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Old 04-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #15
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:13 PM   #16
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Glad to see it was easily solved.

If you had capped the city water inlet, that may not have solved the problem. Our trailer has a vent hole next to the inlet to make sure you do not overfill the tank (that is a very bad thing as the tank can expand and break things) and to allow air to escape as the tank is filled. If the inlet is capped, water would come out the vent.

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:41 PM   #17
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Glad to see it was easily solved.
If you had capped the city water inlet, that may not have solved the problem. Our trailer has a vent hole next to the inlet to make sure you do not overfill the tank (that is a very bad thing as the tank can expand and break things) and to allow air to escape as the tank is filled. If the inlet is capped, water would come out the vent.
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Gene,

Yeah, it was a real nice moment when the system fired up and behaved well this morning.

The vent on our moho is for the tank and that's not a pressurized fill system. The problem was the pump was forcing water back through the city water connection; see attached photo. Had I plugged the city water connection, it wouldn't have affected the fresh water tank or vent, but I sure like a lot better this way, the right way.

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Old 04-30-2012, 03:36 PM   #18
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RAG, you are right. Not thinking.

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A couple of years ago (when I had a 34-ft LY diesel moho) I had the same thing happen. At the street water entry there is a check valve. Unfortunately, AS used an all-in-one assembly which is almost impossible to get. However, I was able to get a street water inlet with a checkvalve that just had an aluminum flange. Using a Dremel tool with a variety of cut-off grinding wheels and bits, I removed the street water portion and substituted the one wiith the aluminum flange (had to trim the flange, again using the Dremel tool, to fit so that the plastic door would close). Some of the fittings to the inside this street water inlet may have to be modified. In my case, a flexible hose for a faucet had the right ends - the hose was covered with woven stainless steel, so I was confident it would withstand the street pressure.

As a temporary fix you could screw the plastic plug into the street water fitting.
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As a temporary fix you could screw the plastic plug into the street water fitting.
blkmagikca,

Thanks for the feedback; fortunately I was able to correct the problem by removing a small piece of a screen washer that was caught in the check valve.

I originally tried screwing in the plastic plug, but the pressure from the pump was so strong it blew the cap off; now that's a PUMP!
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