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Old 11-15-2014, 05:02 PM   #21
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Loretta, I had the same problem with water leaking out from the bathroom and under the fireplace. It was because the fittings they used behind the outside winterizing/flushing panel are incorrect and I had several dripping. The fittings drip behind the shower and leak out underneath. I explained this problem on an earlier Aviator thread with the PEX fittings incorrectly used on braided tubing.
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:35 PM   #22
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Thank you. I told them to check it for that but they didn't. I am going to show them your post.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:20 PM   #23
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I hope they get your problems resolved. The Aviator may look like a rocket ship, but fixing it is definitely not rocket science!
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:02 PM   #24
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Ken I have looked and looked for your previous post but cannot find it. I have my trailer back at the dealer and they can't find it leaking however it leaked like crazy when I hooked it to water.
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Lorretta, I cut and paste my comments from last month

The latest problem I would like to share is we had water leaking out from under the shower and running into the hallway. I removed the outside water flushing panel where many hoses connect together and found several hose fittings leaking. Upon closer examination I noticed PEX fittings were improperly used on braided hose in place of the proper barbed fittings. This makes for loose connections as the PEX fittings are slightly smaller in diameter. It may pay for people to check on this before the warranty is up. In spite of the problems we still really enjoy our Aviator. We spent last week on lake Superior and enjoyed an amazing view out the front windows and despite 30 degree evenings the fire place was all that was needed to keep the camper nice and toasty
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:19 PM   #26
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Also keep in mind my Aviator was one of the first units made so things may have changed. Have them move the fittings behind the panel around while under pressure. A proper fitting should not leak even when moved around.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:26 AM   #27
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I winterized mine yesterday for the impending freeze on the way. I used the compressed air method to clear all the lines. Made me think that could be a good way to check for leaks maybe? Don't use any higher than 35psi though.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:03 AM   #28
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You must live somewhere nice to be just winterizing now! -15 windchill this morning here. It feels like the middle of January already. Maybe that means spring will be here in February this year.

That's a good idea especially for times like now when you don't want to put water in your camper. With compressed air all you need is good ear for big leaks or a bottle of gas leak detecting soap for the small leaks. like you said just don't over-pressurized 30 to 60 psi should be enough.

Has your Aviator been good so far?
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:35 AM   #29
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With the exception of a few screws here and there missing or have fallen out, mine has been rock solid! One thing we need to devise is a way to cover up the ends of the awning rollers for the slide out. Rain water will collect inside the roller itself and collect rust off of the roller spring, and if it hasn't had time to dry, it will dump rusty water all down the side of the camper when you drive down the highway. I'm sure it can't be good for the roller spring either. Maybe some end cap covers made out of PVC pipe?
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I will have to look at the awning when I get home. I did notice my main awning had a spot on the end that looked like it should of had a cover. It was a round hole about 1 inch in diameter. Maybe its the same as on the small awning. I just it filled it with a piece of black foam rubber. It has stayed put and you can't even see it without looking close.
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