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Old 12-29-2019, 03:23 PM   #1
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Drip drip drip

I drove 4 days Montana to Texas Gulf coast. My brains are slowly coming back.

Got there. No 110 hot water. I burned the element. Replaced yesterday. Took me a while. Long story. But now the hot water works. Gas and electric. Suburban two way. 21 foot 2018 Escape.

However, now I have a drip drip drip leak, steady as she goes for 24 hours. The following video takes a while to load but it does show the leak, from a hole in the fiberglass, low down, between water heater and furnace. Above black and gray sewer valves. It looks like clear water. This area is all black painted spray foam. So it's hard to tell what's going on. Anybody know what pipes are there? Water heater is under the bed. Furnace 18" inches away, below drawer stack. In between those two is an open area at the foot of the bed.

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Old 12-29-2019, 03:28 PM   #2
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You most likely have a slight water leak somewhere or have spilled some water. Those lower pieces along the body edge will collect water and it will drain out those holes drilled in them. Could it possibly be from water released when changing out the 120V element?
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Old 12-29-2019, 03:34 PM   #3
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Water from replacing 110 element? Boy I sure hope so. I went to sleep last night hoping so. But now it's almost 24 hours later and still dripping. It's not a show stopper. I have hot water.....and a place to sleep.

Perhaps I should hurry up and wait. For one more day. Thank you. Love this forum.
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Old 12-29-2019, 03:37 PM   #4
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I drove 4 days Montana to Texas Gulf coast. My brains are slowly coming back.

Got there. No 110 hot water. I burned the element. Replaced yesterday. Took me a while. Long story. But now the hot water works. Gas and electric. Suburban two way. 21 foot 2018 Escape.

However, now I have a drip drip drip leak, steady as she goes for 24 hours. The following video takes a while to load but it does show the leak, from a hole in the fiberglass, low down, between water heater and furnace. Above black and gray sewer valves. It looks like clear water. This area is all black painted spray foam. So it's hard to tell what's going on. Anybody know what pipes are there? Water heater is under the bed. Furnace 18" inches away, below drawer stack. In between those two is an open area at the foot of the bed.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kM4iVgkiB1aGdZdT8
http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f9...ole-10906.html
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Old 12-29-2019, 04:00 PM   #5
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If the water is coming out of the hole in the trunnion then it could be condensation from the windows or your refer condensation that has a drain tube underneath. Your choice...
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Old 12-29-2019, 04:42 PM   #6
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One quick easy thing to do would be to turn off the water pump and de-pressurize the system by opening a tap. See if the rate of dripping decreases or stops.

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Old 12-29-2019, 05:12 PM   #7
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Could the "long story" about taking a long time to swap the AC element have anything to do the issue? I don't see where swapping one out could have anything to do with a water leak somewhere in the system.
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Old 12-30-2019, 01:14 PM   #8
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Mine did that OP and it was an internal water leak. Escape didn´t put any teflon tape on any on the threaded water fittings and one was leaking. Had to re-do them all and no leak. Those weep holes escape put in to divert interior water from your wood floor to protect it.
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Old 12-30-2019, 02:22 PM   #9
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Mine did that OP and it was an internal water leak. Escape didn´t put any teflon tape on any on the threaded water fittings and one was leaking. Had to re-do them all and no leak.
There are not many tapered pipe thread fittings in a trailer, with crimped barbs on the PEX fittings, and flare fittings on faucets. The waste piping is generally glued, and sink trap has slip fittings with seals. What pipe thread fittings were missing tape or dope?
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Old 12-30-2019, 02:32 PM   #10
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Ok I proved it. I am an idiot. When I replaced the heater element I didn't drain from the tank first. I just pulled the element. Water gushed. Some--a lot--went behind the sheet metal and got trapped above several inches of spray foam insulation. Three daze later it's still dripping. But now finally at a noticeably slower rate.
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Old 12-30-2019, 02:57 PM   #11
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We've all had stuff like that happen. Now folks with under trailer foam know that if it gets soaked with water it takes a few days to drip out.

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Old 12-30-2019, 06:38 PM   #12
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I drove 4 days Montana to Texas Gulf coast. My brains are slowly coming back.

Got there. No 110 hot water. I burned the element. Replaced yesterday. Took me a while. Long story. But now the hot water works. Gas and electric. Suburban two way. 21 foot 2018 Escape.

However, now I have a drip drip drip leak, steady as she goes for 24 hours. The following video takes a while to load but it does show the leak, from a hole in the fiberglass, low down, between water heater and furnace. Above black and gray sewer valves. It looks like clear water. This area is all black painted spray foam. So it's hard to tell what's going on. Anybody know what pipes are there? Water heater is under the bed. Furnace 18" inches away, below drawer stack. In between those two is an open area at the foot of the bed.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kM4iVgkiB1aGdZdT8
So you have a 2018-21? I am curious as that is what I have but I have not noticed any drain holes on it.
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:49 PM   #13
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All of the Escapes have them...
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Old 12-30-2019, 07:16 PM   #14
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Is it a drain hole? It's a hole in the fiberglass facing down, immediately above the gray water valve. You have to kneel down on your knees, bend over, cuss twice and then look up to see it.
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There are at least 4-6 drain holes, depending on model around the perimeter of the trailer bottom.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:48 PM   #16
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The archives mention
¨...Once the shell arrives at our main production facility, floor leveling compound is laid down to smooth out the areas in the floor where the plywood seams are. This is the grey areas on the floor in the top photo. 1/4" holes are then drilled all the way around the fiberglass tab between the plywood and the shell every 3"-4" to allow any water that may get into the unit to run below the floor into the 'pontoons'.¨ Those Holes you see OP drain this to outside.
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Old 12-30-2019, 10:02 PM   #17
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Is it a drain hole? It's a hole in the fiberglass facing down, immediately above the gray water valve. You have to kneel down on your knees, bend over, cuss twice and then look up to see it.
I probably get a real kink in my neck doing that. I find it easier to throw down some cardboard and lay on it looking up.

Here's what one of the drain holes looks like. Pretty easy to see looking up at them.

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How do I get back up? I find it easier to use my smart phone camera, sometimes in selfie mode, to photograph things in awkward places.
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How do I get back up? I find it easier to use my smart phone camera, sometimes in selfie mode, to photograph things in awkward places.
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