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Old 02-03-2017, 11:51 PM   #1
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Water leak

I searched the forum and didn't see anything similar, so here goes. I have a 2006 Monaco Executive. Today I noticed some water on the floor at the base of the shower. After taking the vent screen off, I found water under the shower. I don't see an obvious leak. I pulled the drawer out from under the fridge and there is water under there also. It is just a fine layer. I am not sure how to trouble shoot this. I am at a rv campground. Should I try and take the coach to a business or would a mobile rv person work? It started snowing this morning- not sure if this has anything to do with the leak. It hasn't been leaking for long; pretty sure I caught it early. I am seeing dollar signs line up and soooo tired of having one issue after another. I don't see how the leak can even be traced without tearing out the fridge and shower (the shower is corian and the fridge looks "built in").

I went and purchased a carpet dryer and have that blowing on the area to try and dry it out some. Any input would be appreciated.

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Old 02-04-2017, 09:02 AM   #2
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take the back cover off of your fridge(outside cover)and see if there is water running down the back of your fridge.how much snow is on the roof?if there is a vent on the roof over the fridge see if you can clean the snow from around the vent,the snow could be melting and running into the vent.have you checked the slideout near the fridge.
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Could be an ice maker line is leaking, or the ice maker solenoid froze and is leaking.
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If your coach has an ice maker turn off the valve for the water and see if that stops the leak. The valve should be under the refer from the inside.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:51 AM   #5
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Water leak

I am pretty sure it isn't the ice maker as the water starts to puddle between the far side of the shower and the vanity.
I put a pressure regulator on the hose and had the water on for about 4 hours before I noticed the puddle developing again, so have been able to narrow it down even more. Unfortunately it is in an area that is not accessible- maybe from under the coach, but I am surrounded by snow. To do for another day.
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Old 02-06-2017, 04:48 AM   #6
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Yeah trying to find a leak when it's not one that's obvious one can be difficult. I read your post several times to try to see some clues but I suspect either a frozen line or water source over pressurizing. You're a new RV'r so experience is not on your side. You said you put a pressure reg. on the inlet hose. Was this before the leak or after? If afterwards, you may have over pressurized the lines and a line gave way. Now if the reg. was on before the leak, I don't know where your located but you said it's snowing so it's very possible you have a broken line from freezing. The "fine layer" of water under the frig could just be condensation from it being cold outside, and the heat generated from the frig. inside therefore creating a little condensation and accumulating on the floor. The leak IMO though is mostly likely in the bathroom area and you don't see an obvious leak (like down the walls, window or ceiling) so I would think that rules out a roof leak and more than likely it's a shower/sink/toilet flush supply line. Open cabinet doors under the sink and inspect supply lines as best as possible and try to listen for a leak. What might work to help you hear for a leak is use a—make shift stethoscope of sorts (see attached image)—by taking a long screw driver and placing the metal tip on a supply line/valves under the cabinet and then put the plastic handle part of the screw driver to your ear and then listen carefully for a small hissing sound. Also check your storage bays in the basement for water. Try to at least isolate area where this is happening. I know it's cold outside but...
If you're unable to leave the CG right now and still need water, I'd disconnect the supply hose from the coach, and use a 5 gal. bucket to supply you with water for washing dishes, flushing toilet etc., and shower at the CG until this is fixed to prevent any further damage inside.
As far as—Should I try and take the coach to a business or would a mobile rv person work?—if you have Coach-Net.com call them 1st, then a mobile tech 2nd, 3rd a REPUTABLE company if you are unable to isolate the leak and determine how to fix it.
When you do find & fix this leak, I would highly encourage you to closely look at the basement/wet bay heating and insulation capabilities to prevent this from happening again in the future since you like camping in cold weather. BTW...if you don't have Coach-Net, get it. Premier Coach $249/yr.
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@marjoa- I put the regulator on after I noticed the leak. It is still leaking, but not like before. I have narrowed it down as much as I can. I don't have Coach-net. Is that a roadside assistance? We had Good Sam but they just dropped us because of too much use- I had a breakdown and had to be towed, had to be winched one time, needed a jump start and had a mobile tech come out who was useless. Was going to sign on with FMCA roadside, but will look into them. I have someone coming out today that was recommended by people in the campground to deal with a finicky door handle, was going to ask him about the leak. Anyway, thank you for the input.
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I would disconnect the shore water hose, if you have it connected, and only use it to fill the RV tank. Use the onboard water exclusively so you can turn on the pump when you need water, then turn it off and relieve pressure when you don't. This minimizes the amount of water leaked. I limped along with a small toilet leak using this method for weeks successfully, until I got back from Mexico and was able to get repair parts (new flush valve).

You could use a liquid colored dye and pour here and there to see if it can cause the water to turn red. To help pinpoint where the leaks is coming from. You get the idea.

If you can narrow down where it's leaking, you might be able to just put a plastic tray under it and deal with it in the spring, monitor it of course so it doesn't get too full.

But I tend to agree with others that it's probably snow melting up at the refer vent and dripping down that air shaft.
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Yes. Best deal in town IMO. The price just went up the 1st of the year. I locked in the older price back in Dec. for 3 more years. When you do get it fixed, please update this thread so we all can learn how it was resolved.
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My Monaco had a water leak from the water line that went to the ice maker.

The leak was actually a pin hole in the white plastic hose that was down in the cold air return for the furnace.

Just for grins If I were you I'd shut off the water line that goes from the kitchen sink to the ice maker. I have seen other posts where Monaco ice maker lines developed pin holes.
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