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Old 06-22-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Water leaking on floor by Bathroom door???

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I noticed that there is water leaking on the floor by the wall in the bathroom. Flushed the toilet a million times. lol, not that?? I have a Wildwood 26tbss. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Hello,

I noticed that there is water leaking on the floor by the wall in the bathroom. Flushed the toilet a million times. lol, not that?? I have a Wildwood 26tbss. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Has it rained in the last 24 hours or has anyone taken a shower? Did you wash the trailer or wash any dishes? I'm not sure if the sink is near the bathroom but we would need a little more information. Water leaks are no fun, I've had them several times. You just have to back up and think about what's happened recently regarding water.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:15 AM   #4
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Have you done a black water tank flush just prior to noticing that leak? If so, you might have an anti-siphon check valve leaking.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:52 AM   #5
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I've had the same problem camping this weekend. I thought a water line was leaking but discovered that the shower drain leaks around the flange. It was sealed with plumber's putty which has cracked and separated. Also the fittings were vibrated loose.

Should there not be a rubber gasket or at least a flexible sealant there? What to use to fix it? And should the fitting threads have teflon tape or pipe dope on them?

On my camper (2013 surveyor sport 24) a small vent in the bottom of the shower stall is the access point.

The shower floor flexes when you step on it so that compounds the problem.

Most of the water leaked into the area between the floor "sandwich" and was dripping out the bottom of the camper.
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Curious on the black flush as well / anti siphon valve. Seems to be a hot topic over the last week. Not many install them in the walls, but there still are those few thoughtless engineers who think hey, let's just put it here. Never mind they're VERY prone to leaking or sticking open.

Got any way to access inside that wall? Not hard to add a nice looking access panel there if need be. We've added several to access plumbing and everything else.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:04 AM   #7
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That water looks like it is coming out of the wall.
I believe you have a roof leak.

This is an emergency.

Get on the roof and look for a dried/cracked Dicor seal that is allowing water to enter the camper. The water is traveling along the inner roof panel to a place where it can descend. It has found that in a screw penetration that secures the wall.

You are going to have major issues very soon if you don't find your leak.
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Same thought I had Herk; water down thru the wall

Looks like a brand new RV. I'd be draggin' that RV back to the dealer *this* morning.
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Same thought I had Herk; water down thru the wall

Looks like a brand new RV. I'd be draggin' that RV back to the dealer *this* morning.
Profile says a 2013 so it "may" still be under warranty.
Most likely it is in its second season.

To the OP.

Did you do your semi-annual required roof maintenance? (see manual)
They may not honor your warranty if you have never done the required maintenance.

Sort of like never changing the oil and trying to get engine work done under warranty.
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Kind of waiting on confirmation from the OP if it was even raining, was flushing tank, or who knows what. Might be a roof leak, or could be an anti-siphon.. I'd guess gray / black vents run up that wall maybe? Need a little more info I think before anybody can really narrow it down.
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THanks for the quick reply. Ok so no one took a shower and I did NOT do the black flush at this point. It was our very first camping trip The sink has been used and the shower is on the other side of bathroom ( see pic) It does look like the water is gathering around the base of that wall and leaking out to the right probably because we were on a bit of an incline. It did rain plenty the first night. So if it is a roof leak do I just fix the leak or do I have to do further tear up?? I have no idea. First camper . First trip. Thanks again.
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Herk, look where that window is located on the bunk wall.

And there's a skylight in the bathroom.
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There is also a cargo door thingy lol on bottom bunk wall.
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On the roof, is there by any chance a vent or two coming through the roof in the area of that wall? If so that may be a starting point to check the dicor sealant.
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Herk, look where that window is located on the bunk wall.

And there's a skylight in the bathroom.
You are right. I see the shine from it on the floor.
My money is on a leak at the skylight.
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There is also a cargo door thingy lol on bottom bunk wall.
Water will always find a path (sometimes even "up" due to wicking), but in this case it is most likely down from the roof; possibly from the skylight.

If it has not been leaking long, just repair the leak and the camper should dry out without too much damage. Wait; and wall delamination and permanent, EXPENSIVE damage will occur.
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There is also a cargo door thingy lol on bottom bunk wall.
On second thought you could also be right. If there is water under the bottom bunk, I would buy this as the source as well.
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The next day after the rain did you find branches laying about the camp site? One might have hit the roof and bounced off the roof. Thus leaving a small tear. Standard roof repair in a caulking gun from H-Depot or Lowes can seal it. Seams like a waste of sealant but the cost (7.00) out weighs the cost of water damage. I good roof inspection is necessary after a storm. Lets just say been there done that.... :-)
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This last trip out with 2 granddaughters we had a leak from the slideout. Come to find out we where not as level as I thought we where. Re leveled and no more water.
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I think to check the plumbing supply to the toilet. Could be it's running down the hose! (Dripping)
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