The Joys of a Leaking RV

As we were packing up to leave Spearfish SD, we noticed we had a leak under the bathroom area of the RV.  We didn’t have time to look at it then, so when we arrived in Firestone CO, Lee crawled underneath, unscrewed the plastic cover under the RV and discovered our insulation was soaking wet.  He immediately removed all of the insulation as I walked it to the dumpster.  Luckily, it was only water, meaning we knew it was a Grey Tank leaking and not the Black Tank.  Once everything was removed we attempted to figure out where the leak was coming from.  Lee remained under the RV as I filled each of the grey tanks.  Unfortunately, we never could figure out where the leak was coming from.  We think it was from the shower, and we are more careful at dumping that grey tank and since than we haven’t had a leak.

The fun part came when we tried installing the new insulation.  We got insulation at Home Depot.  Installing insulation and screwing the plastic bottom piece back into place is much harder than is looks.  

If you have to do this, I highly recommend you pay attention when you take it off so you know which way it goes back on.  

Our struggles came when we couldn’t get the plastic bottom piece to line up to where the screws went.  We had multiple failed attempts before we finally were able to get it back on.  Overall it took 3 days to finally get our RV put back together.

One comment

  • Fun times. Sounds like the gray tank was full and you drove and it perhaps splashed out of the overfill pipe onto the insulation rather then onto the ground. When you checked for leaks and Lee was under the carriage was the grey tank filled when you did the visual?

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