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Old 03-22-2010, 03:32 AM   #1
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are there any waterlines running up the middle of the airstreams i have a 79 31ft trailer and have water comming up in the middle of the bathroom floor but cannot see any pipes running under there and was wondering jf maybe i had missed one,the trailer was not witerized before i bought and are finding all sorts of leaks in it
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I'm assuming you have a mid-bath. On my mid-bath 1975 (bath and kitchen on the curb side), the city water comes in at the street side rear bumper, travels forward on the street side above the floor along the shell, then goes down into the belly pan at approximately the middle of the wheel well, crosses over to the curb side and comes back up above the floor.

So in this layout, you will have one cold water pipe running under the floor to make the crossover. All my other water, hot and cold, is on the curb side.

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I'm assuming you have a mid-bath. On my mid-bath 1975 (bath and kitchen on the curb side), the city water comes in at the street side rear bumper, travels forward on the street side above the floor along the shell, then goes down into the belly pan at approximately the middle of the wheel well, crosses over to the curb side and comes back up above the floor.

So in this layout, you will have one cold water pipe running under the floor to make the crossover. All my other water, hot and cold, is on the curb side.

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That is how my 1976 Sovereign is as well. What I found when I replaced the copper lines with PEX a few years ago was that a previous owner had cut a trap door so to speak in the floor in order to get to the section of copper water line that ran under the floor to fix a leak. Then, the cut out section of floor was screwed back in place and covered with carpet. I ran the new PEX tubing under the floor following the same path as the old copper. In hind sight I wish I would have rerouted the PEX to run along the rear of the trailer under the end of the beds and center cabinet then along the curb side under the bed through the bath/shower area up to under the kitchen sink area where the lines came back up from under the floor. In this way no water lines would be under the floor. But I didn't do that.

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In hind sight I wish I would have rerouted the PEX to run along the rear of the trailer under the end of the beds and center cabinet then along the curb side under the bed through the bath/shower area up to under the kitchen sink area where the lines came back up from under the floor. In this way no water lines would be under the floor. But I didn't do that. Don
But if your leak is in the section of pipe that runs under the floor, then maybe the simplest way to fix this would be to follow this path. Abandon the old water line under the floor and make a new supply connection thereby no hole in the floor will be required. My thoughts.

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I should have commented on my Sovereign PEX installation. I simply moved the inlet to a point aft of the curb side wheel well, so there's no need to cross over. It's not such a big deal to connect the hose over there as opposed to the left rear.

There are some other examples in the Overlander PEX thread.

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i,m sorry forgot to put my post that this one is rear bath sorry about that
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