Just got back a few days ago from our first major trip with the AS 345 I bought earlier this year. Happy to say that our touring around the Canadian Maritimes was uneventful and the coach performed with no major failures, I guess the extensive preventative maintenance paid off.
That said, we noticed an odd odor and taste to the water, despite having flushed the system before we left. I initially blamed it on winterizing antifreeze that was not properly flushed, dumped and flushed the freshwater and the hotwater heater and refilled. Two days later the odor was back. We didn't use the onboard water for drinking or cooking as I am aware of how poisonous engine antifreeze is, although I am still not certain this was the problem (but am suspicious)
Anyone else experienced any kind of failure between the engine coolant heat exchanger and the hot water tank? I'm getting set to bypass the (brand new) heater hoses I wrestled to install
before the trip to see if the smell goes away but wondered if anyone else had experienced this with a 20 year old water heater.....
Given the fact that minimal coolant loss was in evidence, and the contamination was obviously at a low level, I assume it can only be a pinhole of a leak.