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Old 06-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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Leak from underbelly, accessing pipes?

2008 299RLS 5er. I need to get to the plumbing near the "low drain point" through the under-belly material. There is water coming out of a hole only when I try and fill fresh water tank "city tank fill". . . .not when I change manifold to "city water". The area of this "hole" and "leak" are in between the I-beam and the skirting . . . about 14-16" area. Removing the screws will do nothing to access underneith. Fiberglass reinforced plastic covering particle board is the apparent material. I see no other way to access it than to cut it out with saw! Carefully of course.

How do I access the pipes? Is there some valve I have forgotten about when winterizing last fall? Or is there a busted pipe?
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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Some pictures may help, not very good at visualizing any more.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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The black hole is where the water comes out. While water comes out, the tank is still filling . . . just not quite as fast.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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Does it leak the whole time you are filling the fresh water tank, or only when you have the tank filled most of the way? Could it be the overflow for the fresh water tank? Could it be a leak in the water tank?
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No. The overflow is on top of the tank several feet away. I mean, the axles are in between the two. I'm pretty sure there's a pipe busted and I need to know how to get in there and fix it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:07 AM   #6
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Ask Jayco for a schematic of your unit. That way you have an idea of where stuff is should you start to cut open the belly.

With your vi# they should be able to help give you some guidence.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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I FOUND IT!!! I REMOVED THE REARWARD PANEL IN THE STORAGE COMPARTMENT AND EVERYTHING WAS RIGHT THERE!!
THE LEAK IS COMING FROM A LITTLE BOWL LOOKING THING PLUMBED INTO THE MAIN LINE GOING TO THE TANK. HAS A SCFREEN IN IT. IT MUST HAVE HAD WATER IN IT, FROZE, AND CRACKED CAUSING A LEAK WHICH RAN DOWNHILL TO THE OTHER HOLE DESCRIBED ABOVE!! voilą!!!! FIX THE BOWL ( OR CAP) . . . FIX THE PROBLEM.
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