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Old 07-30-2016, 09:55 PM   #1
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Water leaking under RV

We arrived at the RV park on the first day of our vacation. After hooking up electrical and water., we noticed leaking water coming or pouring out of the bottom. We have a 2008 Berkshire 390bh. The only thing we can think that we did wrong - were still newbies- is that the water pump was still on. Turned the water pump off and just tried to fill the fresh water tank. Still leaking. We're out of town in Tampa and have no idea what to do. Now we can't take showers etc Please help! Thanks
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:00 PM   #2
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Well of course you could have a leak in the plumbing any were. It would not be your water pump. First check that your low point trains are closed. Second check that your water heater pop valve is not tripped. Have you used the camper this summer since you may of had it winterized?
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:04 AM   #3
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Is it a drip or a rush of water? I had a small drip once turned out I had a leak at the water inlet, hose leaking had to redo, water just followed along somewhere until it had a place to drip out but did drive me crazy worrying it was something worse. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Yes we used the rv in early summer and have had it plugged up in storage since then. The fresh water tank will not fill fast; meanwhile the water is coming from somewhere. If we run on city water with the pump on same exact problem. The area under the tanks fill with water. Of course all RV repair shoos are closed today so hope to get it in somewhere tomorrow to get looked at.thanks!
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:26 PM   #5
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Have you confirmed that your fresh water tank drain and low point drains are closed? If so you have a disconnect or broken pipe.
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:52 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply - we are really new to the Class A RV, so we don't know how to check. We bought the RV used and so we have no manual. It's a class A 2008 Berkshire 390BH
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Old 07-31-2016, 04:02 PM   #7
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You should not have the water pump on when connected to city water.
Turn off water pump
Shut off city water.
Open a faucet
Turn on water pump
Let water run foe a minute or two
Shut off water pump
Close faucet
Turn city water.

You may have had a stuck valve in the pump back flow valve
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all good suggestions.
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Hello,
I had a leak once had a leak from my shower/ bath sink grey tank. The pipe for the vent was not sealed and water leaked when over full.
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Quote:
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You should not have the water pump on when connected to city water.
Turn off water pump
Shut off city water.
Open a faucet
Turn on water pump
Let water run foe a minute or two
Shut off water pump
Close faucet
Turn city water.

You may have had a stuck valve in the pump back flow valve
Is that a blanket statement, "You should not have the water pump on when connected to city water."? I am a newbie to TT's and a few of the campsites we have been to have so low pressure, we would fill up the tank, turn on the pump and use both the city water and the pump as a way to get higher pressure, Is this a bad idea? I am assuming, that is how you get a stuck back flow valve? Thanks!
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