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Old 11-14-2007, 05:44 AM   #1
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I hope old Beavers are welcome here. I have had mixed results trying to get info from the Monaco factory support phone line. It seems to be dependent on getting a former Beaver or Safari guy. They usually don't refer you to a guy that might know the right answer.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to access the plumbing to the sink besides the obvious hoses and tubes directly under it? I have a low flowing faucet in the kitchen where the shower and basin seem to be more like normal even though it still seems to be effected by an extreme pressure regulator somewhere. The water pressure at the hook up seemed OK the few times I have used it.

I would also like to get behind the service panel were all the valves and hookups are. Is that a reasonable ambition or am I asking for trouble beyond the multitude of screws? I have a slowly leaking slide valve and they are hidden. I know the screws can loosen on the slides.

I recently bought this to eventually fulltime with and have only previously owned RVs of a much lower quality level. (The kind where you can get to the innards easily). I am still on the beginning of the learning curve.
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:44 AM   #2
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I hope old Beavers are welcome here. I have had mixed results trying to get info from the Monaco factory support phone line. It seems to be dependent on getting a former Beaver or Safari guy. They usually don't refer you to a guy that might know the right answer.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to access the plumbing to the sink besides the obvious hoses and tubes directly under it? I have a low flowing faucet in the kitchen where the shower and basin seem to be more like normal even though it still seems to be effected by an extreme pressure regulator somewhere. The water pressure at the hook up seemed OK the few times I have used it.

I would also like to get behind the service panel were all the valves and hookups are. Is that a reasonable ambition or am I asking for trouble beyond the multitude of screws? I have a slowly leaking slide valve and they are hidden. I know the screws can loosen on the slides.

I recently bought this to eventually fulltime with and have only previously owned RVs of a much lower quality level. (The kind where you can get to the innards easily). I am still on the beginning of the learning curve.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:19 AM   #3
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Unscrew the airerator from the faucet arm & then turn on the faucet -- A tiny speck of trash can stop it up -- I`ve owned 2 Safari`s & had good luck with them -- This was before Monaco took over -- It would probably be best if you left the plumbing behind the panel alone -- If you break something, replacement parts may be hard to find -- Bill Willard
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Post some pics of the area around the slide valves. They had to get it in there so there "should" be a "relatively" easy way to change them if they are leaking.

BTW, by "slide valves" do you mean the blade valves for the waste lines from the tank? If so, these are replaceable and the old seals tend to dry out and leak (or get pinched). The newer Valterra valves have better quality seals.

Even Beaver bought "most" parts from the general RV supply market so I wouldn't expect too many of the "regular" type parts to be custom Beaver only parts.

Again, post some clear pics. You are better served by using the "image clickable thumbnails for message boards" format.
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:56 AM   #5
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I will take some pics tomorrow but it is a panel forward of the passenger rear wheel well that has the city water connection, shut off and drain valves for all the different water systems (kitchen, shower, basin, etc.). It is roughly 3 feet (+/-) square or rectangular.

It also has the grey and black tank "blade" (I wasn't sure what they were called) valves that one of which was leaking slightly. I had left more or less clean liqid with some blue stuff in it so anything in there didn't petrify but since have drained completely. Now it has a bit of pink antifreeze just in case it gets too cold this winter.

The under side is totally boxed in but has apparently been cut into for access and then slobbered up with sealant on the patch. I hope that isn't the only way in since the exhausts for generator and "Hurricane" system are directly under that area.

I am thinking by removing the multitude of peripheral screws on the panel, it should at least lean out on flexible tubing going to the water systems. The blade valve actuating rods look like they will allow exposer if the "T" handle comes off the rod. Haven't looked closely latel.

I am looking for anyone who actually knows if this is or is not feasable.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:04 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Billy Willard:
Unscrew the airerator from the faucet arm & then turn on the faucet -- A tiny speck of trash can stop it up -- I`ve owned 2 Safari`s & had good luck with them -- This was before Monaco took over -- It would probably be best if you left the plumbing behind the panel alone -- If you break something, replacement parts may be hard to find -- Bill Willard </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've had the complete end of the flex tube open after removing the hand held wand thing. It is similar to the kind with a filter but has no filter. I think it was changed out by original owner.

I havent removed the faucet assembly completely which is my next step to see if some O rings might be wadded up in there or something.

I am sure the plumbing parts are available from at least CW or similar if not Home Depot.

I will get into it, I would just like a little hint from someone who has been there before I start breaking things.
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Be aware that the pipe fittings are plastic -- These can become brittle with age -- I had the same thing on Safari`s -- Safari was the mfg of Beaver before Monaco - Bill Willard
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