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Old 08-01-2002, 11:03 AM   #1
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city water inlet valve failure?

I've just developed a problem that sounds like some sort of back flow valve has failed on the city water inlet. When I disconnect the hose, much water flows out of the inlet, and when not hooked to city water, the onboard pump just causes water to gush out of the city water inlet. I've looked around a bit in the rear compartment for some sort of valve that maybe I can fix, but I don't see it. Any ideas if these are repairable or least what it looks like and where it may be on my '77 31 ft. rear bath Sovereign?
Thanks for any the meantime, I've just screwed a garden hose inline shutoff valve into the inlet connection....cheesy, but effective!
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Old 08-01-2002, 12:26 PM   #2
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I had the very same problem. My one way valve was in side the water stub that is mounted to the rear frame section.
I took off the old one and simply replaced the hose connection. The new one has a Nylon cone inside that prevents water from flowing out of it. The old one had a heavy screw on lid with gasket, and no backflow valve.
Get a new one - it's cheap. I think I got mine from WalMart. They have a small supply of trailer stuff in the camping department. Camping world have them as well.
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Old 08-01-2002, 04:43 PM   #3
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If you can't find a check valve, go to the garden shop of Walmart or other store and look for a male hose plug. The ones I use with my garden irrigation system are plastic and were purchased from Submatic Irrigation in TX. I have seen them in other areas also. It is just a male hose thread with a domed head and tab extending out the side with a smaller hole to run string or monofiliment line through to keep from losing it.

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