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Old 08-04-2016, 06:46 PM   #1
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Need some help please

Just drove through Kansas lots of rain. Got into site and noticed water coming from underside. Thought must be from rain but noticed these hoses coming out from underside. These can't be right?

Camper is used 2011 cougar keystone 32res.
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:52 PM   #2
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low point drains I would think.
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:54 PM   #3
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Those look like your low point drains.

They are used to drain the plumbing in your 5th wheel.

Common use would be to drain the system prior to winterizing
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:26 PM   #4
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Ok awesome that's is what I thought but should they be hanging that low and shouldn't there be some kind of insulation over that hole? Wondering if it fell off in transport?
We started off on our 12 day trip from kentucky to california and new to 5th wheels and camping. All advice is welcome and helpful. Thank you
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Road splash will get up under the coroplast; I have found it impossible to make it completely sealed. I have used scrim tape (link here) to seal up holes and along edges of coroplast and frame around suspension mounting areas.

You could try expanding foam around the low point drains; I would personally use the scrim tape.

I also drilled 1/4 inch holes in underbelly coroplast at the low points to help drain water when it did get up there. Careful to not drill into tanks, or electrical .

Hope this helps,
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Thanks everyone!
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I would cut a piece of eternabond tape or duct tape to cover that hole. Besides water, you don't need critters crawling in there.
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Also, unless they are accounted for, those could be your fresh water tank drain & over- flow tubes.
Likewise I'd try fabricating an escutcheon against vermin.


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I used expanding foam a few years ago and it has held up.
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I found that after going through a lot of rain that hole left the insulation wet and dripping....

you'll notice that most campaign signs are made from the same material as the sheeting that seals the under carriage of most coaches... I picked up one of those signs... cut a portion of the sign and painted it black to match the current material... cut a cover with 2 holes in it for the drains... its 4" wider and longer than the hole... 2" lip... screwed to the existing material and used butyl (sp) calk to make the connection water proof..
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Mine has that expanding insulation to seal the low point drain tubes. That seems to work well.
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Thanks again everyone on the road to california so have patched it with tape for now with intent to make it nicer once we land for a bit.
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