City Water Leaking - 1993 Starcraft Galaxy 1224

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  1. TBrum

    TBrum New Member

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    Hello,

    Another noob question. Getting ready to head out in a couple weeks and was testing the city water hookup on my new pop up. Everything seems to work just fine, except for one problem. Where the hose and city water intake meet, there is a constant stream of water coming out. Not sure how to remedy that other than teflon tape or something like that. The fittings don't appear to be bent or anything. Also tried multiple hoses to the same effect. Any advice?
    ~Tim
    (1993 Starcraft Galaxy 1224)
     
  2. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Did you use a water pressure reducer? If not you may have blow the pipe apart. If its just the hose maybe the inlet needs replacing( thats if your hose washers are good). Should be 4 screws and it will pull off the camper.
     
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    eoleson1 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    The camper side fitting should have a rubber hose gasket in it. Same gasket that a garden hose uses. I would start with that.
     
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    And they're notorius for the body splitting when folks use a winterizing kit on the pump, and do not push in the check valve letting the anti freeze back flush out to and through the connection. You usually can not see the crack until its removed and the supply line is pulled loose. I've seen them leak like the OP describes outside when that happens, and sometimes they leak inside.
     
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    Thanks all. Only needed a hose gasket on the intake.
     
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    Get a pack of these, they stop sealing from time to time. With time you'll get an idea of spare little things to keep on hand. Spare fuses, replacement bulbs, test light, and electrical tape are a few other things to keep on hand.
     
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    They are notorious for leaking when people do the above and push that check valve while under pump pressure... oring tells over and causes a leak..
     

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