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Old 08-13-2014, 11:16 PM   #15
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I looked at mine and I don't think a longer faucet lever would work. It would just interfere with closing the glass lid no matter what position it was in. Maybe a shorter stub lever would allow the lid to close without turning on the water. I do agree this is a problem and I imagine every owner of the late model Interstates has accidentally had water running when closing the sink lid.


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Old 08-13-2014, 11:31 PM   #16
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I did the same thing. However, mine was on day 1. Day 1 we pickup the AS. Go thru a worthless overview of the van systems. We head to a local RV park and hook up for our 'shakedown' night. Later in the evening, we go out for a walk around the RV park. Come back 30 min later to water running down the street. Turns out it was coming from our RV. I was not a happy camper (no pun intended). The design flaw is inexcusable. I cannot believe it has not been addressed yet.


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Old 08-13-2014, 11:40 PM   #17
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I did the same thing. However, mine was on day 1. Day 1 we pickup the AS. Go thru a worthless overview of the van systems. We head to a local RV park and hook up for our 'shakedown' night. Later in the evening, we go out for a walk around the RV park. Come back 30 min later to water running down the street. Turns out it was coming from our RV. I was not a happy camper (no pun intended). The design flaw is inexcusable. I cannot believe it has not been addressed yet.


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Another "floodee" heard from. I will update the thread when I find out about a correction to the problem. I was mainly struck by the fact that the two owners of new 2014.5 AI's I met on our most recent road trip had the identical issue with the sink..same as our 2013. Neither were advised of the flaw during delivery (same with us).
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:50 AM   #18
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Can you sand anything down on the underside of the sink cover, to eliminate the contact with the faucet?



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Old 08-14-2014, 07:21 AM   #19
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Can you sand anything down on the underside of the sink cover, to eliminate the contact with the faucet?
Sink cover is tempered glass, so that's a "No."
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:27 AM   #20
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We have a trailer but also had a flooding incident. Actually 2x. First was much less traumatic than the second but while driving ( with the water pump left on) the kitchen sink faucet came on and caused the grey tank to overflow into the shower pan. Splashing water while driving caused the floor to get wet and a little of the carpet. Not so bad and quickly rectified. Second, not so easy. Same cause ( you'd think we'd have learned the 1st. go around). Faucet came on but there was a dish pan in the sink which overflowed and flooded the forward area which is carpeted. Lots of sopping and getting a rug shampoo unit to suck up as much as possible and a few days of drying resolved this one. NOW we make sure the water pump is OFF when traveling.

I suppose from these postings that the Interstates don't have a pump on/off switch ???
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:29 AM   #21
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Yes there is a pump on-off switch right over the kitchen sink. Remembering to turn off when driving or leaving for the day is the issue.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:33 AM   #22
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I suppose from these postings that the Interstates don't have a pump on/off switch ???
They do. But these events happen mostly in campgrounds, not on the road, and as often as not while we're hooked up to municipal water so we don't even have the sound of a pump to warn us.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:36 AM   #23
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Well, I have no dog in this race, but if you of a mind for a technological solution, here's a suggestion:

Get one (or two) of these

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and an automotive relay and you could arrange to cut off the water supply to the faucet whenever the glass top is closed.

Kind of extreme, I admit. But you guys sound desperate.
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Then you can't use the lavatory or flush the toilet.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:34 PM   #25
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Then you can't use the lavatory or flush the toilet.
That's why you need the solenoid valve(s). I meant to put the valve(s) at the sink, not at the pump, so the rest of the system would be unaffected. If it weren't for the "use the bathroom" issue, you could simply have the "cover closed" sensor turn off the pump.
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That's why you need the solenoid valve(s). I meant to put the valve(s) at the sink, not at the pump, so the rest of the system would be unaffected. If it weren't for the "use the bathroom" issue, you could simply have the "cover closed" sensor turn off the pump.

I think there is a simpler solution. When I get home from this Alaska trip I'm going to shorten the faucet lever just enough to clear the glass cover when closed. I think that might do the trick, but it might take some tweaking.


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I did the same thing. However, mine was on day 1. Day 1 we pickup the AS. Go thru a worthless overview of the van systems. We head to a local RV park and hook up for our 'shakedown' night. Later in the evening, we go out for a walk around the RV park. Come back 30 min later to water running down the street. Turns out it was coming from our RV. I was not a happy camper (no pun intended). The design flaw is inexcusable. I cannot believe it has not been addressed yet.


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The EXACT same thing happened on our first day in our 2013 Interstate. After reading this thread, I don't feel so bad.


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Hopefully all of those of us reading the forum before we sign the purchase agreement like me are taking note!
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