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Old 10-27-2017, 08:35 PM   #1
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Water Leak 17 B, 2017 model ??? Help.......

I need HELP & any opinions to this problem will be appreciated.

We are on our first camping trip in a RV Park in Chattanooga Tn, with water connected, but no fresh water in the Tank.

I am noticing a continuos drip on to the ground, on the passenger side, right under side where the Fridge is .

Right next to the leak is the storage compartment accessed from outside, where in there is a good puddle of water .

I opened the small outside panel behind the fridge & the condensation tube outlet is completely dry. I think the amount of water leaking is much more than can be expected from just condensation or humidity.

I am going to shut off the water & see if the leak stops.

I may be wrong but I suspect a leak in the fresh water plumbing under the floor of the rear dinette( Which is converted to a bed,) where the floor is wet, next to storage compartment.

I discussed this with Jeff at Escape Trailers, Reece was not available today. I am going to send them some pictures to better explain this situation .

(Camping is fun eh ?)

Thank you in advance for any help.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the world of plumbing with road rumbles. Susan was complaining yesterday taking an outdoor shower in Alabama Hills that the fixture was leaking. Twisted down the fitting and problem solved!
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:12 PM   #3
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Isnít all of the plumbing on a 17B confined to the driverís side? Unless you had something changed like an outdoor shower on the other side.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:42 PM   #4
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Thanks Rubicon,

There is no change in the plumbing as far as I can remember, I think the external shower is on the drivers side, although I have not yet become aware of it or used it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:45 PM   #5
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Isnít all of the plumbing on a 17B confined to the driverís side? Unless you had something changed like an outdoor shower on the other side.
I have a classic 17B and there is no plumbing on the passenger side. Must be something else causing the problem.
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:39 AM   #6
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Have you used the trailer without city water, just fresh water from the tank? Depending on what you get with the no water test, this might be next. You'll have to isolate it down one step at a time. I take it it's not the A/C dripping as you'd see it running down the side of the trailer.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:36 AM   #7
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Thank you for your posts,

It is not the A/C leaking as there was no water coming down the outside walls .

It may not be the fridge as the drain line was dry when I opened the outside panel behind the fridge on the passenger side & the water is much more than could be expected from just condensation

The campground is not level, & in fact sloping towards the passengers slide, so it could be that the water is leaking from the drivers side in the rear passing under the rear dinette( Bed in our case) where it is in fact wet, going into the storage compartment where there is water collecting on the passenger side and then dripping down externally.

Now as posted as a possible scenario, in one of the other threads, how to check the plumbing at the water heater ? Let me get in there & give that a shot.

To make things easier, it has started raining early this morning.

Thanks for bouncing ideas with me about this situation
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:45 AM   #8
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It is not the A/C leaking as there was no water coming down the outside walls .
Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but if your rooftop AC is running you should see condensate dripping down the outside wall of the trailer on the low side.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:49 AM   #9
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There is no water running down the outside walls, so it MAY NOT be the A/C
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:27 AM   #10
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This maybe a stupid question, but...

If you you are using city water, are you using a water pressure regulator to reduce to the water pressure?

on another note, I have have water leak from threaded fittings off the water pump.

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Old 10-28-2017, 08:33 AM   #11
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My wife and I saw a puddle behind our rear tire, looked and looked. Could not see water coming off the Roof A/C and thought it was a leak. The water took a goofy zigzag path around a window, hugging by surface tension to underneath the trailer. Being gelcoat white and water clear, we did not see it right in front of our eyes. It would drip then stop. We must have been searching when it was not dripping. Anyway it was our roof A/C doing its normal thing and our eyes missed it. Running our fingers around the perimeter found the path of the moisture. Just passing along that idea.
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:35 AM   #12
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Sure enough the 2 BLACK NUTS going on the inlet tubes TO THE WATER HEATER were wet & the Floor underneath was wet & there was a tiny stream flowing from the drivers side to the passenger side following the slope of the Trailer under the bed going into exterior storage, then dripping outside next to the wheel.

I will post back again, as hopefully the leak will stop. Let me see how this goes -

The above leak was similar to the one others had on their Trailers on this Forum .

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Old 10-29-2017, 11:46 PM   #13
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After driving home that day, the camper has not been tested again with water connection hooked on, as it is in storage now.

But I am reasonably sure the loose 2 black nuts were the culprit. If something comes up when we camp again I will post on this thread.

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