Hi! I have a 31' 1974 Airstream Sovreign. I have owned this trailer for 10 years now, & has been permenantly set up at a local campground the entire time. Over the past couple of summers I've noticed a small leak coming from the "filter looking thing" under the sink. It is worse at the beginning of the camping season, but as the season progresses, less water leaks from the area. I have been keeping a dish pan under the sink to catch the water, then I empty it several times a day, and cut my water off at night, so I don't worry about over-flow. It has been a real pain, but as a divorced parent of the female gender, I'm not so handy with plumbing, nor do I have the money to pay a professional to repair it. Now, the big issue. I just opened up my camper for the season yesterday. I had the same leaking issue, but it was like always (just enough leakage to tolerate). I then cut my water off at bedtime, and this morning when I woke to turn the water back on to cook breakfast, the filter is now shooting water out of it faster than I can scoop it out or dump it! I don't know what to do to fix it, but suspect that there could be a gasket problem or a lime/calcium deposit problem, considering the area that I live in. I was wondering if the filter could be removed all together and put a compression fitting joining the hot & cold water & bypass the filter all together. I do not drink the water from the sink, just cleaning mostly, so I don't necessarily have to have my water "filtered". Has anyone out there had a similiar issue, or does anyone out there have any ideas what the problem is, if I can buy the repair parts, or just simply remove the filter as I suggested before? HELP!!! If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this problem, I won't be camping again until I do! (At least not with the water on! lol)
Thanks to whoever can help, it will be greatly appreciated!