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Old 06-14-2015, 05:36 PM   #1
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Leak in water system

Novice here, not sure where to begin with my water system. Per the previous owner there is a leak somewhere in the system in my 74 sovereign. This is all the information i have and not sure how to start. Dismantle the kitchen and bathroom to get to the tanks, fill them, and go from there? thank you in advance!
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:29 PM   #2
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If you are looking for the leak get an air adapter for the city water connection and purge all the water from the system. Once the water is out then pressurize the system with air and listen for the leak. It may whistle.
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:34 PM   #3
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Suggest you hook up an air compressor (fairly low pressure) to your city water connector. There are adapters for this, or they are easy to make yourself. People often use this technique to blow water out when they winterize the system.

Then get in the trailer and listen for a hiss. That way you can find the leaks (with the exception of a few lines near the water pump and fresh tank) without risk of water damage.

Our previous owner was less than honest in this area. When we hooked up water to our "ready to camp" trailer for the first time, we had to clean up a flood.

You'll find the water lines above the floor, usually along the outer perimeter of the trailer--under furniture, cabinets, etc.

We ended up replacing all our water lines with PEX (crimp fittings) and have had no further problems.

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To the OP. you didn't say whether it is the fresh water or waste water system.


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Old 06-17-2015, 09:58 AM   #5
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Similar. I'm also a newbie with a 72 Sovereign and I've been chasing leaks. It seems I have one under the tub. Yes, under. I can hear it, but I can't see it. I'm thinkin' that I have to take the tub out to fix it. The other option may be getting to it from below. Does anyone have any thoughts about this?
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You can't get to it from below. There is a full floor under the tub.

You say you hear it. I assume you are using compressed air because you could not hear a leak in the waste water system.

If you can locate both ends of the pipe in question I would cut it out and feed a replacement pipe. Nothing says you have to use the same path. It may be easier to reroute the new pipe.
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It's actually from the fresh water system. I hear it when we turn on the water pump. But thanks for the heads up about getting to it from below. Sounds like we'll have to pull the tub.
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