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Old 05-14-2016, 07:11 PM   #1
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Water will not flow into bathroom

We have a mini lite travel trailer. All of a sudden we cannot get any water to the bathroom sink or shower. We are using campground water source. We get water in kitchen and toilet flushes. Does any one know what the problem might be?
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Lots of mini-lights out there. Can you be a little more specific like brand name, model and year then maybe someone can help you.


It the problem hot and cold water or just hot? If it just hot you may have sediment from the HW tank in the faucet strainer.
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Sounds odd that it is both places, so don't think it would be a strainer.
As asked, hot, cold or both don't work?
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:11 AM   #4
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Might be a dumb question but does the hose have a shutoff valve?
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Sounds odd that it is both places, so don't think it would be a strainer.
As asked, hot, cold or both don't work?
Both hot and cold. Trailer is a Rockwood Mini Lite
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There is no shut off valve that I know of
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:07 AM   #7
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Was ut winterized?

Maybe the bypasses are set wrong.
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You are going to have to do some tracking of the water system--has to be a blockage in the lines going to the bathroom. Since it is both the hot and cold, I can't think of anything but to find the lines and track them to where they originate heading to that area.
There are actually two water circuits--cold water originating from the hose connection or the water pump; then the water has to go to the 1) rest of the cold water outlets and 2) to the water heater. All the hot water comes from the heater after it is warmed, then sent to the hot water outlets. That is why it is so strange that both are blocked but not for all the trailer. Do you have hot water at the kitchen sink?
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You still don't say how old the RV is but I would still unscrew the strainer on the faucet to see it is plugged. I doubt you have a separate outlet for hot and cold. The same for the shower. Since the hot and cold have two separate sources that is about all it could be. When was the last time you replaced the anode rod and flushed the HW tank.
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KT, you may be right--I forgot about single outlet faucets/shower head. He needs to check it out.
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I guess we will never know what Roadgranny found, she disappeared.
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Maybe she hit the road. Maybe she cleared the blockage and it blew her far far away where Shrek lives.

This thread reminded me of an issue our in-laws had with their MH. The hot water would not flow. To start with, when we were in there with them and they mentioned it, my first thought was the strainer on the sink, but then i thought no because the cold will flow. Well he decided to unscrew it and check it anyway. What can it hurt. Now you have to know him. It's foot to the floor or asleep. No in between. So this strainer wouldn't unscrew. So he decided oh yes it will and super unscrewed it and broke the whole end of the kitchen faucet off. About half of the spout was left. it was all I could do no no die laughing. The MIL did not think it was funny. Well we could now get a great view of the strainer and it turned out that it was a fake strainer. And now if you turn on the faucet it shot you right in the chest..

So, my next suggestion was its probably some junk in a check valve somewhere. I asked when was the last time you drained your w/h. The answer to that is I don't think you drain it on these. So we proceeded out and drained the w/h. A white slime was blubbing out for awhile. very gross. I flushed back up in the hole with a sprayer on the hose and got as much out as I could.

Magic. Hot water was flowing again.

Fast forward to the next morning. Wife hollars at me to go out there. he's messing with it again and cussing and throwing stuff. They are parked in our front yard, btw. Hot water had stopped again. This time he had decided it was a vent problem and that you needed to get air into the w/h so water can come out. He was in the process of drilling holes, but remember, everything wide open. His style of drilling is to push a drill bit so hard that it goes right thru without spinning. He had several holes started that happen to match all the bits that we're broken. I told him that would probably be a bad idea as hot water will probably spray back out on him. I can't imagine what really would have happened if he was successful.

We (I) found a check valve under the coach, behind the w/h. It was full of gunk. I cleaned it and all was well again.

The next day, it stopped again, so they drove it 2 hours to a dealer, stayed overnight while they put in a new check valve. By the time they got home that evening, the hot water had stopped again.

I finally convinced him to stop. I went the next day and got a check valve at a local plumbing store that you can easily open up and clean, and then took my pex tools and relocated the check valve to a spot you can easily get to. It never stopped flowing after that.


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Now that is a funny one....and glad they are YOUR in-laws.
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Now that is a funny one....and glad they are YOUR in-laws.

Yea. Well whata you gonna do. They had to buy several sets of tires on their little Nissan pickup that they towed behind their MH. He had a bad habit of leaving it in gear then heading out on a 2000 mile trip. Another time on I-45 it wouldn't go over 40 or something even though it was to the floor. But what was that noise? The awning fully extended on the freeway? Yep.

Oh the stories. The plug looks different. No problem. Take those pliers and bend the prongs to match. What was that loud pop and where's all that smoke coming from.
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