More water woes

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  1. TheWM

    TheWM Read Only Funster

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    Got to site and start to unpack. Look in the storage in the Alko chassis to be presented with half inch of water... Anyone with a Rapido a class or similar know the possible cause? I do have some kind of drainage above this but appears to be an overflow?
     

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    Perhaps the door seals are letting it in. Were you driving in the rain?
     
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    Yes we were - lots of rain. We also just filled up with water too, all the way to the brim....
     
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    If not as suggested by Techno, my next suggestion would be a loose top cap on the water container, not sure on yours how you would get to this, nearly impossible on mine hopefully easier to find on yours

    Maybe the previous owner had it open for something, some tanks you have to go inside to remove a drain plug for instance, may not have fully secured the cap

    we did have a near identical problem with our Hymer when we first got it, turned out to be a split I the filler hose, when we travelled with tank full as we always did some water slopped back up the tube and out into our garage

    If it is not raining on your way home (fat chance of that maybe :LOL:) and you also refill the water tank before you leave you can rule in or out the water off the road, I hope you will already have found the top cap loose and sorted the problem

    Re reading your second post did you travel with a full tank? If not the more likely is rain, but did you look in the locker before you filled up?

    Good luck (y)
     
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    Thanks @DavidG58.

    The missus was pretty sure the locker was dry this morning. Filled up when we got to the site so after the journey. The water seems pretty clean almost fresh. The top cap seems a possibility- I will try filling again before we leave and inspect whilst doing this to see if we can narrow the problem down.
     
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    So. Tried to recreate what happened with the water issues here this morning.

    Filled the water to brim, (the overflow isn't from the pipe in the compartment as I had expected, as it ran out via the normal dump valve).

    So, got a hose and sprayed it for a good 5 mins top, sides, and underneath. Dry as a bone.

    Now my missus is second guessing herself as she wonders if the water came in while she left the compartment door open while packing (it was raining).

    Any ideas as without driving through rain again, I'm unsure what it could be, as we used the van as normal on site and stayed dry again.
     
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