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Old 06-17-2015, 01:13 PM   #1
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17BH leak

I have a one year old 17BH that I pulled out of the RV storage (external lot) the other day. I filled the water tank about a quarter full and ran most of it through the faucets. I then attached city water and ran some more water through. I was basically making sure the pump worked and that there were no leaks after a winter sitting idle.

I found no leaks inside but did find a leak under the very rear of the right hand side of the trailer (almost under the bumper). I feared I had a leak in either the toilet and shower water hoses. I pulled the side off the shower and got a good look at the hoses. Everything is very dry.

My question here is: Is there a chance this could be from the water system or do I have a leak on the roof. It hasn't rained in weeks but I think the water may have been collecting above the plastic on the bottom of the trailer.

Any opinions?

I've included a picture of the leak. It was dripping off the bolt in the image and when I cut the plastic a little poured out there.

Thanks so much.

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Old 06-20-2015, 05:00 AM   #2
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What make and model of trailer?
2014 Ford F-150
2015 Apex Nano 193BHS
2018 Nights Camped: 7
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:21 PM   #3
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The make is Coachmen Clipper
The model is 17BH


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Old 06-20-2015, 04:02 PM   #4
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I have a Clipper 17FQ and had a similar problem but in my case the low point drains were shooting water up into the underbelly.. I cut them off and replaced them with 1/4 turn shutoffs.. One end was pex that I crimped on and the other end was 3/8" thread that I capped with a cap and washer .. When I went under the tub I found the line going to the hot side of the outdoor shower very badly kinked... That explained the poor pressure... Needless to say I am not super impressed with their Quality Control..

I hope you find your problem... I would look around while your under pressure..

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