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Old 09-04-2016, 11:50 AM   #1
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FYI = Water leak

Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue. Out camping for the long weekend and came back to a small bit of water on floor and a wet rug on the bottom of stairs. After further investigation found out that the water pump - Shur flo has a clear plastic threaded cap on the front side of it and was dripping water. Not sure what it's actually for but it came loose in travels. I was able to hand tighten up and all is well. Just thought I would mention it to remind folks to check that out on their trailers as we all know the damage water can do!!
Enjoy the weekend all.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:12 PM   #2
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That was most likely the inlet strainer. It probably looked something like this.

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Old 09-05-2016, 10:52 PM   #3
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That is exactly what it was. Thanks
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Whenever we are away from the camper for extended periods I turn off the water just in case something like this happens. On a couple of occasions I've turned off water on rigs where others were gone and water was pouring out of their rigs. I always leave a note letting them know. I'm glad you caught it early and it was any easy fix.
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There's a few things that cause those strainer cups to loosen. 1) the RV itself vibrates a little and 2) Since those are diaphragm pumps, they vibrate like all get out and that tend to loosen them. Especially if they weren't tightened good to begin with.
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There's a few things that cause those strainer cups to loosen. 1) the RV itself vibrates a little and 2) Since those are diaphragm pumps, they vibrate like all get out and that tend to loosen them. Especially if they weren't tightened good to begin with.
That's the truth. About once a year I go through the whole RV, open up all the access doors and test/tighten everything. Then do the same on the outside. Hitch, wheels, bearings, hitch on the truck. Amazing how many things work loose with use.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:01 AM   #7
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Water leak

The last two times we were out, the roads were rough. Good idea NMWildcat about testing/tighten everything. We have to tighten the lights above the sink each trip.
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Those can also develop cracks and leak if folks forget about draining them before a freeze. Since they are out of sight and out of mind it is easy to do.
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This is our 2nd year with the 5th Wheel, we didn't make a point to drain that last year. We were lucky, kind of a pain to get to it as well. When we winterize last year, we empty all visible drains and add RV winter antifreeze to the lines and in p traps. We should check that spot this year or blow out the lines, that should empty it.
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