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VickieB68

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Posted: 11/13/19 08:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bought a 1995 Skyline Boomer, M2010. It has to be replumbed as all the lines leaked antifreeze when I attempted winterizing. I can not locate any information on this camper.

Does anyone know if the water lines from the front fresh water tank to the rear water heater run underneath the wetbath or along the wall behind the wetbath? I am wondering if I pull out the wetbath back wall whether I can get to those lines and find leaks.

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VickeB66,

Simply run new lines made from Pex. Then there will be no leaks--and you can route the lines inside the heated area of the RV.

The lines can be "fished" past obstructions.


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Pianotuna: Thank you. All the water lines are inside the camper. So, do I run new lines and just ignore the old ones and leave them in place? If room, I see no problem doing that.

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Posted: 11/13/19 08:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

yes . you,ll find pex lines easy to work with.

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Thank you. I have already checked into Pex & that seems the best choice. The sharkbite fitting are very expensive so I'm debating those.

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For a complete replumb I would go with buying the crimper and crimp sleeves over sharkbites.


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Posted: 11/13/19 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd ignore the oem lines and leave them alone. Rent a crimping tool--or buy one.


VickieB68 wrote:

Pianotuna: Thank you. All the water lines are inside the camper. So, do I run new lines and just ignore the old ones and leave them in place? If room, I see no problem doing that.


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VickieB68 wrote:

The sharkbite fitting are very expensive so I'm debating those.

Yes, they are not cheap. But, they work great and are easy to use. Figure out how many you will need for your project and compare it to buying or renting a Pex crimper.

Then, look at where you will be making the connections. Using a crimper on a workbench and using it while reaching into a tight space while standing on your head are two different animals.

I've had SharkBite fittings on my home heating and plumbing systems for about 12 years. I've never had a leak or failure.

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pianotuna wrote:

VickeB66,

Simply run new lines made from Pex. Then there will be no leaks--and you can route the lines inside the heated area of the RV.

The lines can be "fished" past obstructions.


When I rebuilt my 1975 Fleetwood Prowler, I put in Pex.
Works great.
Now all my lines are inside...

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Posted: 11/16/19 08:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

I'd ignore the oem lines and leave them alone. Rent a crimping tool--or buy one.
Unless the old line is handy to pull the new PEX into place.


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