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Old 07-31-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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Question Water Leakage

Hi: I have a water leak and it is coming out of the bottom of the coach. It is between the lavatory area and the kitchen sink. It is a 2000 Fleetwood Southwind, 36T. I have been under the coach and the area is a sealed compartment. My question is, "how do I gain access to the pipes so that I may repair them"? I can't find any access inside the coach and I'm wondering if anyone has had this kind of problem.

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Old 07-31-2011, 08:38 PM   #2
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acslotman- You may have better luck posting on the Fleetwood Owners section here on IRV2. ( further down the page.) I think you can get drawings and schematics for plumbing and electrical from Fleetwood at no charge.
Usually all the plumbing has access but it may not be obvious. On my GeorgieBoy there was a cover panel above the propane tank that opened into the holding tanks and plumbing bay.

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Old 07-31-2011, 08:51 PM   #3
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i once had a leak in my old motor home that would drip underneath also and i looked and looked for it with no luck.. Then on on trip i was looking under my sink in the bathroom and just happened to notice a small drip on one of the hoses that went to the faucet and after further investigating i found it was a funnel washer that seals it to the faucet... The small leak would just run down the outside of the pipe and then out the bottom.... The leak was worse at night when the water pressure went up when all was asleep ...... So just because it looks like it is leaking one place it could be from somewhere else and water always travels the path of least resistance.... Hope this helps a little
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:09 PM   #4
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I have a 2004 South Wind 37c. I recently had a leak underneath below the hot water heater. Like you I could not find any way to gain access. A trip to the the shop it was a quick fix. It was a flexible hose coming from behind the hot water heater. All the screws were hidden by the undercoating. Final outcome, half an hour of labor and a $10 hose. Hope this might help.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:53 PM   #5
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Not familiar with your coach, but one question....do you have a slide on the side of the coach that is leaking? If so, perhaps it is the drain pipe/hose from the kitchen sink. Had water dripping out of the large slide on our Fleetwood Revolution last year (had the slide out and was doing exterior maintenance). Turned out to be the flexible hose that runs from the kitdchen sink, snakes around the slide wall and empties into the gray tank. The leak was between the kitchen and the lavatory area....like yours....and was coming out the bottom of the coach. Or course, it only happened in our case when running water down the sink drains. Our hose had cracked from age/usage. Not a complicated repair (Home Depot carries the flexible PVC pipe)....but very tedious since it winds around with other hoses and electrical wires under there. Might be worth a look on your part.

Good luck....and please let us know what you find out. Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:39 AM   #6
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I had a leak that turned out to be the check valve where your water hose connecks to RV. when the pump was on it leaked past the valve into the water hose, then drained out hose into compartment, then out bottom.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:14 AM   #7
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Is it a steady leak or intermittent. If steady then it would most likely be in something pressurized----if intermittent then a drain pipe. HAve you removed drawers to see if you can see drain pipes and water pipes behind the cabinets? Anywhere there is a wall or divider there can be an access panel---look for screws on the corners etc; I can access my shower etc from my electrical panel--it basically is mounted on a door and when opened it exposes some panels I can remove-------look for anything like that. How about behind your furnace air intake?

I had a similar leak---it was the pee trap in the shower.

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