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Old 11-05-2007, 05:46 AM   #1
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When hooked up to 'city water' water flow rate is poor. (With filter VERY poor; without filter poor). When I switch over to fill the fresh water tank, water flow there has dropped down to a mere trickle. Virtually stopped. I had to put in a manual fill because my coach did not come with a way to fillo the fresh water tank without going through the handle valve.

Has anyone else had this problem? Could it be a faulty valve? That seems so unlikely because of the simplicity of the valve...???

PS: When I use the water pump to supply the coach with water, it is VERY STRONG.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:46 AM   #2
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When hooked up to 'city water' water flow rate is poor. (With filter VERY poor; without filter poor). When I switch over to fill the fresh water tank, water flow there has dropped down to a mere trickle. Virtually stopped. I had to put in a manual fill because my coach did not come with a way to fillo the fresh water tank without going through the handle valve.

Has anyone else had this problem? Could it be a faulty valve? That seems so unlikely because of the simplicity of the valve...???

PS: When I use the water pump to supply the coach with water, it is VERY STRONG.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:58 AM   #3
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Does your coach have an electric hose reel. If so, could there be a kink in the hose?

Have you tried taking the pressure regulator out of the loop to see if that's the problem?
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:27 AM   #4
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I've tried it without the regulator and makes no difference. I do, however, have the hose reel and I am seriously suspecting a kink somewhere. Of course they put the hose reel where you can't visually inspect for a kink but that is my next area to inspect. The only thing that troubles me there is that if the kink was bad enough to stop the water from getting to the fresh water holding tank, it would stopping the water from getting to the coach not just decreasing the flow......
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:22 PM   #5
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I see your point. Still, it's hard to imagine what else it may be. Since the water comes out of the tank OK, the problem has to be either in the hose assembly or the "City Water/Tank Fill" control valve. Like you said, the valve would be an unlikely place for trouble. It almost has to be the hose or hose reel assembly.

Either place is a bear to get to. If your '07 coach is still under warranty, I'd get the problem on record with Monaco, and let them take care of it.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:32 PM   #6
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Ours fills with no problem. I can fill ours right at the tank. There is a plug to open and fill there.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:26 PM   #7
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Monaco now does not put a 'manual' fill at the tank. I made one and can fill it quite quickly. I am just afraid that someday the problem will get worse and I won't be able to supply the coach with "city water". I am taking it back to the dealer next week. Let's see if they can fix it in six weeks or so. (Such a pain)...........

I love my coach though !!! And Monaco has been extremely good to deal with so far. Dealers though.......!@#$%^&*
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:10 PM   #8
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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 Freemn2:
I am taking it back to the dealer next week. Let's see if they can fix it in six weeks or so. (Such a pain)...........
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Yep. Six weeks sounds about right to remove a panel and un-kink a water hose.
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:48 PM   #9
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Try removing the water filter that is located in the wet bay and insert the bypass plug into the adapter. Mine did the same thing. The filter is rated to flow .5 GPM. At that rate it would take 200 mins to fill the tank. I leave my filter off all the time. My tank also does not have a manual fill at the tank.

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Old 11-06-2007, 05:22 AM   #10
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Interresting that Monaco would permenently mount a water filter in the wet bay on the Camelot. I don't think I'd like that. In my Dip, it's under the galley sink and only serves the drinking water faucet on the sink. I think I'd rather choose whether or not to include an inline filter when hooking up the hose.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:18 AM   #11
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Yes. Its called a "whole coach" filter. I took mine out of the system because it was adding to the low-flow problem. Now that I think of it, why DO they filter the water I use to flush the toilet and take a shower????? Much better idea to filter at the kitchen sink only. But we use bottled water for coffee and drinking and cooking anyway so we really don't need to filter for those purposes.
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Our coach (2002) is older than yours and may have a different design, but I only have a slow fill if the back-flow preventer sticks shut. A back-flow preventer is designed to prevent water from the coach flowing back into the city water system. It acts like a check valve.

When I hook up to city water, I first flush the hose, connect to the coach, and gradually open the city water tap. Once the hose fills, I very slowly shift the lever to the fill position, gradually going to the fully open position. This keeps the back-flow preventer from bouncing closed and the result is full flow into the freshwater tank.

It works for me, but your problem may be to something different. Please let us know what you discover.
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That sounds like a great idea Les and I will try that this weekend. Thanks!
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