Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 24
Water question

Ok, I'm confused on another item and the manual doesn't help.

When we turn on the water pump-no city water connected, water comes out the city water fitting. I'm sure there is a valve that isn't fully closed. Any ideas on where to start? Thanks!
__________________

__________________
GaryTucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 12:59 AM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by GaryTucker
Ok, I'm confused on another item and the manual doesn't help.

When we turn on the water pump-no city water connected, water comes out the city water fitting. I'm sure there is a valve that isn't fully closed. Any ideas on where to start? Thanks!
Your check valve on city connection is stuck.
You can try and un stick it but just get a new one.
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 06:54 AM   #3
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,157
You can try to "unstick it" by:

1) remove the screen over the inlet port
2) look at the valve and spring inside the port
3) push on the valve and see if it will reseat
4) if it is broken you will need to get a new port

5) A workaround to keep you camping is to buy a one way check valve (called a vacuum breaker) and put it on your city water inlet till you can get yours fixed. You may need to remove the screen washer to install the valve; just remember to put it on the end of the check valve if you do hook up city water.

I carry a two spares as they are cheap and many campgrounds do not have them on their faucets (and they should).


Wilkins BFP- 9 3/4" Brass Hose Connection Vacuum Breaker at PlumberSurplus.com

PS - your city water inlet check valve typically breaks when who ever winterized your camper forgot to add RV antifreeze to (or blow out) the city water inlet. Water trapped in the valve will freeze and sometimes break the valve or spring.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	hb8.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	36.9 KB
ID:	16824  
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:10 PM.