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Posted: 07/21/19 06:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New RV owner. Was at a campsite and wanted to put fresh water in the tank cause the hose was leaky and we didn't want to leave it hooked up so it would get wet everywhere. Well, put the hose in the wrong spot (flush out). It probably only ran a few minutes, cause I was wondering why it wasn't raising the level in the tank, when water started running out from under the trailer and the membrane underneath bulged out! Luckily inside there was no mess. Toilet just filled the bowl. Nothing leaked after that so do you think everything will be okay or should I get it checked out? Lol - I found out the fresh water fill valve is on the other side of the trailer near the front door!

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if possible open up what you can under the rv and run some fans. if you need help? call a local rv tech ,they come to you,,smarter than the MCdonald mechanics at the dealership, and cheaper.

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Posted: 07/21/19 07:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“and we didn't want to leave it hooked up so it would get wet everywhere”

Staying hooked to city water is always taking a chance leaky hose or not. Fill the FW tank and use it. Safer.


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Posted: 07/21/19 07:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you! It will definitely be a mistake I won't make again!!

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I would be looking to see where that water was coming from. Water should not leak into the belly even from the black tank flush line. Could be a leak in the flush line, or a leak somewhere from the black tank. Needs to be corrected. Otherwise it will likely be an on going problem.

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Posted: 07/21/19 09:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remove underbelly.....
Mold/Mildew issues
Bulging....lot of water in that area

Black Tanks do NOT have overflows so you may have popped the vent or toilet pipe grommet out of cutout if grommets were used. If pipes where glued to tank inlets then you broke something.


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Posted: 07/22/19 06:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Up the vent pipe and around it into the basement. There's usually a gap at the top that will allow this to happen.





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Funny how we enjoy reading about other's goof ups. We've all done something like that.


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You may want to spray the whole area that got wet with bleach. You are now camping in a hazmat area. Everything came out of the black tank.


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Posted: 07/22/19 12:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Airdaile wrote:

Up the vent pipe and around it into the basement. There's usually a gap at the top that will allow this to happen.


That is the only possibility if the rest of the black tank and system is intact. You should pull the vent cap and inspect, if it looks like there should be little or no flow back down outside the pipe, you need to find the issue and correct it.





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