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Old 05-05-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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I can't find the leak

fleetwood bounder DP 38F. we have a shower in the rear drivers side. sliding door between the raised bath floor and the bedroom (forward of shower).
the bath floor is 4" higher that the bedroom /coach floor. this allows for more engine room. we have a leak about 6 inches in on the floor of the pocket door space that is in the coach level butting up to the raised bath area.
this is about 4 inches in on the shower. so...there is the leak. I go in and recaulk the entire shower..then the floor gets wet before anyone has taken a shower. so, i assume it is a supply line or waste line to the rest of the bath on the passengers side. open up the engine access in the bath floor and the area is totally enclosed...so...no help.
doesn't smell so i am assuming it is a supply line to the rear bath sink.
thinking the supply line goes across the bedroom floor the jogs up the 4 inches with 2...90deg fittings and one of these leaks under pressure.
the confusing thing is it dries out then gets wet then dries out. you would think a supply iine would consistently leak.
i have removed the door and can see the entire side of the shower wall...dry. only wet at the base..nothing on the walls.

sorry for the confusing ramble, but that's about the best i can do.

anyone have any suggestions.

thanks
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Did not follow you completely, but one way of isolating leaks is to pour water down the drain directly bypassing the faucet, then run the faucet but do not let the water go down the drain, this will help determine water line or waste line, G
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:19 PM   #3
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Hi bandmbrown,
My assumption is you've already checked all exposed line(s) and found nothing. I'd start right at the area where the leak manifests itself and follow the water.

There is a Fleetwood forum in the Owner's Corner. Consider reposting this question there. This is where other Bounder owners would be looking at threads.
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thanks...will do
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I'm not sure where this thread will end up being posted but will answer here.

Try turning on your water pump with all faucets closed. If the pump cycles after several minutes and this all depends on how big the leak is you will know that it is fresh water leaking.

I had a problem with the pee trap under the shower loosening and created quite a puddle. On my 38 S, there is an access panel in front of the shower. Open that and stick your hand in and see (feel) if its wet.
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Elk Jim - don't you really love those 'register' access panels" they installed. I've been looking for the air inlet for my back furnace. Couldn't find it, so I bought a brown register and installed it under the wardrobe! I'm afraid b&m have a recent unit and it sounds like they do not have the so-called access panel.
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Try calling Fleetwood customer service at 800-322-8216. Open mon thru fri. Give them your name and Discovery vin and they can e-mail you alot of schematics free. I have a lot of prints (plumbing, electric, etc.) for my 2000, a little different plumbing setup. Good MH, probably simple fix. Good luck.
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Did you find/fix the leak?
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this turned out sort of interesting.
been checking the "wet" spot in the pocket door every day and it has been dry for the last 3 days or 4 days. We have been using the bath same as before.
The only difference was;
about 4 days ago i say to my wife..."you know the water pressure seemed sort of high wonder if that has anything to do with this leak". so i go out and put the pressure regulator on (which i should do every time...i know) and the leak dries up.
don't know if it is just coincidence or what...but, so far..so good.
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Just curious, what is the pressure before using the regulator? Just a thought, but a leak under pressure is just a smaller leak under less pressure.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:08 AM   #11
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you are exactly correct jim. don't know what the pressure is/was. but was high.
i have a feeling i am not done with this problem and will keep an eye on the situation.
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