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Old 05-25-2014, 05:47 PM   #1
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We woke up this morning to an underbelly full of water. We noticed it because a steady stream was escaping on the front right side. We were parked in Denver from Thursday afternoon to this morning (Sunday). When we hooked up we noticed the water pressure wasn't great but the park wasn't great either and one review had even said low water pressure. We have a PSI regulator that didn't seem to need to regulate. This morning the water pressure seemed even lower.

't don't know if it was a leak from the city water in, or if it was a grey water leak. This morning the black tank was full and the grey tanks were 1/3 and 2/3 full. We've emptied them all (still some water in the fresh water tank). The water from the leak did not smell like black water.

I saw one comment on a thread from someone who said their underbelly filled up with water but there was no follow-up explanation. Anyone have this problem? We are on the road today even though we couldn't drain it all (we got a significant amount out but not all without taking everything apart.

Anyone out there on this Memorial Weekend with some advice?

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Old 05-25-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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GOSH I am sorry to see this! I hope it ends up being something easy. We had this happen to us years ago in our big Everest. It appeared to be a nightmare, but only actually turned out to be a fitting that had worked its way loose under the kitchen. I am hoping we can find a strategic place for a water sensor in a low point in the underbelly. Good luck!!
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:39 PM   #3
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I had the same issue under a different circumstance (dry camping). Turned out to be a cracked 90 degree plastic fitting where the fresh water drain exits the tank. This happened twice - draining all 105 gals into the belly pan.

You can test this by disconnecting city water & filling the fresh water watching for a lot of water dripping out in a steady stream from some low point.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:40 PM   #4
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Terrible situation! I never checked the water connections on my TTs when I traveled on business, and I moved at least once a week for months on end. But I think it might not be overkill to go through the RW water system every other month, and after moving, to make sure that all is snug and secure.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:55 PM   #5
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We woke up this morning to an underbelly full of water. We noticed it because a steady stream was escaping on the front right side. We were parked in Denver from Thursday afternoon to this morning (Sunday). When we hooked up we noticed the water pressure wasn't great but the park wasn't great either and one review had even said low water pressure. We have a PSI regulator that didn't seem to need to regulate. This morning the water pressure seemed even lower.

't don't know if it was a leak from the city water in, or if it was a grey water leak. This morning the black tank was full and the grey tanks were 1/3 and 2/3 full. We've emptied them all (still some water in the fresh water tank). The water from the leak did not smell like black water.

I saw one comment on a thread from someone who said their underbelly filled up with water but there was no follow-up explanation. Anyone have this problem? We are on the road today even though we couldn't drain it all (we got a significant amount out but not all without taking everything apart.

Anyone out there on this Memorial Weekend with some advice?

Thanks!
Marcia & Jordan
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Sure sounds like a FW leak. Our drain line broke at the 90. I think the grey water would smell as well as the Black, so if no odor, I would say FW. Also, can you look behind the service center and see if you have water all in there where the city water comes in ??
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:09 PM   #6
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I went in behind the service center to replace my water pump, and when I checked all of the fittings, several were quite loose. No leak though.
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:20 PM   #7
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Almost anything that leaks will migrate to the belly. Probably just a minor leak but a big pain!

I would start by looking behind the panel in the basement, the island (obvious ones) and then start pulling down the belly pan till you find it.
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:01 AM   #8
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Disconnect from the city water. If the water pump cycles off and on, then you'll know it's after the water pump. With the service wall down you'll see it if it's above the service floor area. If it's not above the service floor than it has to be at the fitting that "5th time" (Mike) was talking about.
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:13 AM   #9
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Thanks so much for the feedback! Great clues. FW was empty so it wasn't that. The area behind the service wall was dry. Water pump not cycling on and off. So... altered predictions anyone?

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Old 05-26-2014, 01:17 AM   #10
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Look under you kitchen sink for a leak or the ice maker line. Which floor plan do you have?
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