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Old 07-20-2018, 07:14 AM   #1
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Default Water faucet issues--Roadtrek 190

I am looking at purchasing a 2004 Roadtrek 190 Popular. The kitchen faucet on the unit spits and sputters when you open it but not much flow comes out. With a hose attached more water comes thru, but it still spits and sputters like lines are full of air. Has anyone had a similar experience? Any ideas on what the issue may be? I wanted to bring to a Roadtrek tech, but they said they are at least 3 weeks out before they can look at the unit.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:57 AM   #2
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I am looking at purchasing a 2004 Roadtrek 190 Popular. The kitchen faucet on the unit spits and sputters when you open it but not much flow comes out. With a hose attached more water comes thru, but it still spits and sputters like lines are full of air. Has anyone had a similar experience? Any ideas on what the issue may be? I wanted to bring to a Roadtrek tech, but they said they are at least 3 weeks out before they can look at the unit.
Running out of water is one cause.

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Old 07-20-2018, 01:27 PM   #3
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Poor flow could be debris accumulated in the faucet aerator.
Spitting, like air in the system, is probably air in the system. It is possible that the 6 gallon water heater is still filling up and that air needs to escape. That takes a while. Also, I kind of sort of remember that you can fill the fresh tanks on an '04 from a hose connection by adjusting the valves. Some water may be being diverted to filling the tanks and that would result in lowered pressure at the faucet.
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Make sure your fresh tank (& water heater) is full, then run the pump with faucets on. There could be air in galley lines, toilet, and bath faucet hot and cold lines, so alternate those until there's no more air, which could take several minutes. You want to include the exterior shower faucet as well.

When you finally shut the faucets off, the pump should maintain pressure without cycling on until you use more water. Our Airstream Avenue seems to get air in periodically after driving (never overnight when dry camping) unless the fresh tank is perfectly full. I've found no leaks, so it can be frustrating.
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As the others have said. Run water through all the lines to remove the air. I start with the inside shower, then the sink, then the outside faucet. Both hot and cold. Last I flush the toilet. If you start there you might get air pressure spitting water out of the toilet. Close the lid before doing it Make sure your hot water by-pass is closed. Then clean your sink aerator.
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:32 PM   #6
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i too have a 2004 190p and sometimes it takes quite a while to get all the air out of the system. keep in mind what others have posted about running all of the faucets including outside. plus ensure water heater is full and draw from hot water until it runs smooth. it took me months to realize i just had not purged all of the air out of the system. once you do, it's all good.
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