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Old 05-05-2019, 01:49 PM   #1
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Leaky sink

The sink drain, connecting pipes under the sink are not lined up correctly causing leaks at each junction.



I removed the sink strainer, rubber gasket was pinched, it also had a thin soggy paper gasket?? Put silicone & reseated, tightened on to the next link.


While working on it I took the drawers out for better access. Noticed the black canvas with velcro on edges & snap at corner. Whatever it was supposed to wrap isn't I guess?? It's just stuffed in there, I can also see daylight coming in. The slide is out.


Any ideas what the canvas tarp like material is there for? 2019 ACE 32.1
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:32 PM   #2
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It looks like maybe they added that canvas material stuffed in there to firm up the plumbing and also act as anti-chaffing material. Hard to tell but not a very good job.

I'd re-visit that area and take care of those areas where light, heat, cold, and insects can come in and make sure that plumbing isn't moving around while underway and not rubbing against anything.

BTW...I tore that entire area under and behind our kitchen sink and redid all those plumbing lines and insulated that area too.

Just as a side note:
I have made a habit and it's just in my DNA, whenever something is happening or I'm checking on something for whatever reason, I've kinda developed the attitude of, "I'm here for reason. Something has drawn me here and as I dig around I start examining everything closely in that general area and almost always I'll find something that I'll say, oh boy, I need to address this before something goes wrong". So in short, everything happens for a reason, as it did in your case. So as you were chasing one thing you saw another. I have found numerous areas over the past 3 years where plumbing lines, wiring harnesses, cooling hoses in the engine compartment, that were dangerously close to a failure of some sort or another and dealt with them. After awhile you just learn to watch things like a hawk, fix them as they present themselves and check off another item that could have taken you out. For me it's a labor of love to watch and fix our coach as we move across the country. I try to avoid as best as possible any surprises. Oh did I mention that my wife loves me and feels safe because of this.

Good luck my friend.
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Just like me. If I look into something 90% of the time I find shoddy workmanship or worse.
So far I've fixed 175 screwups and made another 130 improvements on my 15 DP.
Just one of these were 30 chaffing wires, hoses and tubes on the lower chassis.
I don't want to be stuck in the middle of no where. Or a fire.
I carry many tools and spare parts. I want my biggest investment ever to last longer than me.
Can't imagine anyone that can't work on the least reliable vehicles ever built, RVs.
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The original thin, soggy, paper gasket was there so that the rubber gasket would not bind as the basket nut was tightened. Then have those on residential drain assemblies also. Otherwise, the rubber binds and twists 'cause you can't get them tight.

No idea what the "canvas" was for. Perhaps a "sling" to hold the pipes from a chaff point while the slide goes in and out? Knowing the work of some companies, the canvas could have been a worker's lunch sack...
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