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Old 04-26-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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Fresh water tank leaking

We were planning on heading out this weekend for the first time in our brand new 29dds trailer, filled up the fresh water tank last night and now this morning there's a big wet spot underneath. It's looks like its coming from where the drain valve exits the underside of the trailer. The valve itself isn't leaking. UGH!
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:51 AM   #2
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We were planning on heading out this weekend for the first time in our brand new 29dds trailer, filled up the fresh water tank last night and now this morning there's a big wet spot underneath. It's looks like its coming from where the drain valve exits the underside of the trailer. The valve itself isn't leaking. UGH!
Might be the vent hose is loose or disconnected.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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Are you sure that it's not just the tank overflow? All FW tanks are vented but some also have an overflow line.

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:12 AM   #4
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So I just went back outside to look at it closer, I can hear it dripping inside the underbelly directly underneath the fill spot. Of course it's all sealed up and I can't see anything without unbolting the plastic covering. That's not gonna be fun.......

Btw the gauge still says full, so its a small leak, hopefully just an over flow valve.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #5
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Doesn't sound like it's the overflow line as it would be piped to drain onto the ground.

Looks like you may have to take a section of coroplast down to find out for sure.

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If it was my guess, loose clamp or the fill tube cracked at the clamp.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:15 PM   #7
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I have pulled out about a half dozen screws and pulled down what plastic covering I could, the rest of it is glued up to the waste tank piping. Of course I can't see very much but I do see that's its still a slow drip. I called the dealer to see if they had any advice. He said same thing, loose clamp on fill hose, or similar hose. They are two hours away and of course booked solid till mid to end of next week. Hopefully as the water level goes down in the tank the leak will stop, gauge still shows full. Wish me luck!

thanks for the advice!

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Drain out a little water and see if it stops.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:34 PM   #9
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Great minds think alike. Just drained off about a half a gallon and no more drip.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:10 PM   #10
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Got into our spot last night, got everything setup, dinner made and eaten. No water pressure. Pump runs tank is full. So this morning I did a search and got some very useful info. As best I can tell, the fill hose is so loose that the pump is sucking air. Ugh! Looks our trip next week will be to the dealer.


Oh I forgot to mention its been a lite steady rain all day here in central Iliinois. Could be worse I guess.

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