RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Excel Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: always moving
Posts: 8
We were getting ready to leave and I wanted to unlock the hose reel to wind up the hose. It would not pull out. Today I got around to investigating the problem. I decided to remove the unit. It was not an easy job as insulation had been glued on after installation. After removing the unit to get a better look, I found the problem was the tube where the hose is wound. It looks like a cylinder with a couple of flat parts. On this cylinder there are slots through the ends of the flat surfaces. When you turn the reel small pieces of plastic come up thru the slots. You can see the slots by opening up the reel, removing the hose and look at the ends of the reel. Turn it from lock to unlock and see these pieces of plastic appear and disappear. My flat surfaces were not flat but looked like they were bent. The locks could not get inside the reel. It looked like a job for the dremmel tool. I didn't have one so I used a knife. The plastic is soft.

I ask myself why did this happen? I believe it was high water pressure and the fact that I didn't unroll all the hose. I noticed the pressure was a little high. The hose looked like it swelled a little bit. I guess the hose wrapped around the reel chooked the little reel and deformed it.

Lesson learned. It is not a good idea to hook up without a pressure regulator. It is also not a good idea to leave hose on the reel when you turn the water on.

I also noticed some water leakage around the hole where the hose reel assembly is installed. The only sealing material used was the white silicon. I used some plumber putty when I replaced the assembly.

While I am talking about water leakage I probably should mention the air vent on the side of the trailer for the refrigerator. I had some work done which required removing this vent. The technician was replacing the foam which had been used for a seal with plumber putty. The foam didn't provide a good seal.
__________________

justhavnfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: always moving
Posts: 8
We were getting ready to leave and I wanted to unlock the hose reel to wind up the hose. It would not pull out. Today I got around to investigating the problem. I decided to remove the unit. It was not an easy job as insulation had been glued on after installation. After removing the unit to get a better look, I found the problem was the tube where the hose is wound. It looks like a cylinder with a couple of flat parts. On this cylinder there are slots through the ends of the flat surfaces. When you turn the reel small pieces of plastic come up thru the slots. You can see the slots by opening up the reel, removing the hose and look at the ends of the reel. Turn it from lock to unlock and see these pieces of plastic appear and disappear. My flat surfaces were not flat but looked like they were bent. The locks could not get inside the reel. It looked like a job for the dremmel tool. I didn't have one so I used a knife. The plastic is soft.

I ask myself why did this happen? I believe it was high water pressure and the fact that I didn't unroll all the hose. I noticed the pressure was a little high. The hose looked like it swelled a little bit. I guess the hose wrapped around the reel chooked the little reel and deformed it.

Lesson learned. It is not a good idea to hook up without a pressure regulator. It is also not a good idea to leave hose on the reel when you turn the water on.

I also noticed some water leakage around the hole where the hose reel assembly is installed. The only sealing material used was the white silicon. I used some plumber putty when I replaced the assembly.

While I am talking about water leakage I probably should mention the air vent on the side of the trailer for the refrigerator. I had some work done which required removing this vent. The technician was replacing the foam which had been used for a seal with plumber putty. The foam didn't provide a good seal.
__________________

justhavnfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2008, 03:49 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
ExcelRVGuy's Avatar
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Kansas
Posts: 495
justhavnfun....

If you will call Donna, she will send you out a new hose reel. We had a problem with those a couple of years ago. The inner tube on the reel was not built strong enough and when the hose would expand, it would collapse the center tube, causing the reel to stick.

It sounds like you may have one of these reels. Just call Donna and tell her that Bryan said to send you a new one at no charge.

Thanks
Bryan
ExcelRVGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2008, 09:04 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Bruce and Jenna's Avatar
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,143
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ExcelRVGuy:

It sounds like you may have one of these reels. Just call Donna and tell her that Bryan said to send you a new one at no charge.

Thanks
Bryan </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

OK everyone, I thought of this first.

"Hello Donna. Bryan said to send me a new television at no charge. Oh yeah, one of those 6 door refrigerators too. Yes, that's right. He said 'No charge.' Thanks Donna."

__________________
Bruce [and Jenna plus Clancy the Australian Terrier]
2007 F350 DRW and 2007 Excel L33RSE
http://bruceandjennas-rvadventures.blogspot.com/
Bruce and Jenna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2008, 09:22 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Max1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 352
Bryan it's great to see you so active on this forum standing behind your product. Way to go
__________________
Paul, Roxanne, Charlie, and Fritz the Siamese Cat.

2007 Excel, 30RSO, Demco Glide Ride, B&W Companion.
Max1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2008, 10:29 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
ExcelRVGuy's Avatar
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Kansas
Posts: 495
I'm surprised noone has thought to say "Hello Donna, Bryan said to give me a new RV no charge"

C'mon people... You're letting me down

Bryan
ExcelRVGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2008, 10:53 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
wrongway's Avatar
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Guthrie Center, Iowa
Posts: 184
Bryan, I did and she said it wasn't her department, so I went up the ladder and you told me No. Now come-on. We need one for the raffle give a way next week. A Nice Wild Cargo would do.

And the winner will be.........
wrongway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2008, 11:06 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
LarryGodby's Avatar
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 537
Larry & Patty Godby Whoopee
__________________
Larry & Patty Godby Guard Dogs are Jo Jo & Shadow
"Stars & Stripes" 2000 F-350 CrewCab LB 4x4 -"Freedom" 2003 33 RSE
Colorado Excel Club
LarryGodby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2008, 11:16 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
rockintom's Avatar
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Fulltime TX Escapee
Posts: 8,660
Glad to see us havin' some fun. This place was sounding like a funeral home a short time back!

I think Bryan is gettin' a little "goofy"....under a bit of stress with the up coming wedding of his daughter and all!

If we keep messin' with 'em, he may blow a fuse and give us the world.

None of us would take advantage of that??? Would we? I can see Vaughn and Duana's face on that deal!

Thanks for having fun with us Bryan. Think of it like this, keeping us entertained here, beats having us looking under the rig for issues!
__________________
2012 Excel L33ft. GKE named Charm as in 3 times is a Charm. Love Fulltiming. Bullet '14 Chevy D/A 3500 LB CC DRW Summit White - Ebony Interior. Check out our blog at: http://claphamstravels.blogspot.com
rockintom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 03:15 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 3
I'm having this issue after hooking up to a high pressure water source. I can't find anywhere to order this part.

Sorry to resurrect a dead thread but I need a replacement hose reel because that is how the water hooks to my coach, it's an 06 model that was manufactured without any other water hookup method and I can't find any info on the reel, the website listed on the reel isn't operational and excel's website is down.

I hate to lose the Reel-EZ as it is a big convenience. I also would hate to have to figure out how to fill the gaping hole it would leave in the side of the RV.

I can't find any relevant reference to a part number or a hose reel available in the same size online, so any help would be most appreciated.

Is the Excel service/parts department still open? Their website is down.
FlyQuad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2016, 09:50 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
rockintom's Avatar
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Fulltime TX Escapee
Posts: 8,660
Hi FlyQuad,
Here's a youtube on the . Talk to Ralph. They may have parts. Also check with Kevin at RV Sales in Moriarty, NM. They have a lot of old parts of for Excels. rockin
__________________

__________________
2012 Excel L33ft. GKE named Charm as in 3 times is a Charm. Love Fulltiming. Bullet '14 Chevy D/A 3500 LB CC DRW Summit White - Ebony Interior. Check out our blog at: http://claphamstravels.blogspot.com
rockintom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Watts regulator with a Reel EZ hose Bruce and Jenna Excel Owner's Forum 8 02-14-2009 03:56 PM
What is your favorite position? Driving position that is... RVThere RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 5 11-10-2008 05:37 PM
Sofa footrest won't stay locked in the "in" position CHIPPYSGT Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 6 03-29-2008 09:22 AM
Electric hose reel Billy S Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 08-26-2007 02:23 PM
?? Power Water Hose Reel skigramp Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 11-15-2006 11:59 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.