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Old 11-28-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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Leaking plumbing

Have sprung a leak. Have a drip from the driver side rear wheel well. Kitchen and bathroom are on driver side. Leaks only when pump is on. Leaks more when connected to park water ( I assume pressure is higher than pump ). Pump in located in a insulated compartment under coach, about midship. Any ideas where I should start looking ?
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:30 PM   #2
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You should start looking where it's wet!

Seriously, you'll have to expose and get eyes on all plumbing in the suspect area. Wrap a tissue around any areas you can see, it will soak up water and help eliminate possible areas of leak. Sections of bad tubing can be cut and replaced by using SharkBite brand fittings, found at Home Depot and other plumbing supply shops. Good hunting and remember, the faster you find the leak, the less damage to surrounding structure.
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Problem is there are no wet areas inside or out that I can see. Just the drip from the fender well.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:22 AM   #4
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I'm gonna guess that your bathroom is farther astern than your kitchen. And that in addition to the bathroom appliances you have a shower back there as well.

Since it comes when you have pressure you can eliminate any of the drain systems. Water is getting out before that point.

Start by looking at all the water connections to the appliances in the area. If those are all dry, then my next suspect might be taps. They get used alot and wear out. Start with those close to where the leak is coming out.
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It's a PITA but start at the pump and start following water lines looking for wet.
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You could put 40psi of air on it. Then you can listen for the leak, without cleaning up any further mess....
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You could put 40psi of air on it. Then you can listen for the leak, without cleaning up any further mess....
X-2, great idea! Rail!
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I think I'll try the air, sounds like a great idea.
Thank you.
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I have this problem but only when my fresh water tank is full and then I hook up too city water it will leak from the rear wheel well area to the fresh water hook up until I drain some of the water out of the fresh water tank. Then it stops. only has happened twice, I just don't fill the fresh water tank until it runs out the filler tube I stop sooner. I can hear it getting close to full.
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I have this problem but only when my fresh water tank is full and then I hook up too city water it will leak from the rear wheel well area to the fresh water hook up until I drain some of the water out of the fresh water tank. Then it stops. only has happened twice, I just don't fill the fresh water tank until it runs out the filler tube I stop sooner. I can hear it getting close to full.
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As I was reading this issue, it occurred that you might have a problem with fresh tank continuing to fill even when you have your water inlet set to city water service. Might be a slow fill but there is a slobber tube/vent that will allow excess to dribble from tank when over full. Perhaps you have some kind of valve problem which keeps filling the fresh tank even when it should not. That would explain why you only get it when the tank is full.
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Fresh tank is only 1/4 full. It leaks with hose water off and pump running, just not as much. Honestly, I'm not even sure where my fresh tank is located. I know the black tank is right under the toilet and the gray tank is next to it. I'm going to make a serious effort this weekend to at least find the fresh tank.
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Ours in the rear on the drivers side under the side bed" above the rear Wheels, P30 Chev Workhorse
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Above the rear wheels makes sense, as that's where the leak is at. I'll be checking it out this weekend. Thanks.
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