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Old 03-28-2015, 12:17 AM   #1
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Help! First night in new Rockwood and I have a leak!

I hate my introduction to be a cry for help, but desperate measures call.... I bought a new 2013 Rockwood 2907SS ( yes new, it sat on the lot for two years and i got a great deal). Dealer supposedly did a three our PDI two days ago. However I am dry camping on my first night out. Turn on the pump and I have a leak that only come when pump is on and or gray water is draining. Comes out of both corners of the rear of the trailer. Compartment around the waterpump and fresh water tank are dry so I figure it has to be something to do with grey tanks but don't know where to start.... Any help greatly appreciated!

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Old 03-28-2015, 01:45 AM   #2
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Are you sure your low point drains are closed? Your post says the dealer " supposedly" did a three hour PDI. We're you there for it? Just wondering.
If your pump and area around it are dry, something has to be open or cracked.
Wish I could offer more advice, but I'm not familiar with your model. Good luck. Somebody on this forum will have a better answer for you.

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Old 03-28-2015, 04:55 AM   #3
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If you can post a picture of the water leaking, we can help you identify the leak.
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:23 AM   #4
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First off welcome to the forum!

Wonder if the grey tank drain pluming is connected properly to the tank. Might want to lower the underbelly cover and have a look.

As said, pics would help
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:30 AM   #5
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:09 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum, sorry to read about your trouble. I don't think the dealer did much of a PDI and now you have to go through it under fire so to speak. I'm not familiar with your unit so not any help here. Once you do get the bugs worked out I'm sure you will enjoy your camper, good luck.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:28 AM   #7
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RV plastic drain pipe joints sometimes loosen over time. Go over all drain pipe connections (usually black) under the sinks and other accessible locations. Make sure each one is tight - if not, then hand tighten. I check mine every season especially after winter storage.

Also while you are in those areas have someone else open the sink cold / hot water valves / handles and check for leaks.

Hopefully it's not a split or fractured pressure pipe or bad crimp connection. Since you mention it's a new old stock RV, it likely went through a few freeze / thaw cycles if it was exposed to freezing temps before you owned it.

The PDI may of been performed but it may overlook some key items which may unfortunately be discovered on your maiden voyage.

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See if you can check the lines & connections, there may be a crack or a loose connection. How far are the tanks from the back of your rig? If they are near the back it could be a leak or loose connection. Since it sat for 2 years you may want to check the gaskets they could be dried out. Hope this helps.

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I noticed you said a small leak from the HW drain plug. BE CAREFUL, don't over tighten that plug. If you do, you could strip the threads, then you'll have a much bigger problem.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:50 AM   #10
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Your "drain plug" on your hot water tank looks like an anode.. When you're home, drain the water system and remove it. Inspect it to make sure it is in good shape.. Then retape it (teflon) and re-install it, making sure to not over tighten as preciously mentioned..

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