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Old 05-18-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
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Help on water.
We have Apex #1 with the RO water system. We all of a sudden can not get water on board either with RO bypass or regular RO. We are running low of water and would really like to fill. Any body have any suggestions as we will be needing water soon.
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Lyle
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:48 PM   #2
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Help on water.
We have Apex #1 with the RO water system. We all of a sudden can not get water on board either with RO bypass or regular RO. We are running low of water and would really like to fill. Any body have any suggestions as we will be needing water soon.
Thanks,
Lyle
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:28 PM   #3
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Hello Lyle:

I would suggest you contact the manufacture of the RO System, Vagabond water I know Frank will help you with your problem. He has his phone numbers on his web site
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:14 PM   #4
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Lyle,

Our Fresh Water gauge is broken, so to fake out the system I had to switch the sensor wires from the fresh to the black. Faked out the computer till I get a new sensor. Call me 619-392-8775 and I'll walk you through it. Can't say it'll work, but beats having to carry water.

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Old 05-18-2006, 11:00 PM   #5
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Guys - Call Clyde & Jerry Hobbs - they had this problem in March and it was the Silverleaf. Frank doesn't have a clue as to what WRV did in the installation of the RO in the Apex. I talked to him a couple of weeks ago & that's what he told me. Silverleaf finally fixed the Hobbs after 3 trips to Hood River!
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Old 05-19-2006, 03:53 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, Swans are right; I really don't have any knowledge at all about the Silverleaf and the connection to the Vagabond system. I will learn about it and when I'm able to converse about it I'll let you know.

If I owned an Apex, I would install a by-pass valve around the incomming solenoid valve (that Silverleaf talks to) so that I would be able to manually fill the system. Maybe that's a quick fix for you right now. All you need is a couple of T's and a ball valve in parallel with the solenoid valve and you can fill manually. Another option is to disconnect the wires to the solenoid valve (you must be careful not to reverse polarity to silverleaf) and apply 12 volts to open it manually.

I hope this helps a little.
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Hey thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions. Sounds like Silverleaf is the culprit. I have questioned it about a few other matters.
Sully, I would call but we are in a very bad reception area right now. Certainly will do so later,thanks.
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:59 PM   #8
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Lyle,

In the compartment where the waste valves are located, passenger side, there is a black connector panel velcroed to the wall with phone lines going in. They are labeled fresh, black and gray. Switch the black & fresh and try filling your tank. This may fool the Silverleaf, it did mine.

Tomorrow I'll post a picture if you haven't found it.

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Wow thanks Sully I will try that as soon as I get to a clean water source. We have exceptionally poor water here and I hate to contaminate the system.
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Old 05-20-2006, 04:28 PM   #10
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Well now, I received a voice mail from someone with a 501 area code and it sounded like they were having a problem getting water. The message was so garbled I couldn't get much else out of it, soooo - if it was you Lyle, call me back when you get better service. If it wasn't you, then ????????
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Old 05-21-2006, 04:20 PM   #11
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Frank, I think it was probably me, although we are area code 541. We will be giving you a call. I would like to talk to you more about the bipass. We will have the coach at the factory June 13 for a while maybe we can hook up then too.
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Old 11-11-2006, 03:53 AM   #12
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">If I owned an Apex, I would install a by-pass valve around the incoming solenoid valve (that Silverleaf talks to) so that I would be able to manually fill the system. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We are in BFE Georgia and our fresh water tank will not fill. When Silverleaf is set to fill, there is 12 vdc at the valve so I deduct that the valve is bad. While I wait for a replacement valve, I installed a water hose 1/2" female adapter on the fresh water drain line under the coach. I then connect a water hose to the adapter, connect to park water, turn on the coach fresh drain valve and fill the tank from the bottom. It's not RO water but it is WET and flushes the toilet.
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