Water Fill Hose Replacement Help

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tweedjefferson

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Hi All,

I am attempting to replace the water fill flex hose on my '96 Alpenlite 29 (rear kitchen model). Seems like it should be a simple job, but I have a concern before I move on with it...
The existing hose seems to be pinched under some sort of a box or panel. I could cut it and force it out, but am concerned that I wont be able to get the new hose between the service compartment and the water tank inlet. Theres about a foot of hose that I cant seem to access. Does anyone know if there is an additional access point somewhere between where the hose disappears behind the breaker box and where it reappears under the trailer? Any tips for completing this would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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kdbgoat

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Can you kill 120 volt power from shore power and inverter if you have one, then remove the electrical panel?
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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How about converting to a smooth skin vinyl hose, much easier to feed through that tight space?.  RV makers like the cheap corrugated flex tubing, but there is no particular reason to stay with that. The inside diameter of the hose could be reduced too, but the larger the hose the easier it is to gravity-fill. Up to the size of the tank inlet, anyway.  If the fitting on the tank is smaller than the hose, that larger (1.25? 1.5") flex tube isn't helping any.

Maybe something like these?

https://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Flexible-Pond-Hose-1-25/dp/B00B0YLYHI
https://www.homedepot.com/b/Plumbing-Pipes-Fittings-Vinyl-Pipe-Tubing/125/N-5yc1vZbuywZ1z0yjll
 

grashley

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Welcome to the Forum!

That fill tube was very likely installed on the coach before whatever is pinching it was installed.  As Gary said, a smaller, smooth tube may be your best bet for replacement.
 
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