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Old 08-30-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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City Water hookup?

This is my first post, and there may be several threads dealing with this but I did not find them in the firdt three pages.

I have an RV Trailer 27 ft Pioneer and if I hook up city water, nothing flows.

Is there a switch or valve I should switch to open the pressure to the trailer>?? I cannot find any valve and I left the book at home, so I'm stuck with this new (to me) RV.

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Old 08-30-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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You could have a stuck back flow valve or there have been several times I have hooked up the hose, go inside and no water becuase I forgot to turn the water on to begin with. My guess stuck valve.
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Maybe your are filling water tank do you have water selector valve.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:11 PM   #4
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Maybe your are filling water tank do you have water selector valve.
Not the Water tank, that does not have a hose connector and is in a different location.

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Old 08-30-2013, 02:13 PM   #5
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Then you have a stuck valve. Easier to replace the inlet then try a fix.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:16 PM   #6
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You could have a stuck back flow valve or there have been several times I have hooked up the hose, go inside and no water becuase I forgot to turn the water on to begin with. My guess stuck valve.
This is what it seems like, and there is a valve thing just inside the female hose connector part, but it seems that city water pressure would push this in and fill the system.

I get a smidgeon of water in the vehicle but no flow, could be gravity flow from the tank but the tank is lower.

Valve stuck it must be, so there is no valve that I need to switch??? I could not find any, and it is difficult access to the pump, so any valve would not have difficult access.

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Then you have a stuck valve. Easier to replace the inlet then try a fix.

Thanks, I'll pull off the inlet and see what I can find.

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OK Problem resolved for now, I took off the valve and there is something not right there, no spring. I took it all off and pressured up the system, all works now, but I will have to plug off the connector when we are on the pump. No problem, I have a plug.

Thanks all.

Neat forum, and good resource.

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Be sure you use a pressure regulator in the water hose! Many RV's have built-in regulators in the water inlet. You probably just disabled yours! Not a problem as long as you use the external one.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Fraser,
Some of the inlets have a check valve so the water doesn't flow out the inlet when you are using the tank and water pump. Mine looks like a 2 to 3" long 1/2" diameter grey plastic nipple. I had to change mine because the internals came apart. They are inexpensive and readily available online, just watch the shipping, it will be more than the pricew of the check valve. Mine had male threads both sides.
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Yes this is the problem, for now I took the plunger out and there is no check restriction for when I use the pump, but I have a plug and will cap it off when not on City.

My small problem now is that I'm in SE Iowa and a long way from a BIG Camper supply store. I will be moving soon and will target a new valve when in route. All is good now, and now on to the next problem, a Tail Light not working properly.

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Be sure you use a pressure regulator in the water hose! Many RV's have built-in regulators in the water inlet. You probably just disabled yours! Not a problem as long as you use the external one.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Yes, I will get an external regulator, no since blowing up my tanks. I can find better reasons to spend the money.

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If you're anywhere close to Iowa city, contact SUN & FUN RV, just south of Iowa city on State highway #6.
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