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Old 11-10-2007, 12:23 PM   #1
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I had noticed a bit of a musty smell in the compartment under the gaucho bed area in my trailer where the fresh water tank is located. None of the other cabinets or concealed areas have this same odor. It's kind of eating away at me that maybe there is a leak in the water tank??

When we had the trailer out in the summer and the tank was filled, I never noticed any leaking or pooling of water in the tank area. Is it possible to have a very small leak that would cause moisture without actually causing a flood from the tank? How would someone go about determining whether this is the case?
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:31 PM   #2
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I had noticed a bit of a musty smell in the compartment under the gaucho bed area in my trailer where the fresh water tank is located. None of the other cabinets or concealed areas have this same odor. It's kind of eating away at me that maybe there is a leak in the water tank??

When we had the trailer out in the summer and the tank was filled, I never noticed any leaking or pooling of water in the tank area. Is it possible to have a very small leak that would cause moisture without actually causing a flood from the tank? How would someone go about determining whether this is the case?

i have used a blacklight with some sucess

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Old 11-10-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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I'd put some water in the tank, then put a canister of Dri-Z-Air in the compartment and seal it up. Check it in a couple of weeks, if there's water in the bottom of the container, you've got a leak.
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:48 PM   #4
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...you never indicatede when you noticed this smell. Has it been there a while, or are you snooping around in there for a specific reason? (Not that it really matters... ) I'm wondering if maybe you're smelling water left over in the holding tank from this last season. This smell might be coming from stagnate water !!! Maybe try draining/rinsing (maybe with some baking soda) flushing again AND then running some r/v antifreeze through the whole system and leave it winterized like that????
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:24 PM   #5
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Condensation on the tank itself, perhaps?
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