Repairing the city water check valve - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community
RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-16-2013, 05:37 PM   #21
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 13,379
Originally Posted by thoer View Post
What about just screwing the attached plastic cap in tightly enough? With the hose washer inside it should make a tight enough seal I would think.
Maybe... they're not intended for that purpose, but it might work.

I'm used to a filler with just a rubber cap, and didn't realize that the Escape filler had a threaded plug for a cap - good catch, Eric. This stuff happens when you don't have the trailer yet...

Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2016, 10:48 PM   #22
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Carlsbad, California, California
Trailer: 2003 Scamp 16' SOLD , 2008 Airstream 19'
Posts: 107
This is just an observation. Looking at the back side of the plastic box, there are bars moulded into the box to keep the inlet fitting from turning. That means the manufacturer must have assembled the inlet from the outside. Maybe it can be unscrewed from the outside and then you could implement your repair without spinning the pipe/barb joint. You would need a second person to hold a wrench on the inside when unscrewing the fitting on the outside, as those plastic bars would not be able to resist wrench pressure during assembly or disassembly. If the manufacturer pressed the fitting together rather than threading, this method wouldn't work.
Just a thought.

ruscal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2016, 09:44 AM   #23
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Trailer: 2015 5.0 TA, 2014- RAM HEMI 8 spd
Posts: 447
Its too bad it wasn't a quality build from the onset. Mine failed after 1 year. I've bought a replacement, haven't yet installed it. I'm also thinking of putting a shut off valve on the pump supply side so water cannot get into the pump when on city water...
Scuba55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 03:40 AM   #24
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Front Range, Colorado
Trailer: 2017 5.0 TA picked up in July 2017.
Posts: 523
If this happened on a trailer with the spray foam insulation would the repair be a bigger problem?
SFDavis50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 06:39 AM   #25
Site Team
cpaharley2008's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 23,128
Originally Posted by SFDavis50 View Post
If this happened on a trailer with the spray foam insulation would the repair be a bigger problem?
No, the valve is located in the fresh water hookup on the outside rear of the trailer, accessible inside under the bed or dinette, depending on which trailer you have.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals....
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2017, 10:01 PM   #26
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Redcliff, Alberta
Trailer: 2009 34' Cougar
Posts: 1
Thank You

I realize this is a bit old but signed up just to say thanks.

Your step by step was great and I realized my blunder and easily fixed my check valve today in only a few minutes.

I actually smirked when I attempted the fix after reading this, for when i pulled out the spring and o-ring, in my hand sat an exact replica of the 'wait a minute, the o-ring isn't supposed to be in the middle of the spring' schmozz. Identical. It was in some ways a relief.

My plumbing simply screws the water hose with a swivel connector to the valve housing so it went on and off in seconds once I removed the front cover. Stuffed a paper towel in behind the valve to hold the rod forward as I used the needle nose pliers to get the spring and plastic holding ring back on. Great tips on the fix and great explanation.

Won't make the mistake of depressing the valve while pressurized again.

Thanks for taking the time to post. Saved me time and money. Especially had I gone to the dealer with a shrug.
allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2020, 02:26 PM   #27
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Sparks, Nevada
Trailer: 2010 Escape 19
Posts: 1
Great tutorial. Only problem is it was impossible for me to crack that compression fitting without destroying everything around it or cracking the fiberglass body. Have to live with a broken check valve or remove the entire assembly (rivets and all) and do a complete replacement.

SA54 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.