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Old 12-25-2015, 05:37 PM   #1
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What's up with the leaks?

The white and blue hose in the foreground, that screw on connector - I've dealt with leaks from those at three different places. The back of the toilet, the under side of the sink in both the bathroom and kitchen. I've tightened them by hand, but at least one keeps occasionally leaking. I'm not a handy man by any means. I'm scared there are more of these elsewhere that I can't see that are leaking, too.

I am full timing for now and bringing in for service is difficult. Worth it to pay a mobile guy to come out and replace all of these? What do you recommend? I'm tired of being paranoid with a flashlight under the cabinet twice a day.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:06 PM   #2
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Are you using a pressure regulator?
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:12 PM   #3
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If you don't feel comfortable doing such plumbing work I would hire a local professional plumber rather than a RV tech. Plumbing is often a life long career and you are more likely to get a skilled person who really knows how to fix water leaks.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:23 PM   #4
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I am using a camco regulator at the source.
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If you closely at pictures you will see two different types of tubing, flexible braided and the blue pex. Note they are both attached to the same type of fitting that is actually rated for only the pex. The braided flexible tubing requires barbed-type fittings. I had many small drips and leaks from connections like these. I removed all the braided tubing and replaced it all with pex. Now all I have is pex tubing on pex fittings. Have not had any water leaks since. The reason RV manufacturers use the braided tubing at all is because it is more flexible and faster to install in tight places.
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Would I be able to get a dealer replace all that under warranty?
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Or conversely, are there appropriate fittings for the braided lines?
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I doubt you could get anything under warranty and probably not worth the hassle of trying. This is an industry standard practice. This would never pass a building plumbing inspection but rvs are built to a different standard. There is no fitting made that is designed to join pex to braided that I have ever found. I looked hard before deciding to redo it myself. On the positive side if you find that is your source of leaks changing the tubing is not really too hard. Most handyman and I would think any plumber could do it. The tubing is not expensive although the labor could add up because it does take time.
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I'm just curious, what would most dealers do if you hitched up, brought it in and complained about these leaks?
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Most likely they will hook up the water and fix any leaks that are immediately present. They may add a hose clamp or do some other quick and easy fix. Don't expect them to do anymore than that especially if warranty is paying. Upgrading the water lines to all pex was something I did at my expense.
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