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Old 04-20-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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The check valve on my Endeavor is leaking regularly now and I'd like to replace it. It is mated up to a Swan Industries 3-way fill valve. One line goes to the check valve and coach system, one to your water hose fill, and the third to a line that fills your water tank. The three position valve is used to select which one you want. The way this thing is put on does not appear to be removeable without disconnecting water lines. Unfortunately, the lines are grey plastic and have a permenant ring on them at the end. In other words, they are not removeable without cutting the line. Has anyone here replaced theirs? I'm not a great plumber, but do not see a way to remove the check valve without cutting the water line and re-rigging with screw on fittings.
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The check valve on my Endeavor is leaking regularly now and I'd like to replace it. It is mated up to a Swan Industries 3-way fill valve. One line goes to the check valve and coach system, one to your water hose fill, and the third to a line that fills your water tank. The three position valve is used to select which one you want. The way this thing is put on does not appear to be removeable without disconnecting water lines. Unfortunately, the lines are grey plastic and have a permenant ring on them at the end. In other words, they are not removeable without cutting the line. Has anyone here replaced theirs? I'm not a great plumber, but do not see a way to remove the check valve without cutting the water line and re-rigging with screw on fittings.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:22 AM   #3
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The grey tubing you refer to is called PEX and it has a clamp fitting. To replace it with a clamp you need to buy a crimper tool which is expensive.

The alternative is to use Flair fittings. Pex and flair fittings are pretty easy to get just about anywhere. In Big Bear the hardware store has them.

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http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...t-fittings.htm
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The gray pipe with crimp rings is called "quest". It was the subject of a huge class-action lawsuit. The problem was that they used copper fittings and crimp rings which burst when frozen. You can buy plastic compression fittings to replace the copper fittings, but the plastic fittings are much larger. The crimping tool is very expensive. However, you may be able to rent one somewhere. If you are blessed enough to have a good old fashioned hardware store nearby, go and talk to someone knowledgeable there. Good Luck,
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by ChasA:
The gray pipe with crimp rings is called "quest".

Quest is a brand of Pex. He may or may not have the Quest product but some other brand. Pex is widely available.
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PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) is a translucent white material. The gray pipe commonly referred to as quest is a different material: polybutylene.
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Actually Pex is available in several colors and is the current product of choice in new RV's.

Here is a good link that discusses RV plumbing and different types of tubing that are currently available and used.

http://www.ccis.com/home/mnemeth/plumbing/plumb.htm
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There is an adapter that screws on to your water inlet that replaces that function without having to remove your old one - really cheap - less than $5 at an RV store.
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Thanks for all the replies. Mike, you're right -- I've been using that "fix" for the last year. Thought I'd try to fix it right this spring. I was looking at it again tonight and have about talked myself out of fixing it. It's really hard to get to, the way they mounted everything. I don't know, maybe I'll look at it agian tomorrow with a bit more conviction.
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