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Old 08-16-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Water Leak

Just had the trailer out for a week in Cape Cod. Weather was beautiful and we had a great time. Only problem was when we hooked up the water. When we turned on the kitchen faucet, water leaked underneath the sink and around the toilet in the bathroom of our 2363. Anyone ever had a similar problem? We need to take it in for service, but we are looking for advice. Spent the week with bottled water which was ok, but not ideal.

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Kathleen,

Sorry to hear about your leak. Hopefully it can be found and repaired as easily as ours was.

We had a leak under the bathroom sink in our T-2363 but found it quickly. The extra toilet paper stored there didn't even get wet .

We bought ours used and the dealer told us that the outside shower had been bypassed by the previous owner. When we winterize, we just blown out the lines and dump a small amount of antifreeze done the drains in case there is a bit of water left in the traps. We skipped the outside shower only to find out in the spring that it hadn't been fully bypassed. I don't remember now if it was the hot or cold; but only one, not both, was bypassed.
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Hi Kathleen

Has anyone looked up at the faucet from the bottom to see where it is leaking?

Most have screw on fittings to connect the PEX tubing to the faucet. If the fitting loosened up or the rubber gasket under the nut is cracked it can then leak.

Was the system fine on other camping trips this year and just now start leaking? Why I’m asking is if this is a season startup issue coming out of dewinterizing or a it worked all season until now kind of problem?

If the nut holding the tubing on is loose, by just tightening it up may stop the leak. They do some times loosen up from road vibration.

Hope this helps

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I have a 2363 and have not had anything like that. .... yet!

First, did you have a pressure regulator connected to the water supply from the post outside? Did the water under the sink and around the toilet ONLY happen when you turned on the kitchen faucet?

Sometimes the kitchen sink drain connection will leak or the plastic sink can crack, particularly around the drain, but you would see it by opening the cabinet door under and to the left of the sink. Water around the toilet could be from the hose that goes from the vanity to the base of the toilet. Water would have to travel a long way to get from the kitchen sink to the toilet base.
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When I first got my 2363 I found a leak under the kitchen sink that was in the drainage p-trap fittings. However, that would not explain the water around the toilet. Sounds like you have some water supply problems that need inspection. Could be from a freeze problem, but could be just loose fittings. I hope it is a simple fix for you.
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I agree identify the leak before paying for service. I had a leak in the kirchen which turned out to be a loose fitting. A quick twist, problem solved. Hope it is that easy for you too!
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I agree go ahead and check around to see if all the connections are tight. they can loosen up from traveling. Also we had this happen once. We had the city water connection freeze and break a washer and it leaked that way.
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Wow. Thanks, everyone. We will check all the fittings and see if anything is loose. We will also check the sink drain.

This hasn't happened before. We had the trailer out at Buttonwood this year and there was no issue. It's definitely happening only when I turn on the water at the kitchen sink and then the water appears in the low point of the picture. It also shows up around the base of the toilet but not under the bathroom sink. The floor was pretty wet, and we turned the water off. Used bottled water for the week!

We have an appointment next week, but will check further ourselves first.

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.... It's definitely happening only when I turn on the water at the kitchen sink ...
That got my interest, particularly since we have the same year model. I went out and looked into that cabinet under the sink and took some pictures (see below, click pix to enlarge)

If you don't see water on the shelf of the cabinet there are a couple of other options. There could be a leak in the drain pipe where it goes below the cabinet and I noticed there is also what appears to be a vent of some kind at the top of that drain pipe and it has openings at the top. If the drain was plugged the water could back up and come out there but it seems it would also fill the sink since the top of the vent is higher than the sink. If the drain is cloged you can remove the trap and run a "snake" through the line, carefully.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:10 PM   #10
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Gene, thank you. My husband thinks it has something to do with the pipe coming in from the water connection. But then, neither of us is mechanically inclined so what do we know? I suspect that we need to hook up again and look at what is happening when we do so. Now I have many things to explore.........thanks again.

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I would be a good idea to hook it up and have a shutoff in the hose near the trailer and a BIG sponge and mop.

Let us know what you find, it could help others here.

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