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2004 keystone cougar. Just recently our water pressure has been super low, hardly existent. We thought maybe it was frozen pipes, but we disconnected the pipe that goes into our 5th wheel and water came spurting out. When we turn the faucet on theres a quick spurt like we have good water pressure, then it goes to hardly coming out. We havent done anything differently. The only thing I can think of is I was moving stuff around in the under carriage and moved something up against the small tubes underneath. But I'm pretty sure the parts of the tubes it brushed against weren't valves that managed the pressure. What could be wrong and where is all the water going that's coming from the hose connection?
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.
The DW and I are going to be starting our fulltime lifestyle here in a couple weeks. We are having and estate sate and putting the house up for sale on Sept 21. That is the day we are moving into our TT. We have been dreaming about the fulltime lifestyle but due to some things outside of our control we have the chance to do it now. We currently live in Western New York and plan on staying around here for as long as we can for doctors appointments and such. My question is we have a Jayco 245RLSW that we are starting out in and I am worried about freezing our water lines. If we keep the heat going in the trailer how long can we stay. I am thinking that temps overnight might drop into the high 20's but in the 50's during the day. Any help you guys with more experience have would be greatly appreciated
I recently bought a 97 Coachmen Catalina and on our first trip I used the bathroom sink and noticed that as I ran the water it would come up in the shower and until I turned it of it kept filling up. Since that time I have tried four different things: Used a RV safe drain cleaner, which did nothing. Used a plunger to clear the line and nothing changed. Used a 25' hand auger and snaked the shower drain, bathroom sink drain and nothing changed. I used the same drain snake and ran it down both of the vents and nothing changed. Before taking the above steps I made sure that the gray water tank was empty and I checked to see if there was any clean outs and there are none. I worked as a plumber many years ago and I have never been faced with this problem or anything like it. Has anyone had this same problem in the past? If so, how did you fix it, what did you find and what should I be looking for? I am open to all suggestions? We are taking off on a 5k trip west in 19 days and would like to resolve the problem. Any help or suggestions?