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Old 03-31-2012, 11:32 AM   #15
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Is your shower located directly over the Tank?
If so start there and check for a leak (plug the drain fill the shower base and check for a leak)
If no lea, k there is most likely a leaking connection at the top of the tank possibly the vent pipe
Thats a good idea......there should be access to the p trap under the shower............but after typing this, if it was the shower drain it would leak when ever you shower.....maybe you can see the gray water tank
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:22 PM   #16
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That test ( filling the shower base) is used to test the shower strainer to base connection ( not the piping)
When you drain the base (after having checked for leaks) check again (the volume of water released should reveal any leaks in the drain pipes
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the last two motorhomes I've owned had access panels for the p trap under the shower.............can't remember on the frist
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Seeing there is no overflow, and seeing I do not have any other plumbing leaks at all visible traps, I have noticed like other installs metal strips hold the tank in place the entire length of sides. I bet the leak is at the vent pipe connection to the grey tank. This makes the most since as the water is coming from the top of the grey tank somewhere, and what is interesting is the steam of water not only comes from the sides of where the tank is mounted but also a stream of water will drizzle in line with the roof vent pipe. I am thinking more and more there must be a crack at the connection allowing water to spill onto the top of the tank and rundown the sides. It must be a crack big enough to allow sufficient water when the tank is full to cascade down, but the crack must also act as a flue naturally sucking air to the outlet on top of the vent pipe, because there is never a bad smell in the cabin. And the tank has been half full for weeks at a time with no bad odor. Normally I let the grey tank empty naturally on its own all the time. That is why it has never been full to capacity before and thus me noticing the leak. I think rather than go through all the hassle of dropping the grey a tank for a more detailed investigation; I am going to live with it as is unless I notice leaking at lower fill levels or a bad odor entering the cabin. Thanks to all of you who have given me some good insight to this issue.
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Is your shower located directly over the Tank?
If so start there and check for a leak (plug the drain fill the shower base and check for a leak)
If no lea, k there is most likely a leaking connection at the top of the tank possibly the vent pipe
This...I had a problem with my drain leaking when there was substantial standing water in the shower pan. It was some crappy plumbers putty job from the factory on the drain/pan seal.

But it could be any part of the pipe that has a seal.
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