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Old 06-24-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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What are these water tubes for?

I filled our 192HW water tank last night. I noticed this morning that there's been a constant, slow drip from one of two little tubes underneath the camper, near the fridge and hot water heater. (fridge was turned on last night but not water heater)

I haven't seen this happen before, where might the water be dripping from and why?
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:30 AM   #2
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I filled our 192HW water tank last night. I noticed this morning that there's been a constant, slow drip from one of two little tubes underneath the camper, near the fridge and hot water heater. (fridge was turned on last night but not water heater)

I haven't seen this happen before, where might the water be dripping from and why?
Those are low point drains, to drain the system for winterizing. Sounds like the cap is just a little loose. Easy solution is to reach in, and tighten by hand.
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:31 AM   #3
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Where is the cap?
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Condensation from fridge?

FW tank overflow tube, it will not have a cap the other one if capped might be FW tank drain.
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:48 AM   #5
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Both lines should have a plug in them . One line should be red and one blue. . Tighten the plug just enough to stop leak. They are most likely nylon plugs.
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fridge condensation drain - if dripping its doing its job

low point drains or fresh water tank drain - if dripping tighten the cap
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Where is the cap?
At the end of the line. You mentioned there were 2...these are drains and as Bob mentioned, there are normally red (hot water) and blue (cold water).

Ford Idaho asked if condensation line from the refrigerator. That line, by the way, should never be capped.
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At the end of the line. You mentioned there were 2...these are drains and as Bob mentioned, there are normally red (hot water) and blue (cold water).

Ford Idaho asked if condensation line from the refrigerator. That line, by the way, should never be capped.
Correct, the tube I was alluding to if for the FW tank not the fridge drain.
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Where is the cap?
My low point drains pull up and push down to open and close. There is no cap to tighten. Yours might be different. not sure what model year yours is or if there was a change in drain styles on newer models.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:28 AM   #10
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Jodilc,

Seems we are all just guessing at which line is dripping. (as there are multiple lines that protrude underneath)

A photo might help or tracing the line to where the source is could get you better answers.
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