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Old 05-14-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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A leak has started at the outside city water connection. It is not the hose as I have tried 2 different hoses. The leak is behind the knob which tightens the connection. The leak is outside the trailer and no leakage inside.

Sounds like a washer problem to me. Haven't taken off the outside attachment cover yet since I do not know what purpose it would serve. I'm wondering if I need to replace the whole unit and if so, is there enough slack to disconnect the water line connection inside the wall?
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:12 AM   #2
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I'm having the exact same problem. Any help or illustrations on how to fix this would be appreciated. Like the previous poster said, the leak is just behind the sprocket-shaped knob that is used to tighten the connection to the hose. In my case it started off as just a dribble, but after a sub-freezing night when I forgot to disconnect my city water hose, it began leaking to strongly as to make it unusable. Thanks in advance to any who can describe how to fix this.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:20 AM   #3
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If it looks like this, you might just want to replace everything. Cost about $30. Unscrew water supply from inside. Remove the 4 screws outside, then slip the new one in. I did a test with an end cap just to make sure the new one did not leak. They sometimes do that. Use a good sealer like Vulkem.
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Had same problem on my 2007 20' Safari and I replaced entire fitting. Doubt it can be fixed.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:56 AM   #5
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Sounds as though your problem could be more than just a washer but, for what it may be worth, something I recently found out about hose washers - maybe I'm the last to know (!) - is that you can now get silicon rubber hose end washers.

They are a bit more expensive than the plastic ones - but still cheap - mine cost something like $3 for 10 or so.

They are bright yellow colour and so easily noticed if they drop out of the connector, but the real big plus that I find is that being silicon rubber they are quite soft and form well to the mating surfaces and I imagine they won't tend to harden and lose effectiveness the way that rubber or plastic ones do. They don't seem to need much tightening other to achieve a good drip free connection.

I've converted all our garden hoses, sprinklers, etc to them as well as the trailer.

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Old 05-17-2011, 10:35 AM   #6
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I have ordered a replacement and should arrive tommorrow. The unit is a ShurFlow part #183-020-14 and cost $43.00. I've been told by Airstream the hardest part will be breaking the outside part from the body of the trailer.

All the feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:53 AM   #7
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city water intake replacement

Where did you find the part you mentioned-ShurFlow part #183-020-14.
We hit our fence and damaged the fresh water intake on our 2008 Safari SS SE, and I think it may be the same part.
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ShurFlowhas a unique washer that they use. A standard hose washer will not solve the problem.
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you might want to try colonial airstream in lakewood, nj.
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Where did you find the part you mentioned-ShurFlow part #183-020-14.
We hit our fence and damaged the fresh water intake on our 2008 Safari SS SE, and I think it may be the same part.
How did the repair go?
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I have ordered a replacement and should arrive tommorrow. The unit is a ShurFlow part #183-020-14 and cost $43.00. I've been told by Airstream the hardest part will be breaking the outside part from the body of the trailer.

All the feedback is greatly appreciated.

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