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Old 07-23-2011, 12:01 AM   #1
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Need opinion ASAP!

So tonight i was headed to the bedroom and when i got to the bathroom there was water running across the floor! checked where it was coming from and thought it was the toilet, nope coming from vanity! open door and the bottom had bout 1/4 inch of water in there! it was coming out from where the line out to the toilet goes and i think going out under the cabinet towards the fridge... upon closer inspection and cleaning we cannot determine what water line it is coming from but there is leaking somewhere.. Also the wall behind the toilet seems black at the bottom and we think there might be rotting or mold happening..

Also warranty runs out this month (will be 1 year we have had this place)

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this is after mopping up with rags and so forth



so should i contact dealer? Forest River? insurance?
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:23 AM   #2
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By all means forest river !

I would bypass the dealer and go direct to Forest River. They will tell you to go to dealer, that way Forest River has been alerted in advance to problem. Us pictures by email to show to FR about the problem.



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Old 07-23-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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well no-one open at forest river today so i called dealership. they said to clean it up (obviously) and find the source and call back monday when the techs are in etc.

so i got down there again, water is all dried up now from the fan running all night. looks like its leaking around the water pump connection to the rest of the trailer and around the filter for the pump.

now today its dried up nice but what a mess of sawdust and crap under there...


where its been leaking. it was dripping but hard to see


I tried to tighten the connections by hand but they are already tight as i could get them. so not sure if its bad fitting, put together dry (no teflon tape) or just my luck... im just worried about the wall in behind the toilet. not sure how long this has leaked and if there is any problems that will be because of this..
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Teflon is not needed or recommended by shurflo on any of these connections. It can damage the pump. If tight, that means only 1 of 2 things. The fitting is cracked or something is wrong with gasket or seal on the pump side of the fitting. The leak appears to be on the city water side of the pump so that would be under high pressure. I would unscrew that fitting & check seal or gasket.
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since i dont use the fresh tank i am thinking of just taking off and putting a garden hose end cap on there and be done with the pump. easy to hook back up if i need to again.
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That may work but I would use it only temporary. I would have it fixed right while under warranty . Me, I have to know what the problem is or I can't sleep at night.
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I had a problem like this on my previous camper. Try unscrewing that cap and put an O-ring inside to seal the cap on the fitting. I couldn't tighten it enough to keep it from leaking until I went down to Autozone and got an o-ring multi-pack and no more leaks.

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Old 07-23-2011, 02:23 PM   #8
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You mean o ring or garden hose washer?
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I was fixing it on the fly. I got a fat o ring that just fit inside the cap and screwed it back together. If a garden hose washer fits, even better. I honestly didn't think of that one at the time I was dealing with the leak.

Cheap to try either one tho.

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Old 07-23-2011, 02:52 PM   #10
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so thats a possible easy fix.

what about the wall behind the toilet? should i still be concerned about that?
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