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Old 07-17-2023, 01:52 PM   #1
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Slow leak troubleshooting

Our 2022 Wolf Pup is our first camper/RV, and this is my first time troubleshooting a water or plumbing leak.

What I'm seeing:
  • Slow dripping from the underbelly but only noticeable so that it drips off the underbelly "railing"
  • Fresh water tank went empty for the first time during a trip.

How do I begin to troubleshoot this? The mesh layer protecting the underbelly seems difficult to get into.

I have reached out to the dealer but they are quite busy and haven't heard back. Obviously, will keep trying them but wanted to get some feedback from the community on this.
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Old 07-17-2023, 06:13 PM   #2
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Is your water pump cycling on and off? That should tell you if itís the lines or the tank. I would start with the easy stuff- make sure low point drain caps are tight, check under all sinks and shower for loose connections (or dampness). If the FW tank is leaking youíll need to pull the bottom down.
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Pump is not cycling on/off.

Nothing inside the camper is visibly wet.

What do you mean by "pulling the bottom down" on the FW tank?
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Old 07-19-2023, 11:08 AM   #4
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Pump is not cycling on/off.

Nothing inside the camper is visibly wet.

What do you mean by "pulling the bottom down" on the FW tank?
The only way to get to the leak is to gain access to the plumbing so you can see what is going on. Some models you can get access from the top via access panels and cubbies. Others you need to remove the bottom 'mesh' covering.
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Our 2022 Wolf Pup is our first camper/RV, and this is my first time troubleshooting a water or plumbing leak.

What I'm seeing:
  • Slow dripping from the underbelly but only noticeable so that it drips off the underbelly "railing"
  • Fresh water tank went empty for the first time during a trip.

How do I begin to troubleshoot this? The mesh layer protecting the underbelly seems difficult to get into.

I have reached out to the dealer but they are quite busy and haven't heard back. Obviously, will keep trying them but wanted to get some feedback from the community on this.
Sorry, but youíre going to find your dealer is not much help after they got your money. You have to be very DIY with an RV.. LOTS of help here, just ask, but make sure to provide as much detail as possible. Pictures are always best.
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Old 07-19-2023, 03:50 PM   #6
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After getting back in touch with the dealer this week, I agree. They are not very interested in helping. It's a 5-week wait to get an appointment.

Here's a photo. I don't think it's super informative but it does show what amount of water is leaking (not much) and where. I will note that the leaking has occurred in all areas of the side railing where the mesh meets it. It just depends on which side of the trailer is lower, given the slope of where it's parked.
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The only way to get to the leak is to gain access to the plumbing so you can see what is going on. Some models you can get access from the top via access panels and cubbies. Others you need to remove the bottom 'mesh' covering.
Are there any guides on how to properly removing and re-attaching that mesh?
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Are there any guides on how to properly removing and re-attaching that mesh?
Maybe some YouTube videos.
Nothing from the manufacturer.

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Are you positive your unit is sealed underneath? If so, it's usually coroplast (?), which is thin plastic. Crawl underneath and look for fasteners.
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The bottom material is likely coroplast and it can be attached by either self-tapping screws (if you are lucky) or nails that are fired into the frame. If screws, you can loosen and drop the covering. If nails, they will need to be pried with a nail puller or ground off with a grinder/Dremel tool.

Another option - if you have an idea of where to check - is cutting a 3-sided flap in the coroplast, folding it down and taking a peak inside. You can then re-seal the sides with zip tape, Eternabond, Gorilla tape of some other heavy duty product.

If the pump isn't cycling it's possible the FW tank may be the culprit. It is probably located in line with the FW fill port on the side of the trailer.

Are you able to keep the FW tank empty? If so, any leaking then?
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I appreciate everyone's replies here.

I took the trailer to a RV repair shop (non-dealer) and turns out the FW tank was missing the tank vent hose.

Has anyone heard of such a mishap from a dealer-delivered brand-new trailer?
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I appreciate everyone's replies here.

I took the trailer to a RV repair shop (non-dealer) and turns out the FW tank was missing the tank vent hose.

Has anyone heard of such a mishap from a dealer-delivered brand-new trailer?


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I appreciate everyone's replies here.

I took the trailer to a RV repair shop (non-dealer) and turns out the FW tank was missing the tank vent hose.

Has anyone heard of such a mishap from a dealer-delivered brand-new trailer?
Missing drain pipe under sink. Missing black tank vent pipe. Lots of stories like yours, from all kinds of brand-new RVs. It's the sad state of the industry.
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