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Old 06-16-2012, 12:22 AM   #1
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Lightbulb New User -Heavy water leak.

Hello everyone,

This is my first post, and will not be my last. Since we bought this camper we have had a lot of issues. I am not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination.

I've got electrical issues, water issues, fridge issues, but thankfully no sewage issue.

The bill of sale did not have a model or a serial number but I have found it in the RV. CAF362BH LE. Cardinal Forest River.

After hours of searching online I found most of the users manual, only to realize its the most generic useless thing ever. Oh, wait.... if I needed instructions on how to turn the handle to raise the TV antenna I'm covered. Everything else, you are SOL.

This afternoon I got home to the sound of water running under the counter, and also out of the side of the RV from the outside. Attached is a picture of the apparatus outside. It wasn't the valve at the top leaking, it was the bottom screw type valve AND the black rubber seal to the left of it (with the writing behind the pipe).

The other picture attached is the picture of the something tank? thats under the counter that is pouring water like Vancouver skies.

My question is... what is it? And how do I remove it? Do I have to pull out the counter? or unscrew that entire panel outside and pull all the gas stuff out with it?

PS... the valve on the second picture by the word COLD is turned off and the leak still went on for a good 5 minutes.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:56 AM   #2
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:13 AM   #3
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For some reason the pics didn't attach. Here goes again.
First pic is hw heater.
Second is hw bypass valve.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:25 AM   #4
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the bottom piece of the 1st pic is the Anode Rod - rod should be replaced for piece of mind and put some teflon tape around the threads to keep it from leaking unless it is the colar around the rod.

Just blew the pictures up and looks like you do not have an anode rod in there - some jackass put one of the Boat Plugs in the hole and it probably got too hot for it and melted some of the rubber

you have a Suburban Hot Water Heater cause it looks just like mine - replace the Anode Rod and that will fix that leak

the 2nd pic maybe as simple as taking it apart and cleaning the connections and putting it back together or could be the hot water heater is rusted out - hard to really say by pictures

I would pull the anode rod out and inspect the hot water heater with a Flash Light to see what you have
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:23 AM   #5
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Yes Shep,I see the (Boat Plug) nice catch. It is better than a (Corn Cob). Youroo!!
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Yes Shep,I see the (Boat Plug) nice catch. It is better than a (Corn Cob). Youroo!!
I dont think the Corn Cobb would last too long cause it would have gotten eaten by a racoon or something
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I dont think the Corn Cobb would last too long cause it would have gotten eaten by a racoon or something
If its a corn cob the coon already got it! Lol
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Thanks you guys.

Does anyone happen to know how to remove it? Do I have to pull the counter/sink apart or will it come out the side panel from outside? If nobody has the same model I'll probably just renovate under the sink and pull all the supports and dividers out.
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My concern is why there is a boat stopper in your anode port.

If the PEX tubing is leaking, you will have a job on your hands as well.
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the boat plugs will loosen (turn the T handle piece) and then you should be able to pull out provided it isnt melted to the threads


you should be able to get the PEX pieces from home depot to do some sort of a repair - not sure what you are asking though cause am unfamiliar with your model trailer
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