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Old 07-21-2015, 02:37 PM   #1
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leaky black tube

Anyone experienced a leaky downtube from the black tank? I noticed some drops of blue liquid (Aqua-Kem) on the driveway, apparently dripped from the 90 degree turn in the tube below the black tank.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:05 PM   #2
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No one, huh? I think I'll fill the tank and park it in Mark Lucas' driveway.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:22 AM   #3
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Sorry Douglaslive, but with all the other problems associated with this Tenement on wheels, I haven't had the chance to get underneath lately. I'm thinking Mark probably thought that everybody buying these things lived on a dirt road and would not notice the leaks.
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:07 AM   #4
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Never had a leak. Depending on where the leak comes from would determine the type of fix. I had to remove the whole valve assy from my old TT. The mating surface was semi flexible and was held in place by a large hose clamp and had some plumbers putty pressed in to complete the seal. Our new trailer seems to be solid pvc. 100% best fix would be to remove and replace the leaking joint but that is a lot of work. I would look towards finding the exact leak spot, drying it out completely and applying some kind of sealant at least to start off.
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:12 AM   #5
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Every time I think "We've turned a corner!" another issue pops up. It's disheartening.

I spent an hour or so last night poking around underneath, trying to figure where I might access the black tank and pipe. Seems impossible.

Tenement on Wheels - hah! "It's the new 2015 Shasta ToW!"
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:03 PM   #6
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Just talked to our dealer. We'll limp along, leaking poop and pee until we can make the 7 hour drive to them before the warranty runs out in December. I'm sure we'll have several more items on the list by then. Thankfully they're willing to fix regardless of Shasta's approval/disapproval. Wish we lived closer.

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Old 07-22-2015, 07:11 PM   #7
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Just talked to our dealer. We'll limp along, leaking poop and pee until we can make the 7 hour drive to them before the warranty runs out in December. I'm sure we'll have several more items on the list by then. Thankfully they're willing to fix regardless of Shasta's approval/disapproval. Wish we lived closer.

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Did you purchase the extra year warranty? I know there was a small window to purchase...
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:37 PM   #8
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Wasn't offered to us...
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Extended warranty

It wasn't offered to me neither. I caught wind of it and for 200.00 dollars they would extend it for another year. Catch is on the warranty paper it says to qualify for the warranty you have to send it in within 10 days after your purchase. funny thing was that my dealership salesman didn't know anything about an extended warranty. Hmmm. I have a contact number to talk to Shasta about the extended warranty. His name is Gary Myers at 574-825-7178. He is the warranty department go to guy.
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:04 AM   #10
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Yeah, I think we all know Gary.

Is it really worth $200 to have Shasta deny fixes and/or force the cheapest remedy for reported problems? That's *if* you can find a dealer willing to work on the Airflyte.
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:20 PM   #11
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Yea but Mark was really looking forward to take more money from suckers,,,I mean customers.
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Old 07-26-2015, 02:23 PM   #12
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Too bad Warren Buffet did not try one of these out, he might not be so proud of his Shasta CEO after all.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:04 AM   #13
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Yeah, I thought about emailing Warren about the same thing. He's never returned my call though. Probably because he still owes me twenty dollars.
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...he might not be so proud of his Shasta CEO after all.
Don't tell me he won some kind of award?!

Even minimal praise for the Airflyte debacle would be too much.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:45 AM   #15
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Mine leaked also just had to adjust the cable to shut the valve all the way off.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:46 AM   #16
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You were leaking into the tube? Mine is leaking from the elbow, spilling out to the pavement.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:46 PM   #17
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I have a 16' production number 417. Recently had the same issue with fluid leadking from the black water tank in to the long black drain tube that is used to connect to the dump station. Took the trailer to the authorized warranty repair facility (Camping World). Took the drain system apart and "removed excess glue on the black water tank valve". That cured the problem.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:20 AM   #18
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Again, to clarify -- our black tank valve is leaky too, but the main leak is from the blank tank out the elbow joint just beneath the bottom of the trailer. It drips straight down the elbow and onto the ground. It's at the dealer now who will have to remove basically every part of the black tank system to suss out the problem. Thanks, Shasta!
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leaky black tube

An update:

Our Airflyte has been at the dealer now for a couple weeks. It turns out we have two black water leaks; 1) from the toilet's connection to the black tank and 2) from the black tank into the 90į elbow pipe underneath the trailer. As there is zero room to maneuver and work, the fix involves pulling the black tank and replacing it, so not only is the toilet coming out, but so is the entire wet bath insert!

I used to joke about "rebuilding this trailer a piece at a time," but it's coming true!

Thanks, Mark Lucas!
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:19 PM   #20
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Douglaslive,
I would check into the second year warranty, i was never told about it either,read about it here on this forum, called FR and explained my situation and they sent me the paperwork and it cost me 150.00. My 5th wheel is at FR in Dallas Oregon getting the front cap replaced due to fading gel coat. well worth my 150 bucks..........I was 2 or 3 months past the 10 days and they did not care.....your mileage may vary, but what do you have to loose.......
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