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Old 08-07-2015, 09:57 AM   #1
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Fresh water tank BIG Leak

Our new RV 2501 was at the dealer because we saw a leak coming through the foam insulation near the low point drain for the tank. It also slowly leaked into the compartment where the water pump is located.
The tech at the dealer said it was because it was an overflow in the tank and we filled it too much
Didn't think it was correct but couldn't argue as didn't know
We went camping and filled the tank 2/3 as we entered the park In 12 hours we lost all the water.
Does anyone have an idea what fitting it might be and how to access w/o pulling down all the foam insulation under the coach? It's only 4 months old!
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:27 AM   #2
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Typical dealer, a quick look and it's your fault. The problem was not properly inspected and fixed. Now you are out of town camping and the problem still exists. Water leaks are tough because it could be coming from a fitting or plumbing line and running to a different spot feet away before you can see it. Best advice i can give is I would be suprised if the tank itself is leaking, but more likely a fitting somewhere, I would fill the tank turn on the pump and with a flash light start looking. One good indicator is if the pump is cycling on and off frequently then the leak is in the pressurized part of the system and if it doesn't than it is before the pump and could be either the sensors or a fitting for the drain line. Good luck!
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:06 PM   #3
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Pump not cycling on and off. Not a sensor issue. Indicator lights lit up
as water went in and we used some to wash up. But the next morning there was just air in the lines when opened the faucet. wonder where the fittings are so we don't have to have everything torn apart
The frustrating thing was driving the RV and a car an hour to dealer, leaving it and returning to pick it up several days later all for nothing. GRRR! The next trip camping the slide went crooked and we went back to the dealer.
Thankfully we are by a water source so we fill bottles to use the toilet and wash dishes. Not what we expected upgrading RVs and picking up a loan
No problems like this with our 9 year old Winnie. .
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:23 PM   #4
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Just because the lights on the panel light up does not mean one of the sensors drilled into the side of the tanks is not leaking. If the pump is not cycling then must be the tank, the sensors or the drain as the fill connection is at the top if you know where the drain valve is that is a good place to start looking around the tank. I would take it back to the dealer as they did not fix it but I understand the inconvenience of taking it in. My 5th wheel is 5 hours away from me at the forest river factory getting a new front cap installed as my dealer sucks and could not fix it properly so I feel your pain.
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:28 PM   #5
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:17 PM   #6
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Many of the hose connections to the FW tank are secured by hose clamps. There are many posts here of hose clamps never tightened during production. I would check that. OVERFILLED??? The FR video on how to Sanitize FW tank says completely fill FW tank.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:15 AM   #7
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Check fresh water drain fitting where it is screwed into tank. I have seen where they were cross threaded and leaking.
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:36 AM   #8
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Could it be the water filter housing that everyone says leaks, or is that further down the line?
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