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Old 11-08-2018, 07:35 PM   #1
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RV Winterizing Issue

When I winterized the trailer this year an entire bottle of antifreeze ran right out onto the ground through the city water connection. Nothing like that happened the previous year.



I did leave the little flap open accidentally since I blew the lines out with my compressor this year so it is probably user error, but I'm not sure.



Is this a common thing or is something wrong with my plumbing?
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:47 PM   #2
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City water connection has an internal check valve....just a cheap plastic plunger/spring/o-ring assembly


It failed.....and will probably leak anytime you use the on-board pump


O-ring gets dislodged, plunger goes cockeyed etc
If it just got hung up you should be able to push on the white tang and get it to reset
If O-ring got dislodged ---you can remove the assembly, disassemble the check valve, reinstall the O-ring and reassemble.
Buy a new city water inlet assembly


OR install a garden hose 90* elbow and a shutoff valve
(both of my city water inlet and black tank flush connections have been this way for 12 yrs.)
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:44 AM   #3
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It's probably my fault, although I did lower the pressure on the compressor to 45 lbs before I started.


I'll take it apart and see what's inside.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:55 AM   #4
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I doubt it is anyone's fault. Like Old Biscuit indicated, it is probably just a crooked valve or maybe some little speck of debris got stuck. Just gently use a pencil or something to push it back into place.
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water tank

last time I used our camper the potable water tank slowly filled while we were hooked to water at 45 lbs. never happened before. I closed the water pump suction and it seemed to stop. I guess I need to pull the pump? is there a kit to rebuild or do I need a new pump?
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Just a few ideas:

Are you trying to fill it by using the "gravity fill" pipe or do you have a "city water" connection you are trying to fill it by? On my RV, both of these ways to fill the fresh water tank enter the tank between the tank and the pump, so the pump doesn't have anything to do with it.

If you are using a city water port, try looking into the end of the port and see if you have a screen there. Maybe it is stopped up? Also if your RV has a switch to direct the water from tank to system, maybe the valve is stopped up.
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I was not trying to fill the water tank. when I am hooked up to city water my water tank slowly fills. I have to fill it from the fill outside , no fill valve. I think it may be leaking backwards thru the pump to the potable water tank.
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Then I totally agree with you. Sounds like the pump's one-way valve is leaking. You will need to check with the pump manufacturer to see if the valve is replaceable or not, and weather it would just be cheaper and easier to replace the pump.
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