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Old 02-16-2019, 01:11 PM   #1
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Shower faucet

So we went out to do a few things to our 25RQ today. The wife was going to turn on the shower to see the flow rate with the factory shower head before she installed the new one we purchased. When she turned the shower on it was spraying water out at the base of the connection. It is tight so I'm assuming that there is a crack or something else.

There isn't an access panel to this shower faucet so my question is does anyone know to remove it? These little problems are starting to annoy her.
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:28 PM   #2
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These are easy to cross thread. Might want to start by checking that. And some Teflon tape. We kept the old hose but used the new Oxygenics base attachment as it has the “trickle” valve that reduces flow but maintains temperature setting. Hope nothing is cracked. Let us know how it goes. My wife loves the Oxygenics, but I did the install.
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:46 PM   #3
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Are you sure there's no access? There has to be some sort of access. I got to mine through the external storage area. My trailer only has one, and it's in the back, left corner right where all the plumbing comes together.

Is this the actual faucet base that's leaking or the base of where the shower hose threads into the faucet?

Not sure how much experience you have with trailers but my experience is that there will pretty much always be little things, no matter the brand trailer, no matter the year. It's going to have annoying little issues, almost all the time.
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:39 PM   #4
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Ours got cracked and I had to replace it I'm not sure on a 25 (we have a 21RB ) but I had to remove the wall panel between the toilet and shower to access the back of the shower fixture. The panel is held in place with very small finish nails. Remove/slide the plastic molding back to expose the nail heads.

I looked for an all-metal unit but couldn't find one. The plastic ones seem to crack very easily
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:03 AM   #5
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Eliminating water tank

Like to hear from those of you who have eliminated your fresh water tank, especially those with smaller trailers.
I have a13’ Burro and just don’t use the fresh water tank as it’s usually suspect.
I hang a water bladder over the sink for fresh water and have a 5 gal. Container to refill.
I could use the xtra space for storage, but since I don’t spend that much time in the Burro it’s not a pressing problem.
Appreciate anyone else experience.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:42 PM   #6
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Like to hear from those of you who have eliminated your fresh water tank, especially those with smaller trailers.
I have a13’ Burro and just don’t use the fresh water tank as it’s usually suspect.
I hang a water bladder over the sink for fresh water and have a 5 gal. Container to refill.
I could use the xtra space for storage, but since I don’t spend that much time in the Burro it’s not a pressing problem.
Appreciate anyone else experience.
Thanks
Wow have seen different changes; but we would miss our tanks especially the hot water and fresh water tanks. We empty and flush ours every year.

You could start a new thread on this; would be interested in what people will say.
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Old 04-01-2019, 07:47 AM   #7
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Getting rid of water tank

In my 13 ‘ Burro, no shower or hot water, it just seems unnessary.
The hanging bladder supplies us with fresh drinking water, and enough for coffee and simple meals- easy to clean.
Idea is probably aimed at units without hot water.
I could see then the tank would be almost mandatory.
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