RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-01-2017, 08:43 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 40
AquaHot 450

2012 Winnebago Tour, What's the best solution to a small leak dripping at the bottom of the AquaHot?
Niatpac0220 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-01-2017, 09:07 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
LJowdy's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ontario, California
Posts: 2,429
I'd start by removing the front cover and try to locate the drip. Once you've located the leak then that will dictate your next course of action
__________________
2016 Newmar Dutch Star 4369
Newmar Owners Club
USAF 1966-1969,- Law Enforcement 1969 - 2003, Retired since March 2003
LJowdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 10:05 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Busskipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Grasonville, MD -- Golden, CO
Posts: 5,313
Quote:
Originally Posted by captainkim View Post
2012 Winnebago Tour, What's the best solution to a small leak dripping at the bottom of the AquaHot?
The old ones had an issue with the drain Plug being Plastic - replaced with Brass and white plumbers tape - sealed.

Open it up find and Fix, usually easy to see and fix.

Let us know,

__________________
Busskipper
Location - Arnold, Maryland-Sold - Grasonville, Maryland - and/or - Superior, Colorado
2005 Travel Supreme 42DS04 - GX470 toad
Busskipper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 10:41 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 363
I just fixed a leak on mine. It was the connection to the hot water line coming out of the Aqua Hot.
F117plt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 03:30 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Cat320's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,817
Check ALL the hose connections. I had a leak and it was a hose connection.
__________________
2014 American Eagle 45T
DD 13, 500 HP
Pulling a Honda CRV
Cat320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 07:01 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
REB16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 115
Mine had a leak on the top of Radiator at the weldClick image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3706.JPG
Views:	69
Size:	359.6 KB
ID:	156827
REB16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 07:01 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
REB16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 115
Had it re welded
REB16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 07:04 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
REB16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 115
It was leaking down coming out the exhaust hole
REB16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 11:52 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 200
Quote:
Originally Posted by captainkim View Post
2012 Winnebago Tour, What's the best solution to a small leak dripping at the bottom of the AquaHot?
2011 Ellipse here, but same 450 Aquahot. had a leak with water dripping out the screened vent in the bottom. Turned out to be one of the connections for cold water in, hot water out. This side is hard to get to. There is a small access opening in the rear wall driver side of the storage compartment. I ended up removing the bracket that holds the folding ladder and the panel that was bolted to to get better access to tighten the connections. They had become less than finger tight Opening this up pretty much gave me access to the entire back side of the Aquahot unit. Still a PITA tho.

So start by taking off the front cover to check the zone pumps and inside connections and also looking into that access hole in the rear wall of the storage compartment and see where it's wet and go from there. Water from a leak can travel a long way from the leak source and leaking water from the backside (plumbing) can get to and out the screened opening in the bottom!
__________________
Todd
2011 Itasca Ellipse 42QD
101K miles and counting
toddb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2017, 01:23 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 431
What is the leak material? Water? Radiator coolant? HydroHot coolant? That would give a good idea where to start. I have had to replace my original unit, and suggest you work with the factory and a certified repair person/facility. This is a great, but complex unit, normally installed into the least accessible space by the coach builder.
Larrikin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aquahot 450 DE not firing 130CrewChief MH-General Discussions & Problems 4 12-17-2016 12:13 PM
C-12 Cat 450 hp 2000 model VietVet Caterpillar Engine Forum 3 12-02-2008 05:07 PM
2008 F-450 Don Zink Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 30 01-19-2008 10:32 AM
VZ PC5750 and DIR-450 Router ronboc Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 4 07-29-2007 04:05 AM
Headlamp replacement on F-450 Darryl Class C Motorhome Discussions 1 03-27-2007 11:39 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.