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Old 09-25-2005, 09:29 PM   #1
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I had my 34' 5th Wheel out for a week and had it hooked up to city water with no problems. When we left the campground, for home, I cleaned out all the tanks (2 grey water and 1 black water), but did have 10 gallons of water in the hot water tank. After driving 150 miles or so, I stopped and found that there was a lot of water leaking AROUND the black ABS sewage hookup lines. When I got home, I poured 5 gallons of water in each of the grey tanks and found no valve leakage. I then drained out the hot water tank and retrieved 8 gallons from it. Although a lot of water from the hot tank didn't get directly in the 5 gallon buckets; it probably wasn't a full 2 gallons that I lost. I haven't put 5 gallons of water in the black tank, yet, but will tomorrow. The compartments are dry, especially around the hot water tank. I have insurance to repair this, but would sure like to have an idea of what it is, before I call a repairman in. Do you think it is possible that the hot water tank is leaking? It didn't at the campsite or at home, before I emptied it. Any help would be appreciated. Also, where we camped was at sea level and where I noticed the leakage was at 2500 feet.
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Old 09-25-2005, 09:29 PM   #2
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I had my 34' 5th Wheel out for a week and had it hooked up to city water with no problems. When we left the campground, for home, I cleaned out all the tanks (2 grey water and 1 black water), but did have 10 gallons of water in the hot water tank. After driving 150 miles or so, I stopped and found that there was a lot of water leaking AROUND the black ABS sewage hookup lines. When I got home, I poured 5 gallons of water in each of the grey tanks and found no valve leakage. I then drained out the hot water tank and retrieved 8 gallons from it. Although a lot of water from the hot tank didn't get directly in the 5 gallon buckets; it probably wasn't a full 2 gallons that I lost. I haven't put 5 gallons of water in the black tank, yet, but will tomorrow. The compartments are dry, especially around the hot water tank. I have insurance to repair this, but would sure like to have an idea of what it is, before I call a repairman in. Do you think it is possible that the hot water tank is leaking? It didn't at the campsite or at home, before I emptied it. Any help would be appreciated. Also, where we camped was at sea level and where I noticed the leakage was at 2500 feet.
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:36 AM   #3
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You don't say anything about your freshwater tank. If there is water in it while driving down the road it sloshes around and could look like a water leak. It usually will leak out of the filler vent hole.

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Old 09-26-2005, 09:37 AM   #4
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Doug & Jo- My freshwater tank was empty. The only water remaining in the RV, at the time, was the hot water tank, a gallon or so with chemicals in the black tank and residual water in the grey tanks. For the life of me, I can't figure out this one. The bottom of the RV has a shroud covering it, so I can't really check it out without removing a whole mess of small screws. But first I have to duplicate the leak. Thanks for the reply.
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