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Old 04-11-2009, 09:15 AM   #1
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Water Problem

We are camping this weekend and using our fresh water tank and now when we turn on our pump, water shoots out of the city water connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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The city water connection has a CHECK (one way valve) built into it. Apparently, for some reason, the CHECK is not seating.



With pump OFF, remove the screened washer inside the city water connection. Push on the valve a few time to try and make it seat in place. Most of the time, this works.

If this doesn't work, connect a water hose to the city water connection and run water through it. This may help flush it out(if anything is obstructing the valve). Remove the water supply hose and try the pump again.

If this doesn't work, you may have to replace the city water valve.




If you're camping where you have no access to a water supply, you'll have to pinch off the hose(from the pump to the city water connection) to stop the flow. Use vise-grip pliers with a softener between the jaws or a "C"-clamp, or whatever to stop the flow.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
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If that wasn't so serious it would be funny. Sounds like maybe an anti-siphon valve on the city water side is stuck open. Note that I am assuming there is such a valve. Just for giggles, try putting in a plug where the the hose screws in. It might be a temporary fix until you can figure out what the real problem is.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:10 AM   #4
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Thanks you guys are awesome! I went out and looked around and found pieces of the check valve. ;ust have to run to town to get a new one. Wow camper is only 3 weeks old, things happen at the wrong time huh.
Anyway thanks again.
Allen
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:55 PM   #5
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they're pretty ferocious when they pop, too.
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:33 PM   #6
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Funny this thread came up. I just got back from Reichert's RV of Hanover PA and purchased the same City Water Inlet with Check Valve. Mine started leaking after I dewinterized the system. I was fortunate that I was able to take it apart and found that just the O-Ring came off. I fixed and replaced it. Bought a new one for insurance, never know when it might go again. $21.30 is well worth the peace of mind just in case I need it.

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Old 04-12-2009, 11:36 AM   #7
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I think I found an easier way

Rather than crimp off the hose ,why not take your blow out plug making sure it has the cap on the narrow end and screw it in. This should stop the air flow.
I have made up a small tool kit using a small tool box and keep one of these in it aslong with other common tools and one of those screwdrivers for the rv type screws used throughout the trailer.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:06 PM   #8
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Rather than crimp off the hose ,why not take your blow out plug making sure it has the cap on the narrow end and screw it in. This should stop the air flow.
I have made up a small tool kit using a small tool box and keep one of these in it aslong with other common tools and one of those screwdrivers for the rv type screws used throughout the trailer.
Dang good thinking!!! If you have the blow out plug for the city water inlet with the tire valve stem on it then the valve stem would work to stop the flow of water. Now I have to make sure mine is always in the rig! Good job!
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:52 PM   #9
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Ok, went to my local dealer who sold me the camper. They did not have the exact valve for my camper so they gave me one of thesehttp://www.campingworld.com/shopping...let-plug/27840.
This did the job and we were able to finish our weekend of camping just fine. The dealer is going to replace the valve this week when it comes in. Thanks for all your help.
Allen

PS. I will be keeping this cap in my camper from now on.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:29 PM   #10
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Has anyone replaced their city inlet valve with something metalic? I'm getting a bad issue with cross threading and the weight of the hose causing leaks and popping the hose off.

I originally at the regulator attached at the camp faucet and the clean water end in the city valve...I've reversed this and the regulator seems to create a tighter fit in the city water valve...perhaps it is the fresh water hose itself...personally, I'd rather have a metal to metal connnection.

Any parts out there like that?
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