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Old 10-02-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Winterizing with Air, but think water inlet is broke?

2010 Forest River V Cross. We blew out the lines yesterday with the compressor, but it didn't seem to work as it did last year when you could hear the air coming through the lines. Yesterday the air wasn't making it through the lines. Today my husband noticed that the city water value (where we hook up the compressor) spring was "broke" or not "in place."

Does this seem like the reason it would not be putting air into the lines? How hard is it to replace if this is the problem?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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sounds like your city water check valve is broke.
they are simple to replace .

what air pressure was he using ?


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Old 10-02-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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Air pressure was set at 90...

Glad to hear they are simple to replace!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:11 PM   #4
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omg 90 psi !

20 psi is plenty to blow air lines out ! surprised you didn't blow anything else apart.
Better make sure you have no leaks come next spring .......

hopefully everything else is ok ....

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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Might be why the valve is broke...last year it worked and there weren't any leaks thank goodness.

We will turn it down, replace the valve and try again. Going hunting this weekend and calling for snow, good times!

Any suggestions on replacing the valve?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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There pretty straight forward . Depends on how yours is mounted and you can access the back it should be no more than a 30 minute deal and a a 6 pack for good measure !

good luck !

What hunting season is open there ?

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Max pressure in an RV shouldn't exceed 50 psi. Many RVr's use a pressure regulator when hooked to outside sources, just to make sure that surges, etc. don't cause leaks or failures.
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I am not sure you can access the back. We joke that every job is a 10 minute job that turns into a few hours and a case!

We just filled some of our antelope tags. Elk and deer just opened Monday, but we we can't get up there until Thursday.
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I am not sure you can access the back. We joke that every job is a 10 minute job that turns into a few hours and a case!

We just filled some of our antelope tags. Elk and deer just opened Monday, but we we can't get up there until Thursday.
good luck !
post pics of the hunt !
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