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Old 04-23-2018, 08:21 PM   #1
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Troubleshooting ideas on outside shower leak

Camping this weekend had hot water faucet leak on outside shower on pressurized as well as testing on water tank w pump on. Have emailed Reace but wondered about steps on troubleshooting this issue. Hope it is just a washer issue. Have never used outside shower in this 2017 17b as yet. Have the quick connect style. TIA. Julie
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:52 PM   #2
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Camping this weekend had hot water faucet leak on outside shower on pressurized as well as testing on water tank w pump on. Have emailed Reace but wondered about steps on troubleshooting this issue. Hope it is just a washer issue. Have never used outside shower in this 2017 17b as yet. Have the quick connect style. TIA. Julie
Did the unit see any cold temperatures without being winterized with antifreeze? This can crack the unit.

Not sure if this helps but this is the exact assembly used inside the Phoenix outlet box.
http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-.../PF213246.html
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Old 04-24-2018, 05:30 AM   #3
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Not that it helps, but even with the pink antifreeze I had a shower control crack one year over the winter.

Can you tell us where you're seeing it leak? Behind the housing, behind the handle/s, out the quick connect?, that sort of thing.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:58 PM   #4
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Hot water faucet leaking. Sounds like I may have to replace whole assembly? Yes was winterized.
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Wouldn't be worth not swapping the whole unit, especially when it's under warranty. I'm taking it you can get to the back side of it.
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:14 AM   #6
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Mine leaked several years ago . My faucet was not repairable so I bought a new one ($24 )
It took about 10 minutes to remove old faucet and install the new faucet
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:39 AM   #7
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Mine leaked several years ago . My faucet was not repairable so I bought a new one ($24 )
It took about 10 minutes to remove old faucet and install the new faucet
It would be more helpful if you would say what trailer you have, or what brand of faucet. Your profile doesn't provide that information.
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:10 PM   #8
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10 minutes/ 25$. mine froze as I forgot to drain when winterizing. D'oh..... steve
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:13 PM   #9
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May be unrelated but I had the inside elbow connection fail on the cold water side in March of 2017 when I sanitized and turned on the water pump for the first time. The pressure of the pump blew the elbow out of the female connection to the shower box and would not stay connected each time I turned the pump on. I did not have the replacement part nor the time to fix it prior to our first camping trip of the season. On our way we stopped at RNR RV in Liberty Lake, WA. They were great and fit us in and fixed it. ETI covered the cost under warranty. Last week the hot water side failed the same way.
I was able to obtain the part locally and fix it myself. ETI refused my warranty request this time saying I failed in winterizing. If you need a new outside box I suggest you also get part 10-7040 (2) to obtain hot/cold connections that do not fail. If you winterize with 20 psi compressor as I did make certain you connect a hose or spigot to the outside shower and purge it with hot/cold faucets open.

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Old 04-25-2018, 12:52 PM   #10
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If you need a new outside box I suggest you also get part 10-7040 (2) to obtain hot/cold connections that do not fail.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
When I installed the same D&W/Phoenix shower/spray port on a Scamp a few years ago I used Sharkbite elbow connections. If you have the room these screw on to the shower connections and then the PEX pipe slides and locks into the slip fitting. More expensive, but very well made and a very secure connection.

https://www.amazon.com/SharkBite-U30.../dp/B00FKQ4X2K
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