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Old 08-01-2018, 01:46 PM   #1
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Leak in overhead bunk area

Water coming in under the plywood floor bunk area. Any advice on where to look for leak ?

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Old 08-02-2018, 08:38 AM   #2
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I am not sure what type of camper you have, but I know on mine the water connections are under the bunk. The city water comes in there and on mine the pump is under the bunk as well. On a trip last spring we had water coming from under the bunk. I took a look at it was the supply hose that connects from the pump to the tee for the city water. I tightened it up and could not believe the other end started leaking. We were on city water at the time, so I just used the cap for my winterizing valve and capped it off. Then I replaced both that supply line as well as the supply line coming in from the city water. I used a high quality steel braided supply line. The lines that came with the camper were pretty cheap. In the process, I cross threaded one of the lines, (the one from the pump to the tee). The plastic fitting, (it was a pex fitting), did not look damaged, but I did not want to take any risk. I made a completely new tee out of copper. Of course, I sort of worry about that as copper is much more prone to freeze damage than pex. I will go back and re do it all at some point. The issue is I have worked with copper for more years then I care to tell anyone, so I am comfortable doing it.

Bottom line, you just need to remove whatever you need to so that you have access to the area from where the water is coming and see where it is leaking. Let us know what you find and I am sure we can provide you with the information you need to fix it. Also, news paper is great at detecting the smallest of leaks. One drop of water really shows up on a news paper.
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