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Old 01-23-2017, 03:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy leak under refer

Have been living in rv all winter had some issues but got all that taken care of like freezing up refer quit working quit cooling on gas and electric and battery tried them all also opened panel under refer because i keep getting water along bottom of cabinet that hold the refer theres a large hose that i believe goes to the outside port that you would fill your water tank with its dripping between ouside wall and inside wall so its running along side the cabinet inside this is a 2014 salem 21 ft travel trailer and this has more issues than i can list for a newer travel trailer im a new rv owner and learning as i go cant take to rv repair place cause living in it .any ideas or fixes for the leak i can keep ice in refer to keep cold but need ideas on water leak.
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:27 PM   #2
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Got any pictures of what you found?
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:58 PM   #3
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no i havent might have to have husband help me when he gets back.
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:14 PM   #4
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Do you often fill your fresh water tank from the outside fill port?
The large hose you mentioned would only have water in it when you are filling the tank.

Also, if you are connected to city water there could be a 'slim chance' the fresh tank is back-filling through the water pump but if that is happening, there should be water running out either the fill port or the vent tube or both.... and lots of it! This doesn't happen often but it can, so I just wanted to throw it out there.

Photos would likely help if you can get them.
There's always a chance the water is coming in elsewhere (along the refrigerator vent(s) the exhaust vent or another exterior point and simply dripping on (then off) the large hose.
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:31 PM   #5
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Also make sure the drain hose is outside of the vent and not hanging inside
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:34 PM   #6
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we have never filled on board water tank but looks like theres some water dripping out of the port on outside where you would fill tank we have been in a frozen state for awhile still have ice falling off roof because its melting when i took panel off to look under refer the lare hose thats connected to water port on outside you can see the water dripping pretty fast im new to winter camping and dont know that much all i can say its dripping pretty fast im on my lap top so if i go to my phone take picture go to this web site i should be able to post a picture right just call me a rv dummy!!!!!!
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not sure what you mean about hose being outside of the vent i can see the outside wall through the hole where the hose is attached to the water port and its dripping between outside wall and inside wall
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:43 PM   #8
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Also make sure the drain hose is outside of the vent and not hanging inside
Yes, this would be the refrigerator condensate drain tube.

It usually sticks out the lower refrigerator vent a few inches.
It's the short white hose in the photo. They have been known to get brittle and break inside the outer compartment. There really wouldn't be 'lots' of water coming from this in the wintertime though. More so on hot humid days.
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:56 PM   #9
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no whats leaking is big hose that is hooked to the outside port for filling tank i can see it dripping where its hooked to the port im not sure why there would be water in that hose we have never used the port to fill tank feel pretty dumb
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Is the check valve bad on your pump filling you tank up to the overflow?
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:19 PM   #11
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Hers where it is leaking this is under refer the hose is attached to outside water fill up hose conection
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:26 PM   #12
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Hi where it's leaking
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Nope no photo yet
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:17 PM   #14
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fixed it thanks for everyones in put some how the holding tank was full we didnt fill it up might have been when were froze up not sure how it happend
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:52 PM   #15
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fixed it thanks for everyones in put some how the holding tank was full we didnt fill it up might have been when were froze up not sure how it happend
It could have come from you having freezing conditions in your plumbing and likely your system back filled via the city water connection through the check valve in your onboard water pump. There are thousands of complaints here on this forum about this happening even without freezing conditions. Do a search for 'fresh water tank overfilled' or 'water pump check valve' and you will have a better understanding.
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