kitchen sink clogged, wont drain

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by fulltimer, May 28, 2002.

  1. fulltimer

    fulltimer New Member

    is there any way to unclog the kitchen sink drain in my 5'er. i have took apart the pipes directly under the sinks and also the u- shaped pipe but they are all clear. please help. it is a bummer not being able to turn the water on at the sinks. thanks in advance.
     
  2. thumbs

    thumbs New Member

    kitchen sink clogged, wont drain

    Well there must be a clog somewhere. Have you tried to put a snake down what is left of the plumin to the holdin tank? Only other thing, and I don't put much faith in it is an air lock. Maybe there is a breather line that is clogged. I dought it. I would try the snake first.

    Gary

    Souderton, Pa
     
  3. thumbs

    thumbs New Member

    kitchen sink clogged, wont drain

    Oh the obvious question is is there a closed valve in the line? Again doughtful but ya never know.

    Gary

    Souderton, Pa
     
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    kitchen sink clogged, wont drain

    How old and what brand fifth wheel? Probably stopped up where the plumbing levels and flows into drain tank. Is the drain tank full? Ouch, didn't really want to ask that!!

    Chelse L. Nash
    fulltimer03@yahoo.com
     
  5. drummerman

    drummerman New Member

    kitchen sink clogged, wont drain

    Hey Chelse.

    The day musta come right. How's it feel. Any tears when you said goodby to your fellow workers? (tears of happiness)

    Drummerman



    Edited by - drummerman on May 30 2002 5:46:03 PM
     
  6. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    kitchen sink clogged, wont drain

    Guess you caught me on here in the middle of the day Drummerman. Hey it's great so far but, it will really set in next school year when school starts and i don't have to fight with kids about their purple hair and ear rings (don't mean to offend anyone on the board) but, it's hard to get them jobs here in Alabama in the auto trade looking that way. No tears shed at all!! Now if I can just figure out how to buy that M/H on a retiree income. Looked at a 99 Intruder 341 today that was like new with only 4300 miles. Anyone with any pro and con advice on the Intruder? Also looking at a 99 Tropical by National RV.

    Chelse L. Nash
    fulltimer03@yahoo.com
     
  7. Butch

    Butch New Member

    kitchen sink clogged, wont drain

    Chelse,

    While I am getting way off the original subject line of clogged drains, I'll post a response to your question; And I Truly hate to cloud up and rain on your parade, however I and 5 close friends have had severe problems with the '99 F-53 chassis. Believe I kept mine the longest at 17,000 miles and 7 months. There are almost constant strings going on various boards regarding this same chassis. Currently one or two going on now, click on the following link to check them out. http://www.rv.net/forums/index.cfm/CFB/1.cfm Having said this, some folks have had no problems other than the inherent front end problems along with the wheel to hub alignment. These things can get a violent front end shake that a pan hard bar addition will normally cure. Look the front end over closely and drive it on some of the roughest roads you can find. Usually hitting a hard bump in a slight turn will set the front end off. Happy Motoring, Butch @ Nancy Lake, Alaska




    Edited by - Butch on May 31 2002 01:01:38 AM
     
  8. wittmeba

    wittmeba New Member

    kitchen sink clogged, wont drain

    Your profile indicates you are a brand new fulltimer.

    I dont know how long you have had your rig, but this happened to us. We were on our first trip out with the new Sunnybrook and the sink clogged. We went thru the same exercise of taking the pieces apart and all seemed well. After a little checking, we learned there is a separate pull-valve (like the black and gray water) located at the rear (rear kitchen) of the 5th wheel. It wasnt easily seen as the slide covered the area.

    You may want to check yours.

    Bruce A. Wittmeier
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