PPL Motorhomes: Washer/Dryer Connections in your RV may lead to leaks.

How about this for a strange story? Last weekend we were camping and my husband noticed a small wet spot on the carpet near our bedroom cabinet.   This cabinet happens to have washer/dryer connections, however, I am not one of those people who wants to do laundry while we’re out RVing, so they aren’t even hooked up. Besides, there is usually a Laundromat close in case I have to do an emergency load of wash.  After we cleaned out this closet, we realized the water was actually coming from the water line to the washer.  Having never used this connection, this was all a very interesting mystery to me.  My husband found that the seat in the faucet had become loose and a small leak had started when we hooked up to water the night before.  A few minor repairs (and several hours of using the fan on the carpet) got everything back to normal again.  Apparently, the motion of the trailer on the road had loosened this connection slightly, and the pressure of the city water connection forced it to spring a leak. I am now adding one more thing to my checklist when setting up the trailer…check the closet water faucet for leaks!!  So, glad we found it early or we would have had a big mess.