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Old 09-16-2011, 12:00 PM   #1
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T25KS Kitchen Slide Issues.. Drain Line

I am having an issue with my 2010 Wildwood T25KS trailer and we are on the road (vacation) with it... Hopefully someone might give me some guidance for repairs...

The problem is under the Kitchen Slide.. The large hose that connects the slide out sink drain to a the main drainage system at a fixed point external of the slide.. has been cut / worn through by a sharp edge in the slide frame.. This to me looks like a manufacturing or design defect as the hose shouldn’t be anywhere near something that can damage it by opening / closing slide... these pictures show what I am talking about.. The pictures were taken when the slide is out...

In the interim I have coated the worn section of the hose with a product called "Show Goo"..and since there is no pressure on a drain line seems to have stopped the leak. I will watch the hose when we bring the slide in but yesterday when we had the slide in to see what was happening, the sharp edge shown in the picture was firmly entrenched in the hose.. thus causing the leak...

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Old 10-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #2
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this issue is under review by selling dealer / factory... I am out of warranty by 4 months, but this should never happen.. mfg or design defect?? time will tell..
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:36 AM   #3
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If it isn't essential to have that large of a drain hose? Would it be possible to reduce it by half an inch or so to eliminate the rub? It's tough to call without being on-scene and looking at the whole action.....

Stay in contact with the dealer and see what the factory does as a retro-fit. I hope you have more luck with Forrest River than I did, My design defect (3 months after new unit purchase) was settled with, "Tough nuts, caveat emptor, buyer beware."
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More Photos for Reference / Ideas

These additional photos show what happens when the slide is 1/2 and all the way in.. I am just posting them for ideas to resolve the problem should the dealer / FR decide that it I must absorb the correction / repair costs...
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:47 PM   #5
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Problem Repaired and Corrected

The selling dealer in conjunction with FR made the necessary repairs at no cost to me even though the trailer was 4 month beyond warranty expiration.. Great people to deal with and I am a "Happy Camper"... The Frame was notched and re-padded where the damage was being caused and the drain hose size was reduced from 1 1/2" to 1 1/4". Picture depicts actions taken..
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