Originally Posted by thenewkid64
I tried to envision what you were describing and could not do it. One of the issues is that you have one of the newer Motorhomes on the forum. Not many of the members have had to tackle the task. BTW Regular hose clamps work fine, just be sure to get them tight.
So what was causing the leak?
The problem turned out to be a fast drip from the outlet side of the pump. On my unit, the water tank is under the bed and the pump is next to the tank on the left side. I haven't had to work in that area before so I didn't know if I was going to be able to reach the pipes without getting down inside the bed frame or lying on top of the frame using a piece of wood and reaching down into the center of it.
It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. After I took the matress off (which was the hardest part of the whole repair) I found that I could reach the pump fittings easily. I drained the tank and applied thread tape to the fittings on both sides of the pump. I sure got lucky because I don't have a crimper or any spare parts.....just thread tape.
I think my plumbing might be PEX. It has grey (1/2" I think?) pipe and the fittings are the crimp-on type. Some day I might have to get some tools and parts for this but I sure lucked out this time.
After I saw how easy it was to get to the pump area, I kind-of felt embaressed for asking about it prematurely. It was a lot easier to access than I thought it would be...based on memory and photos I took months back.