Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-25-2010, 08:18 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
Baton Rouge , Louisiana
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5
Faucet left on in Safari

I just bought an excellent 2008 safari--hooked up to city water. I closed the sink cover, which turned the faucet on. 30 minutes later, the tank overflowed into the shower and flooded the interior. I immediately opened the main drain, swept out and wiped down the interior. Should I be worried about water accumulated under the floor? Is there a way to check? Sorry for this novice question--a little panicked. Hal

halhml is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
Rivet Master
DaveFL's Avatar
2000 31' Land Yacht
Central , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,472
Images: 15
Being a pretty tight newer rv, I would put in a dehumidifier or turn on the a/c for a few days, just has to be a few degrees below ambient, you should be able to tell when the moisture is dried out by the mount of condensate dripping off the roof a/c drain. That was the grey water tank so it shouldn't have an after smell, unless the tank hadn't been flushed from the last use. The long term drip is what causes floors to rot, not a single wetting.

DaveFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 08:50 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
Baton Rouge , Louisiana
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5
Dave--thanks so much. It is a tight new coach. I'll leave the AC on for a few days. It's been closed up for a while, so that should help air it out. Hal
halhml is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 08:54 PM   #4
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
CanoeStream's Avatar

2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Good answer, DaveFL.

Run a dehumidifier 3-4 days longer than underspaces feel dry. I'd do this before just counting on the AC to dry things out. IMO evaporation is too little at temps an AC maintains. A dehumidifier will suck out humidity like months of arid Minnesota midwinter days.

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
1 Rivet Member
Baton Rouge , Louisiana
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5
Bobstream-- will do. I'll get a dehumidifier tomorrow. Too expensive to move to Minnesota. Hal
halhml is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Left over stuff you might use! Anniedog General Repair Forum 3 07-21-2010 02:16 PM
How many are left? Dr.Theopolis Argosy Motorhomes 4 04-17-2010 12:03 PM
'67 Safari shower diverter faucet 10brink Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 0 11-08-2008 03:33 PM
When you are old, all you have left is philosophy. hshovic Off Topic Forum 6 02-18-2008 07:02 AM
haze left after polishing remcolent Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 3 03-09-2004 08:50 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.