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jkwilson

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Posted: 06/17/19 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

brianosaur wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

Sorry to hear. That is a bummer - especially with summer in full swing.

I suspect it's because RVs have been built for years on the concept of "self contained". The fresh water tank and water pump would make such a drain unnecessary. So even with more and more folks using city hookups, the manufacturers see no need to change things.


Yeah, I guess so. Either, boondock with same size fresh tank as waste tanks, or use on-site city water with sewer as the overflow. Makes sense.

However the local county campground we weekend at is city water only on all sites, and a handful of sites with shore power.

Dump station on the way out for all.

I think I'd like to mod a drain into the floor or tub on my next TT.

I definitely will get those portable little water alarms for the bathroom and under cabinets.


You don’t leave your tank drains open even if you have a sewer hookup.


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Posted: 06/17/19 07:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Could you possibly rent a cabin/trailer at a campground for the 4th? I'm sure availability is tight but it might salvage the week. Just a thought.


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Posted: 06/17/19 07:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jkwilson wrote:

brianosaur wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

Sorry to hear. That is a bummer - especially with summer in full swing.

I suspect it's because RVs have been built for years on the concept of "self contained". The fresh water tank and water pump would make such a drain unnecessary. So even with more and more folks using city hookups, the manufacturers see no need to change things.


Yeah, I guess so. Either, boondock with same size fresh tank as waste tanks, or use on-site city water with sewer as the overflow. Makes sense.

However the local county campground we weekend at is city water only on all sites, and a handful of sites with shore power.

Dump station on the way out for all.

I think I'd like to mod a drain into the floor or tub on my next TT.

I definitely will get those portable little water alarms for the bathroom and under cabinets.


You don’t leave your tank drains open even if you have a sewer hookup.


Well perhaps YOU dont.
But not everyone does.

Gray tank open. Black closed.

I put a u bend "P trap" in sewer hose as a gas trap.

Black tank flush water hose on a "Y" at city water and two manual in line hose shut offs at the trailer inlet and Y.


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Posted: 06/17/19 07:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

brianosaur wrote:

...{snip}
My thought is why is there no safety overflow drain in the tub to the ground? A $25 drain would save $25k in losses....{snip}

With all due respect (and not flaming) with all of the several millions of showers taken, yours is a rare instance of operator error. RV mfgr's are not going to voluntarily add an item that will cost them profits when added into the many hundreds (thousand??) of units they make.

Sorry to hear of your misfortune. I live vicariously thorough the mistakes of others. And (not condescending) I do thank you for posting so that I make sure the next time I use an RV shower/ tub I will be extra sure of turning off fixtures.

Respectfully,
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Posted: 06/17/19 07:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You know, that trailer is not really damaged. If one would open the belly and let it dry out, put in new insulation, and button it back up, it will be just fine. You should consider buying it back from the insurance company for salvage value.

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I’d recommend filling the fresh tank and running off the pump even when you have city water available. That should prevent this situation.


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Posted: 06/17/19 10:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry that happened to you. Accidents happen.

I hope you don't get killed on depreciation with the insurance coverage.


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Well DTA has the first sane comment besides the folks who simply said sorry to hear about the issue.
Why not just use the camper? Did it fry some electronics or something?
Pull the belly cover and insulation out of it and go camping. It's summer. Sht dries out pretty quick.
BTW, the shower pan overflow is a good idea and sorry to hear about your camper.


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Well, mold could become a problem in the ducts if they were full of water like he said... I see what you are saying Grit, but he's on the East coast and we are on the West coast and I don't think things dry as well over there?? (humid)

Anyway, no idea what I would do in that situation.. I stopped hooking up to city water a long time ago. Even with a sewer connection, but that's just me..

Good luck with it all OP.

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Neil Citro wrote:

I’d recommend filling the fresh tank and running off the pump even when you have city water available. That should prevent this situation.


After seeing a boat go to the bottom because of a failed waterline...that's what we do on both boat and RV.

Plus it gives an audible warning. If you hear the water pump running and no one is using water, time to go look for the issue.

An overflow to the ground violates codes in most areas. Yeah it's an emergency backup but that doesn't mean it would be in code.


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