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Old 07-27-2008, 11:20 PM   #1
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Help, I think we've sprung a leak

Took delivery of a 07 Lexington 283 last week and whilst filling the water tank (to flush the system), the carpet at the foot of the bed became wet. I looked around the water tank and pump areas, but could see no visible signs of water leaks. Once the tank was full, it doesn't appear that the rug gets any wetter. Any suggestions.

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:55 AM   #2
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Check all of your pipe connections, I found loose pipe fittings in my camper when first picked up mine. The drain pipe in the bathroom sink was leaking, the city water hook up to the camper was leaking and the cold water supply pipe was leaking under the kitchen sink and you may find that the ones that are loose are the ones that are hard to get to.

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Old 07-28-2008, 06:50 AM   #3
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Ditto on checking ALL pipe connections. Also ALL faucet connections as well. To get to the shower/bathtub you will probably have to pull off a small panel (mine's 18"x18") held on with 4 screws.

It may be some work getting to all of them but it's time well spent.

keep us posted with what you find

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Old 07-28-2008, 02:26 PM   #4
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Ditto what they said!!
On my first trip I also found wet carpet at the bed.
I found a leaking fitting behind the water heater.
I had to remove one of those stupid plywood panels they stick
in all the storage areas to keep you out of wires and pipes you need
to get to once in a while.

It looked like the fitting was simply started hand tight and never tightened
with a wrench.
Also found a loose hose clamp on my fill hose at the fresh tank.

I bet you've already found the leak!!
Every new trailer I've had leaked somewhere when new and every leak
was just sloppy assembly-- loose fittings and clamps.
We once had a hose blow off at the water pump. Luckily we were home and
heard the pump start for "no reason."

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Old 07-28-2008, 08:43 PM   #5
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Yes do not depend on your dealer to go over your camper as you would they only do what they have to do to get the rig off there lot.......It's up to you to find these things and here on the FRF is where we depend on each other to help those that are new and make suggestions to help fix the problems or prevent problems by others experiences. So check everything you can.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:34 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. You guessed it, loose connections from the tank to the pump.

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Old 07-31-2008, 04:20 AM   #7
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Not too long ago I was washing our camper, as I hosed down the door to the bed room I noticed water running down the glass on the in side, well the problem was that the screws that hold the plastic frame around the glass in the door were loose, once I tighten them up I checked it again and that fixed the problem, So if you get a chance you may want to check some of the hardwear on your camper......Just a suggestion.
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:14 PM   #8
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I am new to RVing and this site. Also new is that today is our first experience with rain - seen no rain since we set out on July 2nd.

It has got really heavy (the rain)since I registered to this site and I am a bit scared to go and look to see if I have any leaks! I am not so good at plumbing. Och, it will be ok... but I better go look.


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