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Old 12-04-2016, 08:26 PM   #1
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HELP with flooding issue!!!!

We are newbies, first time in our Forest River Lacrosse 318BHS, my husband made the huge mistake of attaching both blue hose n white hose at same time and opening the valves, after a few hours noticed water sipping into the bathroom n second bedroom when we looked outside the outdoor kitchen was flooded with about an inch of water that was leaking inside. He freaked out that he might have burst something underneath or contaminated the regular water line. We spend 3 hours cleaning n trying to dry as much as we could. Any other suggestions.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:46 PM   #2
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I know that the white hose is for fresh water.

Have no idea what you mean by blue hose.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:55 PM   #3
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You wrote that your husband attached the blue and the white hoses, etc. Tell us to what he attached each.

Did you see any water coming out the top of the toilet? ... how about any vents on the roof?
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I wonder if the water in the bathroom is from an overfilled waste tank that was filled with the tank flush system and came in from the shower or toilet...


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Can you describe where the blue hose was attached? Do you have a black water flush?
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:44 PM   #6
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Hafto bet the blue hose is the black tank flush. Manuals say "Do not turn on Black Tank flush unless the Black Holding Valve is open". Be sure there is an anti - syphon valve to prevent back flow into city water supply.
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Some white hoses have a blue wrap like a barber pole...
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:39 PM   #8
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Hafto bet the blue hose is the black tank flush. Manuals say "Do not turn on Black Tank flush unless the Black Holding Valve is open". Be sure there is an anti - syphon valve to prevent back flow into city water supply.
I would guess this too.
Water on the floor could be from several scenarios.

1. Blue hose hooked to black flush port was turned on (with black tank valve closed) and filled the black tank to the point of overflow into the rig from either the black tank vent or the toilet or both.

2. Blue hose hooked to black flush port and the anti-siphon/back-flow valve is bad and leaked water inside the rig. This is a common complaint and we've seen a bunch of reports of this inexpensive (cheap) valve leaking. (Usually mounted under the bath sink vanity)

3. The city water system sprung a leak somewhere, leaking water into the rig.

4. The check valve in the water pump stuck/went bad and filled the fresh tank. Depending on the model, the vent could be plumbed (or not plumbed) to allow water to drain into the rig. (Admittedly a slim chance but a chance none the less)
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Hafto bet the blue hose is the black tank flush. Manuals say "Do not turn on Black Tank flush unless the Black Holding Valve is open". Be sure there is an anti - syphon valve to prevent back flow into city water supply.
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Flooded

I think 5picker nailed it with #1.
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OP posted this in another thread on Dec. 3. It has an extra tidbit of information.
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OMG... First time in our trailer husband hooked up both hoses n openned both lines sewer n regular water. Flooded one side of the camper. HELP. is it major damage?....
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Walmart is now selling blue hoses that are for potable water as well as the white ones. The blue hoses are smaller I.D. Though.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:53 AM   #13
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Ours is a Lacrosse 318BHS. And yes it seems like he attached both hoses the black water and fresh water and turn both on, by mistake, and sure enough the water came up through the outdoor kitchen sink which is right next to the bathroom, thank GOD we caught it on time and were able to clean and dry everything, the whole rig did not flood, we just went into a panic at the moment, the outdoor kitchen counter did flood, and the water from there trickled into the bathroom and extra bedroom but only a little bit. Lesson learned, I am sure he will never EVER do that again.
Thanks everyone for your help. There is a lot of good helpful people in this forum. Thank you all.
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I know that the white hose is for fresh water.

Have no idea what you mean by blue hose.
We are new at this, so I don't have much knowledge of all these things. I just found out the blue hose is for the drinking water and the white is for flushing the black tank. But thank you for your reply.
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It looks like on loly50's unit, the outdoor kitchen sink must drain into the black tank.

Glad the OP has realized the mistake and I'm sure others will learn something from this thread too.

Thank you loly50 for following through and posting what the problem was and the outcome. This helps everyone.
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We are new at this, so I don't have much knowledge of all these things. I just found out the blue hose is for the drinking water and the white is for flushing the black tank. But thank you for your reply.
As long as YOU know which hose is which, it doesn't matter.

With that said... for many, many years, the fresh water/city water supply hose has been white.

Only in more recent years have colored hoses become popular which are rated for potable water. You will see WAY MORE folks using a white hose for their fresh water supply and a colored hose for their black tank flush.
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I am very new at this, so excuse my delay in responding, just had not seen the comments until someone directed me to them. I have to learn a little more how to navigate this forum website.
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Run a dehumidifier and a few fans around to get the air moving, open as many doors, drawers and compartments to get as much air flow in the TT as possible. Hopefully that will get the areas that still may have any moisture out before the ugly word of mold becomes an issue. Even getting air flow from under would be a good idea as well so hopefully you can get the sub-floor dry as possible, if not you'll have issues.
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:33 PM   #20
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So it sounds like the outside kitchen sink drains to the black water tank. Make sure you get everything sanitized and dried or you will have a moldy mess in the spring.
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