freewly
Hi everyone.  I'm a traveling medical PA-C who decided to put all the money spent on Airbnbs' towards my first RV.  I went from a 5 1/2 acre hobby farm in Oregon to living aboard my Retro 189r at an almond farm in CA.  So far so good.  Sorta.  Crack in grey water drain coupler causing dismay, esp since I love my hot showers.  Until it can be fixed, tilted the trailer towards the back to allow for runoff vs water sitting under the pipe (tired of using all my towels to mop this up).  Is this ok? Will it harm the trailer?  Also, can't seem to find an owner's manual anywhere and Riverside won't get back to me.  Any ideas?  Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.  Off to work I go...

Angi
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mkevenson
Angie, that part should be avail at any RV place. The fridge needs to be relatively level especially if running on propane. Do you have shore power? The manuals are pretty generic and you can get most info here or online. Google is your friend as well as Utube
 Most trailer components are common ie Dometic. How long are you in your present location? I. Live in Santa Rosa on hwy 101 just north of San Fransisco
 You are probably north of Sac. Where the almonds grow.
Assuming the crack in the coupler is before the Grey water empty valve? As a quick fix there is a waterproof sealant that you can put on the plastic pipe. I WOULD TRY THAT and then replace the part or have a tech do it for you
Take care
Mark
Please buy Made in USA
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KLandry
I agree with the downloadable manuals being pretty basic and generic.  Parts information is non-existent in these manuals.  I think I might even try that new "Flex Tape" stuff as they show it being used to patch a pool liner from the inside.  
Keith
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freewly
Hi Mark.  I do have shore power, so not running the fridge on propane.  I'm in Ripon, CA.  Only been here for a few weeks so unfamiliar with the area.  The crack in the couples is before the empty valve, assuming that's the handle under the RV where the black water handle is (and where I hook up the poopy tube).  I went and bought the sealant at lunch today, since they didn't have the Flex Seal tape, and called the RV tech who came out to diagnose the issue a few days past, and he told me to stay away from putting anything on the crack he can't get off.  So, went to Home Depot tonight and grabbed some Flex Seal tape, wrapped the coupler, and still leaking!!  Back to using towels.  Regarding replacing the part myself....NO WAY!  I did over 3 years of irrigation fixing at my property, and the only hard part was digging the hole to reach the leak.  This pipe I can't even get to without contorting myself.  I'll leave it to the experts.  Also, they had to order the part.  Tried locally and couldn't find.  Or so they said.

Thanks for your input, Keith and Mark.  I'm sure I'll have more questions down the road.  I have no idea what I'm doing.

Angi
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mkevenson
Angie , you will do fine. You sound very savvy and are on the right path.
HAPPY TRAILS
Mark
Please buy Made in USA
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freewly
Thanks Mark!
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Tiki2some
Rest easy RE: not having a manual. Our 195 did come with a Riverside manual. But it's basically a 101 primer on owning a travel trailer...any travel trailer. Some good info, but there is nothing there specific to appliances, parts, or anything concerning the trailer it comes with. While not worthless, it's not worth a lot.
~ Linda & Bill
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freewly
Thanks for this. Anything is better than nothing for a newbie. Wished I had ‘something’. 
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sunvalleyjoe
few months back someone was asking about owners manual. I replied I have 2 and would be glad to send them one. Never heard from them again. Do I have the face of a dishonest person ?? Guess I will keep 2nd manual. BTW requested it from Retro and got it for free in 10 days. GBA!!SVJ DAV
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freewly
Thanks SunValleyJoe! I will call Riverside and see about that manual. Everything helps.

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