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  • Fresh Water Tank Fittings Needed for Replacement Tank
  • I've attached the fresh water fittings page so you can get the connections you need. I unfortunately can't give you parts without knowing the hose measurements and the tank measurements. For instance it looks like you will need the Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit with Threaded Cap # RK909, but that kit comes with 2 elbow adapters and it looks like your current kit only has one elbow adapter. We have 1/2 inch, 3/8 inch, and 1/4 inch straight fittings and the same in elbow adapter fittings....
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  • Heating Pads for 50 Gallon Fresh Water Tank
  • For your 50 gallon fresh water tank you will want to use two of the ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad w/ Thermostat # 277-000163 wired together. You can use the ThermaHeat Elbow Heating Pad # 277-000161 as well, but this is a pad for 3 inch pipes so you will want to put it there as opposed to your tank. You can wire these together in parallel by "daisy-chaining" each of the red wires together and connecting them to your RV's battery; you will then also daisy-chain the white...
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  • Does 90 Degree Water Hose Brass Elbow Have PSI Rating
  • The Water Hose Brass Elbow - 90 Degree # 37262235 actually doesn't have a regulator built into it which is why there is no psi range for it. For this same type of fitting that does have the regulator you'll need part # A01-2222 instead but it has a psi range of 50 psi - 55 psi. For a regulator that is more in the range of what you're looking for we have part # 37262205 which has a psi range of 40 psi - 50 psi. You could pair this with the 90 degree elbow # 37262235 to achieve the angle...
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  • What Is the Micron Rating of the AquaFresh Exterior RV Water Filter Kit
  • I did some checking on the AquaFresh Exterior RV Water Filter Kit part # A01-1131VP and the micro rating is 20. The water filter kit reduces chlorine, sediment, and bacterial all while improving the taste and odor of your fresh water supply. The filter will need to be replaced when your water flow deceases as that is a sign that the filter is full. The AquaFresh Exterior RV Water Filter part # A01-1132VP can be used for this. The Camco RV and Marine Premium Water Filter Kit part # CAM40631...
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  • Operating Pressure of the Camco and the Water Pressure Regulator with Gauge # CAM40064
  • According to Camco, the Camco and the Water Pressure Regulator with Gauge # CAM40064 has been tested up to 125 psi without failing in some applications. With that being said, you will want to make sure that you are operating it within the "yellow" and "green" parameters of the gauge. The "yellow" indicates pressure under 40 psi and the "green" indicates pressure between 40 and 50 psi. If you are looking for a gauge that can read pressure a little more accurate you may be interested...
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  • Fresh Water Pump to Replace Shurflo 2088-422-144
  • Yes, we have a direct replacement for your OEM 12-volt Shurflo 2088-422-144 fresh water pump, HydroMax RV Fresh Water Pump # P25201. The pump delivers 3-gallons per minute at 55-psi and will draw 10-amps maximum current. It includes a built-in strainer and check valve to prevent backflow. If you want a pump with the same 45-psi output as your OEM unit then instead use # LC689052. This unit offers lower power consumption (8-amps) and a higher flow rate of 3.3-gallons per minute. It also...
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  • Are Heater Pads Self-regulating or is a Thermostat Needed?
  • The Therma Heat heating pads # 277-000164 are thermostat controlled, automatically coming on at 45 degrees Fahrenheit and off at 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
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  • Can the HydroMax RV Fresh Water Pump Be Connected To a Garden Hose
  • The HydroMax RV Fresh Water Pump part # P25201 is not designed to attach directly to a garden hose but rather a hose with blunt cut end. If you prefer a threaded connection then you would want to use the Valterra RV Pump Kit part # P23512PB but as far as any adapter goes we do not offer this though I am sure one could be obtained locally at a home improvement store. If you were to cut off the female end of the Camco RV Drinking Water Hose part # CAM22733 you could then attach this directly...
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  • Replacement for Shurflo 2088-422-174 Fresh Water Pump
  • To replace your Shurflo 2088-422-174 fresh water pump, I recommend the Flow Max RV Fresh Water Pump # LC689052 instead of the HydroMax RV Fresh Water Pump # P25201 because the Flow Max will draw a maximum of 8 amps, as opposed to the 10 amps of the HydroMax, and the Flow Max also has a higher flow of 3.3 gallons per minute compared to the 3 gallons of the HydroMax. It does have a little less pressure at 45 psi compared to the HydroMax's 55 psi, however. That said, you can certainly...
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  • How to Check for Proper Operation of ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank Heating Pads
  • RV holding tank heating pads like # 277-000164 and # 277-000163 operate on an automatic thermostat. The pads will automatically turn on at 45-degrees Fahrenheit and turn off at 67-degrees Fahrenheit. If you are nearby to the RV when the tanks are in a sub-45-degree environment you should be able to feel warmth from the pad if it is cycled on. I confirmed with LaSalle-Bristol, the manufacturer of ThermaHeat pads, that the thermostats in these pads read the tank surface temperature and...
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  • Recommended In-Line Water Filtration System for RV
  • For an inline water filter, I recommend the Camco RV and Marine Disposable Water Filter w/ Hose Protector - KDF/Carbon # CAM40043. This will give you a 100 micron barrier to remove bacteria, odor, chlorine, and more. It is for 1 camping season use. Another option is to use the Camco RV and Marine Premium Water Filter w/ Replaceable Cartridge and Hose Extension - KDF/Carbon # CAM40631 along with the Camco Replacement KDF/Carbon Filter Cartridge for RV and Marine Premium Water Filter...
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  • Does the Seaflo Diaphragm Pump for Boats and RVs Have a Check Valve
  • Yes, the Seaflo Diaphragm Pump for Boats and RVs part # SE24FR has a built-in check valve. There should also be a built-in check valve at the city water hookup as well.
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  • Does ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank Heater Pad Need to be Connected Directly to 12V Battery
  • The ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank Heater Pad # 277-000164 that you referenced needs to be wired to 12V power source for operation. This doesn't necessarily have to be a direct battery connection, but just keep in mind the pad will only work when the particular power source you choose is actually on. You can even use something like the Hopkins Wiring Extension # HM47965 to provide an easy connection you can plug/unplug in a pinch. If you mainly run off AC power it can still be used but...
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  • Amperage Draw of Valterra Self Regulating Heating Elements 25 and 50 foot Length
  • I spoke with my contact at Valterra and the heating elements of both the part # W01-1573 and # W01-1574 both draw up to 300 watts at max capacity.
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  • How to Wire the ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank Heater Pad To an On/Off Switch
  • There are two wires coming from the ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank Heater Pad part # 277-000164. There is a red wire for the 12 volt power and a white wire for the ground. This heating pad draw's 4.8 amps of power. Therefore, if you will be attaching three of these to a single switch then the switch will need to be rated for 14.1 amps (4.8 x 3). For a switch, I recommend using the Universal-Design Rocker Switch part # PK34360 which is rated at 20 amps and will be sufficient for three of...
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  • Replacement Drain Plug Cap for 2015 Flagstaff Micro Lite Camping Trailer
  • It sounds like you are lookin for a fresh water tank drain. If that is the case, then the Camco RV Evacuation Flange for 3/4" Diameter Drain Hose # CAM37271 is likely what you need. If you are looking for just the plug itself you can use the Camco 3/4" Replacement RV Fresh-Water Plug w/ Lanyard # CAM22103. If you are looking for a water heater drain, then I recommend the Camco Water Heater Drain Valve Replacement - 1/2"# CAM11703 or 1/4 inch # CAM11663.
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  • Difference Between, and Power Supply for Seaflo Diaphragm Pump
  • The difference between the two pumps is that the Seaflo Diaphragm Pump for Boats and RVs # SE58FR has a 3-chamber diaphragm for water flow up to 2 fixtures, while the Seaflo Diaphragm Pump for Boats and RVs # SE57FR has a 4-chamber diaphragm for water flow for up to 4 fixtures. In regards to power supply, according to the manufacturer these each require their own dedicated circuit and are 12 volt only, with the red lead going to the positive terminal of your battery and black lead going...
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  • Rebuild Kit and Parts for Valterra RV Water Pressure Regulator A01-1117VP
  • We do offer a Replacement Plastic Cap, part # A01-1121, that fits the Valterra Adjustable Water Regulator # A01-1117VP. We also offer a complete rebuild kit for the regulator as part # A01-1112. This includes the cap, gauge and other components too.
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  • Replacement for Shurflow 2088 403 144 RV Water Pump
  • Although the Seaflo # SE58FR pump has a slightly lower flow rate (3.0 gpm versus 3.5 gpm for the Shurflo) it should still do a good job for you. Both pumps operate at 45 psi pressure, and have the same mounting dimension and are both compatible with a 1/2 inch hose. If you'd rather get closer to the original flow rate, the # LC689052 LCI Flow Max has a 3.3 gpm flow rate, operates at the same pressure and is compatible with the same hose diameter.
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  • Is the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener Safe To Drink
  • The Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener part # CAM40206 is safe to drink so no, you do not need to drain the tanks after filling and adding the water freshener according to Camco. You will first fill the tank to about 1/4th of its total volume, then add 1 oz of the Water Freshener into the tank for every 20 gallons of water. If you are looking for a product used for flushing the system then I suggest the Camco TastePure Freshener and Dewinterizer for RV and Marine Fresh-Water System...
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  • How to Correctly Orient the Valterra RV Water Tank Part # R8030
  • There are a total of six 3/8" threaded ports on the Valterra RV Water Tank part # R8030. There are two on the top of one end and two on the bottom of the other end. There is also a center port on each side. Only one of the holes comes tapped from the factory which is the one with the red cap on it. The other ones would need to be punched out to use. Basically you will want to flip the tank over so that the holes on the top are towards the Valterra City Water Inlet part # A01-2000VP. This...
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  • Can More than One Heating Pad be Used on a 100 Gallon Fresh Water Tank
  • You could use more than one holding tank heater if you wanted to and there are different options available. Pad heater # 277-000164 is one option. There is also another model, # 277-000163, with different dimensions. We also have elbow heater pad # 277-000161 (for 3 inch pipe) and # 277-000162 (for 1-1/2 inch pipe). And we have several self-regulating heating elements: # W01-1572 (15 feet), # W01-1573 (25 feet), and # W01-1574 (50 feet). These were designed for freeze protection for...
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  • How To Prevent Freezing of RV Water Inlet Pipes When Already Using a Heated Hose
  • The best way to keep your inlets and valves from freezing on your RV is to make sure they are properly insulated. You can likely use some foam pool noodles or some sort of pipe wrap on the inside of the RV over the water inlet in order to help with insulation. The other solution you could potentially use is the Valterra Self-Regulating Heating Cable for RV Plumbing # W01-1572 and wrap that around the pipes to help make sure that they're staying warm. This cable has an integrated thermostat...
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  • Does Water Tank Come With Fill Kit
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank - 30 Gallons # R8060 does not come with a fill kit, it is something you would have to get separately. For that you can use the Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit # RK908. I have added a link to a video review of this kit for you to check out.
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  • Water Pump Compatibility on Class A Motorhome Coach
  • There is not one fresh water pump that works for both 12V and 115V power by itself. Most coaches have a power inverter or converter that allows that one pump to work. The vast majority of coaches will use a 12V pump like the Flow Max RV Fresh Water Pump - 3.3 Gallons Per Minute - 45 PSI # LC689052 or the HydroMax RV Fresh Water Pump - 3 Gallons Per Minute - 55 psi # P25201. This will allow you to run off battery or shore power when your converter is turned on.
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  • Is the Camco Quick Hose Connect w/ Flow-Through Connection 20143 Safe for Drinking Water
  • The Camco Quick Hose Connect w/ Flow-Through Connection part # CAM20143 is not designed for potable water therefore, does not have an official NSF certificate. This fitting like most brass fittings will contain trace amounts of lead but whether or not this percentage is safe for a potable water supply is untested as this is not its intended purpose. Therefore, I do not recommend using the Camco Quick Hose Connect for drinking water. Instead, I recommend using the Camco Quick Hose Connect...
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  • Does AquaFresh Heated Hose Make Water Hot
  • The AquaFresh heated supply hose, part # W01-5325, doesn't actually heat the water. It just keeps it from freezing. There isn't an actual temperature the heating element gets to. It's 150 watts running through the heating source and gets hotter as the ambient temperature drops. It begins running between 45 and 50 F degrees and has been tested to keep water from freezing in temperatures as low as -15 degrees F. The hose is also available as a 15 foot hose, part # W01-5315, and a...
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  • Adapter Fittings, Tubing, and Clamps for Atwood Water Heater
  • For your Atwood RV Water Heater - Gas and Electric - Manual Pilot - 120 Volt - 8,800 Btu - 6 Gal Tank # AT96117 you can use the Valterra 90-Degree Male Adapter - 1/2" MPT x 3/8" Barb - Polypropelene # RF882 fittings you mentioned. You will want to use sealant as well. For matching tubing, I recommend the Valterra Vinyl Tubing - 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD - 10' Long - Clear # W01-1400PB and hose clamps # H03-0020.
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  • Trouble Using the Quick Connect Valve on the D&W Inc Self-Storing Spray-Away
  • I am sorry to hear about the trouble you are having with the quick connect fitting on your D&W Inc Self-Storing Spray-Away Unit part # PF147007. I called the manufacturer and they informed me that over time, dirt and debris can accumulate inside the bearings on the quick connect fitting. If you use a wrench to remove it and thoroughly clean it, you may be able to knock some of the dirt/debris loose. I would then use some air tool tool before placing it back on the valve. If this does not...
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  • Can 4 Holding Tank Water Heaters # 277-000164 Be Wired Together?
  • You cannot wire the Therma Heat RV Holding Tank Heater Pad w/ Thermostat # 277-000163 in series but you can wire them together in parallel to add 4 of them to your camper. This means that you will daisy-chain all of the positive (Red) wires together and connect them to the battery on your RV, and you will daisy-chain all of the negative (White) wires together and ground them. You can add wire length as needed # 16-1-1. You can use the Pollak Universal-Design Rocker Switch # PK34310...
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  • Water Pressure Regulator Needed like the Camco # CAM40064 that has Numbered Gauge
  • We do have a water pressure regulator that is similar to the Camco RV Water Pressure Regulator # CAM40064 but with a gauge that you can read numbers off of. The Valterra Water Regulator # A01-1124VP has a pressure gauge that operates in the same parameters of the Camco option that you currently have.
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  • Troubleshooting Therma Heat Pads that are Not Thawing Out 30 Gallon Tanks
  • Sorry to hear that your heating pads part # 277-000162 and part # 277-000161 are not working properly. I spoke with my contact at Therma Heat who said that there are a few things that you can do to troubleshoot them.You will want to check the following: Make sure they are getting appropriate voltage supply (13.5V DC) Make sure the polarity of the connections is correct. Make sure the total amp draw on the circuit is appropriate for its’ capacity. Make sure the placement of the...
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  • What Size Fittings Does the Valterra RV Water Tank Use
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank part # R8024 has standard 3/8" NPT fittings. If you were looking for some barbed fittings we have a kit with these, the Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit part # RK908 which also comes with the special solvent you need to seal the fittings.
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  • Shur Flo 2088-422-144 Water Pump Replacement on RV
  • We have a direct replacement for your OEM 12-volt Shurflo 2088-422-144 fresh water pump, HydroMax RV Fresh Water Pump # P25201. The pump delivers 3-gallons per minute at 55-psi and will draw 10-amps maximum current. It includes a built-in strainer and check valve to prevent backflow. If you want a pump with the same 45-psi output as your OEM unit then instead use # LC689052. This unit offers lower power consumption (8-amps) and a higher flow rate of 3.3-gallons per minute. It also includes...
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  • Replacement RV Fresh Water Quick Connect for Outdoor Shower or Spray Away Hose
  • It sounds like you simply need the Camco Quick Hose Connect w/ Flow-Through Connection - Brass # CAM20143. If you don't want to replace the faucet, we also have the separate units with mount # PF147005 in white or # PF147006 in black.
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  • Therma Heat RV Tank Heater Pads Installation
  • To install the Tank Heater Pads part # 277-000164, part # 277-000161, and part # 277-000162 together you will simply need to run them in parallel. This means that you will daisy-chain all of the positive (Red) wires together and connect them to the battery on your RV, and you will daisy-chain all of the negative (White) wires together and ground them. You can use the Pollak Universal-Design Rocker Switch # PK34310 between the battery and the pads as a way to turn them on and off. Since...
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  • Available Sizes of Water Tanks for Use with Valterra RV Fresh Water Hand Pump RP800
  • For use with the Valterra Rocket Water Hand Pump # RP800 we offer several sizes of fresh water tanks. Part # R8012, 6 gallon, 12 x 8 x 16-inches Part # R8018, 9 gallon, 18 x 8 x 16-inches Part # R8036, 18 gallon, 36 x 8 x 16-inches Part # R8066, 33 gallon, 66 x 8 x 16-inches We do not have a 1 or 2 gallon size available.
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  • What RV Water Tanks Can be Used With Electric Water Pump
  • I reached out to my contact at Valterra, they confirmed that the fresh water tanks are for low pressure applications, however that's to fill the tank. You can use water pumps to get the water from the tank to the faucets. The water pump must be on the suction side of the tank, and the tank needs to be well vented to allow air to replace the water as it drains. Pumps should not be used to force water into the system from the tank, since it not designed to be a pressurized holding tank. I...
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  • Connecting to City Water On RV That Has Water Pump
  • When connecting to city water that is pressurized you do need to bypass the water pump like part # P25201 that you referenced. To do that you can use a diverter like part # P23401LF. This would install after the water pump and as long as you switch it to the correct position it will allow you to have city water pressure without it backflowing to the water pump outlet.
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  • Height of Valterra 90-Degree Drain Elbow Connector
  • From the larger end to the bottom of the pipe on the Valterra 90-Degree Drain Elbow # RF890 measures 2" while the threaded portion measures 1-3/4" (see attached). Since sink drain size can vary I'm not really able to give you an accurate measurement as far as that height goes, but these measurements should give you a rough idea of how much space this will take up.
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  • Replacement Water Pump for RV Artis PDS1-130-1240E
  • I looked up the water pump you have and it's a 40 psi pump that flows 3.0 gallons per minute. The closest option we have is the HydroMax part # P25201 which can flow up to 3 gallons per minute and is rated for 55 psi.
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  • Does AquaFresh High Pressure Heated Water Hose Need to Have Water Running if Plugged In
  • You do not have to have the water running if the AquaFresh High Pressure Heated Fresh Water Supply Hose # W01-5325 is plugged in. It can be left plugged in all the time which will prevent the water that normally stays in the hose after you turn it off from freezing. It would not heat the hose to the point of damage if left on.
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  • Is 13 Inch Elbow Heater Pad 277-000161 Big Enough for a 10 Gallon Tank
  • Since a 10 gallon tank is not very large the 13 inch elbow heater pad # 277-000161 could be sufficient. Although if the tanks are all right next to each other you might be able to use a total of 2 of the 25 inch by 7-1/4 inch heaters # 277-000163. Two of the 25 inch models will draw about 11.6 amps at 13.5 volts compared to 2-1/2 amps from 4 of # 277-000161. In short the 25 inch models are larger and draw more power and thus should also provide more heat when properly installed.
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  • What is Cut In Pressure Rating of Flow Max RV Fresh Water Pump # LC689052
  • The Flow Max RV Fresh Water Pump # LC689052 that you referenced has a cut in pressure rating of 55 psi.
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  • How Does RV Water Tank # R8060 Typically Mount
  • The Valterra RV water tanks like the part # R8060 that you referenced have 3/8 inch threaded fittings on each end for mounting. This is the standard way these are installed.
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  • What Hose is Valterra RF911BK RV Water Inlet Compatible With
  • The Valterra # RF911BK water inlet features a barbed connection that starts out at 1-1/4 inches in diameter at the end and flares to 1-3/8 at the end right behind the inlet. It will fit a flexible hose with a 1-1/4 inch inside diameter. If you're needing the hose to connect the inlet and the tank, use # CAM36601.
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  • Could Valterra EZ Coil-N-Store Drinking Water Hose # W01-0022 be Used with Brass Adapters
  • If you had brass quick connect fittings that match what comes with the Valterra EZ Coil-N-Store Drinking Water Hose # W01-0022 this would work great with them. There wouldn't be any issue with the brass fittings used with this at all.
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  • Which RV Tank Filler with Shut Off Valve Would be Easiest to Add Length of Hose
  • For a tank filler with shut off that would be the easiest to swap a longer hose onto you'd want the Valterra part # A01-0035VP which the hose slips onto a brass fitting of. There really isn't a great way to remove the hose of the # A01-0031VP to replace it with a longer one.
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  • What Water Line Can Be Used with RV Water Pump Pressure
  • You'd need hose like the part # W01-1800 which can be pressurized like with your water pump. This hose can handle up to 150 psi and most RV water pumps are around 50 to 55 psi so it would easily work for that.
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  • Why Can't You Use an Electric Water Pump with Valterra Fresh Water Tanks
  • The Valterra ABS water tanks like the 30 gallon # R8060 are baffled for surge control and made from lightweight ABS plastic, so they're just not designed to handle to additional pressure that is created from an electric water pump sucking the water out of the tank. Using an electric water pump would void the manufacturer's warranty in the event of any malfunction.
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  • How Long Does Camco RV and Marine Disposable Water Filter Last
  • The Camco RV and Marine Disposable Water Filter # CAM40043 will last, on average, three months. As you mentioned, that is only a ballpark because of how differently people use it; if you are camping 100 percent of the time it is realistic to expect the filter will not last quite that long and may need to be replaced after about two months. There are a quantity of two available with Camco RV and Marine Disposable Water Filters - KDF/Carbon - Qty 2 # CAM40045. I've added a link to a video...
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  • Why Cant The Valterra R8048 Be Used With An Electric Water Pump
  • Because the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8048 is a lightweight tank that is baffled for surge control, it is not designed for use with electric water pumps. It would void the warranty if used this way and is why they specifically note on their site: "Not for use with electric pumps, low pressure applications only" Included is our review video for additional informaiton on this product.
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  • Recommended Heating Pad to Keep Battery Warm in Freezing Weather
  • I recommend using one of the Kat's Heaters pads, like part # KH22200, from the linked selection as they are specifically designed for batteries. These do plug into an AC power source though so you would need access to that kind of outlet or use an inverter like the Go Power # 34280175 or Wagan # WC3720 to convert DC power to AC power for the heater. I would be hesitant to use one of the ThermaHeat RV Dump Valve Pipe and Elbow Heating Pads, like part # 277-000161 that you referenced,...
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  • Is All of Valterra High Flow Water Regulator # A01-1114VP Including Spring
  • I checked with Valterra just now and they confirmed that all of the Valterra High Flow Water Regulator # A01-1114VP that you referenced is stainless steel including the spring so it will be basically corrosion resistant.
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  • Quick Connect Fitting for RV Shower Hose
  • Are you looking for a quick connector for an outdoor shower hose? If so we have part # CAM20143 that I think will work for you.
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  • RV City Water Intake Valve with 3/4 Female Fittings On Both Ends
  • I recommend using the Valterra Water Inlet for RVs with Metal Recessed Flange # A01-0178LFVP or the # A01-0169LFVP which has a Plastic Recessed Flange. Both of these inlets have the female connection on both ends that you're looking for and will work as a replacement for your NSF-61-G-784-MBC connector.
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  • Can Valterra RV Water Tank # R8048 Be used Laying Flat
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank # R8048 could be used on it's side in the orientation that would put it at being 8 inches tall. I pointed out two of the fittings that can be used when laying down in this orientation. You'd just need to punch out the cover for the fitting and you'd see the 3/8 inch fitting there. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Water Line and Connectors for Fresh Water RV Tank and Faucet
  • First, the fittings in our freshwater connectors and fittings page, which I have linked for you, are going to be safe for potable water. There are a lot of options, nothing labeled as a "Y" per se but I am sure that one of them, such as an elbow fitting like # RF844, or Tee fitting such as # RF843, could work for the line to the faucet. For 1/2 inch inner diameter water line we have # W01-1600PB (10 feet), # W01-1600 (100 feet), and # W01-1605BU (500 feet). These selections are all non-toxic.
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  • Replacement for Shurflo 2088-453-444 Water Pump
  • The Shurflo 2088-453-444 looked to be a 12 volt water pump with 45 psi and we do have a pump that will be a direct replacement for it. What you need to replace your Shurflo is the Flow Max RV Fresh Water Pump # LC689052. This is also a 12 volt pump that has 45 psi and will be exactly what you need to replace your Shurflo.
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  • What Type of Connection Gets Made to D&W Inc. Spray-Away RV Exterior Hose Hookup # PF247701
  • The shanks on the back of the D&W Inc. Spray-Away RV Exterior Hose Hookup w/ Shower Valve # PF247701 that you referenced are male NPSM fittings so you'd connect to them with a female NPSM connector.
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  • Determining if Camper Needs FPT or MPT Inlet for 2007 Dutchmen 26F
  • There isn't a way to determine if you need the FPT like # 37262155 or the MPT # 37262145 without having you check and see. We don't have a way to look up that info prior.
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  • Is there a Heating Pad for Small Holding Tanks on a Pop-Up Camper
  • We do have some smaller heater pads such as # 277-000161 at 13 x 3 inches or # 277-000162 at 8 x 3 inches. The larger one draws 0.62 amps at 13.5 volts. The smaller one draws 0.3 amps at 13.5 volts.
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  • Is All of Camco Heated Water Hose # CAM22900 Heated or Just Ends
  • The heater element of the Camco RV Heated Drinking Water Hose # CAM22900 runs down the length of the entire hose. With this you wouldn't run into the center of the hose freezing but the ends staying above freezing.
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  • Do I Need To Insulate ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad 277-000164
  • I have contacted Lasalle Bristol about this and the ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad part # 277-000164 has a built in thermostat that turns the heater off at 67 degrees F. I do not recommend insulating the pad because it could cause it to overheat and not operate as it should. It is not necessary to tape the edges with waterproof tape because the back of the pad has adhesive on it that sticks really well according to our customers as long as you clean the area with an alcohol...
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  • When is BackFlow Preventer Needed on RV with Water Pump and City Water Connection
  • Backflow preventers like the # CAM23402 you referenced are used to prevent water from backfeeding through the water pump and seeping back in to your fresh water tank when hooked to city water and potentially contaminating it. A backflow preventer is also usually installed behind the city water connection to prevent water from coming out of the city water connection when you are using your freshwater tank and water pump. If you are hooked to city water most of the time, you may not...
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  • Replacement Water Pump for Shur Flo Water Pump 2088 403 144
  • The HydroMax RV Fresh Water Pump # P25201 that you referenced will work great as a replacement for your Shur Flo part 2088 403 144. This has the same specs at 3 gallons per minute so it is a perfect replacement that will be as reliable as the Shur Flo.
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  • low pressure and volume.
  • What were you using as a power source when this happened? Is it possible it was a battery that had a lower charge at the time which caused the pump to lower it's output?
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  • Mounting Hole Dimensions for Valterra Flush Mounted Telescoping Water Inlet for RVs # R920
  • I attached a picture that shows all of the dimensions for the Valterra Flush Mounted Telescoping Water Inlet for RVs # R920 that you referenced including the mounting holes and size of hole cut out that would need to be made.
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  • How To Determine Fit of the Valterra Water Inlet for RVs A01-0176LFVP
  • The Valterra Water Inlet for RVs part # A01-0176LFVP is universal, not vehicle specific so it should fit your motorhome though it may also require some small modifications. I have attached a few photos for you below which lists some of the dimensions that will be needed for determining compatibility. I also have attached a full list of our other water inlets for you to look through.
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  • Can Camco RV Drain Valve be Used for Fresh Water
  • If you are asking if the Camco RV Drain Valve for 1/2" or 3/8" Diameter Drain Hose - Male NPT Thread # CAM22243 can be used to drain your RV's fresh water tank the answer is absolutely it can so long as you are able to thread it into a 1/2 inch or 3/8 inch drain hose. I have added a link to a video review of this drain for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Fresh Drinking Water Hose Replacement for Trailer thats Been Sitting a Year
  • I think what you mentioned is a really smart idea. While it's not a generally accepted policy if I were in your situation it's what I would do. The AquaFresh High Pressure Drinking Water Hose # W01-8300 that you referenced would be a great choice for this. The length of this hose is 25 feet and is rated for up to 160 psi. I attached a review video for more info on this as well. It's probably a good idea to go with a new water filter too like the part # CAM40043.
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  • Is There a Vent on the Valterra R8060 ABS RV Water Tank
  • Yes. I have confirmed with Valterra that the # R8060 can be laid on its' side and all of the holes are 3/8" threaded fittings. This tank does not come with a built in vent, so you would need to create your own vent, which can be done on whichever side you decide to mount up.
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  • Replacement Water Inlet for 2002 Holiday Rambler Alumascape
  • If I'm understanding you correctly, you're looking for a replacement for the city water connection on your 2002 Holiday Rambler Alumascape trailer. I recommend using something like the Valterra Water Inlet for RVs # A01-0178LFVP which comes equipped with a brass check valve and a press on dust cap to keep your water connection free from dirt and debris when not in use. If you have a gravity fed fresh water tank, you can use the Valterra Flush Mounted Telescoping Water Inlet for RVs - True...
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  • Can ThermaHeat RV Pads be Run Off of 12V Power - EMAILED LASALLE BRISTOL
  • Both ThermaHeat RV Pads # 277-000161 and # 277-000162 that you referenced are designed for 12V systems so they will work if you're just using the house battery bank on your rig. Since the optimal voltage from a 12V system is around the 13.5 mark that's why the specs list it as that.
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  • How Does the Auto Shut-Off Work on Camco Quick Hose Connect # CAM20135
  • Great question! The Camco Quick Hose Connect # CAM20135 does indeed feature an auto shut-off. With the pieces from the unit attached to both the water source and your hose, the water will automatically stop flowing as soon as you disconnect the hose. The water pressure from the source will essentially push down a built-in stopper with the hose disconnected that will stop the flow of water. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also check out. At...
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  • Water Pump to Replace Shurflo 2088-422-444 on Camper
  • For your Shurflo 2088-422-444 water pump on your camper the water pump part # LC689052 has the same output and psi rating as well.
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  • How to Drain Valtera RP800 Rocket Hand Pump to Winterize
  • The Valterra Rocket Hand Pump # RP800 is designed to do exactly what you need. At first, priming the pump by rotating the handle several times creates suction, forcing the water up and eventually out. However, only a small amount of water will come out each time you pull the handle forward, unlike a regular faucet with continuous water flow. You can turn the handle back to lock the prime which basically retains the water pressure already generated so you don't have to prime it time...
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  • Size Hose that Fits Over Vaterra Water Inlet for RVs # A01-2003VP
  • The fitting on the Vaterra Water Inlet for RVs # A01-2003VP that you referenced that is designed for a hose to slip over has an outer diameter of 1-1/8 inches.
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  • Troubleshooting RV Water Pump that was Ran Dry And Now Has Low Water Pressure
  • Sounds like your water pump lost it's prime since you ran it dry. I can help you try priming the system with the steps below. If that doesn't help you may have a blockage or need a new pump. Fill up your fresh water tank. Turn on the cold water in your RV and make sure the faucets are completely open. Switch on the water pump near your RV water tank. This should prime the pump by pushing water up from the tank through your faucet. Let the water flow a while, then turn the faucets...
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  • Replacement City Water Hose Inlet Connection on RV
  • To replace you entire city water inlet your best option is the part # A01-2000BKVP which comes with everything you'll need to replace everything you've damaged so far.
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  • Size of Inlet and Discharge Threading on Lippert Flow Max RV Water Pump
  • The inlet and discharge threading on the Flow Max RV Fresh Water Pump - 12 Volt # LC689052 is .825 inches using a digital caliper so it is not the 1/2 inch male national pipe thread which would be .840 inches. Lippert recommends using the barb fittings included and using 1/2 inch inner diameter flexible hose. My contact said they use the odd size to protect the pump from over-tightening and possible cracking of the housing. The fittings are designed to only be hand tight.
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  • Is Valterra Water Hose W01-1800 White or Clear?
  • I went to the warehouse to take a look at the Valterra Reinforced Hose # W01-1800 just to confirm that the hose is white. It is made from PVC, has a 5/8" outer diameter, a 1/2" inner diameter and is 50' long. I've added a link to a video review for you to take a look at.
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  • Can Flow Max RV Fresh Water Pump # LC689052 Work on 10 Amp Circuit
  • Yes, the Flow Max RV Fresh Water Pump # LC689052 that you referenced will work on a 10 amp circuit as it actually requires a 10 amp fuse.
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  • Replacement Water Pump Recommendation for Shur Flo 2088-403-144 RV Water Pump
  • The HydroMax RV Fresh Water Pump # P25201 will work great as a replacement to replace your Shur Flo part 2088 403 144. This has the same specs at 3 gallons per minute so it is a perfect replacement that will be more reliable than the Shur Flo.
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  • Mounting Hole Spacing and Base Dimensions of Hand Pump # RP800
  • According to owner's of hand pump # RP800 the mounting holes are spaced 2-5/8 inches apart and the base is 3-1/4 inches by 2-5/8 inches.
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  • Does the Heating Element Run the Length of the AquaFresh High Pressure Heated Hose
  • The 25' AquaFresh High Pressure Heated Fresh Water Supply Hose # W01-5325 actually has the heating element running the length of the hose to ensure that the water does not clog up. Because of this no insulation is required. This also comes in a 15' length as part # W01-5315 and a 50' length as part # W01-5350.
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  • Fill Hose Diameter Compatibility with Valterra Universal Inlet Gravity Fill # A01-2002VP
  • The Valterra Universal Inlet and Lockable Hatch for RVs - White - Gravity Fill # A01-2002VP has a 1-1/4 inch barbed connection, so it will work well with the 1-1/4 inch fill hose you asked about. You will also want a 1/2 inch hose for the vent to make sure pressure doesn't build up in your fresh water tank.
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  • How Far Does Valterra Water Inlet #RF911BK Stick Out From Wall?
  • The Valterra Water Inlet for RVs - Gravity Fill - Black # RF911BK will protrude out 2-1/4 inches from the wall. I've attached a photo to assist.
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  • Are Threads of Valterra High Flow Shut-Off Valve # A01-0144VP Garden Hose Thread
  • Yes, the threads of the Valterra High Flow Shut-Off Valve # A01-0144VP that you referenced are garden hose thread.
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  • How To Keep Propane Tanks Warm In Below Freezing Temperatures
  • I may have some options for you but the ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad w/ Thermostat - 18-1/4" Long x 12" Wide part # 277-000164 is made for fresh water tanks. The thermostat of the heating pad turns the pad off at 67 degrees but since the pad is smaller I don't recommend using it on the propane tank because it is such a centralized amount of heat in one spot on the tank that is could cause pressure build up which leads to blowing a valve. Propane does not freeze until...
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  • City Water Inlet Valve for Motorhome
  • We definitely have water inlets that will work for your 2016 Ace to fix that leak, but you'll need to know the size and thread type on your city water inlet. The reason for that is because there isn't a way to know every part used on every year of every motorhome - that data isn't kept anywhere, and with so many parts, the sheer volume of a list like that would be overwhelming. What I can tell you is the most likely candidate, which is the JR Products City Water Fill and Check Valve...
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  • Where and How to Install Valterra 25-Foot Self Regulating Heating Element W01-1573
  • The Valterra 25-Foot Self Regulating Heating Element # W01-1573 and other lengths like 50-foot # W01-1574 and 15-foot # W01-1572 are intended to be installed on the exterior of plastic or metal water pipes, drain pipes and holding tanks. They typically attach to pipes using fiberglass tape or plastic zip-ties like # DW05727-10. These are not to be used with extension cords.
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  • Check Valve for Valterra City Water Inlet # A01-2004VP
  • We have check valves like the part # CAM23303 which will fit the 1/2 inch diameter fitting of the Valterra City Water Inlet and Lockable Hatch for RVs # A01-2004VP but it does not come with a check valve.
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  • How to Clean Out a Freshwater Tank and Lines on an RV or Trailer
  • It depends on the type of freshwater system you have in your RV or trailer. There is likely a specific procedure outlined in the literature for the RV/trailer that you will need to follow. If there isn't then you can follow the procedure below. Basically when you are sanitizing the tank you aren't just cleaning that tank. You will be cleaning out the whole system so the water and sanitizing solution you use will run through the whole system. A lot of people use a bleach and water...
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  • How To Bypass Hot Water Heater During Winterization
  • Since this is a brass fitting, you're not going to have any issue using the Camco Garden Hose Y-Style Shut-Off Valve # CAM20123 on your hot water heater; there is no danger of melting or anything like that. I would be cognizant of the type of hose you use for the water though, since that would be the component susceptible to damage from extremely hot water. As an alternative, I recommend using the Camco RV Winterization Water Heater Bypass Kit # CAM35713 to help keep antifreeze out...
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  • Length From Flange to Hose Barb on Camco RV Evacuation Flange # CAM37271
  • I went out to our warehouse to take a look at the Camco RV Evacuation Flange # CAM37271 referenced in your question. I measured a distance of right at 1-1/4 inches from the back of the flange to where the hose barb starts. The total length from the back of the flange to the end of the hose barb is 2-1/8 inches. I have attached an image with these dimensions labeled that you can also take a look at. The evacuation flange is designed to fit on a 3/4 inch diameter drain hose on your RV...
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  • Outside Flange Diameter of the Valterra Water Inlet for RVs
  • The Valterra Water Inlet for RVs part # A01-0176LFVP is a universal water inlet that works on most trailers. It has a outer flange that measures 4-1/2" diameter which I have attached a photo of for you. It should work well as a replacement for the one you have now.
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  • Filling the Valterra RV Water Tank
  • One of the 3/8 inch ports is open on the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8030 and is plugged by the red cap like you see in the accompanying photo; this is where the tank would be filled. You would not want to modify the opening to fill up the tank, instead what you can do is use the Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit with Threaded Cap # RK909 to make filling the tank easier.
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  • Recommended Check Valve Backflow Preventer to Keep City Water Connection From Filling Water Tank
  • It sounds like your system needs a backflow preventer like the Camco RV Fresh Water System Backflow Preventer - 1/2" Diameter - Brass # CAM23303. This allows water to flow only in one direction so that your fresh water tank doesn't fill up from water backfilling into it from your city water connection. If your connection requires a double male pipe thread connector then # P23415LFVP will serve you well.
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  • Can Multiple Therma Heat Heater Pads be Wired to Single Switch
  • Multiple heating pads like the Therma Heat 25 Inch x 7-1/4 Inch # 277-000163 and the Elbow Heater Pad # 277-000162 that you have can be wired to a single switch. If you are not getting enough voltage with your current setup, it's possible that the switch you are using cannot handle the total amperage of the heating pads. The larger pads draw 5.8 amps (each) and the elbow pad draws 0.3 amps. A higher rated switch like the Pollak # PK34310 might be a better option if your existing switch...
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