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Old 04-30-2016, 02:39 PM   #11
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The drain for our bathroom sink was missing the washer that goes around the pipe. Luckily, I was storing my dishpans below the sink, so they caught the water. Our dealer fixed it under warranty. The kitchen sink was OK.
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:21 PM   #12
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As with many 'light' RV parts, a little loose... it will leak... just right and fine... tighten a little more and it is broken.... the movement of the RV down the road will loosen up 'stuff'.... Teflon tape and putty goes a long ways.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:30 PM   #13
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FR does not make the faucets. Can't blame them for the o-ring problem.

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Old 04-30-2016, 08:37 PM   #14
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Thanks all. I went around and loosened up the drains and traps and then reseated everything. I did see that the sinks have a thin foam washer under the drain. All seems to be good now.


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Old 04-30-2016, 08:51 PM   #15
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I noticed the sinks in my 2015 Shamrock 233s hybrid all seem to have a small leak from under the sink. I felt around and am pretty sure it is water getting between the sink and the drain. I know on residential drains you put plumbers putty under and tighten down the drain. I haven't taken the drain off yet but wanted to ask folks how these camper drains are sealed up. Should I find plumbers putty or some other sealant in there?

I also had water leaking from my kitchen faucet. Took it apart and found that the o-rings weren't seated right. So, I'm not all that impressed with FR quality of plumbing at this point.


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Old 05-01-2016, 03:53 AM   #16
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2015 233s. Same problem. I used adhesive silicone to seal both sides of sink.

The foam washer was creased on one side and was causing the leak.
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FR does not make the faucets. Can't blame them for the o-ring problem.

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Very true Bob,,,
To find the person responsible,,, you would need to take a trip to China !!!

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On my 2011 Georgetown's double sink, the left side sink has the rubber washer installed above the sink instead of below it. There's enough leakage that I can see deposits on the pipe below the sink but have never seen any dripping.

FR was required to install it that way because the sink/cabinet design is slightly flawed and, if the waster was installed below the sink, the drain pipe would have interfered with the drawer that needs to pass underneath it when closed. When the unit was delivered, the drawer was rubbing on the pipe when opening and closing it, something adjusted under warranty.

At this year's International Rally, I'm having the sink replumbed. I modified the drawer by shortening the sidewall 3/16" at the back of the drawer so it'll clear the pipe with the gasket on the bottom where it belongs.

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Very true Bob,,,
To find the person responsible,,, you would need to take a trip to China !!!


Maybe so... But didn't FR put it together? The design seems fine it was the installation that skewed the o-rings. That was what my comment about quality was in reference to.
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Just retrieved my trailer on Saturday. The initial possession punch list had 5 items related to plumbing: both sink strainers leaked; shower stall strainer leaked; bathroom sink hoses were kinked; on-board water valve missing (or defective). QC along the line is . . . bad. From factory to sales to delivery. No leaks, now. Check teflon / silicone gaskets. Careful with plumbers putty. keep a constant watch for leaks.
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