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Old 09-04-2015, 12:50 PM   #11
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I bought a leak detector alarm by Bunker Hill at Harbor Freight. I locate it on the floor near the filter and the water heater. Can't find it any more at HF. Comparable units are available on Amazon.
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:02 PM   #12
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Good luck with Placement of all those Alarms in a RV! Youroo!!

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Old 09-04-2015, 08:35 PM   #13
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Another problem area is the slide out floor. If the end grain of the slideout floors aren't protected, water running down the sides of the slideout can wick into the floor and cause serious, expensive to repair damage. Check the bottom of your slideouts, where the laminate ends. If the end grain of the floor is exposed, seal it, to prevent damage.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:19 AM   #14
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With so many issues with these RV's, I wonder if we should warn our friends to not buy an RV. Besides too many rvs lessen our chance to find those coveted campsites.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:47 AM   #15
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Water is probably the #1 killer of MHs. The cheep materials that MH builders use does not fare well when they get wet. Then left unattended, over a short period of time, a very nice MH can be turned into junk.

If you have water leaks, find them and deal with them immediately, do not put it off till next spring or whatever.

Here are three examples of damage and repair I've delt with on MHs I've bought used. One nice thing about water damage (if there is a nice thing) It lowers the price of a MH significantly if your able to diagnose the water damage. and you can get some very nice MHs if you can repair the damage

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Old 10-03-2015, 07:16 PM   #16
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Just had a major water leak experience. Was sitting at te dining room table around 9:00 PM when we heard a load pop/boom and then a continuing whoosh! thought it was the outside water hose blowing up so I ran out and saw a WALL of water pouring out the the bottom of the trailer! shut off the water and inspected the inside. Found that the incoming poly hose had blown off the PVC fitting. FR had used acrimp clamp instead of a screw type water clamp. Replaced that one and the other one on the other end. We now make it procedure to shut off the water when we leave the TT. We can only imagine what a mess we would have had if this had happened earlier in the day while we were away.
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Old 10-10-2015, 11:44 AM   #17
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Guys check this out. Simple, cheap and works REALLY WELL.
found it at local plumbing supplier few days ago.

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