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Old 08-21-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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I am relatively new to rv'ing, and just bought my first Airstream. I absolutely love it and am out on my first trip. Everything is going great, except for one thing I can't figure out and I can't find any information about it. There is a small white pvc pipe coming out of the underbelly just behind the wheels and just forward of the main tank valve. When the toilet is flushed water comes out of this pipe, but it doesn't seem to be sewage. I don't know where the water is coming from and don't know if this is a problem, can anyone help me out with this? Other than that everything is working great! So happy to be part of the Airstream family!
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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I believe you are looking at the air conditioner condensate drain. Can't explain the water flow when you flush though.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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Water flow might be due to shaking of AS and your weight on that side. Is the AS properly level, chocked and stabilized?
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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Yes, it is the a/c drain.

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I don't believe it's the air conditioner condensate line, I know where that is and there definitely is water dripping from that. The pipe I'm talking about produces a steady stream of water when the toilet is flushed, the water is clear and doesn't have a smell, so I guess that's a good thing. Also, the AS is level, stabilized and chocked.

Thanks again everyone for your response,
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #6
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Welcome another Missisippi Airstream owner.
I have no idea what that pipe is, but enjoy your new trailer.
Maybe we'll see you on the road.
Are you signed up for Canopener in January in Florida?
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #7
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Hi m.hony, thanks. Not signed up for the Canopener, but I'm going to look into it....thanks for the suggestion. Maybe we'll see you out there!
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:45 PM   #8
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Low point drain maybe? Is there a small handle around the tube that can be turned clockwise or counter clockwise? A picture would help. And, welcome to the Forums
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:02 PM   #9
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I've got the same tube behind my wheels and in front of the grey tank valve on my 30' FB Bunkhouse. Just like you, every time we flush the toilet there is a steady stream of water coming out of it. Glad to hear we aren't the only ones who are experiencing this.

Congrats on your AS by the way. We've had ours since the end of June and have spent almost every weekend in it along with 9 straight days of vacation ending last Sunday. We love it!
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:06 AM   #10
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Hi m.hony, thanks. Not signed up for the Canopener, but I'm going to look into it....thanks for the suggestion. Maybe we'll see you out there!
Friday, November 1, PharmGeek should be taking delivery of his new Flying Cloud bunkhouse from Foley.
My wife and I are planning to attend a wedding in Ocean Springs Saturday, November 2.
I haven't picked a campground yet, but was thinking about Big Biloxi.
Maybe we could have a mini rally that weekend.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:19 AM   #11
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I thought it might be the low point drain too Greg, but there is no handle to turn.
MiTTco....thanks for posting, I am relieved to know someone else out there is experiencing the same thing. Happy to hear you're loving your AS. We're on our first of what we hope to be many, many outings. Planning a month long trip for October. What a way to travel around and visit friends all over the country, can't wait!
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:25 AM   #12
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Friday, November 1, PharmGeek should be taking delivery of his new Flying Cloud bunkhouse from Foley.
My wife and I are planning to attend a wedding in Ocean Springs Saturday, November 2.
I haven't picked a campground yet, but was thinking about Big Biloxi.
Maybe we could have a mini rally that weekend.
That sounds like a great idea. I'll just be getting back from my October trip so a weekend out at Big Biloxi for a mini rally would be great!
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:59 AM   #13
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On my 2012 30 ft FC, the low point drain handles are inside under the dinette seat. Under the unit, I only have the white drain tube. This sounds like what you're describing, but don't know why water would be coming out do it.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:15 AM   #14
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The toilet used on the 30Fb is different than any other production Airstream trailer and is a macerator style. The water may be coming through the macerator vent.

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