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Old 09-29-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Connections not made correctly

Good Morning everyone,

After being on this site for a couple of days I found a post telling how the P trap in someones Rv was not connected! I decided it best to check the P traps in the RV. What do you know a huge puddle of water under the tub. They did not tighten together the pipes at all, they were just hanging there. Ive been using the shower for three months I cleaned up the water and it does not look like any permanent damage has occurred however the water had made its way to a hole that the pipes go through, probably to the insulation under the trailer. I immediately called my dealer and talked it out with him. HAving paid cash for the RV he was a little more helpful than I expected. I winder what else is going to show its ugly face?? Overall I am fine with the RV its pretty nice otherwise, I just worry about the mechanicals.
Thank You Guys/Gals for alerting me of an issue!
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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Sometimes, even the pipes that are done correctly will vibrate loose. Today's modern roads are in really terrible shape and the constant pounding of the trailer's frames can and will loosen the pipe connectors. Remember, they are only hand tight to begin with and they are prone to loosening with vibration.

What I do is tighten them, by hand, then take a couple of turns around the nut and then up onto the pipe with electrical tape. The electrical tape will prevent the nut from loosening due to vibration, but, you can easily remove the tape if the joint ever needs maintenance. An ounce of prevention...



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Old 09-30-2014, 08:03 AM   #3
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Just bought a 2014 233RBS and took a 3 day shakedown camp. When we arrived at the campground the right side slide would not open. Phone call to the dealer and he says just push hard on the side that won't move...real high tech fix. The shower gaskets were installed backwards...the rear stabilizers are too short to reach the ground on a level concrete pad...the awning rests on the right side slide even when it is at it's highest point. We love the layout and the way it tows but I think they may have an engineering/quality control issue at the factory. HOPEFULLY, my dealer is up for all the fixes this 3 day trip has generated.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:26 AM   #4
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A lot of time, you wonder if any of the engineers actually ever use or set up one these RVs.

As for your stabilizers; a hint. Stabilizers, once extended past 50% of their travel rapidly lose their ability to "stabilize". No matter how long the stabilizer is, you should use plastic blocks or wood if that's your thing, to keep them at <50% extension. You'll get much more stability out of them. I carry a double pack of the yellow plastic blocks. Don't use them for leveling any longer (I went with the new Anderson levelers), but, I do use them for the stabilizers and raising the sewer hose on long runs when the end connection is high. Doesn't negate the fact, though, that they should, at least, hit the ground when level at your site...



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