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Old 10-07-2018, 07:42 PM   #15
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Well after analyzing all the input from everyone and rereading my manual over and over I think I finally put it together.
The blue handle for freshwater/City water is a quick fill valve for my freshwater tank.
It appears the only thing I have to do once I hook the city line up is turn my water pump off, there are no other valves to switch.
Went to town today and got a brass hose bib to replace the Chrome one, it was a little worn. Got it water pressure regulator and figured out how to hook up the two inline filters.
Kind of did a little test earlier with the old hoses and fittings and I think I have it figured out. It's pouring down rain now so I'm going to go sit inside and stay warm.
Tomorrow I'll hook up the new hose bib water pressure gauge my brand new hoses and replace the filters for the exterior filter canisters. Hook it all up turn the water on and I think it will be fine.
Thanks again for all the help I think I finally got it.
One last question about the hot water tank. I'm guessing that automatically fills from the freshwater tank inline somehow. I want to drain both hot and freshwater tanks and sanitize them and refill them. I found the valve to drain the hot water tank and the freshwater tank..... and I'll make sure I have the hot water tank turned off before I drain it.
My question is when I refill the freshwater tank will that automatically put water into the hot water tank or do I have to fill the hot water tank separately.
Thank you everyone again, making some progress this is the fun part, isn't it?
Playing with and figuring out all the new toys what fun.
Off to get warm and give my cat some Lovins.
Good day to all
Filling the fresh water tank will not automatically fill the water heater, only the water tank. If the water heater is empty, switch the fill valve to "local water" and all your lines will be pressurized and the water heater will begin to fill. Open a hot water tap and let the air escape to ease filling. You can fill the heater tank without being connected to city water by using the water pump, which should start automatically as it senses a lack of pressure in the feed line to the empty water heater.

Emptying fresh, potable water from your tank and water heater should be done with awareness of where it will drain. With that in mind, it should rarely, if ever, be done at a campsite as it usually resultants in a soggy mess for the next camper. When in doubt, ask the camp host and use common sense.
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:41 PM   #16
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Filling the fresh water tank will not automatically fill the water heater, only the water tank. If the water heater is empty, switch the fill valve to "local water" and all your lines will be pressurized and the water heater will begin to fill. Open a hot water tap and let the air escape to ease filling. You can fill the heater tank without being connected to city water by using the water pump, which should start automatically as it senses a lack of pressure in the feed line to the empty water heater.

Emptying fresh, potable water from your tank and water heater should be done with awareness of where it will drain. With that in mind, it should rarely, if ever, be done at a campsite as it usually resultants in a soggy mess for the next camper. When in doubt, ask the camp host and use common sense.
Great info thanks I really appreciate it.
Everything I'm getting from you guys is just helping me so well in getting things together and it's awesome. So glad I joined this site.
That's exactly what I thought about draining my tanks where I'm sitting.... don't want that soggy mess for myself or the next camper. Figuring I'll do it at the dump station and just open everything up and let the faucets run to drain it into the dump station through my grey tank.
Hoping to get a more permanent place in the future so this won't be an issue. Once I get them drained and sanitized, I'll be using them regularly so it shouldn't be a problem.
Thanks again, heading to the dump station tomorrow to get it all done.
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