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Old 02-18-2021, 12:31 PM   #1
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Water leak in area you would not think of! Help

So I see this 12" puddle of water under my sewer slinky where its connected to the coach and think "time to buy a new hose looks like we have a pin hole leak"
upon close examination water is coming from the inside of the skirting and running down a gas line next to the grey water valve handle???? wtf?? where in the world could this be coming from?

I have tried shutting off city water and running off my tank for a day,,
I wiped and cleaned everything, cycled my grey water handle,, the puddle dried up clean as a whistle for 2 days now its leaking again...dont know where to begin on this one

situation: plugged in and connected at a campsite near Los Angeles
only started doing this about 2 or 3 weeks ago
water puddle never gets more than 12" in diameter
no rain recently to blame.....

anyone experience this??
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Old 02-18-2021, 12:52 PM   #2
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OK possible sources.

1. Fresh water from city connection or pump. All the same, pressurized city water distribution.
2. Grey water tank and it's valve and shared pipe.
3. Black water tank and it's valve and shared pipe.
4. No fuss flush line is in the black tank area and it is active only when you use it. No real pressure as nozzle into tank is open but it does have a back flow preventer up inside the trailer likely its above its location to black tank.

Are you able to get down and look inside of that slit in the black rubber that the valve handle goes thru? It MIGHT give you a peek at the plumbing of the waste system. Same for other valve if so equipped. Stick a phone in that slit, take pics etc. looking for drip drip.

The plumbing is ABS pipes and fittings, cracks not real likely IMHO but a bad glue joint is a maybe. Also the valves likely are clamped in to the tank and a butyl sealant is used. Might be leaking at that joint. Could also be a valve problem but that's a lot of speculation until source is determined.

Report back with findings and maybe time to get a snake camera attachment or such.

I just replaced my valves last fall so at least one R&R for my comments.

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Old 02-18-2021, 12:56 PM   #3
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Just a Thought

Sounds like the water pressure is a little higher when hooked up to the shore supply and it is finding a weak spot to leak from. Aparently the opening for the gas line is the low spot the water is finding a way out.

This thread here: https://www.airforums.com/forums/f44...ge-208266.html Has some good images of the factory built in water pressure regulator that has a history of leaking for many forum members.

Could also be the connections on the shower mixer, outside shower or just about any connection as most are just hand tight.

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Old 02-24-2021, 10:12 PM   #4
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As others have stated it could be a myriad of possibilities. As yours is a 2019 I'd just make an appointment to have dealer take a look at it under warranty.
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Have you been using a black water tank flush system, with pressurized city water, on occasion, as Gary suggested?

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OK possible sources.
. . .
4. No fuss flush line is in the black tank area and it is active only when you use it. No real pressure as nozzle into tank is open but it does have a back flow preventer up inside the trailer likely its above its location to black tank.
. . .
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The plastic anti-siphon vacuum-breaker for that flush line can leak at times, especially if the spray nozzles at the top of the black tank are clogged with fecal material, due to infrequent use. Our dealer sent a replacement brass version, but it is buried too deep to swap out easily IMO.

If you have such a flush system, and would like to see other threads/posts on this, please advise.

Good luck.
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So I see this 12" puddle of water under my sewer slinky where its connected to the coach and think "time to buy a new hose looks like we have a pin hole leak"
upon close examination water is coming from the inside of the skirting and running down a gas line next to the grey water valve handle???? wtf?? where in the world could this be coming from?

I have tried shutting off city water and running off my tank for a day,,
I wiped and cleaned everything, cycled my grey water handle,, the puddle dried up clean as a whistle for 2 days now its leaking again...dont know where to begin on this one

situation: plugged in and connected at a campsite near Los Angeles
only started doing this about 2 or 3 weeks ago
water puddle never gets more than 12" in diameter
no rain recently to blame.....

anyone experience this??
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. . . anyone experience this??
Wondering how you are doing, and whether any of the suggestions pointed in the right direction?

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