Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-27-2019, 09:28 AM   #1
Stupid Lucky
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 88
341k faucet flood

Posting this as an FYI. On a 7 hour trip we unintentionally left our water pump in the on position with our fresh water tank registering 1/3 full. When we arrived at our destination we discovered that the kitchen faucet handle had worked to the on position and on the fresh water tank drained. As we had the sink covers over the sink and one of the sinks had the drain plug closed the water flowed over the counter onto our dining room table and then flooded the floor. We diligently dried out the camper to hopefully avoid moisture issues.

Fast forward, next trip was only 90 minutes and we made sure the pump was off but we still had the sink covers in place. Since it was a short trip we pre-filled our fresh water tank. Upon arrival we found that the faucet again worked to the on position and again we had water on the table and floor. The tank did not drain and I think that the water was only what was present in the line to the kitchen sink.

Solution - when we now travel we not only make sure the pump is off but also open up the kitchen faucet to drain the water before we travel. We also remove the sink covers and the drain plugs. This is not ideal but does work.

I did make CC aware of the issue.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	faucet.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	282.4 KB
ID:	213541  
Attached Images
Sandbagger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2019, 09:49 AM   #2
Pickin', Campin', Mason
5picker's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 14,565
Had the exact same thing happen (second scenario) with a SOB. (some other brand)

We never travel with the lines pressurized but enough water from the hi-rise faucet covered the island. (with the covers in place)

I wound up having to remove the faucet handle and tighten the cartridge in the faucet to keep the weight of the handle lever from opening the faucet during travel. It simply was too loose and didn't have enough pre-load.
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '18=51 '19=58 '20=110 '21=94
5picker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2019, 05:37 PM   #3
Senior Member
Daycruiser's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Crossville,TN
Posts: 588
Orvan brought this up when I talked to him a couple of weeks ago, he said it's happening a lot to people who leave their pump on. Told us to put a band around the handle to the faucet to keep it closed. We always leave the covers off the sink and stowed away but he also said the faucet will also spin around and the water goes directly on the floor as well. Another undocumented feature by Cedar Creek.
Retired 2020.
46 Years RVing and no end in sight.
2018 Ram 3500 SB Limited, CC, 6.7/Aisin, 4X4, SRW. Comfort Ride Energy Absorbing Hitch.
2020 Cedar Creek Hathaway 34IK, Reese 19K Sidewinder PB.
Daycruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2019, 08:43 PM   #4
gkochel's Avatar
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 75
Yep happened to us also. Stopped for a potty break and noticed water dripping out next to the steps at a slide seal. Thought "hhmmm not good". My bad for leaving the pump on at the last stop, faucet rotated over the dinette and the handle let it rip from bumps/vibration. Now wife loves to ask if the pump is off (of course as a gent I let her go first" and she puts a Velcro strap around the handle and body during her phase of the get ready to go effort. Gotta laugh sometimes
2015 Cedar Creek 34RLSA Touring
2004 Silverado Duramax Crew Cab Dually
gkochel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2019, 08:38 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Aurora
Posts: 157
We had the same issue, different camper, but we solved it by using a neoprene beer coosi, cut the bottom out and slid over the handle and the faucet. Problem solved. We though about a larger rubber band too.
corocky1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2019, 08:44 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Aurora
Posts: 157
Here is a pictureClick image for larger version

Name:	1566999602252.jpeg
Views:	115
Size:	88.2 KB
ID:	213634
corocky1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2019, 08:59 AM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sherman Illinois
Posts: 1,025
I have had the same problem with the kitchen faucet that I replaced after problems with the OEM faucet the second time. The hose for the pull out in the OEM faucet would loosen on the road and then leak, you would then have to pull everything out of the way and be a contortionist to tighten.
The new faucet has the same configuration for the handle type water valve. We never travel with the pump on, but the handle did open while on the road. Then when we connected the water hose and turned it on we heard the water running. We now always travel with a band on the handle.
Chuck & Sandra
2010 F350 CC 6.4
2015 Prime Time Sanibel 3601
clr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2019, 08:59 AM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 650
I'm sorry to hear you've had this problem. Kinda gives me a sick feeling knowing water has been going on the floor while in route. A dehumidifier is good for getting rid of residual moisture. Lots of good replies here already; like the tightening of the faucet cartridge best but they all work.
myxkp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 02:01 PM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Seminole, FL
Posts: 256
This works for us. Even though we have to turn our sink on its side.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20190902_144618.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	276.4 KB
ID:	214037  
2020 CC Hathaway 34IK, 2012 F350
tcrossan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2019, 05:10 AM   #10
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 29
Faucet Flood

35IK same issue we utilized a couple of rubber bands to hold the handle in the off position, and I added a small blue light to the outside of the coach to the right of the step which when lit indicates the pump is on. It is easy to see when closing the door and also can be seen from the passenger seat of our truck. The rubber band trick was added to my wife's interior checklist.
boomer116ars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2019, 04:27 PM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Gibsonville, NC
Posts: 379
Wife put one of those hair band things on ours. It works. It's cheap. And having 2 girls in the house, they are always easy to find.
2019 Cedar Creek Silverback 37MBH
TV: 2017 Ford F350 CC DRW King Ranch
jd4010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2019, 07:57 AM   #12
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 18
Rubber Band Man here also,flooded us also CC.
ktex is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 AM.