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Old 06-19-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Bathroom Sink Drain Mystery

My coach is an '05 40' FDTS. Several days ago, my attention was called to a leak on the passenger side of the coach. It was coming from the water hookup area. I even saw a small drip from the underside of the living room slide closest to the bathroom. I removed the small access panel in the water compartment and saw water dripping but could not determine a source. After several minutes, the leak stopped. To try to track it down, I ran water down the kitchen sinks--nothing--then down the shower--nothing--then down the bathroom sink and BINGO. There was no sgn of water leak under the sink and the drain line goes off to the right and disappears in the corner. How do I access the drain system from there? I can't fix what I can't see.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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Old 06-20-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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I would start in the water box most of the time there assembled so fast the fittings are hand tight and will work loose over time. Then work your way in do the easy stuff first check all fittings that you can tighten up. let us know then can go more if needed

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Old 06-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. The panel is not very large and I can't see too much in there. Can't see any pipes that go into the grey water tank, in fact, I can't see the grey water tank. I have a tech coming to look when we get to the Grizzly RV park in West Yellowstone tomorrow.
Thanks, Mike
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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Did you find the leak? Did you get the larger panel off? It takes some work the first time. There are several things that need disconnected and two side pieces on the bin that come off. Then you'll have full access to most of the plumbing, etc.

If it comes to that, then it is a good time to do any mods for that area (SeeLevel II tank monitors, hose reel, filters, 120 outlet, pressure gauges, pressure regulator, pump switch, etc.). Removing and reinstalling that larger panel is a PITA.
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