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1999 Coachman 252 RKS (all OG components)… OK, I have a tough one for you!!! Water Pipe/Pump/Flow related for all you plumbing experts. Up to two days ago EVERYTHING was working PERFECTLY…Water Pressure, the Pump, City Water Hook-Up, Hot Water, ETC…EVERYTHING. The Problem: I have COLD water & pressure coming out of the COLD side of the sink/valve in the Bathroom Sink and on the Bath Tub…NO Hot Water side PRESSURE?!?! When the HOT side is open, NOTHING comes out?! That is perplexing enough and can be trouble shot for hours alone, BUT, I have NEITHER HOT OR COLD in the Kitchen Sink to top it all off?!? What I have done so far: Heated all of the lines (just in case, as it has been cold…ALTHOUGH, this does NOT explain the Kitchen sink NOT working ALL TOGETHER (there should still be cold), but I do hear some air from the Kitchen sink, but water never comes… I have checked for leaks and found NOTHING. I have reset the pump (although it still sounds fine and pushes the cold to the bath tub & bathroom sink. I have emptied the Hot Water Heater tank and checked the pressure valve, and have bypassed it (two valve set up). I have hooked up to city water (hose) and run the tank at the same time which ONLY gives MORE pressure to where the water flows. I have tried with the hot water heater on AND off. I have checked the aerators and they are clear. I have checked the inputs on the pump and hot water heater and they are clear. I am at a loss, but don’t want to take her in, lol… ANY ideas?
We have a 2016 Evo by Forest River T2050 travel trailer with the "Arctic Package." That package includes an insulated and enclosed underbelly, increased insulation all the way around, and tank heater pads. The water lines to each appliance and fixture run around the inside of the trailer rather than between the walls, with the exception of the hot and cold lines leading from the water heater to the kitchen sink, which is on a pedestal. However, that one runs just below the thin floor and above the tanks and underbelly insulation, so I'm not terribly concerned about that one freezing, either, as long as we maintain a reasonable temperature inside the rig.We intend to do some winter camping this season at several different ski resorts. Unfortunately, Forest River didn't see protecting the dump valves as anything important when putting together their "Arctic Package." The pipes to the dump valves drop out of the insulated underbelly before terminating at the valves, leaving them rather exposed to the elements and prone to freezing up.As that's got the potential for a messy disaster in cold weather, we decided to do something about it. We've frost-proofed our dump valves and exterior plumbing, and made a video as we completed the job to share our idea:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KABF205es_UI welcome your feedback, including any weaknesses you still see, or any better ideas around this subject.
We have been full timing since 2011. We decided to try a little skiing in the winter. One thing led to another and now we are at Park City, Ut for the winter. Our 2008 Cedar Creek has done pretty good on the winterized segment, but it is getting a little long in the tooth. We are starting to analyze 5th wheels with an eye on spending more winters in ski country and replacing our aging 5th wheel. Yes, we are actually wanting to RV in sub-freezing temps. So if you have any personal winter experience with a brand and wish to share please do. Gripes are encouraged also. We are not looking for tips on how to keep an RV warm in the winter, we have lots of those. Thanks for sharing.