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Old 07-28-2015, 08:20 AM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank Leaking

My fresh water tank has a slow, persistent drip from the drain tubes underneath the tank. Anyone experienced this or have a solution?
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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It is the crimp connection? our trailer had a slower from day one. I crimped the connector a bit more and problem solved.

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Old 07-28-2015, 04:19 PM   #3
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Your low water and fresh water drains should be threaded with male screw in plugs in them. The other (the one without a plug) is a fresh water overflow from the top of the tank and should not be dripping unless the slosh of the water creates a siphon effect.

Take a look at the pipes and find out if you have screw in plugs and if so tighten them. If they are tight and the drip is from the overflow pipe, search this forum using the word "siphon".
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Old 07-28-2015, 05:23 PM   #4
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Mine was a loose crimp connection on the low point drain, (other blue hose). Same here, tightened and no more drip.
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:12 PM   #5
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Mine has a slow leak from the drain hose underneath the fresh water tank. It is not coming from the "low Point" drains. It has a valve to open to drain the tank, but the leak is above that. My TT is less than a week old, so back to the dealer it goes for repair.
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:43 PM   #6
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Fresh Water Tank Leaking

I was going to suggest that if is valved that maybe a piece of trash is in valve. Open & close the valve several time.

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Old 08-27-2015, 04:06 PM   #7
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I was going to suggest that if is valved that maybe a piece of trash is in valve. Open & close the valve several time.

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My first thought was it was the valve, because the drip appeared to be coming from there. However, I watched for a couple minutes and saw the leak running down the drain tube. So, it's higher up. To be safe I completely drained the tank until it can be fixed.
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Check the crimp connection as well. Mine leaked like a sieve when I first got the trailer. I could see the water coming from the crimp area of the fitting (POS piece of plastic). A squeeze with some channel locks tightened it up and no more leaks.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:24 PM   #9
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Hi, just got a 2016 Grey Wolf. I noticed a leak/drip coming from underneath the fresh water tank. I'm not sure if the solution is to "crimp the connector" or if I have to do something else. It's not too easy for me to get underneath the trailer so I will get a friend to do so for me.

I took a picture and caught a drip as it was about to fall from the left nipple. There are 2 nipples beside each other, can someone tell me what they are use for? The overflow rubber hose is at the far right.

Thank you.
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Hi, just got a 2016 Grey Wolf. I noticed a leak/drip coming from underneath the fresh water tank. I'm not sure if the solution is to "crimp the connector" or if I have to do something else. It's not too easy for me to get underneath the trailer so I will get a friend to do so for me.

I took a picture and caught a drip as it was about to fall from the left nipple. There are 2 nipples beside each other, can someone tell me what they are use for? The overflow rubber hose is at the far right.

Thank you.
Looks like a low point piping drain. Any chance there is a drain valve open or cracked?
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