Help - water tank leaked! (1 Viewer)

Aug 26, 2020
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Fife, Scotland, UK
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Hi all. I'm in need of some urgent advice. Was fillingnup fresh water tank and doing something inside the motorhome and keeping an eye on the water % on the screen. I know, bad mistake. It sat at 60% for a while, then I turned music down and heard loads of water flooding out the van. Water was coming from the inlet - fine. Water was coming from the small overflow hose - fine. Water was also coming from various places at the front side of the van (before the cab) - not fine.

I was pretty confused. Lifted the cushion to check the tank was indeed full and found water pooled in the lid but no sign of flooding. Further investigation has shown me that the lid isn't sealing and even a low pressure overfill results in the water escaping from the lid and escaping through the small double floor step up section and out wherever there happens to be a way out. The van was overfilled on a front pointing, right leaning slope so all the water went that way and found a way out the van.

Ok, I can fix the lid. I also know that I've only done this once. The guy I bought it from never mentioned it but I do know that he hardly used it. Not sure about the previous owners but you'd expect it to happen once and fix the lid if it did indeed happen previously. What I'm confused about is how the water got out so easily. I'm not taking about a drip, it was really coming out at the front side of the van. Does anyone have any advice? I can't see any evidence of damp under the van . I've attached some photos of the setup. . What would you do? Is there a chance that there is still some water pooled there and could be slowly rotting the floor? Any advice gratefully received.
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Orca Brody
Aug 26, 2020
79
177
Fife, Scotland, UK
Funster No
75,017
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Just Looking
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2019
Quite common when you overfil a tank nothing to worry about it should dry out OK just be careful in future.
Mop up any water with a microfiber towel. As long as you don't t do it regularly it shouldn't be a problem.
That's reassuring but where is the water gettingg out? And the trouble is that I can't mop up as it is under the floor..

 
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Orca Brody
Aug 26, 2020
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Fife, Scotland, UK
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2019
Thanks for the input. I think in future, I just won't fill until full. A bigger overflow would be a good idea just in case as they overflow pipe is tiny. I just hope I got all the water out! Thanks again.
 
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