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Old 05-01-2012, 04:28 PM   #15
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Are you saying when you are on city water there is water running out of the hose thru the belly pan? If so, I'd say it's the pressure relief.
If you install an external pressure regulator. On the end of the hose. Your problem should be resolved. Use a pressure regulator rated at 40-50 psi.
When I installed new plumbing (PEX) in our trailer I removed all the drains. They are never in the low spot anyway. I use an external regulator as well. That way when it fails it's easy to replace. I do have a water heater bypass system and if course a pump. Other than that, there is a city water shut off valve and a house water shut off. Both are manually operated.
I believe in the "KISS" theory. Keep it simple stupid.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:41 AM   #16
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Do I adjust the screws on the valve?
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #17
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If you are referring to the pressure regulator. The is one screw or bolt on the top, in the center. It will have a lock nut on it. Turn it clockwise to increase the water pressure and counter clockwise to decrease the pressure.
Regulators are preset at the factory. There should be a label with the preset pressure shown. 50# plus or minus 10# is the usual range for an RV.
Is is blowing water out the bypass tube thru the floor?
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:19 AM   #18
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I will try adjusting it, thank you. I was going to buy new parts but they were expensive.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:46 PM   #19
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What would happen if I just capped the leaking end, removed the pressure valve, replaced it with a backflow preventer(or straight pipe} and put a pressure valve on the outside hose?
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All the pressure relief valve does is control the damage in case of an over pressure situation. The plumbing will provide (uncontrolled) relief in the absence if a pressure relief valve. I actually don't want an elbow to blow out under the sink when I'm gone for the day.

I see no reason why a substitute arrangement wouldn't work. Instead of messing with a substitute location for a pop off valve, I'd just repair or replace the original.
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Is it appropriate to reply to an older thread? I am a new member, and I have to say, at least 3 or the 4 immediate problems I have had with our new to us A/S have been answered by just reading around these threads, Thanks! I have what I think is a similar problem to the one in this thread. We purchased a 1976 A/S Tradewind and towed it to a family deer lease. Almost to the end of our trip, the two streetside tires blew out. We did not have any spares, and were only a mile down a dirt and rock road to our lease, so we kept going. I noticed a trail of water comming a copper pipe through the belly pan in front of the wheels, on the street side. We tried to fill the tanks, but water just flows out that drain. My question is, is that just a drain? Nothing should be atatched to it? Or could the rough and very bumpy trip, have triped the pressure regulator open? It did not leak at all until the tires blew.

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Old 06-01-2012, 01:09 AM   #22
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fresh water system

I removed the whole heavy monstrous valve system that was practically impossible to access. I replaced it with a pressure regulator on the water source, a water filter, and a backflow valve on the trailer. It has worked great. Of course being in florida and living full time in my trailer removes any problems with freezing and storage so this system seems adequate. thank you for all the info
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Glad it worked out. Thanks for the update.
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