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Old 09-08-2016, 12:24 PM   #1
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Ice Maker water line, does anyone know.

We have a 38RL Redwood. Discovered a pin hole leak in the water line for the fridge. As luck would have I was able to turn off the water under the sink. At least Redwood was thinking about this.

Anyway looking outside I noticed in the slide there is an insulated water line going back into the utility Bay. Does anyone know what this line goes too?

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Old 09-08-2016, 05:18 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
Does the line go directly to the fridge or does it go to a valve in the wall and separate hose to the fridge?
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I should preface this with the fact we have the residential fridge. I'm also not currently at the RV. As I recall, there was a "Chinese finger trap" splice behind the bottom drawer of the cabinet next to the fridge. If there wasn't, there is now!
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I should preface this with the fact we have the residential fridge. I'm also not currently at the RV. As I recall, there was a "Chinese finger trap" splice behind the bottom drawer of the cabinet next to the fridge. If there wasn't, there is now!
So, in other words I have turned off the water line under the sink and that cuts off the ice maker? There are no other lines like this in the trailer correct?


I will simply leave it shut off and not use the ICE MAKER in the Residential Fridge.


I hate water leaks. I was lucky on this one, before any damage was done.


We have a portable Ice Maker and will use that from now on!


Thanks for the reply.


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i had issues with my water line as well. First, i have to add that my leak was outside under the slide, so it wasn't really a threat to inside water damage. But, i tried cutting out the leak and joining the two new ends with a brass connector, that worked temporarily, but the connector wasn't strong enough and was end up coming loss after a move. i ended up replacing the entire length of 1/4 inch refer tubing. you can find it at lowes or home depot for rather cheap. The replacement job was time consuming but i haven't had any problems since then!
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:30 AM   #7
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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.
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what was the lenght on the new stainless hose i have 1 to replace also just like to keep things fixed as much as possible going to hd or lowes today?
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It was a 20' stainless steel ice maker hose from Lowes.
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what was the lenght on the new stainless hose i have 1 to replace also just like to keep things fixed as much as possible going to hd or lowes today?
i have found 15' braided stainless ice maker line

wonder if any one has measured the old line that came out of there? approx,

and also pex 1/4" line,is pretty tough also from amazon

which is better quality

and also the air line used in airbags or compressor line is better than the

junk el cheapo OEM poly stuff which split


like the idea to sleeve the line to prevent kinks

see that this would freeze when it gets cold as it is uninsulated



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