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Old 06-22-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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We just filled up with fresh water. When we came back from lunch I found water on the ground and found a steady leak coming from the large pipe for the fresh water dump. Any one know if this can be reparied with out taking the tank down or maybe something is blocking the valve from closing. I had no notice of a leak prior to this and didn't open the valve before filling. Any one have any ideas what might have happened suddenly to cause this leak?

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Old 06-22-2006, 02:47 PM   #2
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We just filled up with fresh water. When we came back from lunch I found water on the ground and found a steady leak coming from the large pipe for the fresh water dump. Any one know if this can be reparied with out taking the tank down or maybe something is blocking the valve from closing. I had no notice of a leak prior to this and didn't open the valve before filling. Any one have any ideas what might have happened suddenly to cause this leak?

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Old 06-22-2006, 04:04 PM   #3
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Hello Jim:

Say to Vivian for us. Sorry to hear about the water leak. I believe you can change the valve from the bay without dropping the water tank. At least it looks like the on our Alpine. The valve looks similar to the ones used the holding tanks. First you might want to open the valve and empty it than refill. If anything is caught valve it might be flushed when the tank is dumped. You also might be able to replace the seals without replacing the valve.
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Old 06-22-2006, 05:06 PM   #4
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Hi Jim......We had the same thing happen at Homecoming in Yakima. I fixed it myself in WRV parking lot. The gate valve is the culprit....I bought a new one at WRV and changed it out, also re-did routing of cable with T handle to work better. Call me and I will give you the details.

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Old 06-26-2006, 02:15 PM   #5
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Mine didn't leak but the handle broke twice. It is a bad design. Way too long a cable and it binds progressively with age. I too removed the valve, cleaned, lubricated and shortened the cable and added "T" handle. Works much better than a new one.
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:44 PM   #6
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Hi Jim:

I have a National RV---I had a problem for over a year, where the fresh water would leak, when the tank got filled---It would just drip, constantly. I stopped at the MFg Plant for a repair, it lasted one night--until tank got filled--went back the nex week, and the tried to find a Ball valve that wouldn't leak--Four later, I was on my way. Two night later, in Las Vegas, the tank started to overflow again---Drip--Drip-Drip-.
I called, got a incidence report and made an appointment in Lakeland , FL--3300 miles away. They found it was the Water Pump!!- There was a Valve that was bad--They replaced the Water Pump and the problem disappeared.
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If your cable moves in & out relatively easily then something may be stuck in the slide valve. I would keep putting water in and working the valve in and out. I would bet it will stop the leak. When we received our coach the cable was very stiff. I kept lubricating with WD-40 and when it loosened up I used a lithium spray. If not, the valve is not a big deal to get to as long as you are built and function like a snake. Good Luck!
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