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Old 05-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #15
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Does the pump run constantly when not connected to city water?
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Would the inlet side of the pump cause me to lose 40-50 gallons of water in 8-10 hours?
Sure. If the inlet side of the pump is broken or disconnected, you'd have, essentially, an open drain. I'd think if it was completely open, it'd drain 50 gallons in 30 minutes.
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I just checked the pump inlet and there is no water at all in this area. Any other suggestions?
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I would shut off the city water diverted and let it fill until you can see it leaking somewhere again. At least now you have a couple more places to look.
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Does the pump run constantly when not connected to city water?

I ask again. If the pump does not run, but the water continues to leak, it narrows greatly where the problem might be. It would have to be the tank itself, or between the tank and the pump.
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I'm agreeing it might be the tank. The area towards the front of the coach is bone dry.

Tomorrow i'm going to fill the tank, and get under and watch where it's leaking. Nothing like a 50 gallon shower with cold water.
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To answer the "Would the inlet side of the pump" question. The answer is unsure, "Perhaps" it depends on how badly the casing was cracked.

When the tank (Fresh tank) is full, then gravity would force water to the pump inlet and it would appear to be operating normally.. as the water level in the tank drops (And it will drop) the pump will at first start to suck air (Causing sputtering in the faucets) then suck nothing but air (No water flow). City water would not be affected at all since there is a check valve in the pump.

How fast you loose water depends on the crack, a small one drip, drip, drip. A big one Niagra Falls.
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It looks like we were taken for a ride when we bought this home. The tank is cracked I thinkor the main line coming from the tank. As soon as I put 1/8 of a tank of water in the tank, it started leaking... Does anyone know how to replace the fresh water tank on a 04 Southwind 37C? Or at least how to get to this tank?
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Had a person come to our home and check the water system out and he confirms that the tank is cracked and will need to be replaced. Has anyone ever attempted this on a 04 Southwind 37C? If so, any tips or advice on how to get this tank out? Any idea of what type of cost is associated with this?

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Had a person come to our home and check the water system out and he confirms that the tank is cracked and will need to be replaced. Has anyone ever attempted this on a 04 Southwind 37C? If so, any tips or advice on how to get this tank out? Any idea of what type of cost is associated with this?

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Sorry for your troubles. Never had a tank issue in the MH but did in an older trailer it was a PIA to get out. If you have the schematics for plumbing, you may see an easier way to remove it.
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Had a person come to our home and check the water system out and he confirms that the tank is cracked and will need to be replaced. Has anyone ever attempted this on a 04 Southwind 37C? If so, any tips or advice on how to get this tank out? Any idea of what type of cost is associated with this?

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a couple of ideas...

if you can get to the area where the crack is, harbor freight has plastic welding kits that work very well.

i have read on this forum where some have used eternabond tape successfully.
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FIXED!!

I was able to get a really good look and found the access panel. Inside the panel I found that I have 2 tanks that are linked by a cross over hose. The company we bought from only winterized the lines and not the tanks. The cross over line cracked and all water was pouring out from the cracked line. Replaced the hose, and everything is perfect now.
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Good for you! This is why sometimes it pays to do something's yourself.
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I had the same problem on my fleetwood discovery and it was the fresh water tank there is two of them and they are conected together and one of them the clamp was lose and the pipe backed up a bit and that was leacking it came out of the frame right on top of the fuel tank, it turned out to be an easy and cheap fix. Joe
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