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Old 06-06-2015, 07:53 AM   #1
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Water leaking under the floor

I have a discovered something is leaking under the floor outside my shower, but the shower does not appear to be leaking.

About 6 months ago, I found a damp spot on the carpet in the bedroom of my 2861DS which I assumed came from my dripping out of the shower. But the spot kept growing, so the next day I pulled up a few feet of the carpet. It looked as though the corner of the shower was the likely culprit, and the outside kitchen sink was another possibility. To make a long story short, I did find a leak under that sink and a leak under the shower floor pan, and I fixed both.

I never had another damp spot show up after that, but a few days ago I noticed a dark spot on the linoleum:

I got down and scrubbed it - no change. Then I touched it a noticed the lino was soft! Something has been leaking under the floor all this time. So I have two questions:

1. Could it be from the holding tanks?

2. Any recommendations for where to get it taken care of? I am currently in Pennsylvania outside Pittsburgh - heading west toward Oregon with a stop in SD to get my RV registered there.

If anyone has any insights for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-06-2015, 08:07 AM   #2
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You need to get that addresses quick. Water on the floor will ruin the whole camper. It is not easy nor cheap to fix a rotten floor.

All you can do is begin to trace the water lines and look at all connectors for leaks. You may need to remove items to check the lines, but you have no choice. You have to find the leak.

Good luck,


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