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Old 02-17-2024, 01:00 PM   #1
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Toilet water feed detached—what should I worry about?

Greetings:

I have a 23' 2009 Flying Cloud. Last night I attached a water supply and upon turning on pressure, hear water running and then leaking out from under the trailer, just beneath the toilet and shower area!

I discovered that the Pex connection from the elbow line (with shutoff) and pulled loose from the toilet valve. I could not see an easy way to reconnect it, but this forum has provided some pointers.

To my issue / concern: While the water that pooled behind the toilet (mainly on the plastic toilet mount) has seeped out, and I see no evidence of water inside the trailer, I'm very worried about water being trapped in the subfloor area. This is completely inaccessible without pulling out the toilet, shower, flooring, and essentially disassembling the right rear of the trailer!

Is this necessary? Should I be worried? Is this area designed to drain? Will I have a mildew / rot problem because of this spill? (The trailer otherwise does not leak).

I would appreciate advise / perspective from the forum members as to what further steps / precautions I should take after this flooding event (it lasted only a minute or less) to protect the trailer and ensure again future problems.

Thank you so much!
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Old 02-17-2024, 09:10 PM   #2
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Hmm... Is there a small access port in the belly pan next to the fresh water drain? I might hook up a shop vac and let it run to pull air around the tanks and hopefully the flooring. Bummer it's so cold and wet right now, I can't think of anything else that would promote drying in this weather.
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Old 02-18-2024, 06:08 AM   #3
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Last summer I stayed in a campground Cougardog that I arrived in after dark. Normally I attach a pressure regulator on my hose. It was in a hurry and didn't. The next morning I got up to flooding underneath my floor. I found it by a slushing sound I heard.

I opened the cabinet by my water pump which is across the hall on my model from the bathroom and there was a tray, full of water under my floor. I borrowed the campground wet vac and pulled out about three gallons of water.

Check around for a tray under your floor and any water, also, check around your freshwater inlet inside the trailer for any wetness. The only other immediate thing you can do is also look for water dripping out the bottom of your trailer outside. If you want to be over checking, get someone with good hearing to come over while you carefully drive up on some levelers on one side to tilt the trailer and see if they hear or see water come out or moving.

Rotting comes from ongoing or long standing water issues, not a brief issue that you caught.
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Old 02-18-2024, 06:09 AM   #4
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I'd get a good dehumidifier and run it for several days straight.

I run this one, and it works real good.

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Old 02-19-2024, 08:40 AM   #5
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Toilet Supply Line Leak

Get a crimping tool for Pex fittings and do the repair yourself; your local Ace Hardware probably carries a couple and of course, there's Amazon. If it's at the shutoff valve, verify that the valve fitting isn't cracked and reuse.

The bottom of your AS is porous enough to let any water escape and dry out but yes, a dehumidifier or even running a fan across the floor with a window cracked would speed the process.

Keep a length of Pex tubing, a few clamps and elbows along with your crimper and a cutter in your AS toolbox. It's cheap insurance, easy to work with and beats a mobile tech in the off hours should you ever need to do another repair!
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Old 02-19-2024, 11:26 AM   #6
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Last summer I stayed in a campground Cougardog that I arrived in after dark. Normally I attach a pressure regulator on my hose. It was in a hurry and didn't. The next morning I got up to flooding underneath my floor. I found it by a slushing sound I heard.
Airstreams have an in line water pressure regulator built into the system. Have for over 20 years, which would have included your 2006.


For the OP, can't help much on reconnecting the line that came loose, but your unit has the composite flooring. Still a great idea to get any water up that leaked, but compared to a pre-2021 (non-Classic), the larger impact could be mold or finished floor issues, but the composite won't rot.
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Old 02-19-2024, 11:34 AM   #7
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For the OP, can't help much on reconnecting the line that came loose, but your unit has the composite flooring. Still a great idea to get any water up that leaked, but compared to a pre-2021 (non-Classic), the larger impact could be mold or finished floor issues, but the composite won't rot.
The OP has a 2009 FC so they don't have the composite floor.

As others have said, a one time soaking won't cause rot.
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The OP has a 2009 FC so they don't have the composite floor.

As others have said, a one time soaking won't cause rot.
Yup, my bad, I scrolled as high as TitusNW and saw 22 FC, yea, 09 for sure has plywood!
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