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Old 07-14-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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city water inlet

The inlet is mounted on the side of the bumper. I noticed during last use that it was leaking and discovered it is cracked. I thought that it was metal but discovered it is plastic and is crimped to a plastic line. I don't know what to do. The part is a right angle like a drop eared L which is used on coppper plumbing, which I bought, but can't use now. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:59 PM   #2
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The inlet is mounted on the side of the bumper. I noticed during last use that it was leaking and discovered it is cracked. I thought that it was metal but discovered it is plastic and is crimped to a plastic line. I don't know what to do. The part is a right angle like a drop eared L which is used on coppper plumbing, which I bought, but can't use now. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:08 PM   #3
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I replaced the whole fitting with a compression fitting. Cut the fitting off and go to your local Ace or True Value, they will fix you up. No gluing or soldering etc..

Since the repair, I have decided to replace the line and all from the inside of the storage compartment and put in a chrome surface mount like the later models. I have since bought the parts but not installed them as yet. You may consider this option as I did. Everything is inside and not vulnerable to damage from something hitting it or in my case the UV sun rays just took it toll on the plastic.
Good luck with your decision. We love our 25' Sovereign, check out my pofile pics of what I have done to the interior.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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Thanks Bill, I went to Home Depot and got a Shark Bite adapter that will convert the plastic pipe to copper then I can use the brass L I have. Now to gettin gitting done.
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Getting on this thread a little late, by 5 years...but I have the same problem. How did you remove the inlet? Does it just slide out? I already have PEX inside, this is the last hold out of the old stuff.
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