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Posted: 06/20/12 08:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also always shut the water off out side anytime the camper is there and were not. Seen it happen a few times, and does not take long to flip that hydrant back on when you get back.
Hope it did not do any damage. Now even with the water off ours. I'm thinking did I shut off everything when I set it up in the campground today? We will not be back to it until tomorrow evening.
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Posted: 06/20/12 09:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry to hear of your accident......new trailer and all.

How wet was carpet/floor......the sub-flooring is like a sponge when it comes to water.
Swelling/flaking/falling apart/becoming loose......water can really damage a trailer sub-floor.
Hope it was just a little wet and easily dried out.
But if carpet was wet.....padding got wet....floor got wet.
9hrs. of running out the slide?????

Carpet/padding removed?

We had a water fitting break at water heater while sleeping......flooded living area and living room slide.
Had to rip out carpet/padding and dry sub-floor with heat/blowers.
Didn't get to slide out area soon enough......sub-floor swelled and came apart.
$6000 in repairs.......slide out had to be removed/turned on it's side and new floor installed plus new carpet/linoleum living rn/slide/kitchen,

Water leaks....suck!!!


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Posted: 06/20/12 09:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

O,I was in it walked right by it. shut the door in the bed room an when I woke the next morning an opened the door I was wondering why It was so humid. Hate telling on myself but I did it good.lol

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Awe come one with a Screen Name like Webbfoot, you probably were looking to go swimming.


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Posted: 06/21/12 02:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OUCH.......
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Not a water faucet but had the hose from the washer/dryer combo come out of the drain. Man did that wet stuff up all in the closet and carpet in the bedroom. Lessoned learned don't run washer while fishing. Things could have been alot worse.

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If I am on sewer grey valve is open, the day I leave I will add a few gallons and travel to the next site and open valve. This keeps grey tank nice and clean and avoids your unfortunate accident.


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I got lucky , messed up middle shelf on island , but it's useable an hidden under sink. As far as carpet it kind of went under carpet an stayed on the vinyl floor an exited under slide an onto the tire's

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Posted: 06/21/12 10:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

KBfiredog wrote:

Every night before we go to bed and anytime we leave the camper, the water is turned off at the valve outside. When u go potty at night, u do not need any water pressure, gravity will take care of it.
...or just kick on the pump and run on tank water to flush, then shut off the pump before you go back to bed.

I realize if you are a long term stay you may not fill your tank, but if you do it's a handy water source accessible from inside the coach.

Every once in a while I forget to turn the hydrant back on when I get back.


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Posted: 06/23/12 09:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Leaving the gray open is not a big deal because its just soapsuds and toothpaste. Leaving the galley tank open is a different story, you don't want dried food and grease to build up in there. Having the sink go to the black may not be that bad in the end.

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