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Old 06-15-2020, 01:38 PM   #1
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Unusual water leak...

At the end of camping this weekend, my dear wife pointed to the base of the bed platform and asked if that small puddle of water was supposed to be there? Of course the bed platform happens to enclose all the water supply connections, pump, filter, water heater, etc.

So we get home, and the next day I empty the pass through storage area and remove the back panels expecting to find a lake back there and...... dry as a bone, except for the base fir strip the panels screw into was still damp. Hmmm.... we were on city water this weekend, so I hook up the hose and wiggle the connection some, and I did get a couple drips from the hose adapter screwed into the backside of the city water connector. Tightened that up about 1/2 to 3/4 turns. But still, something just didn't seem right. Need to check the water pump.

Started filling the fresh water tank, turned on the water pump. Nothing, no leaks. Hmmmm..... fresh water tank is getting full, I can hear the gurgling. When the tank overflowed through the vent hose, I found the major source of water! The hose clamp on the connection to the backside of the fresh water fill wall plate was never tightened at the factory! All this time, when I have filled the fresh water tank, it has overflowed mostly right into the compartment under the bed! At least no permanent water damage that I can find has been done.

But now the problem is trying to figure out how to tighten that hose clamp without pulling the wall plate off the exterior of the trailer, which of course has got a very nice bead of RTV sealant around it.... I got stopped trying to get a wrench, screwdriver or socket on it from the inside by rain.

Do you think one of the spring type hose clamps would hold tight enough for just this vent line? I might be able to fit one of those in there.
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