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Old 10-02-2017, 06:23 PM   #1
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Probably a silly question - How to keep water from spilling out of fold down sink

Another question from a newbie. Fist time owning a camper. Bought a 2013 Rockwood 1940 LTD. How do you keep water from spilling out of the sink drain onto the floor when you fold down the galley? I am careful to dry out the sink before folding down the galley. There is a basket style stopped that I tighten all the way but water still ends up all over the floor. Should We have received a solid stopper too? The basket style stopper seems to hold water in the sink but does not keep it from coming out when we fold down the galley. Is there something better we can buy ? Here is a pic of the strainer. Thanks. Pam
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:31 PM   #2
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Pam I don't know your rig but from your discretion I assume the water is coming from the trap under the sink when you fold it down. I agree with you at it might require a solid rubber stopper to solve the problem, if you figure it out let the forum know.
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:16 PM   #3
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Is the sink filling up and overflowing after it is folded down or are you just finding water on the floor next/under the sink when you are puting it back up?
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:09 PM   #4
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The 1940LTD’s galley turns upside down when folded. There is no P trap because there is no grey water tank. The sink drains straight to an outlet port on the back side of the camper.



It’s strange that you have any water sitting in the drain when you flip the galley over. Is the drain tube holding water for some reason? Maybe it’s not routed properly and has a sag that holds water and then dumps that water when you turn over the galley? It should be routed to not have a sag so it will drain straight out and be empty when you flip it over.
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One other possible source of the water could be the faucet neck. When you run the water, the neck of the faucet fills from the valve to the top of the neck. When you flip the sink over, that water is free to flow out. We always wrap a wash cloth or small towel over the faucet neck when we flip it over to catch that little bit of water.
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One other possible source of the water could be the faucet neck. When you run the water, the neck of the faucet fills from the valve to the top of the neck. When you flip the sink over, that water is free to flow out. We always wrap a wash cloth or small towel over the faucet neck when we flip it over to catch that little bit of water.
Is there is a check valve (backflow preventer) in the water line feeding the faucet? If not, you should be able to disconnect the water supply and open both the hot and cold sides of the faucet to drain the water out of the faucet.
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Not that i'm aware of.
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:33 PM   #8
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How much? Put a towel down, tip it onto towel and wait a minute. Then grab the towel and toss in back of vehicle..... you can wiggle the drain hose while its half tipped to drain anything in the flexible pipe.
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I have a 2017 206ltd Flagstaff popup. I had that happen once, in my pu and the same type of strainer I believe mine is metal not plastic. The trick that worked for me is to screw the stainer in the sink tight. No problems since.
Hope it works for you.
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Considering your strainer stops water from draining means it's working.. so your water must be coming from the actual faucet head itself. Like stated above, buy a cloth or some sort and wrap around the head and leave it there.. or even take a balloon and put it over faucet head and leave it.
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SOME POSSIBLE OPTIONS:

If your PUP has an outdoor shower, it is likely that it is located somewhat lower than the sink faucet. If so:
1) turn off the pump;
2) open the kitchen sink faucet;
3) go to the outdoor shower and open the valves keeping the shower head near the ground.
4) TURN OFF THE SHOWER VALVES.
5) TURN OFF THE SINK VALVES.

This should drain the water in the faucet.

My PUP has winterizing drain valves under the sink...at the low point in the plumbing. These are t-shaped handles that you pull, and they drain water thru pex through the floor and onto the ground. Your camper may have similar. If so, turn off the pump, open the sink valves and pull these drains. Allow the water to drain out of the lines, THEN CLOSE THEM. CLOSE THE SINK VALVES.

(Closing the valves prevents the obvious mess when you turn on the pump next time and create a flood and/or dump some of your precious water in the holding tank.

Your camper may not have either of these options. When I had a PUP similar to yours, we simply put an old towel on the floor to absorb water AND to protect the floor from the support leg. In Colorado, where humidity is very low, we didn't have to worry about moisture in the towel. It would dry quickly. But in humid climates, allow the towel to absorb the sink water, then replace the towel with a throw rug to protect the floor from the support leg.
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