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Old 01-05-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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'04 Dolphin Water Manifold Area Leak

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My neighbor has a '04 Gas Dolphin. In the water manifold area left rear where the brass valves, water inlet is there is a slight drip from the bottom of the enclosure.

From previous posts it appears the brass valves will leak after a bit. I saw where one poster built a new service panel with PVC valves.

The face of the panel is one piece of metal and appears to be secured with plastic angle pieces on the sides and across the top with some screws across the bottom.

They are using it this winter, so disabling the water system is not a option. Can the panel be removed, valve replaced, or is this a major plumbing issue. Like the more you mess with it, the worse it gets.

I am pretty handy, and if it was my M/H would not have a problem working on this, but I do not want to get into a major repair project on something that is not mine. We are in a RV park for winter, so most of the tools are home, not here.

Your thoughts and experiences appreciated.

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Old 01-05-2014, 07:42 PM   #2
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I had a drip from the same area, when I removed the front panel (All screws and end plastic pieces) the panel can be moved out a few inches. My leak was the city water inlet/water pressure regulator. I too had suspected the brass selector valves, not the case. Hopefully this will be the case, I believe you can replace the inlet fixture while running off the water tank.

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Yep, like Fred above said, it's the city water inlet. Same thing happened to mine also. You can get the inlet with built in regulator at Camping World. I also had a back flow problem where the water tank would fill up when connected to city water. That problem was a faulty three way brass valve (Watts Regulator) that is used for City Water or Tank Fill. I also replaced that and the back flow problem stopped.
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This is what you will see or something similar. Leaks can come from variable sources mine was from my water pump connection and showed up when I used water from my tank rather than city water.

It is not a huge problem on my 03 to remove the panel and inspect. It is tight in there and but workable. Good luck.
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Thanks to Everyone.

The pic says it all. I'll let my neighbor read this thread and have him make the call whether to open it up. Looks like getting to it is the worst part.

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Thanks njs42 for the pic. I have a leak back there and my fresh water tank fills while connected to city water. Now the water spits and sputters while the pump runs. Is the pump also located behind that panel?
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Yes the pump sits there.
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I had a leak there as well. I just set up at the CG and noticed a drip from that bay. I removed the panel and the pressure regulator at the water inlet was leaking. I just tightened the screws on the back of the regulator. No more drip for a year now.
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