Originally Posted by jenunn01
Took our 2016 Forester camping this weekend. Stopped at a restaurant on the way home and noticed a significant fresh water leak upon doing my walk around prior to getting back on the road. When I went in the coach I noticed water pump was running intermittently though no faucets were open. When I shut pump off the leak stopped. I did notice when I disconnected the city water hose at the campground the water pressure was very high. Any chance this could be a contributing factor to the leaking pump? Any thoughts on this?
Certainly a high pressure campground system could have caused a leak, but it isn't necessarily a water pump leak. It could be anywhere in the water system. You will have to track down the leak from the bottom up, starting with where it drips out. Some areas are easy to get into and some are incredibly hard with riveted metal plates and such. This may or may not be a DIY project.
One essential thing - you must find the leak and dry out the area quickly and completely to avoid mold and mildew formation. If you see any black dot formations or stains, you will need to remove material or do a thorough mold remediation effort.
You can pick up an inexpensive pressure regulator from Camping World, Amazon, or any RV dealer that will prevent this from happening again (if that was the problem). Leaks can form for other reasons too such as the constant banging around that happens when RVs go down the road.