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1984 "classic" water manifold frustration
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I am looking to improve the water manifold on our 1984 classic. It is constructed from some type of water block, in conjunction with Home Depot ball valves that all leak externally to some extent. This results in the coach water pump cycling  after changing state of the valves. In addition, it is easy to forget the multiple valve changes needed to go from city to on board water , or to fill the tank.


All suggestions and photos are welcome  Angry
Guy & Sue
1984 Classic 40' #59
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Should have enough room to change it to something like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Apollo-12-Po.../202709898

You should be able to find one with the number of ports you need.
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1999 Foretravel 36' U320
former 1998 Newell 45' 2 slide #486 

former 1993 Newell 39' #337 
2011 Chevy Tahoe 

2010 Silverado w/ RZR 570LE
#3
Thank you Forest. I have been avoiding Pex, but I thing it is a good time to put away my torch and solder, and  just do it. Any downside to Pex in an rv?
Guy & Sue
1984 Classic 40' #59
#4
Pex being flexible and less apt to break if frozen should be a better choice than copper or pvc. Sharkbite transition fittings are available for copper to pex, or you can use the clips with a crimp tool. Shop around for prices on the manifold and fittings.
Have fun! and be glad you have so much room to work with, saves a lot of skin.
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1999 Foretravel 36' U320
former 1998 Newell 45' 2 slide #486 

former 1993 Newell 39' #337 
2011 Chevy Tahoe 

2010 Silverado w/ RZR 570LE
#5
When I get my 86 back one of the projects I have planned is to re-plumb everything in pex. As Forrest points out it is less prone to damage from freezing plus you can easily identify the purpose of lines by using different color pex.
Jon & Chris Everton
1986 40' Dog House #86
0 hp 8V92 Allison HT740
Soon to be 500 hp ISM 6spd ZF


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