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Old 03-20-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Question GS272 Fresh Water Tank

Last season the fresh water tank on our 03 GS272 started leaking when I filled it up. I estimate about 5 gallons leaks out after filling. There is a visible stream that comes from the seam in the enclosed underbelly. I assume the leak is near the top of the tank as it stops dripping after a while and the sensors still read full.

I assume that either the vent hose came off or the tank has slipped somehow. Before I dig into removing the underbelly I wanted to ask...Has anyone had this happen?

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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There is an overflow at the top of fresh water tanks. A tube is supposed to direct overflow to an outside location. I would look for that tube first and make sure it's not plugged or pushed up into the inside of the underbelly. Ripping down the underbelly sounds pretty extreme. Anybody ever tried to make a cut for an access to a problem area and then replace the rough opening with a removable panel?
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:24 AM   #3
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Thanks Turbopuppy. Until the problem surfaced, excess water would come from the vent tube outlet where the exterior water filling port is. I assume the vent tube came off at the tank because it no longer does this. I can see both the fresh water fill line and vent tube from the inside but can't access or see where they hook to the tank.
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:19 PM   #4
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I did some more digging and located the main and vent inlet - both secured to the tank with no obvious damage to the hoses.

There is a small removeable access panel in the underbelly but it only gives me a glimpse of the front edge of the tank.

Looks like I'll have to take it apart. Does anyone have photos of the underside of this model with the front underbelly pans removed?
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:28 PM   #5
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Could you stick a light and a mirror up there to have a look "around the corner?" Just a thought... Sounds like the other option is a lot of work!
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Removing the underbelly material is not that hard.

Remove the row of screws that hold the underbelly material near the street side of the trailer. There are quite a bit of screws holding it in place, but nothing a battery operated drill can't handle. I droped my entier underbelly twice to reroute the Galley and Grey water tank drains.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:42 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies -My issue was the panels that have to come down have the copper LP piping sticking through them. Looks like I'll be doing a cut-out and patch around them vs. disconnecting the pipes.
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