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Old 05-31-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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Faucet fittings weren't tight...what a mess!

We purchased a new Palomini 132FD this spring. We hooked up the water for the first time today. We followed instructions on flushing the lines and filling the hot water heater before starting the hot water heater. Things were going okay and we noticed water running out of the bottom of the camper. After looking under the sink we found that the hot and cold water lines had not been attached securely to the sink faucet. What a mess! We tightened the fittings and now have no leaks. I never dreamed that a person would have to check sink faucet fittings on a brand new camper! Has anyone else had this happen?

I have a question on the furnace. We had it running several weeks ago and it worked. Today it doesn't work. We ran the stove and it works. The hot water heater works. We checked the breakers and fuses and that is all good. I'm at a loss on what to do next. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
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We just purchased a new 2015 FR3 10 days ago, went to use the shower and it is leaking from behind the wall?.... Still trying to figure out what's causing it, we are on the road and will have to wait until we get home, I feel for you, very frustrating, where is the quality control at the factory?.?
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:17 PM   #3
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I purchased a 2015 Puma 32DBKS. I had a leak under
the kitchen sink. Double sink, water leaking from the sink connections, none of the drain nuts were tightened! 6 loose nuts, 6 leaks, I tightened them up and no more leaks.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:18 PM   #4
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Found the cold water fitting for the bathroom sink loose so I checked the rest and snugged them up.
Kitchen sink faucet came loose in Yellowstone last year snugged it up.
Connections at the water pump were loose.
Kitchen sink aerator full of junk.
Saw dust in the light lens.
Unlabeled switches.(had to ask)

You bought a house on wheels not a car, same standards do not apply.
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I purchased a 2015 Puma 32DBKS. I had a leak under
the kitchen sink. Double sink, water leaking from the sink connections, none of the drain nuts were tightened! 6 loose nuts, 6 leaks, I tightened them up and no more leaks.
All the drain fittings were loose in my 3051s MH also!
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the responses. Hopefully these posts help others so they can check their fittings before hooking up to water.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:46 PM   #7
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New 2015 Coachmen Catalina 263RLS - leak behind the shower wall and at the inlet side of the water pump. Had to tighten all. No further problem with water. But had defective gas fitting in stove (scored on the cone). Where is the quality control that is part of their advertising about testing gas and water lines? Who knows!!


Sorry but I cannot help with the furnace. Good luck.
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We checked to make sure our battery was fully charged, checked fuses, made sure we had gas to the stove. I'm going to give the dealership a call tomorrow morning. Hopefully we can get the furnace working without taking the camper to the dealership.
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All the drain fittings were loose in my 3051s MH also!
Obviously that is an overtime issue at the factory since tightening all water connections can be a real time consuming task.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:17 AM   #10
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I hear what you all are saying! EVERY trailer I've ever owned leaked somewhere
in the plumbing. Factory workers work too fast as mentioned in many other posts. Apparently some are given incentive to work as fast as they possibly can. We've heard they have a set number of units to build a day and when
they get done they can go home early!! That is a BAD way to build units.

I'm not trying to get a bash the industry thread started! IMO the DEALER
should do a complete plumbing check before handing you the keys!! They are
partially to blame!!

Finally- I had 2 units blow off hoses at the water pump where they had
used flex hose and tiny automotive type screw hose clamps that were
not tightened adequately. My current new unit has crimped on hoses so
we are hoping for better luck with them.

When you get your rig home and pressurize the plumbing go thru it as
completely as you possibly can. Open every cabinet and remove every
inspection cover and look carefully for leaks.
You will find one somewhere I'm betting!
Current rig had a drip under the shower drain. If I hadn't looked it would
have continued to leak onto the plywood floor under the shower for who
knows how long???

My ball cap is off to any and all dealers who's shop technicians do this
check for every customer.
I know there are some out there that do!
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