Mini Lite 2503S kitchen drain broke
First time out this year. DW spotted some water by the stove shortly after setup. 2503S has a kitchen slide. Pulled in the slide and found that the slip joint nut on the flexible drain hose had broken. See 1st pic. I'm currently in Ohio, so I hit the local dealer (Labodie RV in Toledo). They told me to just go to Menards 2 blocks down the road and get a standard plumbing slip joint. Worked fine. I think it may have broken for 2 reasons: 1) the metal clamp wasn't directly in line with the hard-piped part of the drain line, so it was probably pulling on it sideways, and 2) it's about 4 ft from the actual kitchen sink drain to this fitting, so I'm thinking maybe I need to pour a LOT of antifreeze into the kitchen sink drain to make sure any water at the fitting is actually antifreeze.
Pic 1 - Cracked nut - Note - I also moved that metal clamp farther over to the right. You can see it isn't quite in line with the hard piped drain line.
Pic 2 - Close-up of cracked nut. It seems to have an integral "cone" instead of the separate one that the new one has.
Pic 3 - New nut, with separate cone.
Pic 4 - Overall view. Cracked fitting was on the right.
Pic 5 - The sticker at the other end of the hose. It says "FleXaust; 1.50 inch; Uniloop Drain Hose Assembly; Polyethylene Flexible Drainage Connector; For recreational vehicle DWV use only."
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