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Old 08-26-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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Water Leak

I have a 2007 Wildwood Wildwood Lite T25SL and have a water leak. Just returned from five days out in the woods. The pump would run every 2 or 3 hours. I parked the trailer and noticed that water was dripping out of the front left (drivers side) corner. I think the leak is in the area under the hand sink under the trailer. Loose fitting in the area of the front to side split.

My question is the plastic bottom cover. How do I deal with it. Do I remove all of the staples from the side diamond plate and pull the plastic back to access the bottom of the trailer. Then how do I put it back and get it tight like it is.
Or do I cut a slit bow to stern to get into it. How do you repair a cut in the plastic? Is there some kind of special tape for this? I know duck tape will not last long down there.

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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there has to be an easier way to get at it then ripping all apart unless you are talking about fixing the damage the water leak has caused

most of the plastic pieces have unions where they can be taken apart at both ends and just replace that piece of Pex with the same color and length

how about some pictures of what you the are so maybe one of us can give a better idea.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanks,

Here are some pic's the best I can get. There are no access panels. All lines go into the floor and one line in the back of the basin goes into the back wall with a 90 deg elbow.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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one thing I usually do with wires is tape an extra piece of wire to what I am pulling out so I can pull it back

maybe you can do the same which will allow you to either run a new piece of pex or pull the old pex out and fix it then reinstall.

those pex lines have alot of coupler's so I am thinking it has been repaired before - most of the new trailers either have a blue or red line not clear.
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #5
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Thanks,

It is a older trailer 07. All of my prior trailers had this type of lines and fittings. Lots of fittings is a fact of life with this type of line.

My main question is about the bottom liner. Try to remove or cut it?
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If you do not care about the colour of tape used on the bottom tuck tape will last a long time. This is the tape used on vapor barrier and house wrap.
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I would try to remove it before cutting it - from what I remember they lay that down in one piece and build over it so you may not have a choice but to cut it.
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CUT "U" shape access

Cut a "U" shape access just underneath where you suspect the line is. Make the "U" cut large enough for you to have access and work.
Make the cut so the upper part of the "U" (the open part) is facing toward the front, the uncut part is facing forward and will act as a hinge. Pull down on the cut for access. When you are finished, use a tape that is made for RVs, 2" wide and black or gorilla tape. The cut can be closed by placing tape on the top of the cut with 1/2 of the tape (sticky side) facing down. Simply push up on the flap (CUT) to make contact with the tape. Use a "SNIPE" sign procured from a local street corner (That advertises "FIX YOUR CREDIT") Use the snipe sign cut to size to place over the cut to amply cover the cut in the underbelly, use small sheet metal screws (deep thread screws) to secure the "PATCH" over your cut.
Place the screws about 4" apart. Tape the patch to form a good seal.

Airborne, if you can jump out of a perfectly good airplane, you can accomplish the above.

Good luck

I re-visited your pictures and the information above may not apply to your RV. It looks like the "UNDERBELLY" is a soft material of plastic. But the tape I advised using is good stuff even for your underbelly!
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Thanks,

A U cut is a good idea. I think that may work for me. The tape facing down also. There is no lack of plastic signs here in Colorado Springs to be used for covering the repair.

It is not the jump but the stop that is an issue.

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Other uses for tape----------------------

Hey Airborne, I just thought of something. The tape can also be used to repair OLD PARACHUTES!


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