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Old 01-09-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy 2000 Adventurer leak behind booth on floor

We woke up this morning to find the carpet wet behind the booth next to where the slide out is. We have had no rain lately. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this?
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Which model do you have. For most floor plans, it could be the shower.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:30 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, it can be a number of things: Almost any plumbing component can leak. I would start with the closest fixture to the wet spot and work my way out. On the bright side, tank leaks, fresh water, grey water, etc., tend to leak down so the wetness would show up in an outside compartment or on the ground.
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Hello All, if the wall behind the booth has a mirror attached you can access an opening behind the mirror. On our 2000 37G the mirror lifted up and disconnected from the track holding it to the wall and you can see the plumbing for the shower and vent pipe. Hope this might be of some help.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:58 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your replies. Our 2000 Winnebago Adventurer is 37 ft. When we unhooked from the "city" water and readjusted the leveling (leaning it ever-so-slightly down and away from the wet spot) the carpet dried and we have had no more trouble. We have been at our current location for about a week and the only things we have done differently at this campground is connect to the "city" water and do 2 loads of wash in our rv. However, we have not used the shower at all on this trip (we did take showers elsewhere, however!). So, it remains a mystery but we are happy things are dry at this time. Thanks again!
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:53 AM   #6
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Hello All, in our 37G we had to replace the vacuum release valve that is on the fresh water line enclosed in the booth wall. It would make sense that hooked up to the city water that it could be your problem leak. Not a hard fix to replace. Good Luck.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:28 AM   #7
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The problem is not fixed and needs to be addressed before your next shower. You can end up with a delaminated floor and a rotten deck if you leave it unattended. It could simply be the need to re-caulk the shower pan to the surround and door track or the monument where the shower valve is mounted.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:23 AM   #8
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I can guarantee if it leaks once, it will leak again! Regardless of how you level your coach(to an extent) you should not experience wet carpets.
Keep looking, or have an experienced tech do the search, something is wrong now. The costs may be up to a couple hundred dollars. If you wait however, the costs could be in the thousands of dollars.
My advice even though no one has asked: Find that leak, and fix it NOW!
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I bet it is still leaking, they have not said that they found any leak leveling the unit is not the all around fix. They will find it.
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Hello All, in our 37G we had to replace the vacuum release valve that is on the fresh water line enclosed in the booth wall. It would make sense that hooked up to the city water that it could be your problem leak. Not a hard fix to replace. Good Luck.
Your reply has been most helpful and makes the most sense to us. I believe you also suggested we remove the mirror on that wall to access plumbing. We think our mirror style is different from yours as there is no "track". After unscrewing the 4 "holders" we cannot get the mirror off as it seems to be glued to the wall. Is there an alternate way to access the vacuum release valve? Thanks so very much for your help on this!
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Go the Winnie site and download the schematics for your coach. this will help you in troubleshooting and repairing the actual problem. It sounds like you may have a loose or broken inlet water connection or piping leading up to the shower.
Try disconectiong and turning on the water pump, it after a bit it starts running with all the faucets shut then you most definetly have a leak in one of the lines running to a faucet and not a drain.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:22 AM   #12
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Hello All, the mirror is on a track system ,after removing the 4 clips try pushing the mirror towards the ceiling. It will not move easy due to the putty used to hold in place but it will come off the 2 tracks that it is set in. Behind the mirror is a large opening, look to the right behind the paneling and you should see a brass vacuum release valve. I would think if this is the problem you can hook back up to city water and watch to see if the vacuum valve leaks, if not the valve you have a good look at the shower plumbing also. Hope this is a help it fixed our leak.
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Hello All, just thought I would add a picture. You might try using some fishing line with a block of wood on each end ,slide it behind the mirror and cut the putty with the line, moving it back and forth.
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