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Old 06-15-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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I have two issues.

First I am having issues with my Thedford toilet and I have Vacations Savers coming out next Friday. Should I just bite the bullet and get the Dometic 320?

Second I am getting water in the basement. I have taken the ceiling out and dried everything up, then I ran both sinks in the bedroom and bathroom for fifteen to twenty minutes and no leak. I took a hose up on the roof and applied water around the vents, still dry. I put it back together and yet after each heavy rain there is water in the basement same spot.

Any suggestions where to look for this leak? Yesterday I pulled to paneling down with my finger and got a small trickle of water. I am thinking of having Vacation Savers take a look while he is here, I am sure he much more knowledgeable than I am when comes to these thing.

Thanks looking forward to see what you guys think.

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Old 06-15-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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I had a basement leak it was just forward of the forward door drivers side. It seems that the door frame is a few different pieces the leak looked like it was coming from higher than it was. The leak was actually coming in where the hold back cable attaches to the rig at the frame.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:29 PM   #3
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Water is devious !!!

ON a previous S&B...
a water leak was actually BELOW where the water came out !!!

it ran back UP a board
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:10 AM   #4
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Ah, wicking!
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:20 AM   #5
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First I am having issues with my Thedford toilet and I have Vacations Savers coming out next Friday. Should I just bite the bullet and get the Dometic 320?

Second I am getting water in the basement. I have taken the ceiling out and dried everything up, then I ran both sinks in the bedroom and bathroom for fifteen to twenty minutes and no leak. I took a hose up on the roof and applied water around the vents, still dry. I put it back together and yet after each heavy rain there is water in the basement same spot.

Any suggestions where to look for this leak? Yesterday I pulled to paneling down with my finger and got a small trickle of water. I am thinking of having Vacation Savers take a look while he is here, I am sure he much more knowledgeable than I am when comes to these thing.

Thanks looking forward to see what you guys think.

Jim
Thinking of basics - how about the gasket on the door. I note that they installed one of our gaskets incorrectly and had cut it short, leaving a gap. Does the door apply good pressure on the gasket when closed?
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:03 AM   #6
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We had the same issue. Turned out to be a bad water fitting for the washer connection.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:59 PM   #7
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If you have a washer, I'd look at the drain under the bed. Also check all those water lines under the bed as well.
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If you have a washer, I'd look at the drain under the bed. Also check all those water lines under the bed as well.
This isn't an issue for FB's, as I understand the issue is for the RW's that have the W/D's in the bedroom slide, e.g RL's.
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We had a similar issue and found that the door gaskets would allow rain to seep thru especially on instances where we had heavy rains. My husband removed all the gaskets and placed a beading clear silicone on the inside lip and reattached. Haven't had a problem since.
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If you have a washer, I'd look at the drain under the bed. Also check all those water lines under the bed as well.
Dave - I initially thought of that one, but the OP mentioned the leak was after heavy rain.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:59 AM   #11
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Thanks I will take a look at that this weekend. If it was not in the ceiling I would suspect the gasket but it is lower. It is sporadic so hard to find. I think the washer connections make more sense.
Best way to access them?
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Thanks I will take a look at that this weekend. If it was not in the ceiling I would suspect the gasket but it is lower. It is sporadic so hard to find. I think the washer connections make more sense.
Best way to access them?

On the RE, you can first check under the bed for the water connections there. They go from under your bed to the closet next to your bed. That wall next to the bed will come apart fairly easily because that's only paneling held on with either brad nails or staples. Also while looking at your floor between the closet and the bed, you'll notice a 6 inch build out. This was put in as a path for the water lines to get to the closet from under the bed.

I've had this all apart in my RL which has the same set up.
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Well they RV doctor came today a week later than he was suppose to, because someone had an AC unit out last week and with the temperatures here in Lower AL I understand that was a little more pressing. He walk in confirm that it was a Thetford recommended the Dometic 320 I agreed after reading several comments on several sights. Now I have to wait on the paperwork from the extend warranty people. Most likely I will have to paid the difference but that's okay, as long I don't have to wait water in the middle of the night.

Have not got under the bed yet to check the washer hose for leaks, that is on my list for tomorrow. Today I finished wiring the back of my trailer so I can triple tow the motorcycle. I took the RV license test a year ago in MI and then had total knee replacement surgery and did not get to ride last summer. Drove home Memorial Day weekend and drug the motorcycle back down now I can do it all, in one slow trip, don't plan on going to fast and truck stops for fuel.
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After many phone calls not returned and canceled appointments I have fired the first repair company for the toilet issue. I did a quick search and found another mobile repair service and with an hour and a half the second guy was here with the Dometic 320 called the warranty company and installed new toilet. My wife is here visiting and we are very happy with the results.

On the second issues I now know the washing machine is not the source of my leak and Adam Ant was right it was wicking from the door seal. After a real close look, the latch catches had worked lose. I positioned them as far back as I could and two heavy rains later no water in basement. Thank you all for your help and suggestions.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:35 AM   #15
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Well my water in the basement came back. I found it was a leak under my bathroom vanity. It was leaking from what I am guessing to be a Vacuum breaker, I took it out and put Teflon tape on the threads and this has seem to stopped it. Fingers crossed.
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Are you talking about a big black valve like this



or a clear plastic in line anti-siphon valve? The clear one would be for the black tank flush, but the other one should never see water unless maybe you are filling that tank past full! It lets air into the tank but doesn't let air out, but is well above the top level of that tank. Now it is possible that water passing past it is splashing up.
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The one that I am talking about is rectangular and has regular 5/8 npt on the inlet and outlet. Made by B&B I was unable to find it in an internet search.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:43 AM   #18
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You apparently are having the same issue i was having. Under the sink is a black contraption. It is to prevent syphoning of the black tank washer. For the life of me I couldn't track down the part number or a replacement anywhere. I ended up using lawn sprinkler parts and connectors and no more leaks. Look under the bathroom sink, up near the faucet, should see two blue lines coming up and connecting to a black contraption. That is where my leak was from. It is a crappy part. I'll see if I can find the picture.
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It looks like this - http://www.irv2.com/forums/attachmen...5&d=1376536005
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THAT is the antisiphon for the back tank flush I believe. They used to be clear.
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