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Old 08-10-2014, 09:41 AM   #1
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Fresh water inlet hose leak

When I fill my freshwater tank, if the inlet hose is full of water, it leaks unto the floor. The leak is coming out of the expanding foam around the hose at the floor.

Does anyone know what kind of fastener is buried under that foam? Before I remove it I wanted to get a good idea of what I might need to effect the repair.

Thanks for any and all help!
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:45 PM   #2
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I guess I am the first (hopefully only) with this problem. Under the expanding foam, the hose is fastened to the fresh water tanks with a hose clamp. On mine, the hose clamp was too high up to clamp onto the plastic inlet connector. I just moved it down and retightened. Next time I am using some expanding foam on something I will put some back around this pipe as it should aid in it staying in place in case it gets bumped by the shore power cord.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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Had similar on my old conventional trailer except I suspect the back pressure caused when the tank fills and you have a hose stuffed in the tube made it blow off. Too much water to exit via the overflow. Cost me 3 weeks vacation to replace the soggy rotted out floor.
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