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Old 03-25-2007, 08:38 PM   #1
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Leaky hot water tank

After throwing on the water pump for just a few seconds to turn on the shower, the Hot water tank fitting, the one on the top started dripping onto the carpet.

This is not the inlet, that is the bottom of the tank. This fitting is on top and 90 degrees out towards the bathroom. I figure, once under pressure it continues to leak until the pressure is relieved?

There is a local RV Sales & repair shop about 2 miles from my house that I'll call tomorrow to see if they can fit me in. It would be worth it me to have someone qualified to make sure all water/gas lines are tight.

Does anyone have a price guide that I should expect to pay for various fixes?

Thanks again for all your help, I can't wait to get the trailer road ready.

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Old 03-25-2007, 09:51 PM   #2
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that should be an easy fix for the rv shop.

did you try to put a wrench on it to see if it is loose?

if you do, use two wrenches. one on the flare and another wrench on the square section on the elbow so you do not twist it out of the tank!

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There is a local RV Sales & repair shop about 2 miles from my house that I'll call tomorrow to see if they can fit me in. It would be worth it me to have someone qualified to make sure all water/gas lines are tight.

Does anyone have a price guide that I should expect to pay for various fixes?

Thanks again for all your help, I can't wait to get the trailer road ready.

Dan
Hi Dan, Leaking water can cause a mess, and do damage if left over a period of time. Leaking propane can cause an explosion or fire, and KILL you. Propane is an odorless gas, but has an additive called Ethyl Mercapton. It smells similar to strong garlic odor, to help you detect a leak. A trip to the service tech would be worthwhile to make sure all is well.

Most technicians and shops charge by the hour. Sometimes a "ball-park" figure can be given as an estimate for any given repair.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:59 PM   #4
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repair status

I took the trailer to a small RV shop. The owner has a Caravel and therefore knows AS, so that is comforting. I stopped by on the way in to work this morning and he accomplished a lot.

The sewer vent, gasket was replaced (parts & sealant from Inland RV), hot water tank fitting replaced, TV antenna bracket removed and sealed up with a piece of aluminum, air-vent removed and resealed, door seal replaced (Inland).

Regarding the antenna, he said there must have been a plate installed at one time to keep the antenna from rubbing against the skin. Someone obviously removed it and left the two holes open. He said he could see the insulation. That was sealed up.

Tomorrow he packs the bearings and replaces the washers in both the faucets. He is also going to use his "sniffer" to check for gas leaks.

I put two new tires on it before towing it back from Eastern Washington so hopefully I'll now be roadworthy. I then need to concentrate on cleaning up the interior and curtains.


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sounds like you are moving right along!

patching those open holes sure will help!

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