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Old 06-11-2019, 08:06 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank leaking

I have 2018 Hemisphere 272RL anyone else having issues with fresh water tank leaking?
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:29 PM   #2
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Where is it leaking and are you sure the FW tank drain is closed?
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:42 PM   #3
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When I bought my trailer, I was getting leaking form the fresh water tank. Turned out it was at the fill hose going into the tank. Re position and tighten the clamp is all I had to do.
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Its leaking by the over flow tube, side by axle on passenger side it drips till its about 1/4 full almost empty
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Its leaking by the over flow tube, side by axle on passenger side it drips till its about 1/4 full almost empty
Overflow tube is too high for it to leak out that much. I'd look for a cracked tank.
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What's the easiest way to take the bottom cover off to get to it?
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Lots of screws ?? Mine has an open belly so I don't worry about that. My old Jayco was enclosed, but I never had a reason to open it up.
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I just cut a flap so I can access it and use gorilla tape to fasten it back up. Make sure the flap opens down towards the rear so wind can't catch it.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:41 AM   #9
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I just cut a flap so I can access it and use gorilla tape to fasten it back up. Make sure the flap opens down towards the rear so wind can't catch it.
I think thats the best way , almost impissible with all the nails in frame,, that wss a really dumb idea ,
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I think thats the best way , almost impissible with all the nails in frame,, that wss a really dumb idea ,
I don't have any nails in my frame... thankfully. I have 5/16 or so inch self tapping screws. A battery-powered drill and the correct size socket makes it an easy task to drop the edge of my coroplast bottom cover. That's how I discovered my fresh water tank had sagged between its supports when I filled it to sanitize it.


I've also cut "trap doors" in the coroplast as was mentioned above when what I wanted to inspect was mid-body.
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Wish this had screws id be done and on the rd
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Apprecaite the advice everyone, time to bite the bullet dive in
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:34 PM   #13
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Well just got news for repair ofctank, it was cracked at bottom by over flow, Dealer said just cheap material on my 2018 Salem Hemisphere 6500 miles in last 2 yrs , no reason
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I'm having the similar problem. I attempted to fill my gravity fed FW tank to prepare for Hurricane Dorian. It immediately started to leak near the top of the tank at the flexable fill tube. I was able to feel water coming of the tube. Water was not getting into camper so I continued. It took a bit longer to fill the tank but I finally got the "full" light to turn on. Water never came out of the overflow hose during this time. I turned off the water supply and the tank continued to leak. It stopped leaking after a short while and the 3/4 light never came on. I emptied the FW tank and found the tank was able to move side to side by an inch or so. I never use the FW tank so I'll bet the tank bounced around causing the damage to the flex hose. What's the best way to fix this? I'll cut an access hole in the coroplast "as I read in this great forum". Hopefully I can get my hand in there to loosen hose clamp and replace fill tube. I also plan to beef up my FW tank supports. I'm glad I read all about it. It's a shame Forrest River won't use heavier supports. Tanks falling out in the road!!! That's crazy.
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