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Old 07-17-2019, 11:31 AM   #1
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City Water ByPass Valve

I have a Fleetwood, Bounder 2013 model 35K. I've posted about my tank being filled when valve is in the City Water position.
I need to purchase the City Water Bypass Valve which is a 2 way valve. Has anyone out there know of a company that sells it? any ideas or suggestions?

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I figured that the 1st point of contact for the water into the coach is the valve. Therefore, the valve is not holding or diverting the water correctly.

I appreciate all ideas and suggestions.
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:46 PM   #2
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Mine does the same thing. I was going replace it but it looks to be a PITA as I don't have easy access to the back of the panel. What I did find is that turning the valve off and on several times always cures the problem. Then I noticed that you can actually hear it bypassing if you listen closely. I suspect the problem is caused by scale from hard water. I installed a water softener last year and since then the problem has occurred much less frequently.

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Old 07-18-2019, 08:42 AM   #3
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I have had this happen and the problem was the check valve in the the water pump. If it fails city water pressure flows backwards through the pump into the fresh water tank. Check by disconnecting the input side of the pump while you have the city water turned on and valve in normal position. If you see a small steam of water coming from the input side of the pump you have found the problem. Check this first as it is a much easier fix than replacing the valve. Check valve kits or whole water pumps are available on Amazon. This happened to me in a 2006 Fleetwood Excursion. I decided to jus replace the whole pump.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:51 AM   #4
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Both great ideas!
Another one is to make sure the valve is actually turning all the way. On my coach the valve handle was plastic and the valve stem had wallowed or stripped the handle. If felt like the valve was turning correctly, but it wasn't, thus the valve wasn't turning all the way. I made new handles out of scrap steel and now all is right with the world again.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:57 AM   #5
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Great points. On my 2004 Fleetwood Bounder the bypass valve if turned too aggressively can be rotated 360 degrees with no impact on the actual valve.
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I had the same problem with our 2013 Winnebago. My first though a bad bypass valve but it wasn’t! It was water pump. Leaving pump on at the same time connected to city water was slowly filling up the fresh water tank. Turned off the pump problem solved
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:13 AM   #7
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Good idea Excursion. Thank you.

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