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Old 06-06-2009, 06:17 PM   #15
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I haven't replaced mine yet. I took it apart, inspected everything and cleaned all of the internal components really well and reassembled it with some lube on the seal and it's been working drip free since (months).

I had to cut up the carpet and protective overlay to find out that my floor was soaked and punky, so take a good close look to make sure. If the wood's wet try to get a small space heater into the area to dry it out as soon as you can.

Here's a link to the original thread that I posted when it happened.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f443...oor-38774.html

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Old 06-06-2009, 08:04 PM   #16
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Thanks Crusty, I'll take it apart tomorrow and look below the carpet for damage. Do you have to take the inside and outside off?
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:13 PM   #17
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I did take both pieces off but (if I remember right) I think I could have done it just by removing the inside piece.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:51 PM   #18
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In tracking down a similar leak, I strongly suspect the city water inlet valve is leaking. The problem is that I am finding it VERY difficult to access from the inside of the AS. There is a small access panel under the kitchen sink that gives access to the general area, but I will probably have to cut a much larger access hole to get my hands/tools in there. I was finally able to get a general view of the area by sticking my digital camera in the opening and snapping away. I've attached a pic showing some evidence of a leak. The tubing leading off into the insulation to the right leads to the city water inlet. (Note:the the floor appears to be plywood, not OSB, as many claim my year and model AS have.)
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:09 PM   #19
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Think I have it fixed, but do I trust it?

I removed the inner and outer piece after unhooking from the water line. Then I took everything apart and clean it and inspected for damage. Not seeing any, I hooked it back to the hose and with the water turned on, still had leaking. I went to Autozone and bought a new 0-ring and installed it. To test it I hooked it up and let it sit for a while to make sure it was not leaking. It looked good so I put it back in the AS and still can not see any drips. Since I can not see what is between the walls, I think I am going to the Airstream dealer and see if they have a replacement part. I sure hope they have come up with something that does not have a hidden joint that can leak with no way of really telling you have one. This part has 2 hidden joints. Amazing that they would do this.
I do not know what a new part would cost but it has to be a lot less than replacing the floor.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:10 PM   #20
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On my 92 Excella, my city water inlet started leaking and I found that because of the way that it is made (two pieces - one installs from the outside and the other one from the inside with the actual parting plane winding up in between the inner and outer skins) that the water was leaking inside my walls, draining through the insulation down to the bottom where it thoroughly soaked the floor without me able to even see it because of the carpet and protective plastic overlay in the storage compartment. It ruined my OSB floor in that area before I even noticed it dripping outside.
This is almost exactly what I found this weekend on my '90 Excella. I went to step into bed, and my feet got wet. The water is leaking within the wall. I believe the water inlet that we have is exactly the same. There are pictures on a post #19 above (AirHeadsRus) who rebuilt the inlet. I wonder how that is holding up. I will post some pics tonight, and luckily I think I caught it before the OSB is ruined. I removed the carpet, sprayed the area with bleach, and I put in a Damp-Rid kit. My water inlet on the inside is in the very rear of the coach, under/in the night stand street side. So the carpet I have pulled is no visible unless the night stand door is open.

Now the question; has anyone ordered a new inlet for a '90 something? Does Inland RV or another source have a new inlet that fits the old opening?
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:19 PM   #21
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yup, Mine's the same too and leaks at the seam between the two halves. I tried some silicone as a gasket but it didn't work. The floor in my '34 is gone in the rear corner so I have a project there to remove the bed and replace the flooring. There is a source I found while searching for a new piece. It is a combination check valve and pressure regulator just like the AS manual says it is and you can buy it in chrome.

SHURFLO CITY WATER ENTRY - RVWholesalers.com RV Parts

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Old 05-13-2010, 09:51 PM   #22
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Pictures of the leaking part and Water Damage

Here are the pictures of what I found. In the shot of the water inlet, everything looks fine from the outside. Inside you can see the water damage. I believe I caught it soon enough, before the floor was damaged and too far gone. Note the trail of where the water was flowing out from the wall (The OSB looks clean). I sprayed bleech water (50/50 solution) to stop the mildew. You can also see the DampRid drying kit I am using to draw out as much moisture as possible. The last pictures shows where it was leaking through the belly pan, and on to the frame. I have already ordered the new part as provided by texascanuk (thank you!)
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:25 PM   #23
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I had the same issue with mine when new. My city water fitting would only leak when the water heater would cycle. It would also drip out of the pressure relief valve at the same time.

It was difficult to track down because it dripped under the shower and since I used the water heater before showering, I suspected the shower leaking. But I kept looking around and finally caught the city inlet dripping. On my trailer it is easy to reach around and feel all the city water inlet fixture, because they cut the hole much too large

In my case an expansion tank cured the city water inlet leak, and the water heater relief valve drip.
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TS8501,
next to the pail of damp rid there is a valve in the water line, where does that go? What's it for?
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next to the pail of damp rid there is a valve in the water line, where does that go? What's it for?
...OK, i got it. It's a valve that drains the water, probably needs to be pumped out through it, or used to drain system prior to storage for winter. I found the water tank drain at the street side behind the center wheel. What a strange place to put it, certainly not convenient.

Here's a picture of my floor damage. You can see what a mess a neglected leak can cause! P.S. it wasn't me..

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James... darn that's a shame... you poor guy.

I bought our first Airstream on April Fools Day. Photo's like this are what nightmares are made of, at least for me. Good luck.
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...I intend to cut the floor back to the crossmember near the rolled up carpet and
ARRRGGGG---Flashbacks....http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...r-54952-5.html

If I can offer a suggestion, do the splice between the crossmembers with a large backing piece and lots of glue. I HAD to make one slice on a crossmember and there is a noticeable peak at the joint.

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