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Old 01-17-2014, 09:44 PM   #1
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I developed a water leak (picture included)...

Our first trip of the year has presented a couple of water issues. While checking out the water lines I noticed we developed a leak - the line connecting the water pump to the water filter.

How best should this be fixed? I'd think a new water line might be overkill. Is there some plumbers tape or paste that can be used to stop the leak?

Also, I noticed that the city water connection is loose that also allows water to drip at the connection when the fresh water hose is connected - sometimes quite a bit. What is the fix there? I disconnected the water for the night - taking no chances. I'm quite the newbie - just trying to take care of things, so thank you for help!


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Old 01-17-2014, 10:32 PM   #2
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Don't waste time with tapes and pastes, etc. They are temporary at best. I'd either take it to a RV repair shop or find a plumber that works with PEX. From the picture it looks like you are dealing with one PEX line and 2 braided lines. I think that eliminates using Shark fittings. Tools to replace the TEE fitting will cost about as much as paying to get it fixed.

Is the City Water connection leak inside some where or is it the actual connection on the outside of the TT? If it is the outside connection, they make short pieces of water hose that have what looks like a spring wound around the outside of the hose for about 6 inches. This takes the strain off rubber gasket inside of the connection. The RV parts store should have them. If not Walmart sells exterior water filters that include one. They are $20, but you get a free water filter with it.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. The city water connection seems to be from the outside. I do believe it is a weight issue because when I straighten out the hose and hold it up, the leak stops. I didn't know if I should repair the whole connection or not.

Bummer on taking it in for that, but I suppose I should do just that.

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Old 01-17-2014, 10:43 PM   #4
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I agree - putty or tape is a temporary fix not a permanent solution

If it is still under warranty and your dealer is close - let them fix it

or if its cheaper go to home depot and buy the tools to re-crimp the pex lines - thats is what I would because the small issues I have had was cheaper for me to fix then take to dealer and wait 6 weeks for it to be repaired
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:48 PM   #5
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walmart sells the 90 degree water hose ends in there RV supply section and also sells the O rings for the Hose ends - I would try replacing those and using the 90 degree hose end if you think the hose is to heavy and causing it to leak
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:42 AM   #6
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Good news - I purchased one of those camco rv water filters a while back but haven't installed, so I broke that puppy out. The kit came with a flexible hose protector. Problem #2 resolved.

Problem #1 doesn't appear to be leaking as much, but does drip ever so slowly - barely. I'll need to have that fixed, but at least we can enjoy our current camping trip. I wonder if the leak/spray from the city water connection caused the leaking inside trying to regulate the pressure? I doubt it but since I fixed the city water connection, the indoor leak at the water pump is barely noticeable.

Again, thanks to you all for your help!
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:21 PM   #7
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Just buy the per crimper at Lowe's and receipt. Home depot doesn't sell the correct type
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:40 PM   #8
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Just buy the crimper. I always carry one with a piece of pex and extra fittings. Never know when you or your neighbor might need a quick repair. If I was parked next to you, you would be repaired by now.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:23 PM   #9
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Why not just add a hose clamp on the braided line? Problem solved for $2.00
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:53 PM   #10
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I don't think a hose clamp will last long term. If you buy the tool you will always have it. They are not expensive
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