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Old 10-07-2016, 02:43 PM   #11
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On our 2015 38rl, we have chased several ice maker line leaks. On the third leak, I replaced the entire line instead of another splice. The last time, I put the new poly line INSIDE of a vinyl hose for extra protection against rubbing and kinking.

The line runs from the ice maker on the freezer, down to and along the wire support on the slide outside (thats the insulated part). It runs through the belly and then up through the floor to inside the kitchen island (our spice cabinet) and then to a shut-off under the sink.

This is a very common problem. If you do a quick search on the forums, there are a lot of other people with the same problem.

Do you have the sizes of the poly line and vinyl hose you used and where did you get it?

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Old 10-07-2016, 03:13 PM   #12
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Do you have the sizes of the poly line and vinyl hose you used and where did you get it?

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The poly line is 1/4 inch outside diameter and the vinyl line was just whatever the poly line fit inside of... Maybe 1/2 inch outside diameter? Not sure on that one but that sounds about right as I drilled out the hole going through the floor to accommodate it and the largest drill I have is half inch.

Both are available at any hardware or home improvement store. I think I got mine at Home Depot.

Good luck!
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:30 PM   #13
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Do You remember how much you used, approx. total length? Also, is the Vinyl Line Grey in color?


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Old 10-07-2016, 04:10 PM   #14
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Do You remember how much you used, approx. total length? Also, is the Vinyl Line Grey in color?


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Unfortunately, I do not remember the length and I am not currently at the RV. The poly line is quite inexpensive and often comes pre-packaged as it is used for normal bricks-n-sticks homes as well.

The vinyl line I used was the clear flexible stuff. I added it to help protect the poly line from abrasion and kinks. Other material may work just as well.
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:37 PM   #15
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Icemaker line connection.

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I replaced mine on my 2015 31SL with a 1500 psi stainless steel ice maker hose to get away from poly and plastic hoses. Have had no problems since.
I'm on my 4th leak in the icemaker line under the sink of my 2015 38RL. I'm finally going to replace the plastic with the braided stainless steel. I can see how to connect to the under sink valve, but how is the residential refrigerator connection made? Do I have to pull the 'frige out to access the back? Mine is a Samsung.
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Old 10-08-2016, 02:06 PM   #16
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I'm on my 4th leak in the icemaker line under the sink of my 2015 38RL. I'm finally going to replace the plastic with the braided stainless steel. I can see how to connect to the under sink valve, but how is the residential refrigerator connection made? Do I have to pull the 'frige out to access the back? Mine is a Samsung.
I wish I knew how much length you need to replace with a braided stainless steel line. I have seen lengths up to 25 ft., with the proper pressurized ends, but I'm thinking it would be more than 25 ft. to snake that line from the sink to the outside of the RV and back into the slide and then to the Fridge. And yes, you will have to pull the Fridge out to get access to the connector on the back.

Mine is still under warranty and I'm gonna have my dealer look at replacing the existing plastic line with the braided stainless steel. I'll buy the material and they can weave it up into the RV and under the sink.

Right now, I have the water turned off and not using the Ice Maker or Water in the door. We also purchased a portable ice maker that sits on the counter for our ice needs.

I'll keep the group posted as to what I have done!
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Old 12-29-2016, 01:03 AM   #17
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I wish I knew how much length you need to replace with a braided stainless steel line. I have seen lengths up to 25 ft., with the proper pressurized ends, but I'm thinking it would be more than 25 ft. to snake that line from the sink to the outside of the RV and back into the slide and then to the Fridge. And yes, you will have to pull the Fridge out to get access to the connector on the back.

Mine is still under warranty and I'm gonna have my dealer look at replacing the existing plastic line with the braided stainless steel. I'll buy the material and they can weave it up into the RV and under the sink.

Right now, I have the water turned off and not using the Ice Maker or Water in the door. We also purchased a portable ice maker that sits on the counter for our ice needs.

I'll keep the group posted as to what I have done!
Any update on this JT & BT? I have a 38RL and want to do the stainless steel upgrade. Wondering if the 25ft line will work or not?
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:33 PM   #18
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I have a 36FB. The 25 foot braided hose only reached to the middle of my slide out, but that's okay. I cut the original line under the slideout and inserted a brass t connection. The braided hose connector attached to one end of th t connector and the original plastic line connected to the other via a compression fitting.

When we are traveling, the middle of the T is capped off and I use city water or tank water.

When at our permanent site, the reverse osmosis line from the casita is connected to the T and the faucet under the sink is turned off. RO water goes to the ice maker.

When winterizing, the cap on the T connector can be removed to blow out the line.

I couldn't find a crimping tool that would allow me to put a connector on the braided line. The use of the T connector solved this problem.
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:23 PM   #19
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We just got our 38RL back from the Dealer last week. I had them install a new water line, which took 3 guys about 2 hours to get it done.

I provided them with (2) 20 ft. sections of reinforced ice maker water line I got from Lowes. I don't know what the total length was, but they said they used both pieces.

I now have a water line that works better than the CHEAP Chinese Plastic Tubing Redwood originally installed. The water flow is better to the Fridge Tap and the ICE MAKER works better as well.
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Old 03-05-2017, 05:48 PM   #20
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Why does the line have to go to the island?

When this fridge goes the next one will have an ice maker. Is there any reason it can't run from the fridge to the basement and tap into the water system downstream from the filter?
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