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Old 04-02-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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So after dry camping all winter in our new RW I turned the water on last weekend for the first time. Had a great weekend camping too, Sunday wife says she would like to run the sheets through the washer instead of bringing them home. I turned the valves open and looked for leaks none found, went outside to finish up outside work and about 20 minutes later she comes out saying there is water coming out from under the bed. oh boy! I go in shut washer off and proceed to remove mattress, box springs wooden plyboard and low and behold the flex hose that attaches to the black hard pipe has pulled apart at connection allowing all drain water from washer to flow directly into the space under the bed making quite the flood. also flooded the garage area and nose of RV. This is a awful design flaw by Redwood that needs to be addressed! Easter Sunday found me at Lowes buying a $220.00 deghumidfier instead of spending the afternoon with family. The issue stems from the fact that when you retract your slide the flex hose gets caught on the wood box from the bed frame.an easy solution for RWcould have been to install another larger solidpvc pipe that the flex hose would slide back and forth through to avoid catching on the wood. thats what I did. I do not feel that after spending $100,000.00 on a RW product, this little mistake should have happened. I know there will be issues and thats why they give a 2 year warrenty. just kind a sucks!
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:13 AM   #2
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I see what your talking about, the 38BR washer/dryer is made in the bedroom slide. so they had to put a flex line verses poly. but you would think if you figured it out, engineers could. I'm sorry you had to go through that. God bless you.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #3
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Foghat had similar issues and his was a simple fix I believe
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:27 AM   #4
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There have been a number of us that suffered that problem. I think we were one of the first and I posted a detailed post of before and after. My fix has been holding now without a problem.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:31 AM   #5
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I had the same problem in May 2012 when I bought the Rig. The ribbed hose catches on the wood when the slide comes in. Tore the bed apart cut out some wood ,replaced the bent hose and check it prior to use if we have moved. Many people have had the sameproblem and have some good fixes check out the forum. Also check out all the other problems that many people have had that are the same. Redwood has addressed some and not others. I have been fixing things on mine for a year and as soon as I fix the ceiling that has come loose I will be caught up. At least for today.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #6
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I had the same problem in May 2012 when I bought the Rig. The ribbed hose catches on the wood when the slide comes in. Tore the bed apart cut out some wood ,replaced the bent hose¬* and check it prior to use if we have moved. Many people have had the same¬*problem and have some good fixes check out the forum. Also check out all the other problems that many people have had that are the same. Redwood has addressed some and not others. I have been fixing things on mine for a year and as soon as I fix the ceiling that has come loose I will be caught up. At least for today.
Sounds like the same old QC, model year after model year.

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There have been a number of us that suffered that problem. I think we were one of the first and I posted a detailed post of before and after. My fix has been holding now without a problem.
What was your fix?
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #8
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It doesn't look like it would be possible on the 2013 36FB, the washer is in the fall before you get to the bedroom.
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Brad, I removed a 1x1 piece that supported the floor under the drawer and used small angle brackets to support the floor piece. Supported and clamped one section of the black PVC that was sort of floating in mid-air, tighten the jam nuts as tight as I could, then used four cable ties on each end of the flex hose. I put a cable tie losely around the flex and the black PVC, then routed two more cable ties from those mounted on the flex and PVC. Then tighten the ties on the flex and the PVC, then pulled the two ties running from those up tight. Makes a make-shift clamp assembly to prevent the flex from pulling out of the PVC. The problem with the design is that the ends of the flex are a soft rubber which the PVC jam nut can not really bite into to hold in place, plus dragging the flex over that 1x1 just works the flex end out of the PVC. Hope I explained it good enough so you get the picture, if not I still have the before and after pics I took and sent to Brian, that I could send to you if interested.
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Brad, I removed a 1x1 piece that supported the floor under the drawer and used small angle brackets to support the floor piece. Supported and clamped one section of the black PVC that was sort of floating in mid-air, tighten the jam nuts as tight as I could, then used four cable ties on each end of the flex hose. I put a cable tie losely around the flex and the black PVC, then routed two more cable ties from those mounted on the flex and PVC. Then tighten the ties on the flex and the PVC, then pulled the two ties running from those up tight. Makes a make-shift clamp assembly to prevent the flex from pulling out of the PVC. The problem with the design is that the ends of the flex are a soft rubber which the PVC jam nut can not really bite into to hold in place, plus dragging the flex over that 1x1 just works the flex end out of the PVC. Hope I explained it good enough so you get the picture, if not I still have the before and after pics I took and sent to Brian, that I could send to you if interested.
You paint a brilliant picture, and you are always so helpful, thank you. We will pickit up here shortly, and I'm installing the Washer/Dryer so the bed is the first thing that will come apart.
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Buddy, I asked the question a few months ago about the FB, I never got an answer. I too believe that we should be OK as the washer isn't in a slide but it would be nice to know for sure that this is a non-issue for FB owners.

So, does anyone know for sure?
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Brad, I removed a 1x1 piece that supported the floor under the drawer and used small angle brackets to support the floor piece. Supported and clamped one section of the black PVC that was sort of floating in mid-air, tighten the jam nuts as tight as I could, then used four cable ties on each end of the flex hose. I put a cable tie losely around the flex and the black PVC, then routed two more cable ties from those mounted on the flex and PVC. Then tighten the ties on the flex and the PVC, then pulled the two ties running from those up tight. Makes a make-shift clamp assembly to prevent the flex from pulling out of the PVC. The problem with the design is that the ends of the flex are a soft rubber which the PVC jam nut can not really bite into to hold in place, plus dragging the flex over that 1x1 just works the flex end out of the PVC. Hope I explained it good enough so you get the picture, if not I still have the before and after pics I took and sent to Brian, that I could send to you if interested.
You paint a brilliant picture, and you are always so helpful, thank you. We will pickit up here shortly, and I'm installing the Washer/Dryer so the bed is the first thing that will come apart.
While you're under the bed, be on the lookout for the soft water lines and make sure they aren't in position to get kinked or twisted while operating the slide.
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Brad, I removed a 1x1 piece that supported the floor under the drawer and used small angle brackets to support the floor piece.¬* Supported and clamped one section of the black PVC that was sort of floating in mid-air, tighten the jam nuts as tight as I could, then used four cable ties on each end of the flex hose.¬* I put a cable tie losely around the flex and the black PVC, then routed two more cable ties from those mounted on the flex and PVC.¬* Then tighten the ties on the flex and the PVC, then pulled the two ties running from those up tight.¬* Makes a make-shift clamp assembly to prevent the flex from pulling out of the PVC.¬* The problem with the design is that the ends of the flex are a soft rubber which the PVC jam nut can not really bite into to hold in place, plus dragging the flex over that 1x1 just works the flex end out of the PVC.¬* Hope I explained it good enough so you get the picture, if not I still have the before and after pics I took and sent to Brian, that I could send to you if interested.
You paint a brilliant picture, and you are always so helpful, thank you.¬* We will pick¬*it up here shortly, and I'm installing the Washer/Dryer so the bed is the first thing that will come apart.¬*
While you're under the bed, be on the lookout for the soft water lines and make sure they aren't in position to get kinked or twisted while operating the slide.
I will do that, Thanks Dave! You have also been very helpful and I appreciate the pics for the LP.
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