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Old 07-25-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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water coming out low point drains

I have a Jayco jayflight 27BH travel trailer. It is 8 yrs old. We have used it 2 to 3 times a year and have just recently started living in it full time. Have kept maintained through the years. This morning we noticed water dripping out of the low water drain pipes. It is cold water and is coming out of both pipes. I have checked the tubes for all of the pipes leading to the shower, and both sinks and can find no leaks. Any ideas as to what may be causing the water to leak or drain out?
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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Start with the simple things first. Open and close the drain valve a few times. If that doesn't stop it the valve will likely need to be replaced. If replacement is a major challenge you might just add a new valve on the end of the drain tube.
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One of my low point drain valves leaked several years ago and after taking the valve apart I found that some 'junk' had accumulated and wasn't allowing the valve to seat correctly in the closed position. I cleaned it up and lubricated the seals and everything is all good again.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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One of my low point drain valves leaked several years ago and after taking the valve apart I found that some 'junk' had accumulated and wasn't allowing the valve to seat correctly in the closed position. I cleaned it up and lubricated the seals and everything is all good again.
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Using a cheap hose water filter can reduce the amount of gunk that enters the trailers water system.
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Just to make sure we are on the same page - are you talking about the two drains in the back or coming out of the water tank up front?
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Two drains in the back center near bumper.
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Are the valve shut offs in the storeage area above the drains? Where we are now there is a lot of calcium in the water. It looks like a water softener is in the immediate future. Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:36 PM   #8
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update - tee off hot water heater had a failure and water had dripped in rear luggage compartment leaking our around the low point drains. got a few lessons on the pex connectors and replaced hose and tee. No more leaks.
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