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Old 03-05-2018, 08:25 AM   #29
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water hose replacement

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If you had a 15 year old house would you expect to be replacing appliances and doing maintenance? Houses don't even get bounced around going down the road. ;-) Yes, it's normal.

Post a pic of the fresh water tank hose. Somebody will probably see it and have an answer.
below are pictures of the hose that we want to replace on the freshwater tank. how in the world would we get to this:(
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Normal for the age. We have a 1996 and I am amazed when we make it through a couple of trips without a repair. Our motto is if it is not breaking we are not RV'ing!
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The 3 screws at the outside fill, then there is caulking as well, then pull out and you should see that end of the hose.
on the tank end you could just unhook it and duct tape or find a short piece of tubing and a hose clamp on each of the old and new hose (temp splice) then pull from the outside end while someone is feeding the new hose thru...
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Check with places like Home Depot or pool supplies for hose after you get it out. It looks like a hose clamp on the bottom end. You do want to drain the tank first. ;-)

Once you have the top fitting loose get the bottom loose then pull the whole thing out. Match the hose length and put the top together then push the assembly down the hole to connect the bottom. Easier than trying to hose clamp the top when it's installed.
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The 3 screws at the outside fill, then there is caulking as well, then pull out and you should see that end of the hose.
on the tank end you could just unhook it and duct tape or find a short piece of tubing and a hose clamp on each of the old and new hose (temp splice) then pull from the outside end while someone is feeding the new hose thru...
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When you get both ends unhooked, you can push a tape measure inside the hose the full length and get the length of hose you will need....After you get the replacement hose then you can use the old hose to pull and guide the new hose into place..
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the problem is we cant get to the hose connected to the tank. we have the replacement hose, but so many obstacles in such a very tight area
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Never buy an older MH unless you're a DIYer or have a very fat checkbook.
Ummmmmmm! I always thought that it took a very fat checkbook for buying a new one and then evidently having to buy another new one, when the previous one got older.
Guess, I've been doing it all wrong, my whole life and even though, I am a DIYer. I mean repairs can cost money, yes, but think of the depreciation costs alone, for buying new.
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I have found that an RV is not a monetary income investment, It is a "disposable entertainment" item.
It has no advantage as a tax deductible item. So buy what you want & use it, When you sell or trade just consider it's residual value as a "salvage value " and move on.

We normally keep a vehicle for 20 years or more... Our coach is 16, our cars are 12, and my f-250 is 30.
I think that the ford & the coach will outlive me, possibly the (2) xB's as well.
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We have had our 1996 for two years. As for repairs, little bit on the house and the drive train. The build quality is high so it is tight and quite with nothing falling apart.

Dealing with normal wear and tear like spark flame sensor on fridge, temp and stat sensors on hot water heater, start and run caps on A/C. I do expect other wear items to fail and will deal with them as they do. I have a truck repair shop stay on top of the mechanical stuff. Idle belt pulley fell off and broke a bolt, parking brake needed to be replaced.

Yes these older motorhomes break but so do the newer ones. The repair bills are less than the payments on a newer unit. As just for info, my brother had more repairs done to his new truck and travel trailers (he went thru three in 12 months) than I have had on my motor home for those two years.

As I tell my wife, if it is not breaking we are not camping!
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below are pictures of the hose that we want to replace on the freshwater tank. how in the world would we get to this:(
Perhaps from inside by removing a cabinet or hidden access panel?

However.... you might be able to on clamp the hose on the tanks and then remove the mounting screws on the filling and pull the filler and the hose out that hole???
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