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Old 02-18-2016, 03:57 PM   #15
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The fresh water tank in my Scamp has a small hole, ~2 in., on the top, with a cover. That cover was not water tight and when towing with some water in the tank the water sloshed enough to get through. Once I found some water on top of the tank, as well as on the floor around it. Filling the tank to the point of overflowing also led to having water leak through the top. Take a good look at that area, that might be your problem.

I sealed that little cover with Lexel and have had no problems since.

Some people assume that it must be condensation, but I am very skeptical about that. None of those recent posts mentioned filling with ice cold water in really humid weather/climate. In my Scamp the tank is enclosed, under the seat, with very little or no air circulation, so very little water should condense on the tank in any case and should not lead to a soaked carpet.

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Old 02-18-2016, 04:04 PM   #16
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I'll add it to my list!

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Old 02-18-2016, 06:09 PM   #17
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Addendum to my post: the closed space where the tank sits may look like there is condensation all over if there is enough water to saturate the air. It is quite different from the case of the tank sweating like your cold beer bottle.

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