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Old 09-24-2020, 08:29 PM   #1
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Water pouring into trailer from City hookup! Help please!

A few moments ago, I heard a pop sound and fresh water started pouring into the trailer from the panel under the oven (Salem Cruise Lite 171RBXL). Hubs ran to turn off water hookup and disconnect hose.
Water has stopped coming in and most of water has been mopped up.

What happened here, and what do we do to fix it??
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:32 PM   #2
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Hard to say without actually being able to see but it sounds like the plumbing connection on the back side of the city water connection let loose.

Let us know what you find.
You may have to remove some drawers, false walls or dividers to gain access.

Some connections screw on the back of the city water connection. It may have worked loose or a fitting may have broken or simply came apart. (poor crimp)
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:33 PM   #3
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Most likely the inlet hose came off behind the connector, can you access that area?
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:44 PM   #4
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I did access the area where the water came from while yall replied. Thank you for prompt replies!! There is a nozzle or nipple on the cold water line barely downstream of the inlet that is suddenly devoid of the white hose or tubing. The tube is there, with a crimp on it, but the crimp appears too far back to have held the nipple. Attachment 239902
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:48 PM   #5
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Weve had this trailer 2 years and a few weeks. Funny this didnt happen before!
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:52 PM   #6
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The hose in my hand in the pic comes from the water pump, which we have only used once. We are always hooked up to city water, as we were today.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:59 PM   #7
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are you using or do you have a pressure reducer on your city water input? Too much pressure may have made that bad connection finally come off.
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Water pouring into trailer from City hookup! Help please!

Yes. Pressure reducer is on. Always.
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Old 09-24-2020, 09:12 PM   #9
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Water pouring into trailer from City hookup! Help please!

So I know that the white hose/tube needs to be reattached to the cold water line. But what do I need to hold it on?
Obviously, a project for tomorrow at this point. But Id like to have a plan!
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Old 09-25-2020, 04:01 AM   #10
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So I know that the white hose/tube needs to be reattached to the cold water line. But what do I need to hold it on?
Obviously, a project for tomorrow at this point. But Id like to have a plan!


A stainless steel hose clamp (or two if the nipple is long enough).
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Buy a few extra as well. You will then be prepared for the next one.
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Old 09-25-2020, 06:37 AM   #12
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If you haven’t already, run the A/C extra cool and run fans to dehumidify the cabin of your trailer. If you have portable heaters, run them too.
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Old 09-25-2020, 06:53 AM   #13
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Had similar thing happen with my hot water heater. Hose popped off at some point during the night, flooded the whole underbelly, so much so the wrap was only about 6 inches from the ground. Have no clue how I didn't lose most of the underbelly material. But yeah, simple hose clamp improperly installed from factory was cause.
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Old 09-25-2020, 07:21 AM   #14
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That flex hose is always a suspect!
I've had 3 count em 3 different rigs where the hose clamp on one end of that flex hose either dripped or blew completely off just like yours did.
Finally on rig #4 I checked it when brand new and found I could tighten the hose clamp a full turn.
Luckily like you- when my hose blew off we were home and heard the water pump kick on for no reason and quickly found the problem. If we'd have been out- it would have drained my fresh tank and dumped it all under the bed!
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flosmith, it looks like the factory used a PEX clamp which is not intended for use on a flexible hose like that white hose. A stainless steel hose clamp like marinerjoe mentioned is designed for that.
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Hard to say without actually being able to see but it sounds like the plumbing connection on the back side of the city water connection let loose.

Let us know what you find.
You may have to remove some drawers, false walls or dividers to gain access.

Some connections screw on the back of the city water connection. It may have worked loose or a fitting may have broken or simply came apart. (poor crimp)
We have had the connection on the inside of the city water connection come undone several times. Fortunately it is accessible for us so we routinely check it when we hook up.
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Most likely the inlet hose came off behind the connector, can you access that area?
I hope that wasn't a matter of too much water pressure and no pressure regulator.

Last year we stayed at a place where just for the heck of it I put a water pressure gauge on the faucet the standing pressure of that faucet was 120 PSI. I put my pressure regulator on and then it did a second test just to be sure my pressure regulator could handle that much.

Best of luck with that one

But on another level of thought, I hope that wasn't City water hooked up to the black tank flush by mistake because no telling where that will materialize in your plumbing system when it happens although usually it would be at the toilet
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A stainless steel hose clamp (or two if the nipple is long enough).
Wow. Per that picture, looks like a factory defect for sure. Ditto on a couple of stainless hose clamps and immediately running AC and space heaters ASAP, even as you clean up the water.
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Our city water inlet connection developed a slow leak on the inside after about 5 years of use, it had already been leaking slowly on the outside for a while that I could not get to stop no matter what I did. Ordered a new city water inlet from Amazon and no more leaks inside or outside. I did notice when disconnecting the original city water inlet that there was no pipe sealant or tape on the connection threads so it was a wonder it never leaked to begin with on the inside. I used teflon tape on the threads when connecting the new city water inlet so hopefully it will continue to be leak free.
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Our city water inlet connection developed a slow leak on the inside after about 5 years of use, it had already been leaking slowly on the outside for a while that I could not get to stop no matter what I did. Ordered a new city water inlet from Amazon and no more leaks inside or outside. I did notice when disconnecting the original city water inlet that there was no pipe sealant or tape on the connection threads so it was a wonder it never leaked to begin with on the inside. I used teflon tape on the threads when connecting the new city water inlet so hopefully it will continue to be leak free.
There are pipe threads and pipe threads. Some are tapered, like the old iron pipe threads. Some are not.

You always use sealant or Teflon tape on tapered threads. Straight thread fittings always use either a rubber washer, a compression or cone ring, or flared tubing. There is no need to use sealant or Teflon tape on any of these three types. In fact, the tape or sealant will be pushed off when you tighten the fitting.
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