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Old 05-12-2016, 09:34 AM   #1
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Leak in our 2501TS behind toilet - URGENT

We have camped since dewinterizng with no problems.
Left this week and found that when we turned on the water pump hooked up to city water we got a leak. It stops when we turn off the water. It drips in in from the rear of the back drivers side wheel well and back toward the storage compartment.
We are just started a 2 week camping trip and keeping the water off.
Trying to get a local mobile RV repair guy out. (Have platinum insurance broker a $500 deductible and our RV is 14 months old so the original warranty is done)
Any ideas how big an issue this might be and if we are wasting time and $ getting this guy to look at it. Hoping maybe a loose connection from the drive here? Is there a plumbing diagram that would help nail it down?
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Correction. No problems after dewinterizng.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:36 AM   #3
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Correction. No problems after dewinterizng.

PS. our toilet in the camper where the leak is. It's definitely fresh water leaking
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:44 AM   #4
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Is it pex tubing? If so look for loose/bad crimp. Check the little clear filter on the water pump because it might have a crack in it. Just things that have failed on my past campers.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:45 AM   #5
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Correction. No problems after dewinterizng.
You have me confused, did the problem fix itself? Youroo!!
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Will explain again. Just to clarify. Leak still there. We are camping with water turned off. Back of toilet faces the wall where the leak is located
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Also water pump is on other side of RV and not in use was we are on city water.
Just leaks when under pressure which is why we turned off city water for now
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:05 AM   #8
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I've dealt with 3 different toilet leaks:
- 2 of them were because my water valve broke due to improper winterization
- 1 of them was just last week and it was the hose that connects to the water valve- just needed a little tightening

You're going to need to get down in there and find where the leak is specifically coming from. I take toilet paper and wrap it around different connection points. Whichever is wet tells you where the leak is coming from. Then you can start to attack the problem.

And, what make/model of toilet is it?
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There is no leak by toilet inside.
Just an FYI for orientation the leak is outside near where the toilet is located
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:16 AM   #10
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I see, I misunderstood. I've also dealt with a variety of other leaks. The most common is where flexible lines are cinch clamped to hard lines. In 3 different cases, I've had to cut the old cinch clamp off and replace with with a hose clamp with a screw. In the other case, it was an issue with my water heater leaking.

No matter what, you have to follow the water to the source. It's a real pain in the butt to do sometimes, though. What water fixtures are around the area that it's leaking? It could be a line feeding the toilet.

Often times you can remove panels from walls/cabinets in order to get a better look.
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:01 AM   #11
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2 years ago when blowing out the trailer, I forgot to reduce the pressure from my compressor and accidentally hooked up with 125psi, rather than closer to 60psi. I didn't have any damage other than the valve of the toilet was the first thing to blow and shoot water everywhere. Had to pull the toilet, order the new valve ($25 I believe), replace and reinstall. Wasn't too bad, but what a big mistake I'll never make again.
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You have me confused, did the problem fix itself? Youroo!!
OP was clarifying a typo in the first sentence of the first post, which I have fixed now.
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Those water leaks can be annoying...and coming from where you least likely think it's coming from.

2x with ependydad... we too had a toilet leak from a cracked valve...even thought we had winterized.....you could not see cracked valve. That pesky leak would come and go. Tooks us months to figure it out.

Good luck finding and fixing yours.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:26 PM   #14
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Also water pump is on other side of RV and not in use was we are on city water.
Just leaks when under pressure which is why we turned off city water for now
Go to a repair shop and have them hook up 50PSI AIR to the City Water supply! That will allow you and them to "HEAR" where the Leak is located without the "Water Mess"! Youroo!!
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In my case it's twice been the seals in the flex connection. Both time went to the hardware store and replaced the rubber seal.
Caution: do not over tighten the fitting.
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