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Toogreys

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Posted: 06/09/14 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I hope this is in the correct section, if not my apologies! This is my first post! I just purchased a used 2003 Southwind over the weekend and the only problem I found was the city water connection is leaking/spraying under pressure. I believe I need to replace the whole connection because of where it is spraying. Before I dive into this, anyone have an idea on how hard it is to replace? I am hoping its just a matter of removing the screws and unscrewing the old one. Using some plumbing tape and screwing the new one back in. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted: 06/09/14 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very easy. Remove the screws, carefully cut the seal putty holding it on, then unhook the hose. The hose connection is a threaded connection...


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Posted: 06/09/14 04:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is different style. You need to do a little research before jumping into the project.
What is the configuration of your current city water fill?
Does it have a gravity fresh water tank fill?
What size is it?
It is hard top replace the hose connection alone because some are crimped after they are installed in the hatch. Some times it is just better to get a whole new hatch assembly like this.
This one has a brass check valve. Model K7112-6_A
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This one has a plastic check valve.
model K7112-P-A


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Posted: 06/09/14 06:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sch911 and Enblethen. Thank you both for your help. Since I am brand new to this I am not entirely sure what information you are asking for Enblethen. The motor home is a Class A and from my understanding it has 2 fill points. On one side is a fill connection where I can fill the fresh water tank (Gravity??). On the other side of the RV is a compartment/Hatch? where I connect the power, sewer, and city water. There is also a hot and cold drain point located in this compartment and a hand held shower. I can also turn a lever and the fresh water tank will fill thru that city water connection. This is the connection that is spraying while under pressure. The tank is a 100 gal tank. I have a picture of it but don't know how to upload however here is the part number of one that looks pretty close to what I need to replace. 62135 - FPT, Same web site you posted... http://www.jrprvinc.com/search.php Thanks again to both of you

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Posted: 06/09/14 06:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The 62135 is very easy to replace, two or three screws and then unscrew from tubing.
My Pace has a hatch like one of these with everything all together.Hatches

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Posted: 06/09/14 06:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If your swapping out one of these it is called "City water flange" https://www.google.com/search?q=Model+K7........188&bih=566#q=city+water+flange&tbm=isch

First off see if your connection is loose. Other than that Pretty easy, and straight forward. I used plumber putty instead of tape. I also had a strange looking washer that I had to match up as new one didn't come with one.

But if you have something other than what is in first row of pic's in link listed, I HAVE NO IDEA.

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Yep it looks pretty much like one of the ones in the first row in the link path1 posted. But it looks no way like the hatch ones. I guess I won't know until I go in and actually order the part. We did try to tighten it but that made it worse. Thanks all of you for your help! I will let you know how it turns out once I get a chance to fix it.

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Posted: 06/09/14 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Toogreys.....Once you replace the hose connection, there is a way to keep it from going bad again. They typically go bad because they're difficult to connect to, are often tighten with pliers and have way to much stress on them from the hose.

Once you've replaced it, buy a brass (not plastic) quick connect for the hose. They're sold right alongside hoses at most stores. Install the male end of the disconnect on the coach, one time, and tighten carefully with pliers. Now that the male end is on the coach, never remove it. Connect the female end to a 90 degree elbow if your connecter protrudes from the side of the coach. Connect your hose to the 90 degree elbow and your done. Whenever you connect your water, just use the quick connect. You'll never wrestle with the hose connection again.


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Posted: 06/10/14 10:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's possible that it just needs to be reseated. The fitting is a check valve ( Back Flow preventer)Sometimes a little grit gets onto the seal and causes it to leak. By using a screwdriver or other small tool push in the center part and let spring back. Worth a try anyway, Good Luck. Bill


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Posted: 06/10/14 11:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some of these have a built in water pressure regulator set at 40 or 60 psi so we need to check and see if yours is so equipped. FYI, I replaced our 40 psi inlet with a 60 psi and there is a world of difference.


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