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Old 08-01-2018, 09:41 PM   #1
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could someone with forest river please explain why my Columbus 2017 386fk has cheap garden hose for cold water lines...
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:47 PM   #2
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could someone with forest river please explain why my Columbus 2017 386fk has cheap garden hose for cold water lines...
Did you buy it new? That doesn't sound right. It's usually Pex.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:50 PM   #3
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could someone with forest river please explain why my Columbus 2017 386fk has cheap garden hose for cold water lines...
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yes brand new..
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yes brand new..
Then you really do need to contact Forest River for an answer. Our water lines are all pex ( at least the ones we can see)
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Many of them use a combination of pex and a white braided hose on the cold lines...not sure why they don't just use pex throughout. I can tell you from experience that the white braided stuff has an inner and outer jacket, and sometimes they separate creating a bulge, which is then subject to bursting. If ever you are doing a plumbing repair or modification such as removal of the water filter, and the line you are working on is the white braided stuff...pull it out and replace it with pex.
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My 2018 is mixed like yours. Seems they do it for convenience for hose routing. Here is a pic of the backside of my wetbay panel.Click image for larger version

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I have white braided line sections in my Wildcat wet bay also. It is generally lines connected to the fresh water tank/campground water input. Once water gets to internal manifolds, it goes into pex (red and blue in my case).

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That seems like the same white braided line we've seen in our trailer. It's not a garden hose, it's more like this kind of stuff:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Eastman-...8973/205557830

It seems to be used where ever they need more flexibility than straight PEX.
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