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Old 10-12-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any ideas on this? As I placed in my previous post Redwood is not providing any support on this because they have not seen it happen in the past. Unfortunately my problem is real Redwood. You would think after spending close to $90,000 to load up one of their fifth wheels the after sale support would be better than this.

I am basically left to figure it out for myself. After 5 different attempts I still have both hot and cold kinking water lines.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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I had this same problem the first month I had my trailer and now it's back. Redwood arranged for another dealer to look at the problem but they couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting water to the washer. I finally found the problem myself and everything was fine until now.

I'm going to go to Menards to buy a plastic piece made for "pex" pipe that is intended to use while plumbing the house. The purpose of this piece is to prevent the "pex" pipe form kinking too much. By zip tying the water line on this, it should prevent the kink. If you find that yours is kinking in a straight area, then just zip tie some sort of "splint" to it. I believe once the water line has a kink in a particular spot it will continue to kink there.

I thought I was having this problem because of my slid-in-slide. With the slide-in-slide that water line has to be longer and I believe that's the problem. This next week I'll give it a try and see what happen, then report back.
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Thanks. My lines are kinking just beyond where the hoses are attached to the "pex". Could it possibly be that you and I are the only ones to have experienced kinked water supply lines to our washers? Let e know how yours turns out.
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Personally I think I would cut the pex back, add some pex
to 1/2" pipe fittings & replace with steel braided dishwasher hoses. D/W hoses come in various lengths, so get one with some slack in it when reconnected.
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Personally I think I would cut the pex back, add some pex
to 1/2" pipe fittings & replace with steel braided dishwasher hoses. D/W hoses come in various lengths, so get one with some slack in it when reconnected.
I like this idea it might work
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Thanks. My lines are kinking just beyond where the hoses are attached to the "pex". Could it possibly be that you and I are the only ones to have experienced kinked water supply lines to our washers? Let e know how yours turns out.
I don't know....some folks have had problems with their drain lines coming off and flooding the bedroom. Personally, I'd rather have my problem then theirs if I had to choose one. Do you have a slide-in-slide?
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I do not have the slide in slide. And I agree. I would much rather deal with this than the drain lines coming off. Ron indicated he had lots of knowledge on that one. I am going to take your advice on that splint idea. I think that may do the trick.

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Old 10-13-2013, 10:27 AM   #8
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no problem here with kinking lines - knock on wood.
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Once pex is kinked it will kink in the same spot everytime it is moved until it breaks at that spot. The splint might work, but that spot is already weak from the kink! Best fix is cut out kink & splice, then add splint if that is what you want to use.
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To reiterate. The PEX is not kinked. It is the white reinforced flexible hose line that is attached to the PEX that is kinked. It kinks about 4 inches from the PEX connection.
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