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Old 08-10-2015, 09:17 AM   #1
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Water in Storage Bin (same as water filter location)

I have standing water in my storage bin next to the rear passenger side tires, the same bin with the water filter door and pump. It seems that this water collects in the bin after we have the trailer back home from a trip and at first I thought it was rain.

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- Water filter o-ring/seal is leaking?
- Fridge defrost into this compartment?
- Leaking during draining the fresh water tank?

Anyone else have this issue or know what it might be?

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Old 08-10-2015, 09:59 AM   #2
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I had a little water in that compartment that I thought might have come through the access panel seal. It was at the front of the compartment at the access panel. I could not find the source and it was fine this weekend when I took it out.
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Old 08-10-2015, 11:42 AM   #3
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I have standing water in my storage bin next to the rear passenger side tires, the same bin with the water filter door and pump. It seems that this water collects in the bin after we have the trailer back home from a trip and at first I thought it was rain.

Ideas:
- Water filter o-ring/seal is leaking?
- Fridge defrost into this compartment?
- Leaking during draining the fresh water tank?

Anyone else have this issue or know what it might be?

Thanks.
If this has happened more than once, I would try to secure a plastic bag around the water filter when you get home and see if water collects in the bag. Maybe that would tell you if the leak is coming from the filter or connections. Just an idea
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:15 PM   #4
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I had a little water in that compartment that I thought might have come through the access panel seal. It was at the front of the compartment at the access panel. I could not find the source and it was fine this weekend when I took it out.
It was a substantial amount of water, maybe 1/4 - 1/2 gallon and it has happened on multiple times when rain or other external sources of water were not present.
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If this has happened more than once, I would try to secure a plastic bag around the water filter when you get home and see if water collects in the bag. Maybe that would tell you if the leak is coming from the filter or connections. Just an idea
Great idea, I'll do that this weekend when we take it out.

Another thought was condensation during these humid summer months but it is just too much water for that.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:09 PM   #6
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Water in compartment

We had this on our maiden voyage.We quickly discovered that the seal was not done properly on our water tank.There is a round part that was done completely wrong to seal it.We had to have a whole new tank installed.It was in that same compartment.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:20 PM   #7
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Water in bin

I had the same problem on mine same bin after two days of traveling in rain over inch deep dealer can't duplicate so I don't know how it got in but has not happened again yet but I think it came from underneath some how
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:39 PM   #8
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Have you checked that foam insulation there may be a small gap someplace and while driving it could flip water if raining. I have the same setup and haven't had a problem yet. You can buy the foam insulation in a can at Lowes or Home Depot.
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We had this on our maiden voyage.We quickly discovered that the seal was not done properly on our water tank.There is a round part that was done completely wrong to seal it.We had to have a whole new tank installed.It was in that same compartment.
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Our water tank is under the bed so unless the water is "wicking" down the line to the water filter/pump I doubt this is it, I at least hope it isn't it.
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My leak in this bin was the o ring around the little clear cap that pre filters the pump
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