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oldmanriver809

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Posted: 06/17/18 03:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello. I just purchased my first TT two days ago. It's an AR ONE 14rb 2013. Today I wanted to open up the windows to air it out due to the hot weather and noticed water on the floor coming from the toilet. Upon further investigation I noticed it was dripping from the supply connection at the elbow behind the toilet. My water tanks are empty so I am guessing its residual water in the line. My question is what would be the best/correct way to fix it? The white plastic hoses are connected to the plastic elbow with a crimp type metal band. Would hose clamps work in place of these crimped bands or do I need to find these special bands? Thank you in advance for your kind replies.

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Posted: 06/17/18 04:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like PEX piping...Go to Home Depot/Lowe's and get what you need and cut, splice or replace. Use 'Sharkbite' fittings and you can buy PEX by the foot also...I wouldn't use basic hose clamps...

Sharkbite fittings are great. No tools needed.

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Posted: 06/17/18 04:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hose clamps would not work with Pex pipe, not enough compression.

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Posted: 06/17/18 04:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

oldmanriver809 wrote:

My question is what would be the best/correct way to fix it? The white plastic hoses are connected to the plastic elbow with a crimp type metal band. Would hose clamps work in place of these crimped bands or do I need to find these special bands?


Since you haven't identified whether this water line is braided hose or hard wall PEX it would help if you'd post a pic instead. As noted, if it's PEX using a hose clamp on it won't work.

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Posted: 06/17/18 04:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you for your responses! I will do exactly that. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am brand new to owning a TT.

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Posted: 06/17/18 04:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry. This line is not braided. It's just a white plastic line. I'm not tech savvy and this is the only forum I've ever posted on so i will try to learn how to properly use the available tools. Thanks again for your replies.

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oldmanriver809 wrote:

Thank you for your responses! I will do exactly that. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am brand new to owning a TT.

Ya...water leaks is your enemy. Fix that leak then test entire rv. Many people don't use water except in "self contain" mode.

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Be sure it's not a valve from failure to winterize the toilet. That happened to us on our TT. last winter.


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xteacher wrote:

Be sure it's not a valve from failure to winterize the toilet. That happened to us on our TT. last winter.


X2 on that. That is a common fail point from freeze damage. Replacement valve is about $30 on amazon, and a five minute job to replace.

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Posted: 06/17/18 06:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you for the suggestion! The white plastic pipe isn't wet near the toilet but is definitely dripping at the elbow where the pipes connect to the elbow. What I don't understand is why it would just start dripping since it hasn't been used recently? Could it be because it was a really hot day? The only valve that I can see is the actuall toilet flushing handle/valve as the pipe runs under the tub and out of sight.

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