Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-21-2017, 09:59 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 19
Low Point Drains Leaking!

First camping trip with new MicroLite 25BDS. Low point drains won't stop leaking like a sieve. Black, ribbed caps are tight. Nothing in the worthless manual. I'm ready to head home. Anyone have same problem on initial fill with pump turned on?
__________________

iMaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2017, 10:15 PM   #2
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
Propably the gasket missing.....Pull the cap off and insert a regular garden hose washer
__________________

bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2017, 10:29 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10,412
Send a message via AIM to B and B
Here is what they look like.

Washer for Low Point Drain

Do you have saran wrap? Ball up a piece and place it inside the cap and tighten.
B and B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2017, 10:34 PM   #4
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
If there's a leak, should also show up on city water
bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 01:37 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
RadRik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 135
Leak

I used pipe thread tape to fix mine until I could get the washers needed for the bottom of the caps.
__________________
Radi-cool Rik
RadRik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 02:58 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 48
Yes the washers must have gotten lost or something. Mine came with the washers inside the caps.
rjgrady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 03:25 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 36
I used an O ring type washer and never leaked a drop again.Got the size to fit snug in cap. Cheap good fix.
model71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 04:33 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 19
Turns out the caps were put on too tight, and the gaskets were damaged. All is well now. Thanks for the help everyone!
iMaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2017, 01:54 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Posts: 289
Road grit got in my caps and eventually made them leak. Happy day when I cut them off and crimped on 2 ball valves.
__________________
2011 Sabre Silhouette 260BHS
2006 F-250 6.OL
tinkerreknit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2017, 02:00 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinkerreknit View Post
Road grit got in my caps and eventually made them leak. Happy day when I cut them off and crimped on 2 ball valves.


I just screwed on my ball valves to the existing threaded male ends.

Was yours a different setup?
325BH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2017, 02:01 PM   #11
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
Some stick down pretty far....
__________________

bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
drain, leak

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 PM.


×