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Old 01-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #21
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Thanks everyone for the information. The toilet paper trick lead me to find that the leak was higher than I first thought and WAS coming from a loose clamp as Jim surmised.

Access to the loose clamp was a stretch - so getting the old crimp clamp off was possibly the hardest part of all of it. I got the new clamp on and tightened down to where it doesn't leak anymore. I wasn't sure how tight to go with it initially, so I tightened it "good" and then retested it every 10-15 minutes for a while until my toilet paper stayed dry. (I was a little paranoid, what can I say? )

Now added to my spare parts collection, I have 3 sizes of pipe clamps and a 12" section of tubing.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #22
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Personnaly, if it's a tough spot to get into, difficult access, I'd just cut that 'T' out and replace it with SharkBite fittings. So fast and easy it's astounding. I've never had one leak.

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #23
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Sharkbites of the correct size work on everything.

And are EASY!!!!!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #24
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Equally impressive are the numbers of people who are 100% unprepared.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #25
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I'm in the "marginally"/under prepared department. I carry a handful of things, but if something big happens (tires, suspension, appliances)- it is going to be above my paygrade anyway. You have to understand- I was proud of myself when I fixed my UltraFab Eliminators after forgetting to loosen them when putting up my landing gear. I'm not handy; heck, I'm not even handsome!
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:35 AM   #26
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Sharkbites of the correct size work on everything.

And are EASY!!!!!!
To be honest, I found them intimidating! It made easier/simpler sense to replace specific things with like parts since that's what I had in front of me and was looking at. :-) I knew if I replaced this hose with that same type of hose, it should work. Same with the clamps.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:10 AM   #27
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Truly, I am not attempting to dash anyone who can or cannot repair a broken item. Itís above my ability to replace many items in and on the engine, and I cannot carry a spare refrigerator or furnace, etc. Iíd never attempt to do so. Frankly, I am amazed at the resourcefulness and utility some people exhibit and at times wish Iíd be as creative.

For those who are on this site, we all learn something along the way which sometimes shows just how ignorant [we] truly are. That includes me! LOL. Laughing at oneself is good medicine, donít you think? Iíve got stories about me you would enjoy.

In my opinion, the unprepared are not those who read the variety of comments. These readers and advice givers are attempting to be prepared; quite unlike those folks who simply purchase an RV of any sort and promptly head to the far reaches of solitude with no experience or even a cell phone.

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:56 AM   #28
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Truly, I am not attempting to dash anyone who can or cannot repair a broken item. Itís above my ability to replace many items in and on the engine, and I cannot carry a spare refrigerator or furnace, etc. Iíd never attempt to do so. Frankly, I am amazed at the resourcefulness and utility some people exhibit and at times wish Iíd be as creative.

For those who are on this site, we all learn something along the way which sometimes shows just how ignorant [we] truly are. That includes me! LOL. Laughing at oneself is good medicine, donít you think? Iíve got stories about me you would enjoy.

In my opinion, the unprepared are not those who read the variety of comments. These readers and advice givers are attempting to be prepared; quite unlike those folks who simply purchase an RV of any sort and promptly head to the far reaches of solitude with no experience or even a cell phone.

My hat is off to all attendees, likewise anyone who responds, always.
I bet they have a (Cell Phone),as a matter of fact I bet they are on the (Cell Phone)! Youroo!!
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Blue paper shop towels also are a big help finding drips. Light blue changes to dark with just a hint of water.
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if ur not sure where the leak is coming from, u can wrap toilet paper around different areas and see what gets wet.
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Personnaly, if it's a tough spot to get into, difficult access, I'd just cut that 'T' out and replace it with SharkBite fittings. So fast and easy it's astounding. I've never had one leak.
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Blue paper shop towels also are a big help finding drips. Light blue changes to dark with just a hint of water.
Some very good ideas, Thanks!!!
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