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Old 06-22-2008
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Default Fresh Water Leak

I have fresh water leaking outside the coach, which I believe is coming from the tank, there is not a leak when hooked up to city water. The leak is worst when the pump is on. The bays are not wet, the pumps are not leaking, the water comes out by the gray or black tanks depending on which way the coach is leaning.
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Old 06-23-2008
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I have been thinking about this one all day. Strange. I wonder how it can be the tank since it is worst with the pump working. The pump sucks water out of the tank and pressurizes the system. Does it leak when filling the tank? The shore water by passes and pressurizes the system. The leak must be between the sporlan valve and the tank somewhere. Sometimes it is hard to see. Is the floor under the bed damp. Have you checked the tank drain valve for leaks although it is not pressurized.
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the floor is not wet under the bed, and it does not leak when filling the tank. i was thinking maybe the pipe from the tank to the pump
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the floor under the bed is not wet, it does not leak when filling the tank, the water runs out the doors by the storage tanks, more so when the pump is turned on
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Charlie,one things for sure,its not leaking on the suck side of the pump,since it leaks more with the pump on.
the water comes from the tank down to the pump,then back up to the tank area because thats where the water heater is.
but,you said it leaks out of both sides of the bus,depending on which way it was leaning.
i would be looking harder in the pump area.
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I would make sure the hot water tank is not leaking.

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There is water running down the O.D. of the black tank vent pipe and dripping into the bay. I cannot locate that leak inside. I'm trying to remove the refrigerator be haven’t figured out the combination yet
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You should have screws in the trim around the outside edges. From the outside access panel, you might need to shut off the gas and disconnect. There will also be a 110V plug and a 12V connection. If you decide to pull the fridge, pull it out and set it on a small dolly or cardboard or piece of carpet...depending on your floor material. That way, you can slide it out of the way without messing up your floor.

Do you have an ice maker in the frig's freezer?

The water leak can be anywhere and running under the subfloor to get to an exit.

Did you get a chance to check the floor under the water heater ?

Check under the bath sink. Mine has a valve that for the sewage line flush. If you bath backs up to the fridge, the toilet connection could also be a source.

Keep hunting and you will find what you seek.

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Mine is a double door house unit, electric only, i'm trying to gain access to the top of it from an overhead cabinet
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I sure would like to help but I am now totally confused. My understanding was this thing only leaks with the water pump on. It does not leak with shore water. I am trying to understand how it can be leaking anywhere else but and isolated area common to the pump water and/or tank system?? Seems to me that eliminates the reefer, the hot water heater and any lines in the galley or bath area.????
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