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Old 10-29-2016, 03:54 AM   #9081
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Just as soon as I figure out one issue another pops up.

So I am in the bathroom and something shiny catches my eye. so I bend down to take a look and see a stainless coffee cup. I go to grab it outa there and realize there is water in it. I feel the water connection to the toilet and it was wet. then I look at the wall and notice the paneling starting to peel back, so I help it along and notice a real problem, the moisture has started growing mold. luckily it appears that it is just surface mold but never the less mold just the same.

OK, I tighten the fitting, then check for leaking a few times until it was no longer leaving wet marks on my finger after I had wiped it off. ( seriously afraid to brake the plastic fitting) flushed it a few times to get the water flowing and it appeared to be tight now. so now my problem is the mold....

I hear that a 50-50 solution of bleach and water will kill the mold. the only thing I don't want to ruin the color of the floor or paneling. does anybody have another idea? I was going to spray this mixture on it several times thru out the week then let it fully dry for a week, then scrape off all I can and then cover it all back up with the panel that is now half off.

If anyone knows a better way to get rid of it please let me know.

I attached a few photos.

O' Ya, talked to the wife about the coffee cup, she forgot to let me know.
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:31 AM   #9082
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Attachment 124102Never Ends,

Just as soon as I figure out one issue another pops up.

So I am in the bathroom and something shiny catches my eye. so I bend down to take a look and see a stainless coffee cup. I go to grab it outa there and realize there is water in it. I feel the water connection to the toilet and it was wet. then I look at the wall and notice the paneling starting to peel back, so I help it along and notice a real problem, the moisture has started growing mold. luckily it appears that it is just surface mold but never the less mold just the same.

OK, I tighten the fitting, then check for leaking a few times until it was no longer leaving wet marks on my finger after I had wiped it off. ( seriously afraid to brake the plastic fitting) flushed it a few times to get the water flowing and it appeared to be tight now. so now my problem is the mold....

I hear that a 50-50 solution of bleach and water will kill the mold. the only thing I don't want to ruin the color of the floor or paneling. does anybody have another idea? I was going to spray this mixture on it several times thru out the week then let it fully dry for a week, then scrape off all I can and then cover it all back up with the panel that is now half off.

If anyone knows a better way to get rid of it please let me know.

I attached a few photos.

O' Ya, talked to the wife about the coffee cup, she forgot to let me know.
2014 Sierra,you have a Host of Issues,some self Inflected some by F/R! The Coffee Cup is "Self Inflected" the Window is F/R,But as others on the Forum lately have Discovered you can use a I phone "Left Handed and turn Pictures "Upside/Down" try that for the Window repair! For the Mold use "Clorox" strait! Youroo!! PS,your Dealer should reverse the Window for N/C!
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:34 AM   #9083
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Do not use bleach on the mold. They sell stuff just for that. My neighbor works for a company that fixes things like that. Even said it on the news during the NC flooding.
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:28 AM   #9084
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my neighbor and figured it out, the manufacture (Forest River) had installed the window upside down. couldn't believe it till I looked at the other side and compared. I guess the drain holes would actually work if they were at the bottom of the window, not the top of the window.

I attached a couple pictures so you can get your laugh for the day. LOL
I think you lucked out, so to speak. That should be a "relatively" easy fix.
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Turned the around bathroom cabinet around, the way FR installed (opposite of the bottom cabinet) it the door opened toward the shower which made a very tight space to see in the cabinet when the bathroom door was shut, I turned the cabinet over 180* problem fixed bottom pic fR install, top my fix
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Old 10-29-2016, 01:24 PM   #9086
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2014 Sierra,you have a Host of Issues,some self Inflected some by F/R! The Coffee Cup is "Self Inflected" the Window is F/R,But as others on the Forum lately have Discovered you can use a I phone "Left Handed and turn Pictures "Upside/Down" try that for the Window repair! For the Mold use "Clorox" strait! Youroo!! PS,your Dealer should reverse the Window for N/C!
technically, the mold was self inflected but the leak was wear and tear. I wish I had an I phone, can I borrow yours? that would be SO MUCH EASIER than doing the work. I guess I will call Forest River on Monday. need to find out if there is a right and left side window? That could be the problem, I might have 2 left side windows. I will NEVER go back to the worthless dealer I bought it at, not only are they about 300 miles away, they simply don't take care of their customers. and their service department is not knowledgeable. I really don't mind doing any and all work on her now, 1) its inconvenient for me to move her everytime I find a little problem. 2) being a full-timer, its uncomfortable to have uninvited strangers in my home. (without me their) yes I have trust issues. 3) It's not hard work, It's something for me to do. seeing on how I am retired. any dealer or shop should be happy not to do warranty work, that's NOT where they make their money. and personally I take great pride in my own equipment.
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Old 10-29-2016, 08:05 PM   #9087
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New Sturgi-Stay extended stay kit on the propane tank and 30# external propane tank. Now I can hang out in it in the winter.
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Old 10-29-2016, 08:18 PM   #9088
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Loaded all the patio furniture (from the house) into the TH garage.Winterized last week so now we are ready to move it outback for the winter!Then I will be ready to push snow instead of camp.
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:08 PM   #9089
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Busy. Fixed the hitch impingement issue I found. Installed a spare receiver on the ods of the frame to have a spot to store the hitch head when parked. Installed a pair of 30" scissor jacks near the axles to try to remove the bounce. Installed 4square safety struts on the bumper and mounted a 2" receiver back there to hold the new 24" x 60" cargo carrier. Which, amazingly and unexpectedly actually clears the OEM spare tire mount.

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Just as soon as I figure out one issue another pops up.

So I am in the bathroom and something shiny catches my eye. so I bend down to take a look and see a stainless coffee cup. I go to grab it outa there and realize there is water in it. I feel the water connection to the toilet and it was wet. then I look at the wall and notice the paneling starting to peel back, so I help it along and notice a real problem, the moisture has started growing mold. luckily it appears that it is just surface mold but never the less mold just the same.

OK, I tighten the fitting, then check for leaking a few times until it was no longer leaving wet marks on my finger after I had wiped it off. ( seriously afraid to brake the plastic fitting) flushed it a few times to get the water flowing and it appeared to be tight now. so now my problem is the mold....

I hear that a 50-50 solution of bleach and water will kill the mold. the only thing I don't want to ruin the color of the floor or paneling. does anybody have another idea? I was going to spray this mixture on it several times thru out the week then let it fully dry for a week, then scrape off all I can and then cover it all back up with the panel that is now half off.

If anyone knows a better way to get rid of it please let me know.

I attached a few photos.

O' Ya, talked to the wife about the coffee cup, she forgot to let me know.
CRC makes a mold and mildew remover that is bleachless and will not hurt the floor or wood, that's all I use on mildew now. Bleach will also bleach your wood....
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Old 10-31-2016, 01:24 AM   #9091
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So I figured out my fix for the water damage the leaking fitting caused. I want to thank all of you for your good advice.

after looking at this situation a little closer I figured out that it was only the tunnel for the plumbing that got damaged. So I removed it and found the top cover in good condition and only the part that was in contact with the floor was damaged. Then I separated the 2 pieces, trashed the damaged piece and re-used the top. After a little thought I decided to use some of the left-over Faux stacked stone that I had used in the living room and the stairs. knowing it is water, mildew and mold resistant I thought it was the perfect choice. I only had a 12" x 12" piece so I did a little cut and gluing and made the piece I needed. for tonight I just laid it in place to see how it would look and fit. tomorrow I am going to assemble, do some paint touch up, seal the entire piece with some satin clear coat, then install it and call it a day. opinions welcome.....
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:58 AM   #9092
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Finally got a chance to test the new water heater element and the propane connection to the water heater. Pleased to report that all works well and no leaks anywhere.
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technically, the mold was self inflected but the leak was wear and tear. I wish I had an I phone, can I borrow yours? that would be SO MUCH EASIER than doing the work. I guess I will call Forest River on Monday. need to find out if there is a right and left side window? That could be the problem, I might have 2 left side windows. I will NEVER go back to the worthless dealer I bought it at, not only are they about 300 miles away, they simply don't take care of their customers. and their service department is not knowledgeable. I really don't mind doing any and all work on her now, 1) its inconvenient for me to move her everytime I find a little problem. 2) being a full-timer, its uncomfortable to have uninvited strangers in my home. (without me their) yes I have trust issues. 3) It's not hard work, It's something for me to do. seeing on how I am retired. any dealer or shop should be happy not to do warranty work, that's NOT where they make their money. and personally I take great pride in my own equipment.
Totally with you on all this. While my dealer is fine I will still do all my own work if possible. Most of us on here have taken the time to learn more about our rigs then the sales or service guys will ever know. I am not a full timer (wish I was) but I do believe that if you want it done right learn how to do it and then do it yourself.

Your bathroom fix looks great by the way. Nice job. As for the window I have heard they are pretty easy to pull out and guessing you can do that no problem. Good luck with it.
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:52 AM   #9094
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:34 PM   #9095
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Totally with you on all this. While my dealer is fine I will still do all my own work if possible. Most of us on here have taken the time to learn more about our rigs then the sales or service guys will ever know. I am not a full timer (wish I was) but I do believe that if you want it done right learn how to do it and then do it yourself.

Your bathroom fix looks great by the way. Nice job. As for the window I have heard they are pretty easy to pull out and guessing you can do that no problem. Good luck with it.
let me start by saying THANK YOU. I plan on finishing up the bathroom tomorrow, have to assemble then let the paint and clear coat dry before the final install. what I had posted was just a dry fit.

right now I am very happy with Forest River, I e-mailed them Sunday with the same pictures that I had posted about the window, they admitted to installing it wrong and there is a right and left side window. I actually just finished sending them another picture (the entire right (passenger) side of the RV) so that there is no mistake in which window I need. looking positive, will keep you posted on the outcome. WHATEVER THE OUTCOME IS at least I am being patient and learning more about my RV. just trying to iron out more wrinkles.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:13 PM   #9096
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Flipping a window isn't hard. The inner flange retains the outer. One thing you need to be careful with is you need to take a very sharp razor knife and cut the seal silicone all the way around before removing the inner flange. Then it's a simple matter of flipping it.

Been there did that before (on a Lance TC if all things).
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I accidently started to back up in my driveway the other day with my power cord still plugged in. It pulled out the screws holding the plug base w/ cover.
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:40 PM   #9098
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Got her done. no bad for a couple day project, most of the time was drying time, waiting for water to dry, waiting for mold killing solution to dry, waiting for adhiesive to dry, waiting for paint to dry waiting for silicone sealer to dry and finally waiting for the clear coat to dry. completed and installed. the pictures are before and after.
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Got her done. no bad for a couple day project, most of the time was drying time, waiting for water to dry, waiting for mold killing solution to dry, waiting for adhiesive to dry, waiting for paint to dry waiting for silicone sealer to dry and finally waiting for the clear coat to dry. completed and installed. the pictures are before and after.
Ya' "done good"....

Good looking repair!

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