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Default Fresh Water fill on FC & Radiator R&R

Where do I get a new water fill to tank for the 78 FC? The one way valve is bad and leaks water with hose hooked-up. I just do not want to remove the bed right now and hope I can get the correct one before I take it apart.
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Where do I get a new water fill to tank for the 78 FC? The one way valve is bad and leaks water with hose hooked-up. I just do not want to remove the bed right now and hope I can get the correct one before I take it apart.
Most rv dealers share a common dristibuter catalog with their logo on the front. Where I am going with this is, most rv dealers have a catalog that is about 2" thick. You should find the identical water fill valve in it. The one you are looking for is chrome with a garden hose connection and a female (I don't recall the size) I think 1/2" connector on the back side. It's been several years ago but this is what I seem to remember.
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It is most likely a JABSCO water inlet you have on your bird, you can find them at times on eBay. I have a spare unit at home & don't remember the model number but there are other posting on the forum covering the subject I believe.
Just a side note. In Ontario someone has decide to change out the hose connections at the water fill stations in the provincial parks, I guess the pop-up folk use a different method of filling their tank. We went thru three different parks and all had the same thing, nothing to fit our coach. I guess we will have to make a purchase from camping world for that slip on gizmo for the smooth spigots so we can fill up here in the future. Their current devices looks like something you would stick in a barrel to fill it with water. Not functional for a bird.
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BB used Jabsco, available at RV, Boating or Marine stores.


http://www.google.com/products?q=jab...ed=0CDcQrQQwAg


A pressure regulator and a back-flow preventer, But there are also many other options.
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Mark.
Before you change it, try using two rubber washers instead of just the one.
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I think that you will find that information right here on the forum;

Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > General > No Water Pressure / Water Inlet / Pressure Regulator / Sporlan Valve



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You may notice that I have combined some threads on the same or similar topic, that have related information into this thread and retitled it to include them No Water Pressure / Water Inlet / Pressure Regulator / Sporlan Valve

I also have had similar problems and added an external inline pressure regulator, scroll to post #8 in this thread and it describes what I did.

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Mine was leaking, and I think I either added an extra rubber washer, or used a nylon washer from an oil drain plug behind the rubber washer.... not sure. I know it stopped the leak, and hasn't leaked yet.
The key is to pull the connection tight against the flare, if it's leaking on the back side. It saved me a lot of time.
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Mine also leaked at the female hose connection. It would also dribble after the hose was removed requiring a plug.

I went to the hardware store and got a brass check valve, some brass nipples and a new hose connector. While I was at it I moved the connector out a little so it is easier to get a grip on.
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Thank you ALL!!
I will try the washer for now and see if it stops, I do put a plug in it after the hose is removed. I just took apart the radiator fittings, do 2 of the bolts on the large metal frame mount thread into the spacer? I can not remove 2 of the bolts and will have to cut them off. The core does not look good, and the port for the cap was damaged because I could pick up the radiator. I will bring it to the shop this week.
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Yes there are threads, and if you cut the heads off you'll have to drill and tap
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