuff so no access from the rear. I can pretty easily get to the nut, I just need to reach up behind the panel it hangs down from.

Not sure what I would need the putty tape for. Not breaking any seals with the exception of the water line.
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