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Old 05-10-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
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Leak or Condensation From Water Tank?

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Leaving on our first trip, I filled the fresh water tank about 1/2 full the night before we left. Opened up the trailer the next day to get ready to leave and there was a little strip of moisture coming out from under the dinette where the tank is. It was almost dry and streaming out or anything. Not sure if we have a leak or if it was just overnight condensation from the tank coming out.

Checked the floor when we got to the campsite and there was nothing on the floor.

We put the dog bed down under the dinette and camped for two days. When we picked up the dog bed it was a little wet on the bottom, but could not tell if it was moisture from the same spot or just condensation from the dog??
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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dunno, hard to visual where the tank, vent and fill tube are located on your unit...

and the water pump.

maybe some pics would help ?
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but moisture UNDER the pooch bed is very very common, if placed on the vinyl flooring.

i typically remove/flip the hound bed or put an old towel under it (for wicking) and air dry that every few days.

it's also common for moisture/condensation to happen under the human mattress and behind any cushions...

so check all those spots too.

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Old 05-11-2010, 10:46 AM   #3
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Check around your fill and overflow connections at the tank. On our Bambi these were between the tank and the street-side wall. Water was seeping out of there undetected and and getting between the vinyl and the plywood flooring. Results-a unit three months out of warranty with half the floor completely rotted. Check around those connections after you have filled or towed.
Best of luck with hunting this down!
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:33 PM   #4
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If your layout is simlar to our 19' bambi you might try putting paper towel in the various areas around the tank so that the wet spots will show where the leak might be before the water call find its way to the spot under the seat. If it is not a leak you might try "Eva-dry EDV-E-500 Renewable Wireless Mini Dehumidifer" $25.88. We bought two and rotate them 4 places: 1. under the dinnette seat where the fresh water tank is; 2. closet. 3 under bed storage and 4. outside storage compartment. If it is condensation that might absorb it. I don't mean to be presumptious giving advice as i'm as green as you, but perhaps this will help. Good luck.
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