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Old 06-04-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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1990 fleetwood flair 30' class A hot water tank leak

We think we have a leak in our hot water tank because the carpet in front of the couch is wet and the insulation around the tank is soaked. Also, the water is present on the floor boards underneath the hot water tank. My boyfriend wants to remove the couch and cut a hole in the bulkhead foreward of the hot water tank to get access to the tank. He is in the process of removing the couch.

Any suggestions to make this repair easier for him?


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I suggest not cutting any holes. The water heater can be removed from the outside compartment. You will most likely need a new water heater. There is a lot of info online and probably several youtube videos that will show the whole process. If he doesn't know what he is doing, then learn before he makes the situation worse.

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(Boyfriend here) Too late. I cut the hole. No big deal. It's now a nice access hole. It helped me isolate the leak. Bummer...it wasn't a fitting. Tank was rusted through. I did pull the tank from the outside. Water in the tank was black as night. Getting an entire new unit. The anode was in bad shape too. 530 bucks. Ripped out all the carpet. Floorboards are damp. Going to let them dry a few days. One thing about this motorhome...the manual is very vague. Would love to have a repair manual from Fleetwood. For instance: Manual tells you to replace the water filter. But it doesn't tell you where the filter is located. It is what it is.
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