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Old 02-14-2015, 09:13 AM   #1
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Mystery water drip curbside between wheels

Hello,
I am new to the airstream community as my wife and I recently purchased a 2015 flying cloud 25fb. We are now on our second camping trip and had a likely newbie issue.
After hooking up the water, a drip/stream appeared from between the curbside/canopy side wheels. I looked under there and the stream is coming from what looks like a hole in the tank. The hole looks like it is supposed to be there as it is smooth and round. The trailer might not be perfectly level but it is pretty close. If I shut off the water hose the leak stops.

Is the pressure to high at this park maybe? Something else?
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:55 PM   #2
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Sounds like the pressure regulator or relief valve is bleeding off.
Do you know what the city water pressure is?



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Old 02-14-2015, 01:02 PM   #3
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Can you actually see a hole or might it be leaking from the pressure relief valve on the hot water heater or a leak in the drain for the hot water heater and the water is running down.
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Running the a/c?


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Old 02-14-2015, 02:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses

It looks like the water is clearly coming from a hole. The hole looks like it's supposed to be there. I don't know what orlando city water pressure is and the bib is on/off only so I can't change it. I am running the heat pump but if I disconnect the water the dripping stops in a few minutes. If the trailer is not level could that cause the dripping. It fills up a large pan in about 30 minutes.
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:21 PM   #6
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Can you get to it to take and then post a photo. We might be more likely to be able to help if we can see exactly where you're talking about.
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Mystery water drip curbside between wheels

I don't know if the heat pump causes condensation, but that is where the a/c expelled its condensation on my 25'

But that does sound more like a plumbing issue.

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Old 02-14-2015, 02:37 PM   #8
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This is not a real help because the location you describe does not have any obvious water piping on my 25fb. Clearly you have something leaking under pressure. I would get inside the trailer and look in the locker under the closet, where you will find a lot of piping. Then look under your sinks. Do you get leakage if you have the water system pressurized with only you water pump switch on and no city water? Also look under the water heater from the outside storage locker or under the bedroom wardrobe. I suppose it could also be in the city water inlet piping but I do not know how to access that.
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When water gets into banana wrap fiber glass gets wet stays wet in time rots floor in that section. It happened on my AS as water heater drains onto floor then into belly, I found section in closet removed rotted section and wet fiber glass, another good design that AS has.
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You have a leak in the water system if it stops when you disconnect from the city. It is not a city pressure issue as your trailer has a pressure regulator between the city and the trailer water system.

To confirm it is a leak in the water system put some water in the freshwater tank and run the pump. If the pump shut off and then cycles again while no water faucet is on you have a leak.

If you are lucky the last person to have drained the system may have left one of the drain valves open.
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It's a brand-new vehicle. Doesn't sound normal to me.

Have you tried calling the dealer you bought it from (and sending him a photo)?
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Mystery water drip curbside between wheels

By the way, if you could turn the water bib down, it would not lower the pressure. It would only lower the volume of water. As soon as the water is shut off in the coach, the pressure will go back to the pressure provided by the city. In order to lower the city pressure you must use a pressure regulator. Your trailer most likely has one built in, but that does not protect your water hose from excessive city pressure. It is a good idea to use a pressure regulator at the hose bib to protect your hose as well as your trailer.


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Here is a pic. You can see a drip forming of you look close. That is the hole. Hopefully this upload worked.
There is another identical hole on the other end of the tank.
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Sorry the pic is upside down. I may need to just take back to dealer to check out after our weekend trip.
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