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Old 09-02-2016, 07:55 AM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank Leaking

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My fresh water tank is leaking at the screw that secures what looks to be an access panel. I tightened it but did not slow down the
leak. Can anyone offer a suggestion for remedy?
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:01 AM   #2
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I would suggest to use the direct water feed port, empty the tank & wait for it to run dry and then caulk the panel.
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:10 AM   #3
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I don't think that's the water tank, it's the cover under the tank. The water leak is above it from plumbing or white plastic water tank. The access indicates someone has been in there before, can you open it and have a look?
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You need to determine if it is the tank leaking or a fitting. Drain the tank and run on external water supply. Check for leaks underneath trailer. Disconnect external supply and fill tank. Again check for leaks. If nothing, turn on pump in trailer and run water. Again check for leak below trailer. It water leaks only when tank filled, you have a tank problem and will have to drop and repair tank, or find out if it is a fitting on the tank leaking. Tightening the screw and caulking the access panel will not stop the leak.
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Thanks for clearing this problem up and offering better solutions than the one I proposed.


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Old 09-02-2016, 12:40 PM   #6
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Take that panel off and look inside , it that the same area where your tank drain is ? the fitting could be the problem
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:07 PM   #7
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Thank you. I took the cover off and inspected as well as I could and also from the pump and plumbing access panel inside. I did not find the leak but there could be a drain fitting I did not see or could not get my hand to.
I drained the tank and connected the water supply directly and there as no obvious leak. It's bound to be in a fitting.
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Did you find out what the cause of the leak was? I think I just developed the same exact problem. 2002 AS. The access panel is near the drain petcocks for the holding tank. I removed 6 screws, but the sheet metal panel is caulked and I don't want to rip it off without knowing what is behind it. Is this where the line to the pump is connected?
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Did you find out what the cause of the leak was? I think I just developed the same exact problem. 2002 AS. The access panel is near the drain petcocks for the holding tank. I removed 6 screws, but the sheet metal panel is caulked and I don't want to rip it off without knowing what is behind it. Is this where the line to the pump is connected?

I have not found the leak yet and have not removed the sheet metal housing that covers the tank. I only removed the small access panel and also inspected the tank through the pump access panel inside the trailer. I did not see or feel a leak at any of the reachable fittings. I also drained my tank and connected the water supply directly and there is no obvious leak and agree it's bound to be a fitting.
I plan to remove the cover when I have time and cooler weather. I anticipate it to be time consuming.
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Clamb, Did you find your leak?
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I have not found the leak yet and have not removed the sheet metal housing that covers the tank. I only removed the small access panel and also inspected the tank through the pump access panel inside the trailer. I did not see or feel a leak at any of the reachable fittings. I also drained my tank and connected the water supply directly and there is no obvious leak and agree it's bound to be a fitting.
I plan to remove the cover when I have time and cooler weather. I anticipate it to be time consuming.

Clamb, Did you find your leak?
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Yes I did. Now bear in mind this is an '02 AS- yours may be different. When I removed the small access planet on the bottom of the tank cover, I saw a fitting on the tank with a short length of plastic tubing going to the drain spigot. The tubing was too long and was bent/kinked, and had developed a crack (from freezing?) I removed the tubing, removed the tank fitting and temporarily filled the through hole in the fitting with plumbers putty. Later I'll drill out the hardened putty and replace the tubing.

I quite frankly never knew the plastic drain spigot was there! I always used the two metal petcocks on the bottom of the tank cover to drain the tank.
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