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Old 04-20-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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retractable city hook up and backflows

Im fixing up my 76 31' land yacht that I just purchased. I had to pull the toilet due to the water line breaking and after I shut off the water to the toilet I filled the water tank and it was running out of the city hook up. Is there supposed to be a back flow preventer to keep this from happening?

Also, I pulled the hose out that hooks up to city water and couldnt figure out how to retract it. I assumed that you tugged on it and it had a spring system that would roll the hose back up.

Thanks for any input on both of these questions
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Im fixing up my 76 31' land yacht that I just purchased. I had to pull the toilet due to the water line breaking and after I shut off the water to the toilet I filled the water tank and it was running out of the city hook up. Is there supposed to be a back flow preventer to keep this from happening?

Also, I pulled the hose out that hooks up to city water and couldnt figure out how to retract it. I assumed that you tugged on it and it had a spring system that would roll the hose back up.

Thanks for any input on both of these questions
Steve
There are 2 check valves for the water system.

One is at the rear of the trailer and the other is near the water pump.

Most of the retractable hose systems, quit a long time ago.

Usually the spring goes south.

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retractable hose

Can the spring system be repaired or should I just cut it off and put a new adapter on.
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Can the spring system be repaired or should I just cut it off and put a new adapter on.
Best I recall, parts are no longer available, at least from Airstream.

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