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Old 04-21-2020, 12:30 AM   #1
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Fresh water tank drain leak

2019 Thor Freedom Elite 24he. Does the pipe coming out of the fresh water tank for draining screw in or is it glued?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-21-2020, 12:33 AM   #2
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Would this be covered under warranty?
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Old 04-21-2020, 03:03 AM   #3
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My 2018 Aria has a threaded plastic fitting spin welded to the tank then the PVC pipe threads into that fitting.

I can't tell from your picture whether yours is assembled the same way.

You can see more about spin welding here: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...nns3uV2da_AI-U
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Old 04-21-2020, 11:34 AM   #4
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Looks like it might be, thanks
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My 2018 Aria has a threaded plastic fitting spin welded to the tank then the PVC pipe threads into that fitting.

I can't tell from your picture whether yours is assembled the same way.

You can see more about spin welding here: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...nns3uV2da_AI-U
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Old 04-22-2020, 11:16 PM   #5
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Looks like a good application for Flex Seal caulking. Or choose the dealer and you’ll get your coach back in 4 - 6 months.
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Old 04-23-2020, 02:09 AM   #6
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It is screwed into the tank, and if like mine was, will be leaking through a small void in the glue to the pipe. Drove me nuts trying to find it, but after getting it out, which requires cutting the pipe, a flashlight behind the joint revealed the issue. Minuscule hole, but under pressure it would accumulate under the tank.
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Old 06-19-2020, 12:46 AM   #7
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It is screwed into the tank, and if like mine was, will be leaking through a small void in the glue to the pipe. Drove me nuts trying to find it, but after getting it out, which requires cutting the pipe, a flashlight behind the joint revealed the issue. Minuscule hole, but under pressure it would accumulate under the tank.
So what did you do to fix it? I have the exact same problem.
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Old 06-19-2020, 01:27 AM   #8
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So what did you do to fix it? I have the exact same problem.

Cut the pipe mid-way between the fitting and the valve so I could unscrew it, then rebuilt the screw in section and joined them back together with a compression sleeve. It's at the factory being redone permanently as designed right now, along with some other squawks.
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Old 06-19-2020, 01:55 AM   #9
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If there ever was a job for flex seal caulk this is it.
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