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Old 07-29-2006, 03:53 PM   #1
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I have a bit of a problem everyone.As some of you all know,I now have the 25'SS Safari.Well..I had filled up the fresh water tank to abourt 3/4 of the way full and just less a cup of bleach.(I was going to clean it out.)Well something came up and I had to do this another time so it sat in the tank for about a week.I decided I would bring it home to give it a bath check its surroundings touch up some things to get it better prepared in the next few weeks.Well I noticed this morning that there was water underneath the trailer but I had thought it was from the sprinkler system.Now that I just got home I noticed a bigger puddle underneath the trailer.When I looked up under there I noticed that it was leaking from the fresh water tank out of one of the little holes that is drilled out.Is this a dealer thing and I should get it fixed right away?Should I drain the water out completely or will that hurt the tank also?
Could filling it 3/4 of the way have might damaged something really bad and I am not suposed to fill it that full?Need some help as I want to get this fixed A.S.A.P. and get it over with.
Would it be ok just to leave it empty since we do never go Boondocking and always have water lines connected or could that possibly result into something as well.Thanks in advance everyone.
I can also take a few pics if need be.
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Old 07-29-2006, 04:03 PM   #2
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3/4 full shouldn't hurt a thing. Overfilling it shouldn't hurt it either. If the dealer is within a reasonable distance, just go ahead and bring it to him. Since you don't boondock just drop it off at your convenience.
Small holes dripping out on only 3/4 full sounds very odd.

Keep us updated if you take it to the dealer.
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Old 07-29-2006, 04:05 PM   #3
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Devoman, leaving the tank as it is will do no harm.Draining it will do no harm.
Filling the tank 3/4 full, or full will not harm a good tank.
It's fine to leave the tank empty if you are always going to be attached to mains water.
However, it's more satisfying to have a fully functioning trailer, so a couple of pics would help the Safari experts to help with a diagnosis. Don't worry too much about it. You don't need a tank for your current camping.
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Thanks.Going to get some pics right now.Be right back.
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it could just be condensation dripping off the tank. thats what the little holes are for.

if it was cool in the evening and humid during the day i could see the tank getting a bit sweaty.

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Drilled out hole?

Whoa there. There should not be a drilled out hole in the tank 3/4 way up the side. Are you sure it is not a built in fitting that is either plugged, loosely, or made for a accessory or another application? Sounds like a trip to the dealer. Do it right. You will be sorry in the long run if you don't. Besides, some future owner will say..."Why did he do that?" (My favorite expression...because I am continuosly finding cause for the question.)

Edit....I just saw john hd's point on condensation. YES! It is such a problem that on my redo I wrapped the tank in insulation foil. I have seen the water puddle from this problem.
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Here is one.If this does not help I will take some more.
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I am going to take some more as this one really does not give you all an idea of whats happening.Sorry for the closeup pic.
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if it is leaking the repair to the drain valve and plug is no big deal.

here is how i fixed mine http://www.airforums.com/forum...pair-5206.html

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Here are a few more.Hopefully this will help out a whole lot better.
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hi devo......

your tanks aren't really exposed are they?
that's the housing/shrowd that's under the tanks right?
it does have some holes for draining...
but the tanks are up inside this facade...
and have no holes like this..

as for the drip...lets not call it a leak just yet...
that could be from any of a dozen locations...
tanks, lines, valves, plugs...and even from inside the trailer!

water travels down and out...
depending on origin and trailer position (levelness) so,
that water could be from lots of sources...

have the dealer investigate soon.
it's under warranty and they know better how to bird dog these things.

while it could just be condensation or rain water...don't ignore it.

i had a leak from the top of my grey tank...at the vent tube...and water was slowing working its way out... from inside a closet...to the opposite side and opposite end of the trailer before dripping out a drain hole...

i also had a leaking kitchen sprayer head...that was slowly dripping down the inside wall before finding a way out...

get the dealers on this...

however....i would manually drain the fresh tank...since you put extra chlorine in it...and then fill again with fresh city water...the extra chlorine isn't good long term for stuff...

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Did I miss something...

Things you might check before the trip to the dealer...

Do you see where the water is actually dripping from the trailer into the "puddle"?
How do you winterize your water system, could be a the check valve froze and/or went bad?
Since you normally don't use your freshwater tank, are you sure the drain valve is closed completely?
Is your water system pressurized by the 12vdc pump or does the "leak" occur whether the pump is pressurizing the system or not?
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I do see it dripping.Actually you can see the water starting a drip in the first pic up top.If you look close enough you can see the small hole.

No...I dont have to winterize.I live in Florida.Also that is when we go camping on our vacation time.

Drain valve is closed.

Presurrized system I have not checked yet but I will tomorrow.The nearest time I will be able to get to an Airstream dealer will be around september or so unless I am lucky to get it earlier.I hope it is nothing bad like them having to replace something like the tank.I am also going to check the Airstream tomorrow as well to see if the leak is within the floor or piping or something to that nature.Thanks you all.Any more suggestions?
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Well I checked it out today and I think I got lucky and found the culprit.I open the little door at the bottom underneath the slide out pantry and looked into the hole in the floor where the fresh water tank was.I was looking really hard for sometime and then I saw a glisten from some water when the light passed it.I noticed that it was just to the side and underneath the fresh water sensor.(The one with the gray telephone type wire attached.)I reached down and felt underneath it and walla...I got some water on my fingers.Seems that they just did not tighten the sensor on tight enough because I was able to turn it very easily.It did tighten though but I did not want to go to far as it is made of plastic.
I have not filled it back up yet but I am going to do this right now to check and see if it leaks again.Keep your fingers crossed for me.I am really hoping this is it.
If it still leaks out of the spot where I found it still I will unscrew the sensor and put new tape on it to seal it better.
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