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Old 03-05-2018, 01:09 PM   #1
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Water Leak

Brand new 2018 Classic 30 with a significant amount of water dripping out of a penetration in the exterior bottom panels. The location is street side in front of wheels. It is leaking from what appears to be the refrigerator LP pipe penetration. Is this a normal drain location? If so, what is it draining? If not, has anyone experienced this before? Plugged into city water, refrigerator running, AC not running.
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Hi tjmartini,

We're sorry to learn about the leak you described in your 2018 30' Classic. Please call our customer service and technical support team at*1 (877) 596-6111, option 2 so we can learn more and help.

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Old 03-06-2018, 12:28 PM   #3
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Brand new 2018 Classic 30 with a significant amount of water dripping out of a penetration in the exterior bottom panels. The location is street side in front of wheels. It is leaking from what appears to be the refrigerator LP pipe penetration. Is this a normal drain location? If so, what is it draining? If not, has anyone experienced this before? Plugged into city water, refrigerator running, AC not running.
Take the drawer out under the frig and take a look. That is were your pump is with a bunch of water connections, one might be loose.
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Any chance youíre water line is hooked to the black water rinse connection instead of the fresh water inlet? Iíve read about several folks here on the forum that made that mistake. Probably a long shot but I thought I would ask since they are located in the same compartment.
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:38 PM   #5
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Can you get access to the city water inlet with the built in regulator. Mine leaked the second time out right in front of the front tire. Ours was in the wardrobe behind an access panel, but our wardrobe is on the streetside. Yours may not be.

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Old 03-13-2018, 06:25 AM   #6
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Your inputs are very much appreciated. I will address all in my update.
Update: The leak occurs when city water is connected or when water pump is activated. Therefore, the leak is coming from the fresh water system. When both, the city water and water pump are off, ie. no pressure, there is no leaking, so the leak is on the high pressure side of the system, after the pump. Physically, it is below the wood floor and above the black painted curved sheet metal between the furnace and refrigerator. This area cannot be accessed from inside since it is below the floor or from the outside since the black curved panel, bottom edge of trailer, is riveted. I am concerned that the water is corroding the sheet metal and structural members. I have requested piping drawings from JC hoping I can close some valves to isolate this section of piping until I can get it repaired. I also have access to a sophisticated articulating borescope which I will try to take pictures through the gas line penetrations. What I would like to know is what piping is in this area and can it be isolated by closing a valve. Any recommendations will be appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:42 AM   #7
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....... We are separated by quite a few years, and 5 feet.

But we also had a leak midway on the streetside.
A cold water pressure line was leaking at a cross threaded/cracked fitting behind and under the bathroom sink.
It only took two trips to manifest itself, it didn't show up on the dealer walk-thru and obviously wasn't noticed at the factory before delivery.

POI...keep good records when corresponding with the dealer and/or factory.

Good luck!!

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Old 03-13-2018, 01:20 PM   #8
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Bob, how do you access this water line? Is there a panel which you remove? Is it in a closet? It seems to be above the floor.
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Under the bathroom sink, low to the right.

The Mothership did send me a new line & connector back in 2004, but I made the emergency repair with MarineTex while camping, the spare is in the tool kit. I glued a piece of high density foam between the outer skin and line to stop the vibration when on the road.

Hope this helps...

BTW.....the M-Tex comes in real handy in the AS tool kit. Tooth Picks & M-Tex will repair any stripped out wood screw. Fill the hole with TP & MT Replace screw and your good for Life.

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Old 03-13-2018, 02:45 PM   #10
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Thanks Bob. I see that fitting on the drawing JC sent me. It appears to be the in-line pressure regulator. If to scale, looks like it is in the same area as yours, so it should be accessible. I will look at it this weekend. Thank you.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:02 AM   #11
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I finally traced the leak to the red T-fitting at the exit of the Alde hot water tank. It appears the seal at the fitting is compromised somehow. It is the type of fitting with the "shark teeth" attachment device on it so disassembly and repair should be easy. JC is sending me the parts. They have been a great help. Apparently, the water is dripping from the hot water pipe, through the LP gas penetration in the floor and out of the LP penetration in the sheet metal bottom of the trailer. Having a borescope available was a huge benefit. I will try to attach pictures.
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I have a leak in my main water line at the elbow junction in the attached picture below. I don't know how to repair though. Any help appreciated.
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:39 AM   #13
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I cannot see where the leak is. If the elbow is cracked i would replace it. If leaking from the clamps, i would remove the existing ones and replace. That requires a special tool which can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot. Shouldnít be a difficult repair once you identify the cause.
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I would like to know what you find out. Mine is doing the same thing. Only difference is that when the pump is on , I have a small stream of water coming out the city water hook up. Going to remove connection and check. should be a one way valve in there.
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My 2013 trailer has a plastic-bodied city water inlet fixture. The back is held on with four screws. With that type of fixture, sometimes the leak can be fixed by tightening the screws a bit. Other times, you have to replace the fixture.
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