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it sounds like you believe the water is from the overflowing toilet that you have cleaned up. I would go further and investigate it from the bottom to see if there is any wet insulation. You may be able to determine if there is insulation under the floor by simply pushing your finger up against the covering under the trailer and see if you hit solid wood or if there is some give. Anything wet will need to be cut out and removed or it will cause rot.

After it is all dried out I would fill the black tank until it's full and see if there are any leaks. If nothing leaks then drain the tank and go about your life.


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Since white hoses are pretty cheap - I would invest in a new hose, too. If any of that tank backed up into the hose, you will regret it next time you fill :-(

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Lwiddis wrote:

“and we didn't want to leave it hooked up so it would get wet everywhere”

Staying hooked to city water is always taking a chance leaky hose or not. Fill the FW tank and use it. Safer.


we just shut the water off at the campground pedestal when not in use


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Lwiddis wrote:

“and we didn't want to leave it hooked up so it would get wet everywhere”

Staying hooked to city water is always taking a chance leaky hose or not. Fill the FW tank and use it. Safer.


Why is city water risky?

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rvshrinker wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

“and we didn't want to leave it hooked up so it would get wet everywhere”

Staying hooked to city water is always taking a chance leaky hose or not. Fill the FW tank and use it. Safer.


Why is city water risky?
If the water is hooked up while you aren't around and a plumbing leak happens, you can return to a flooded camper. You should shut off city water (or turn off the pump) when you leave for any length of time.


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rvshrinker wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

“and we didn't want to leave it hooked up so it would get wet everywhere”

Staying hooked to city water is always taking a chance leaky hose or not. Fill the FW tank and use it. Safer.


Why is city water risky?

Campground water pressure can vary all over the map... up to the point of breaking water pipes. I've taken to just filling up the onboard tank and running off the internal pump

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Just the first of many to come brother. I’ve been doing this for decades and still pull bonehead stunts. All you can do is admit it and move on.
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If possible, send a photo to give more detailed recommendations.

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