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Old 02-25-2016, 09:48 PM   #1
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Advice for repair behind H2O panel

The fresh water tank fill valve in my water bay n my Canyon Star needs to be replaced--the plastic handle is stripped. Newmar sent me a new brass quarter turn valve. In order to get to this valve (it is behind the cover panel of all the water connections ) in the basement water bay, I could use some advice about how I go about this (from someone who know how and or has gotten behind this panel). Besides turning off the water and releasing any pressure in the system, does the panel just unscrew and fall forward where you can work behind it on that one valve or do I need to disconnect all the various fittings before I can remove the panel?

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Old 02-26-2016, 11:41 AM   #2
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You shouldn't have to remove all the valves and connections, start by unscrewing the panel. It should tilt or pull away enough to get behind to remove the bad valve. Just go step by step, mark and photograph anything you disconnect so you can put it back in the proper spot.


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Old 02-27-2016, 09:14 AM   #3
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Hard to say - each year/make/model will be somewhat different. The size of your hands and your dexterity will be a factor too. As BFlinn says, just go step by step and see.

My coach has only a few inches of slack in the various hoses and wires behind the panels, but I was able to change the city water inlet without disconnecting anything else. Got some skinned knuckles, though, cause it was tight working quarters.
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