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Old 09-12-2014, 12:03 AM   #1
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Thank Heaven for the Drain Holes

Well, a little bit of a mishap tonight that turned out okay in the end..

Doug went out to put some water in the fresh tank and used the hose nozzle. Either it was too much pressure or the fresh water hose to the tank was a bit loose, but it came off and water went spewing all over the place! Both storage cubbies got quite "damp" but I mopped up the water and we have a heater staying on in there tonight... Now the clamp is good and tight.. but those drain holes and the fact that the trailer isn't on a totally level pad meant that it drained away pretty good...

So another thing to check that we obviously never thought of..

Thank heavens we had re-organized everything under the one side of the bench--(so our bedding and a small bin-and the bedding was damp not soaked)the hose and heater side have nothing..

Never know what to expect eh?
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Old 09-12-2014, 08:11 AM   #2
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Had the same issue with my stick trailer. I attribute it to too much water pressure when the tank hits full, the little blow hole is not big enough to let the full stream of water by, hence the hose popped off. I now use a shutoff at the trailer end of the water hose and slow down the flow when I hear it getting close to full. Slows the process some but it works.
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Old 09-12-2014, 09:32 AM   #3
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I have heard of this before with other trailers too. A good reminder Anna-Marie, as something to do in a maintenance check. Lots of little bolts and connections never get checked until they start to fail.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:38 AM   #4
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we weren't filling it full, just a bit to travel with. That will be one of our seasonal checks now...
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:47 AM   #5
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we weren't filling it full, just a bit to travel with. That will be one of our seasonal checks now...
Hi: amirie... Best to check all connections every season. My Brother-in-law just spent a fortune on his stick built 5th. The clamp for the fill hose came loose and let water pour on the floor. Only trouble was it went undetected under the kitchen cupboard... Rotted the sub floor Alf
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