Friday, January 20, 2012


Zephyrhills, Florida

I guess I am a slow learner. 

When we first got this motorhome and I started using the washer/dryer combo.  I didn’t tighten the screw on vent properly and got a small water leak, that I noticed right away.  It screws on with a rubber o-ring.

Yesterday, I ran the carpet shampooer in the living room and went to grab a small fan that lives in the bedroom near the washer/dryer.  Uh oh….the fan was wet!

I had been having a stiff neck all morning, and it was killing me by this time.  I was just getting ready to lay down on a heating pad for my neck.

But no…..I had a very wet carpet because I didn’t quite get the valve screwed in quite tight enough.  I had washed and rinsed one entire load.  I don’t think all the water leaked out, but enough to soak the carpet around the washer.

So my heating pad had to wait. 

I clean this little vent out every few loads and it’s kind of difficult to turn it to get it out. The last time, I decided to not tighten it back quite as tight.  BIG MISTAKE!   I tightened it plenty…but not as tight as I could.  Lesson Learned.

I towel dried it as best as I could and left three fans running overnight.  It appears to be mostly dry this morning.

Never did get the bedroom carpet shampooed….but it got a good rinsing.  Smile


my picture of the day.  Kayaking under a bridge in the Keys.

kayaking from bridge at sunshine key


  1. Glad you got the leak problems sorted out. We have had our fair share of leaks, not from a washer but from water supply to the various faucets in the RV. I would love a washer/dryer but it may just be another source of another leak!

    Kayaking in the Keys, how fantastic is that!

    Mike and Dee

  2. Sure glad you got that leak fixed so you can wash all those towels now...

    somethin' all the time!

  3. I leave all the leaks to the campground laundries! :-)


    (there, I said it for ya)

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  5. Look on the bright side, with a wet carpet, you wash your feet everytime you walk on it. ;c)

  6. Water leaks are never any fun. Hope your neck is feeling better. That's a great picture under the bridge.

  7. As long as you can see water leaks to fix them, then you're in luck.

  8. Water, an RVers worst enemy. The good news is you knew where it came from and how to fix it. Hope your neck feels better.


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