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Old 07-03-2017, 01:14 PM   #1
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Hi ,I just buy a 1986 Bigfoot camper, is running me nuts, the water tank is leaking ,how I can assess ?
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:29 PM   #2
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Fill it with water and crawl underneath it. If it is the freshwater tank., it might just be the valve. A fairly easy fix. If it's the tank itself (freshwater, grey, or black water) and you need to drop the tank, it's more of a project.
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:31 PM   #3
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Oops, I just realized that in your post you used the word "camper" and my response was based on the assumption it was a trailer.
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:34 PM   #4
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Leyda, the most helpful thing you can do is post pictures of where the problems are occurring. If the people who understand your trailer can see the problem that you see, they can give you better answers.

Some questions that you will probably want to answer first...
Did it just start leaking?
Where is the leak/ water showing up?
Is there unwanted water inside the trailer beyond the leak?
Has it been raining?
Did you recently fill the fresh water tank?
Did you turn on an electric water pump?
Are you connected with a hose to a fresh water source?
Do you have a manual water pump?

And these may not even be the questions that get to your answer.
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:38 PM   #5
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Hi I fill the tank and start leaking water star coming outside under De furnest. Is all damage there rusty ,y pull all the carpet out,the water bump look new . I need know how I can assess to the tank is under the bench, I not see how ,I need removed the carpet to found how pull the wood top out ? I'm totally lost on this .the guy sell it with the truck and yersterday went I take down I saw is broken the fibreglass to. I'm desperate, I not gave clue how start. Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:52 PM   #6
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This is a thread from another forum, where you might find more information that relates to your truck camper than you can find here. The truck layouts are somewhat different than trailers. It sounds like this is the same kind of issue you are having.

HELP!!! Leaking water inlet - what to do? - Truck Camper Topics - NATCOA Forum / Truck Camper Ads
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:55 PM   #7
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Yes is a camper .I have the water pump manual is a shurflo model series 200.. I believe is the tank is cracked. Is to visual access. I was homeless i buy for living ,I need fix it by my own. Yersterday is was a nightmare went start put down the one of the Jack broken all the bolt and almost lost the camper .is on the same conor I saw all the damage.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:10 PM   #8
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First, make sure it isn't your filler tube/hose. At that age, it could easily be degraded and cracked. It probably is connected with a hose clamp. The tank is a different story. It is probably ABS or Polypropylene. Some companies sell plastic repair products if it is the tank that is leaking.

If the crack is too big and you are near a farm, there may be someone there who can repair the plastic tanks used for water and chemicals, or tell you where you can get a repair made.

Make sure you don't have any leaking at the drain outlet either. Usually it's the little things that make big problems.

Now how to get that thing out to do any work on it would probably be better asked on the other forum I posted.

Good luck, and I hope it's something simple.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:27 PM   #9
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Hi thanks for your help but I found the big problem and more.is a huge crack on the water heather tank,I need new one.plus the past owner never take care and is a lot mold and bad wood to replace..
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:37 PM   #10
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Hi , is time to take actions by my own to repair my bad inversion with this camper. I will apriciate to this forum to help me.problem # 1- the water tank is out and the crack can't be repair,is like 12" almost all tank . I need replacement the tank,but who I can make come out the Jade and the water vault of the tank? Thanks for your help ,Leyda Lou grandma to be ,need travel before December to Ohio, I live on Kennewick wa.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:53 PM   #11
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Here show some problems I need fix it.help me .thanks Leyda Lou
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Old 07-23-2017, 03:07 PM   #12
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Sorry I was having more trobles, water pump is fine is the the heater tank.
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Old 07-23-2017, 03:13 PM   #13
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Here show some problems I need fix it.help me .thanks Leyda Lou
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What exactly are you wanting help on? You should be able to find a replacement water heater. If you can't do the install yourself you'll need to pay an RV repair person.

I don't have experience replacing rotted floor. Seems like a big job.

We'll try to help but you'll need to try explaining what you want a little better.

Good luck!
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