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Old 11-30-2021, 09:32 PM   #1
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owners manual?

We just purchased a 1998 Thor Komfort 31 foot 5th wheeler, and are having plumbing problems with it. Seeking an owners manual for this or similar year/model 5th wheelers. Or i.d. of anyone near Reno NV who could make a housecall on our ailing unmovable vehicle.
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Old 12-01-2021, 01:47 PM   #2
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The owner's manual will be of little help since they are pretty generic. What issues are you having, maybe we can help?
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Old 12-01-2021, 02:07 PM   #3
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Plumbing goof

Nobody told us ignorant new RV owners that you can't just attach it to city water - so the excess pressure blew out all the pipes!
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Well, that's a HUH?

There is a check valve in the pump that prohibits city water from getting into the pump system and filling up the fresh water tanks. Kind of odd that would happen. Can you tell me if you have a city water connection on your rv?

Normal city water pressure is around 50 psi so most of us have a water pressure regulator on the city water to prevent over pressure of our systems. I have this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Renator-M11-0...76416404&psc=1
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Unfortunately, we did not have a regulator and did not know we needed one. So, when the city water was hooked up, it blew out the pipes.
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Nobody told us ignorant new RV owners that you can't just attach it to city water - so the excess pressure blew out all the pipes!
Sorry to read about your issue, but ummm… yeah, they did. You just failed to do a little pre-planning, research, and homework:

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LOL, Fortunately, they are all pretty much the same on the older RV's. here is a plumbing diagram for you to consider.
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Looks like we have to replace the water heater on this old (1998) Thor Komfort 5th Wheeler. We have no idea, of course, where to find such a part. Any thoughts out there?
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Alternative to getting a new hot water heater. We are going to use this 5th wheeler onsite for awhile, where we have a hot water heater not far away - on the property which works fine. Would it make any sense to run a hose or pipe from that hot water heater into the 5th wheeler, and get the hot water for it that way?
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Alternative to getting a new hot water heater. We are going to use this 5th wheeler onsite for awhile, where we have a hot water heater not far away - on the property which works fine. Would it make any sense to run a hose or pipe from that hot water heater into the 5th wheeler, and get the hot water for it that way?
There would be lots of plumbing involved. Remove TT water heater. Cap off old TT cold supply. Connect remote water heater output to old TT water heater output.

Freezing weather would probably destroy the connection.

It would all have to be undone to move the TT. The remaining plumbing would not work until it is restored.

After a couple of years, you will forget how the old TT heater was connected. Reconnecting will probably require wiring and plumbing modifications to accommodate the new installation.
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Looks like we have to replace the water heater on this old (1998) Thor Komfort 5th Wheeler. We have no idea, of course, where to find such a part. Any thoughts out there?
https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=water+heater

Wiring and plumbing connection changes may still have to be made. Exact replacements may not be available any more.
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Old 12-09-2021, 12:05 PM   #12
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20 year old before Pex most likely,, had this happen in the 90's with an older unit and city water, I doubt or am guess it blew all the pipes out,, probably just a couple, and like today, those clowns at the factory just put the lines in where ever, nothing is outer space worthy that is for sure,, I would start at the pump and fill tube and go from there,,
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Old 12-09-2021, 03:02 PM   #13
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Having a 2012 Komfort, I agree with the pre-PEX comment. Mine has PEX and I know it has withstood pressures of 90 lbs city water pressures without leaking. Knowing that I use a pressure reduction valve all the time just in case clamping point weaken. My Komfort manuals were mainly usless as far as good documentation goes. See my post under the Komfort section to see all the problems and modification I did to refine my Komfort.
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