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Old 11-15-2018, 11:06 PM   #1
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HELP!!! Water leak inside 23D

First day of trip, arrived at campground, hooked up water and electric.

Just noticed big puddle of fresh water by bathroom door! It looks like it crept there from just left of the door hinge , outside the bathroom, by the ledge thatís to right of bed at bottom.

We havenít used shower, and shower and shower head are completely dry.

What the heck could this water be from??? Iím afraid Iíll go to sleep and wake up with big puddle again!

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Old 11-15-2018, 11:16 PM   #2
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Not sure but did you connect your city water to the black tank flush? Is there a disconnect in your plumbing? Was the toilet bowl full while traveling and maybe it sloshed out?

Definitely shut off the city water at the post, shut off your pump (for fresh tank) and youíll have no source of water coming in. That should help you sleep a little easier and then check it all out in the light of day.

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Not sure but did you connect your city water to the black tank flush? Is there a disconnect in your plumbing? Was the toilet bowl full while traveling and maybe it sloshed out?

Definitely shut off the city water at the post, shut off your pump (for fresh tank) and youíll have no source of water coming in. That should help you sleep a little easier and then check it all out in the light of day.

Good luck!
No, no water came from the toilet either. The puddle seems to have come from outside bathroom.

Puddle wasnít there upon arrival, so wasnít travel related.

Thx for suggesting we unhook water for the night.

Phooey!!! Not the way you want to start a trip!
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Hereís photo again. Red arrow pointing to where water seemed to come from. Blue arrow pointing in direction where puddle formed.
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:45 PM   #5
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Hereís photo again. Red arrow pointing to where water seemed to come from. Blue arrow pointing in direction where puddle formed.
Look to see if the connection between the toilet and the plumbing is tight. Give it a little twist to tighten it.

Also put paper out to see where the leak is coming from.
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Have you opened the rear hatch and checked the water lines there? Could also be a leak in the abs drain line that runs through there.
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Look to see if the connection between the toilet and the plumbing is tight. Give it a little twist to tighten it.

Also put paper out to see where the leak is coming from.


Ah, just be careful donít this! Instead, may I suggest you put some Teflon tape on that connection and tighten firmly but not too much. I had a leak at the toilet input and hand tightened the connection and it popped off! Had to find a dealer that could install a new one! A slightly leaking toilet is better than no toilet! Btw....mine still leaks!
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A leak coming from that area on a 23D will either be one of the low point drains in rear storage compartment or a leak under the shower. Either one can be inspected from the rear storage compartment. Hope and pray it’s a low point valve and not under the shower.

If it is under the shower it can be fixed without removing the shower, but you will have to remove a large section of the plumbing to repair and then replace.
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A leak coming from that area on a 23D will either be one of the low point drains in rear storage compartment or a leak under the shower. Either one can be inspected from the rear storage compartment. Hope and pray it’s a low point valve and not under the shower.
Was too dark and cold out when we discover this last night, to look. Just getting up now,and will go out and look for signs of a leak in storage compartment.

We just left home yesterday. Haven’t used shower yet. Set up at campground, went out to dinner, came back (still no puddle), turned on hot water heater...and then about 1/2 later, noticed the puddle.

So then I turned off water heater. We did stay connected to city water though. Have seen no sign of water since then. Paper towels I put down, are bone dry.

Is it possible it’s related to the water heater?

Going out to check storage compartment now....

YES...wetness in storage compartment!! Will have to take everything out of there to see what is going on. But a couple of things that are in there are wet.
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Was too dark and cold out when we discover this last night, to look. Just getting up now,and will go out and look for signs of a leak in storage compartment.

We just left home yesterday. Havenít used shower yet. Set up at campground, went out to dinner, came back (still no puddle), turned on hot water heater...and then about 1/2 later, noticed the puddle.

So then I turned off water heater. We did stay connected to city water though. Have seen no sign of water since then. Paper towels I put down, are bone dry.

Is it possible itís related to the water heater?

Going out to check storage compartment now....

YES...wetness in storage compartment!! Will have to take everything out of there to see what is going on. But a couple of things that are in there are wet.


Could be WH low point drain. Follow the plumbing and be sure all handles are all the way in line with flow.
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Could be WH low point drain. Follow the plumbing and be sure all handles are all the way in line with flow.
And this is where?? In the water heater compartment or inside the storage compartment?
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FOUND the source. Leaking from valve on this white pipe in storage compartment. What is it and how do I fix it?!
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FOUND the source. Leaking from valve on this white pipe in storage compartment. What is it and how do I fix it?!
That's the low-point drainage valve. It's used to drain the water out of the pipes for winter storage. It should be closed all summer.

I suggest removing it, cleaning the fittings, and then reinstalling it. One of the clamps might not be tight, or there might have been water in the valve over the winter that could have frozen and caused a hairline crack.

If the valve is cracked or damaged, it's a cheap and easy repair. If you're not near an RV store, a hardware store would probably have a valve, or even an end cap, to stop the leak until you can get a proper replacement.
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Something like this happened to me in my new Airstream and it turned out to a loose fitting at the city water inlet port. I accessed it through the back of my closet and spotted a slow drip from it. After that, I stopped hooking up to water at city inlet and went off the fresh water tank and pump until I got it to an AS-authorized facility to do the fix. They confirmed my diagnosis.
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