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moore_rvers 03-26-2017 05:10 PM

Fresh water tank filling
 
I discovered this past weekend that my fresh water tank is now filling while using city water connection. I need some suggestions before I take it to the shop.

Russb 03-26-2017 05:44 PM

Probably the check valve at the water pump is leaking allowing the tank to fill. Try pumping water with the pump and maybe it will clear any dirt stuck in the valve.

Jeffur 03-26-2017 05:49 PM

Make sur your "tank / city water hook uo valve is switching fully into either mode.

moore_rvers 03-26-2017 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeffur (Post 122426)
Make sur your "tank / city water hook uo valve is switching fully into either mode.

I ran the pump all weekend. I disconnected the city water and used the tank instead. I tried it again and same thing.
I'm assuming that because there are two different connections for water for city and the tank that I don't have a switch or something of that sort.

Russb 03-26-2017 06:11 PM

The check valve is internal to the pump and rebuild kits are available.

moore_rvers 03-26-2017 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Russb (Post 122428)
The check valve is internal to the pump and rebuild kits are available.

I figured something in the pump was wrong. Was hoping for something simple. But I do have an extended warranty and it covers the pump and all related parts and labor.

moore_rvers 03-29-2017 03:02 PM

Problem solved. I had decided not to get the dealer involved with this because I felt that a simple check valve did not warrant almost an entire day or even two hauling the TT back and forth to the dealer.

I investigated this and found that there was NO check valve anywhere in the system. neither the pump or water lines had one. the system had been replaced and all the lines were brand new with the stickers still on them.

I went to Lowes and bought a check valve and installed it.

Video here!

r2millers 04-01-2017 12:48 PM

Your city water fill valve does have a check valve in it. If it didn't, the water pump would push water back out of it when using it with the fresh water tanks.
One also at the water pump so that city filler can't fill do what was happening before.
I have a 3/4" male hose plug I keep in my city filler connection so if the one way valve breaks while on tank water, it won't drain one of my tanks.
Which did happened to me several years back.

moore_rvers 04-01-2017 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by r2millers (Post 122657)
Your city water fill valve does have a check valve in it. If it didn't, the water pump would push water back out of it when using it with the fresh water tanks.
One also at the water pump so that city filler can't fill do what was happening before.
I have a 3/4" male hose plug I keep in my city filler connection so if the one way valve breaks while on tank water, it won't drain one of my tanks.
Which did happened to me several years back.

There is NO valve on the fill for fresh water. I checked that and when the tank is full it overflows. So no check valve there. Also, there was NO valve anywhere in the lines ir even in the pump. Yes I open the pump. I wanted to see if there was a check valve to fix or replace. There wasn't. As I said, someone removed everything at one point prior to us owning it and failed to add a check valve anywhere. there were other issues with the water system that are not mentioned here because I repaired them and resolved those as well.
The previous owners botched the system. they even took down the tank and failed to reinstall it properly and it fell off the TT while on the interstate. Thus I can assure you there were no check valves in this system.

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mark5w 04-01-2017 02:30 PM

They do sell in line check valves. In-Line Check Valve


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