Please forgive our lack of knowledge. We are brand new motorhomers. We just purchased a 2000 Winnebago Chieftain 35U, and are trying to get it set up. Today, we tried to hook up the water hose. The passenger front bay where the water pump is, has a water leak. We can't figure out what this is, or how to stop it. I'm posting a pic of where it's leaking from.....and hoping someone can help us get it straightened out. We're hoping this is our only "issue". It's parked in our seasonal campground lot right now, but we're hoping to take a short trip in a week or so. Thank you soooo much in advance.
I'm not sure what I'm looking at but where you have the line drawn on your photo you can see the crack in the black plastic and also a repair attempt by someone. The use of screw clamps are not typically used in RV water lines nor are brass 1/4 turn valves. Most valves are plastic. Not saying it won't work, just not typical. Repair of old brittle plastic components is usually replacement. Hopefully someone else will come along and be able to identify and name the broken piece.
1997 F53 Adventurer 37rw
IAFF L-792 (Retired)
That "manifold" was used in certain winny's of that era that would allow you to hit a button to put your water heater into "bypass" mode when winterizing the coach. So that manifold block is merely an electrically powered bypass valve - which has most likely failed so the previous owner has cut the lines and installed a manual bypass valve. If you look around in the coach you'll most likely find a switch to operate that valve, it could be labeled "winterize" or heater bypass.
The electric valve is still available if you'd like to keep the OEM functionality, thus you could eliminate the manual valve, or you can completely remove the valve and simply install unions to re-join the flow path and retain the manual valve as shown in your picture.