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    Hey Team - Paperwork on Friday on Solitude 310 - Pulled into close by KOA - Killed it - set up great - great evening - Rigged down Saturday - Killed it - all went to plan - 1 hour trip to storage - mostly interstate, some bumpy side roads to get to storage - Got there - walked in - Water Everywhere - and the sink covers dislodged. I DID NOT DRIVE CRAZY -

    Upon further review - Fresh water tank was full - I missed emptying that at campground. All other tanks properly emptied etc.... -

    Has anyone experienced this? I"m guessing all the sloshing around with a full fresh water tank created pressure and pushed out of sink faucet in a robust manner..... But i don't know -

    Any comments welcomed ----

    One other note - has anyone run their TV off of their Iphone Hotspot instead of campground WIFI?

    thanks Team - Hopefully before long - i'll be adding to this forum instead of asking for help......

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    I have pulled many times over the years with a full water tank. I have never had this kind of issue, and you should not have. The only way for the water to get from the fresh water tank to your sink (or anywhere else) is with the pump on and tap open. Are you sure it's fresh water? Is the P trap loose? Check your hot water heater too. Also we pull the sink covers and store them on the bed in the bunk room for trips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBISS7 View Post
    Hey Team - Paperwork on Friday on Solitude 310 - Pulled into close by KOA - Killed it - set up great - great evening - Rigged down Saturday - Killed it - all went to plan - 1 hour trip to storage - mostly interstate, some bumpy side roads to get to storage - Got there - walked in - Water Everywhere - and the sink covers dislodged. I DID NOT DRIVE CRAZY -

    Upon further review - Fresh water tank was full - I missed emptying that at campground. All other tanks properly emptied etc.... -

    Has anyone experienced this? I"m guessing all the sloshing around with a full fresh water tank created pressure and pushed out of sink faucet in a robust manner..... But i don't know -

    Any comments welcomed ----

    One other note - has anyone run their TV off of their Iphone Hotspot instead of campground WIFI?

    thanks Team - Hopefully before long - i'll be adding to this forum instead of asking for help......
    We do not travel with the sink covers in place. Just don't want to hit a bump and have them turn into missiles.

    On a second note, yes, we used hotspots exclusively for the TVs.

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    As with everyone else, stow the sink covers! Unless you sling a MORryde IS under it, they're inevitably popping off. In fact, I recall here that someone had their pantry door's glass shattered when theirs popped out. Now for the water, and chance you left your pump turned on and the bouncing cover bumped the faucet handle? Did you pack up in rain? If so, could be from the slide-out roofs.
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    We tape our sink covers down with blue masking tape when traveling. We also remove the microwave glass turntable from the microwave and store it when traveling.

    I have no idea why you have water all over. We travel with 1/4 tank of freaky water in case we need to stop and use the bathroom while traveling.
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    Did you leave the water pump on ? if so maybe the handle got hit when the boards were jumping about. You just learned your first lesson in what not to leave in place while in transit ! How much water made it to the Gray tank?

    We had a simular situation , left the pump on and the water handle jostled on rough roads we went in to find a sink full and a drowned electric percolator that was in the sink for travel. 3 lessons learned that day...always remember to turn the water pump off, strap the handle in place and never leave the sink strainers in place to plug up the drain in case I forget the first 2 lessons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geotex1 View Post
    As with everyone else, stow the sink covers! Unless you sling a MORryde IS under it, they're inevitably popping off. In fact, I recall here that someone had their pantry door's glass shattered when theirs popped out. Now for the water, and chance you left your pump turned on and the bouncing cover bumped the faucet handle? Did you pack up in rain? If so, could be from the slide-out roofs.
    That's what came to mind also about the water.

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    We also stow the sink covers and Velcro the faucet in the off position and turn pump off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBISS7 View Post
    Got there - walked in - Water Everywhere - and the sink covers dislodged. I DID NOT DRIVE CRAZY
    No need to be embarrassed - like most of us here you've started the trailer-life journey with teaching events that serve as good lessons for the future.

    I'd put my money on @geotex1's guess-diagnosis (pump left on, bouncing cover bumped tap on). Other possibilities (p-trap, broken connection) are a lot harder to make likely.

    Quote Originally Posted by DBISS7 View Post
    One other note - has anyone run their TV off of their Iphone Hotspot instead of campground WIFI?
    It's unfortunately a fact that campground wi-fi will suck almost everywhere you travel, no matter where you are and often even if you pay extra for a "premium" service.

    It is possible to use your phone's hotspot feature but its performance is a big question depending on what your cell phone provider provides. Usually the capability is limited to a few gigabytes and even performance within that limit may not be good enough to stream video. If it is, it will slow to a trickle when you reach the limit and be completely unusable for video as the cell company chokes your service back to a trickle.

    For that reason consider buying a separate hotspot device (sometimes called MiFi) from one of the cell providers - Verizon and AT&T have decent products, likely the other providers do too. The devices cost about $200 to buy plus a monthly fee for a data plan. They are small and very portable, no installation required (although an auxiliary antenna does often provide improvement in reliability and performance). They typically give good performance - much better than cell phone hotspot - as long as your location is well-covered by the company's cell network. Your mobile devices (and TV if it has the capability) connect to them the same way that they connect to a wifi router in your home or office.

    It might be fair to say that's pretty much the entry point for decent mobile data service today. It's a fast-changing marketplace. As usual, money and time can get you even better performance and improved reliability (by using multiple cell network providers) so if spending $1,500 or so and some installation time doesn't scare you there are threads here about the latest and greatest ways to get mobile data.

    Hope this helps.
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    Another thought on the water. Your toilet. Make sure you have just enough water to cover the seal.....and seat down......other then that pump and sink faucet got bumped? Just thinking out loud. We put our sink covers on the bed travel days. And instead of using a Hotspot and getting throttling get a cord that goes from hdmi to your phone....


    We are doing this now as a matter of fact.

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