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Old 08-15-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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Back Flow Preventer

Our 07, Camelot has a water hose reel -- When the pump is on, it pressurize the water hose, & when unhooking from the shore water bib, water sprays, & almost drains the water lines -- Had to use a plug at the end of the hose, & it had to be tight, or you would have a leak -- I removed the panel & added a backflow preventer - This solved that problem -- I also installed a shutoff valve for the low point drain -- Last year I removed the plastic panel, & replaced it with one made of stainless steel, so it was not a big deal removing the panel for this mod -- Amazing Bill Willard
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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Bill,

Could you post a pic of your panel. I am getting ready to make a new one for mine. Get rid of that plastic pain in the butt. Going with anodized aluminum. Don't know about labeling though.

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Old 08-16-2011, 06:17 AM   #3
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Good job, Bill. And "Amazing" is right! Monaco would not recognize that Camelot with all of the improvements you have made.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:29 AM   #4
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Bill:
Did you have to cut the plastic panel to get it out. I've tried two times and see no way of removing it without cutting it in half. I would be very interested in seeing your stainless panel mod.
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It`s diffcult to take a decent picture of the panel, because it has a mirror finish -- I cut the plastic panel all to he_ _ to remove it -- Went to Lowe`s, & got a 4x8 sheet of thin luan paneling to make a template, in which I made many before getting one with the best layout for me -- A template is nessary, because you only have one chance when cutting the metal -- I purchased a 48x24 inch piece of stainless, & used a Roto Zip with a metal cutting wheel -- I used stainless, because it`s very flexable without putting a crimp in the metal, but rigid enough for the panel -- I used 2" aluminum angle for backers, one on top, & one the bottom -- The panel has 4 screws on top & 4 on the bottom -- I used blue painters tape to label the wires -- Gotta label them, because there`s a buuunch of wires behind there -- I eliminated the outside shower, which I never used, but added a male hose fitting on the low point drain line under the bay, so now I can hook a hose on it & the black tank rinse connection & rinse the tank with hot water, since I have the Aqua Hot with continuous hot water -- The measure is 42 1/2 inches wide, with a 2", 90o bend on each end, simular to the plastic orginal, & 24" high -- Just get plenty of metal cutting wheels, & cobalt bits -- Bill Willard
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Forgot the picture --
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Bill:
WOW!!!!
What a beautiful job. A new place to look in the mirror and comb your hair too.
I'm going to add it to my list.
Thanks for sharing.
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Looks nice. I have a waterjet at work I can use to cut mine out. That will save time. Just have to lay everything out first. Also getting rid of the shower setup and going for a hose bib.

Hopefully soon. Working on generator project first.

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Our 07, Camelot has a water hose reel -- When the pump is on, it pressurize the water hose, & when unhooking from the shore water bib, water sprays, & almost drains the water lines -- Had to use a plug at the end of the hose, & it had to be tight, or you would have a leak -- I removed the panel & added a backflow preventer - This solved that problem -- I also installed a shutoff valve for the low point drain -- Last year I removed the plastic panel, & replaced it with one made of stainless steel, so it was not a big deal removing the panel for this mod -- Amazing Bill Willard

We have a Monaco Knight and water sprays out sometimes, we need to also put in another backflow preventer. Where did you pick up your preventer and how did you cut the hose? I enjoy your posts. Thanks Anita
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I purchased the backflow preventer on ebay -- I had the connectors left over from other projects, but you can get them at Lowe`s -- They also have the Pex tubing, & crimp rings -- The Pex water line is a hard plastic, & can be cut with a utility knife, but I use cutter in the photo, something that I use for many other things -- If you have trouble getting the barb fitting on the line, you can use a hair dryer to heat the tubing, & will soften a bit, so you can slip it on -- Use caution doing this, & don`t over heat -- In place of crimp rings, you can use a good hose clamp -- Bill Willard
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