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Old 08-10-2020, 03:49 PM   #1
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Drain hole on driver's side

Anyone know, off the top of their head, what the drain hole is for on the driver's side, between the hot water heater and wheel well? TIA
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Old 08-10-2020, 04:48 PM   #2
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There are several of them. They give water from any internal leaks a place to drain out. I'm not sure if they're effective or not but the "pontoons" give a nicer profile than if the bottom edge of the fiberglass was a straight line.

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Old 08-10-2020, 10:25 PM   #3
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I had one in the corner of our 19.
Got stupid and left the access door open one night and we got wind and rain. Pretty wet in the morning. Took the stuff out of the cubby and wiped it out. Water was dripping out of the hole in the corner. No damage
Another drainage deal are the slots in the bottom of the slider window frames if you have sliders. Keep them clean and the window channels won’t fill up and leak inside. Use a pipe cleaner and or compressed air. Easy does it.
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Old 02-20-2021, 02:05 PM   #4
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First night out and major water line leak to kitchen sink under spray foam..anybody cut into foam or have der belly skematic of water lines
Ughhhhhh
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Old 02-21-2021, 09:22 AM   #5
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When it comes to winterization of these holes, do you fill them to keep mice or other pests out? I get the reasoning and I agree but seems like an invitation to a mouse party
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First night out and major water line leak to kitchen sink under spray foam..anybody cut into foam or have der belly skematic of water lines
Ughhhhhh
DJW: Sorry to hear about this. No schematic but here is a good picture. On the 5.0 a set of water lines traverses the trailer right behind the gray water tank. Be careful as there is some gray water system plumbing to contend with.
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When it comes to winterization of these holes, do you fill them to keep mice or other pests out? I get the reasoning and I agree but seems like an invitation to a mouse party
They are real tiny. Just enough to let water out.
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Old 02-21-2021, 04:36 PM   #8
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I am no expert on mice, but I have been told they only need a quarter of an inch to gain entry.
Copper mesh is suppose to be good.Nurseries will have that kind of stuff.
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Old 02-21-2021, 05:05 PM   #9
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First night out and major water line leak to kitchen sink under spray foam..anybody cut into foam or have der belly skematic of water lines
Ughhhhhh



Sorry to hear that. Most likely the leak would be a a fitting. I would start there. only way I can see to fix it remove foam and repair and re-foam. Of course you have the option of having it done under warranty. I think you have to get a price and send it to ETI for approval.

To future owners this is another reason to ask for pictures of under you unit before foam is applied.
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First night out and major water line leak to kitchen sink under spray foam..anybody cut into foam or have der belly skematic of water lines
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Were you in below freezing conditions when this happened? Might be some exterior fitting frozen & cracked from the cold. PEX is really tough tubing and a fitting/elbow, etc. to me is most susceptible to the cold.
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Old 02-21-2021, 09:44 PM   #11
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Any time you want to rodent proof a hole that you don't want to permanently seal, you can stuff it with coarse steel wool. Rodents absolutely hate the stuff and will leave it alone.

You can use copper wool if you have exterior exposure and are concerned about rust.
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:58 PM   #12
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the holes are very small no mouse i have seen could get into it- but maybe your mice are smaller...
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