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Old 02-15-2015, 11:40 AM   #15
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sounds like the air conditioning unit to me....
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:24 PM   #16
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Most likely it is the water heater venting or AC condensation. Keep an eye on it but most likely nothing to worry about. You can manually vent the hot water heater so I would try that and see if the drip stops. Open your curb side compartment and look for the vent as there should be a little lever there that you can lift up and vent the water heater. Just be cautious as it can he hot.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:51 PM   #17
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water leak

Could it be one of the 3 (I think) drain valves used for emptying the clean water tank and plumbing? Either missing or opened?

See your nearest AS dealer, they will resolve this in no time.

Hope things tighten up for you..
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Old 02-15-2015, 02:45 PM   #18
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The water heater relief valve vents inside the heater door and would drain directly to the outside of the trailer. To check it open the cover and see if there is any water on the face of the heater.

The AC drain is conducted to below the bottom of the trailer via a rubber tube. That tube is on the drivers side and should extend a few inches below the body.

I doubt either is the issue but check them out.

Open the bottom of the closet, the pump should be there. I have seen the connection on the output side of the pump leak because it was never tighten down at the factory. If so it would leak under city pressure.

Check that floor area for wet spots and a leak
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:04 PM   #19
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Our stick and staple 5th wheel was totally dry until we hooked up to a local state park water system.. As it turned out there pressure was almost 100psi... I had streams of water leaks showing up at every pipe fitting and leaking out the bottom of the trailer.. Was able to tighten up most of them and piped in a pressure reducer between the water supply and our camper and the problem went away,, until all the paper/plywood cardboard under the trailer started to fall off on the trip home after getting soaked..
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:27 AM   #20
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Is the hose hooked up to the correct spot? Do the faucets work inside without the water pump turned on?
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:56 AM   #21
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Sounds like the low level drain valve is slightly open. It's accessable in the storage bin next to the hot water heater. The drain valve is the one on the bottom. The higher ones are to bypass the water heater when winterizing.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:05 PM   #22
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Thanks for the replies everyone. The leak persisted throughout our weekend trip so we just kept shutting the water off unless we needed it for something. It was dripping about a gallon every 15 minutes which is more than condensation would produce plus it stops when the water bib is shut off. I am taking it to the dealer this weekend and will let everyone know how it goes.
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:27 PM   #23
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When I first picked up my 2003 Safari SS I had the same leak. I posted on this forum and, to my great relief, learned that I had simply over-filled the fresh water tank. The overflow goes into the shell around the tank and then leaks out. Another possibility is that the drain valve(s) that, on my unit, are on the curbside between the wheels, needs to be closed tighter. My valves (one white plastic and one brass) are right there.
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:23 AM   #24
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Sorry I had never updated this post as to what the solution was. I took it to the dealer and they kept it for a week and a half. Eventually they dropped the tank (not sure which one) and fixed what they described as a coupling which was leaking. They didn't give me more information than that but it was under warrantee. They did have to order a part to fix it.

Somewhere between where the water plugs into the side and underneath there was a damaged coupling of some sort. Fixed now.

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Great, glad to hear that it is fixed.
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