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Old 04-18-2019, 05:45 PM   #1
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Convience Center Leak

I have a 2011 Montana Mountaineer 5th Wheel RV. In the bottom of the Convenience Center (compartment where the water connections are located) there is a tray with a flange opening for bringing hoses and cables up to the appropriate connection. When water get in the bottom tray it leaks into the adjacent storage compartment. I have checked all water connections, they are tight and show not signs of leaking. Any ideas on where the leak is? Could it be the flange opening? Is the flange opening sealed with butyl tape?
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:38 PM   #2
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If you haven't accessed the rear of the convenience center, where all the plumbing is located, it's very likely a loose connection back there. That is also where your pump is located. We had a leak early on from when we purchased the rig and there were several connections that were barely hand tight and leaking. The water runs under the plastic panel and floods the pass through storage area.
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:00 PM   #3
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Bob and Becky, Thanks for the reply. I've checked and rechecked the water connections on the back of the convenience center including the pump. The leak occurs in direct relationship to a significant amount of water accumulating in the bottom tray.
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:45 AM   #4
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Id be checking the outside shower faucet and quick release connections for leak...also Id seal the inside lower edge all the way around.. this way if you get leak from city water hose connection, etc it will not sleep under the panel and into the basement area
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:50 AM   #5
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Since I have to guess it could be that the height of the access hole is causing the water to go back under the wall and from there into the storage area.
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:49 PM   #6
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The entire bottom of the convenience center on our rig is totally sealed except for the two holes where the low point drains exit, and if there was that much water that for some reason couldn't drain, it would drain out around the low point lines. Where is all this water coming from? We rarely have more than a couple ounces of water at the bottom of the convenience center, so something is seriously leaking and should be fixed to solve your problem, whether it is in or behind the convenience center. I use a chunk of foam to keep critters out when we are hooked up and even that does not cause an issue.
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:51 PM   #7
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Check to see if the outside shower faucet handles are leaking behind the convenience center. I also had a situation where the basement floor on the convenience panel side was always wet. After tearing apart the walls to get at all of the water connections, I discovered that the cause was the seal on the cargo door. Simply put a new seal on and bingo no more wet floors. It is easy to suspect a leaky pipe, I sure did, but no problems since replacing the hatch door seal.
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