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Kitchen Drain System 2014 Winnebago Sightseer 33C

Water leaks

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#1 PopNDelly



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 06:38 PM

Anyone else experience the kitchen plumbing system coming apart when the slides are moved? We are now in our 4th flood.


Seems the system is not fitted properly to accommodate the slide movement.


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#2 huffypuff


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 12:00 PM

It's hard to judge from your picture.  If that is a rubber hose going on to the black pipe it would be best if the rubber hose and clamp go over the ridge  so it can't pull off.  Don't look like there is much for the hose or clamp to grip on otherwise.  

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:13 PM

Hello PopNDelly, first want to say enjoyed your blogs, too!

Also, to say we had the same issue on our 2013 WBG Journey 36M... Our kitchen slide plumbing has to "rotate/move" as slide extends or retracts. We took delivery in Feb '13 (winterized on delivery). But in May when we de-winterized, and opened slides first time after delivery, with water system in use... We too had a flood! We were leaving the next morning for a first trip out of state, so we chose to make a temporary repair until we could get appt for mfr repair parts. Here is what we did:

DH went to local Home Depot and bought a "rubber plumbing part - called 'Fernco Coupling' (I hope I spelled it right?). This acts like a "boot", slips over each end of two PVC pipes that came apart, and it has metal hose clamps on each end that you tighten to hold it in place (just needs screw driver to do
so). This was our temporary repair until we could get appt at a camping world for "warranty repair.".

FYI, warranty repair was done, and CW repair guy said it that drain line has two different types of PVC pipe that connect together (on our Jouney, one was black, one white, DH thinks both were 1 1/4" pipes?). anyway, CW repairman said it takes special pipe adhesive when one type of PVC is not the same it is connecting to?-- I am not a plumber, just trying to remember how CW explained what caused the problem on our MH.

FYI, DH told CW to return our "Fernco coupling" and we keep it in the MH 'just in case' we would need it again. also FYI - at first CW suggested that if the pipes had not been winterized properly, or froze, that could also cause the pipe joint to come apart. Repair was covered by WBG warranty and since dealer winterized it, and delivery was "still winterized status" we did not have a problem getting warranty.

We know from your blog you are in MD, with all the snow there, you may not be able to take the MH in to dealer for permanent warranty fix, but thought you might be able to drive for Fernco coupling for temporary fix.

Best wishes!

Edited by wolfe10, 16 February 2014 - 03:25 PM.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:22 PM

Not the same model, but our 2013 Winnebago Adventurer 37F has the full wall slide with the kitchen sink on the slide. We had a similar situation. Bought new in Dec. 2012, went to dewinterize at the dealership in spring 2013, with me watching. Noticed the sink water would not work with the slide in. Slide out, the water worked. The dealership found the flexible plumbing was kinking when the slide closed.

So this looks like a problem across product lines.
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:04 AM

Hi again, I believe PopNDelly's MH and our MH are both kitchen/galley DRAIN PVC pipe joints. However, with the Adventure 37F MH it sounds like you are describing similar location (galley), but 37F problem with flexible water supply line "kinking" you describe is a different issue. Interesting also that both 37F and ours were winter delivery, winterized.

This is our first Class A. So we are newbie on several levels in our case. We felt there is a "buying tip" here somewhere in it for us as a newbie, that says warm weather delivery date would have been a better choice, and pre-delivery check by selling dealer would have most likely found the issue for our MH (and your 37F?) before it reached the buyer if water system was dewinterized, and water tank filled, etc. Prior to taking delivery, IMHO.

We had a nice summer traveling in our MH and still happy with WBG choice. We like that WBG parts catalog for all model years, and in addition that system diagrams/schematic CAD files for recent model years are available on-line. So, for example, we were able to go to WBG web site and "see" our galley sink drain line connections (and part numbers if needed were easy to find,) and makes it easy to understand where everything fits, even parts that are "out of sight."

Happy trails in your WBG, too!
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

I think any gas, water or drain lines that move is a accident waiting to happen. Wouldn't have one.

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