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Old 05-17-2014, 10:54 PM   #1
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Sleeved pex

Sleeved pex lines for incoming water to H/W tank on my 2011 Crusader 270RET. I have notified Prime Time of this mater. I will see how they handle this! H/W tank will not fill because of this.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:02 PM   #2
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I do not believe that is (PEX) just reinforced hose. Youroo!!
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:06 PM   #3
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I do not believe that is (PEX) just reinforced hose. Youroo!!
I would agree, looks like the stuff they use on field spraying rigs around here.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:09 PM   #4
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I do not believe that is (PEX) just reinforced hose. Youroo!!
It has a semi hard plastic inside the sleeve. I have never seen this type of tube before. It stayed formed at the connecting points, because of the tee‘s. But has collapsed between those points of connection.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:05 AM   #5
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How fitting to see this post!! We have a 2014 Rockwood...while dewinterizing and deciding it was time to remove the onboard water filter...I noticed a slow leak from the tee coming off the hot water bypass. It was leaking from the pex cinch style clamp that was on this exact type of hose...thinking it was a weak or bad clamp, I removed it and put a new cinch clamp in place...still leaked...so in talking to my rv repair go to guy...he suggested using the Sea Tech fitting instead of a cinch clamp, which is very similar to the Shark Bite clamps, says he has tremendous success with them. The thought was that the clamps probably can't get a good bite on that type of fibre outer casing type of hose..We did that and bingo no more leak...till about 3 hrs later....when that outer casing with the fibre in it seperated just after the Sea Tech fitting, much like your photo..and the pressure in the line caused the outer casing of the hose to burst....just two days ago, I removed all that hose like you have in your photo, and replaced it with pex tubing and Sea Tech fittings, problem solved. The Sea Tech fittings and pex and very fast to work with and work great...That water potable hose you have and what was in my trailer are the same....made in Taiwan, a Valterra product, but truly garbage quality.

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Old 05-18-2014, 11:51 AM   #6
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Made in Taiwan how "fitting"

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Old 05-19-2014, 08:23 PM   #7
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Primetime is sending an envelope to me, so I can send them a sample of the water line tube. They will not cover the replacement of line, but they are hoping the manufacture ( Valterra Products ) will cover it.
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I wouldnt want that crap replaced...would not put it back in my trailer....would much rather switch to the pex product.
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I wouldnt want that crap replaced...would not put it back in my trailer....would much rather switch to the pex product.
I replaced a two foot long piece that was totally collapsed with a braded high pressure tube. This way I can use it over the holiday week-end.
Two other areas are showing signs of elongation. Its just a mater of time before it collapses.
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Primetime is sending an envelope to me, so I can send them a sample of the water line tube. They will not cover the replacement of line, but they are hoping the manufacture ( Valterra Products ) will cover it.
Received a shipping box today from FR. Sent a sample of tube back to FR.
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