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Old 04-30-2014, 07:40 AM   #1
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Mystery Water in Storage Bins

have an ACE 30.1 and recently found water in 3 bins.. most disturbing was the water in the storage area just inside the door... water was clean and have been unable to recreate event... initial thoughts were from washing and possibly spraying water, but doesn't explain storage inside the main door...

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Old 04-30-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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Hi ssgwsmith,
Patience and persistence will solve this problem. The event will need to be recreated. Mother nature or human intervention will make the recreation possible. I do not know your RV. I can not make any specific recommendations as to where to look or what to try. After every water event, you'll need to check for the water. Once found, it may provide a clue where to check. Don't know if any plumbing lines could be the problem, but keep this possibility mind.
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Check the water supply line where you hook up to outside water. There is a check valve in there that only allows water to go into the system not out. If that valve sticks (which mine did) it will allow the water in your holding tank to run out when you are driving. I replaced the check valve and no more problems. Additionally I bought a screw in plug that goes into the fill nozzle.
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Do as TonyDi suggests. If you don't discover a fresh water leak, then you'll need towels and a hose. With compartment dried out. Close hatch and use a hose on a slow setting to allow water to run down side of coach over hatch. After a few minutes, turn off water and check for water in compartment. Look for wetness to top hatch seal. Do this for each compartment. I don't know how your hatch hinges are set up, some might allow adjustment, others don't.
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After washing and a good rinse I opened the MH door and there was a perfect circle of wet/ sopping carpet on the first step mine came in above the door while I was rinsing it, like too much. I have a storage Bin @ the second step but didn't look in too see if it was wet, but will next time. Is your gasket around the door there or lose or gone? Mine is almost gone, (32 years old) Time to replace it.
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thanks for all the suggestions... once on this rain stops here in maryland I will give her a check...and then a wash and check the other suggestions... tks!
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Mine don't leak with rain just when I wash her. My awing is just maybe a foot above the door so it blocks out alot of the rain. The Hose is a different ball all together.
We have had almost 3 inches of rain since Sunday and this is our second week with no sunshine
I still go out to her daily just to read or watch the tube or daydream.
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I had water going on the side carpet of the steps and also in the compartment doors. It was the caulking on the molding above the compartments. Recaulked and it stopped.
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@Shellback1 That actually makes sense...will check that this weekend... that would be an easy fix..
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You could also check with a dealer or the manufacturer. You might get lucky and discover others have had this problem, and the cause and fix is known.
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Mine don't leak with rain just when I wash her. My awing is just maybe a foot above the door so it blocks out alot of the rain. The Hose is a different ball all together.
We have had almost 3 inches of rain since Sunday and this is our second week with no sunshine
I still go out to her daily just to read or watch the tube or daydream.
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well after several days of rain and a good washing along with everyones suggestions I have been unable to recreate the issue. Not sure if that is good or bad....
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