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Old 04-17-2017, 06:18 AM   #1
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Leaking Fresh water tank

Good morning,

Over the weekend I noticed water leaking under the RV. After investigation
I found the water was leaking from the fresh water tank elbow. I have taken the panel off and tried adjusting the cable, still leaks. It has the
Valterra 1-1/2 valve and I have read where replacing the seals may take
care of it.

Does anyone have a procedure on how this is done and what is the correct
seals to order for it. The RV is a 2001 Winnebago Journey, diesel pusher.

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Old 04-17-2017, 06:55 AM   #2
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Good morning,

Over the weekend I noticed water leaking under the RV. After investigation
I found the water was leaking from the fresh water tank elbow. I have taken the panel off and tried adjusting the cable, still leaks. It has the
Valterra 1-1/2 valve and I have read where replacing the seals may take
care of it.

Does anyone have a procedure on how this is done and what is the correct
seals to order for it. The RV is a 2001 Winnebago Journey, diesel pusher.

Thanks
Andy
Before replacing the seals, re adjust the cable that opens/closes it.

Their is a set screw at the cable on the valve, loosen the set screw, then pull the handle (the one in the wet bay) out approximately 3/8 of a inch, tighten the set screw on the valve. The valve now has 3/8 of an inch more travel to close the valve.

If that doesn't work, change the rubber seals.

I did both and no more leaks.

Hope this helps.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:34 AM   #3
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Ok,I will try and adjust the cable to see if it helps.


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Old 04-17-2017, 07:47 AM   #4
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How did you know which seals to order? What I know is I have a Valterra 1-1/2 valve body.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:43 AM   #5
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acrobe1, here is a link to the kit on amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-T100...HHB8JJJRCX48TM
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:45 PM   #6
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I just got a 1.5" rubber expanding plug and inserted it into the elbow. No more leak. If I have to, I can crawl under there to drain but since I full time, it's not likely I'll need to. Unless I spend the winter in Alaska again.
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:52 AM   #7
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Ok, thanks for the info.


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I replaced my valve with a Valterra
TC 173 from Amazon.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:46 PM   #9
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Removed my valve, took it to a local rv dealer. They had the seals in stock. Replaced them and have had no trouble since.
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:43 AM   #10
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Ok, I never thought about replacing the whole thing nor taking it to
an RV dealer. Both are good ideas and I will know more this weekend
when I attempt to replace the seals.

Thanks everyone for your ideas.

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