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Old 03-30-2022, 05:28 AM   #1
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Default City water shutoff replacement?

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2006 Roadtrek Versatile Chevy chassis

Our city water shutoff valve broke, another project, *sigh*

I'll post the picture below but how are you supposed to replace an inline threaded water shutoff when both sides are immobile? Loosening one side will tighten the other side ... and there's no space and all the connections disappear behind a plastic cover that's solid. And also both fixtures that it connects to are right angled through the cover, so those can't be rotated either ...

I did this on my old Roadtrek but everything was much more accessible, and it was still a 3-day nightmare.

Any advice is appreciated,
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Old 03-30-2022, 05:29 AM   #2
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Old 03-30-2022, 03:28 PM   #3
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I can think os 2 approaches.

1. Remove the compartment to access the backside to aid disassembly.

2. Use a cut off wheel to remove the valve, then unscrew the remainder and replace with clamped plastic fittings.
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Old 03-30-2022, 11:35 PM   #4
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I can think os 2 approaches.

1. Remove the compartment to access the backside to aid disassembly.

2. Use a cut off wheel to remove the valve, then unscrew the remainder and replace with clamped plastic fittings.
Thanks for the reply, I would like to cut it, but it will be somewhat hard to get the new fixtures that I would want to use in there.

If you've done yours, how do you remove the compartment? If it's too complex to describe, no worries.

Thanks again,
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Old 03-30-2022, 11:50 PM   #5
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I've had the battery compartment off; I believe it is the same.

There are 4 bolts that go through the slide assembly and compartment bottom, attaching the works to two support arms. Remove these and hope there is enough slack in the water lines and electric to get the access needed.
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I've had the battery compartment off; I believe it is the same.

There are 4 bolts that go through the slide assembly and compartment bottom, attaching the works to two support arms. Remove these and hope there is enough slack in the water lines and electric to get the access needed.
Okay thanks!

Your compartment looks exactly the same, but the plumbing is different of course. Did it come like that or did you cut / unscrew the old stuff and reinstall with PEX? Etc.

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I bought used - low mileage. I assume it is as-built.

A slow drip started recently; simple repair with a piece of PEX and new clamps. I was thinking that the leak wouldn't have occurred if the piping was metal.

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rhythmtone, my set up on the 2007 210 Popular is exactly the same. Mine leaks in the "on" position and the red handle is just pot metal. I took the handle off and I use a small wrench to operate it and that's ok with me. It appears yours is beyond that solution. I have often wondered if there was some easy way to replace it that wasn't obvious to me and so I appreciate knowing I am not the only one who has had problems with that valve.

I noted that the valve was "Made in Italy" which I though was rather interesting and unusual. I don't ever recall seeing any other small pipe valves made in Italy. Clearly, no thought was given in the design to replacement. It is amazing how much grief something so small that should be simple can cause. If you figure out some magic solution, please post it.
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as an outsider ( Pleasure-Way), I'd follow the earlier suggestion and remove that whole mess and replace the valve using a flexible hose, fittings and a couple of clamps


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Would it be possible to cut the pipe on both ends then use shark bite type fittings to rebuild it?
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Another reason to NOT use the useless city water hookup...go ahead and blast away
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Frankly, I see no other way than to access the back of the panel from the inside. If it is at all like my 08C210P you start by taking up the floor panel near where the water pump is located. I found all the plumbing connections under there. They were CPVC which can be cut and reattached with fittings and a crimp tool available from Home Depot or Lowes. My guess is that what is connected to that bronze Tee to the interior is CPVC and not more threaded pipe. Even with that it is not going to be an easy job. You may have to remove the entire drawer assembly after cutting the CPVC pipes going inside. I know this is small solace, but it is a really crappy design job with no thought to future problems. Good luck.
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I have come to the same conclusion as JohnnnyFry. Personally, my problem is just the handle and not the valve itself so I simply removed the handle and use a tool to turn the valve. That being said, I haven't hooked up to a water supply in years since I prefer to just fill the tank from the doors. This is, of course, a Roadtrek specific problem and applies to many years and models.

Most places we spend the night don't have threaded hook ups.
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