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Old 09-14-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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Fresh water questions

Hi folks! So far the new MH is doing fine. I promise to get a pic in my avatar of the new one real soon. I have two questions related to my fresh water tank that I would love to hear about from the group.

1) Has any one else experienced this behavior?
When I overfill the fresh water tank it apparently starts a siphon action through the fresh water tank overflow vent/pipe. The first time it happened I shut off the water fill, but did not notice the overflow was not going to stop. It had dumped half the tank contents back out on the ground when I saw it. The siphon does stop fairly quickly with lots of gurgling if I open the fresh water tank drain valve while the siphon is in process.

2) This one is just different than my last MH's, so I wondered if it is normal?
With city water connected, if I leave the "fill/city-water" valve in the city-water position, and leave the coach's water pump on, water is drawn from the fresh water tank rather than from the city water supply. Turning the pump off causes the water to come from the city water supply. On my last MH's the valve determined the water source, not the pump power switch. I guess this new way is kind of handy, it's just a bit different.

Neither of these is a real problem now that I know how they work, they just seemed a bit odd to me at first blush. Or is this all just how it works and I never noticed before?
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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I don't know anything about the city/tank water valve set-up that you have, but I do know that the water siphoning from your tank is a common problem. I had a Winnebago Brave that did that as I was driving down the road. The only safe cure for that is to not fill the tank all of the way up so that the sloshing will not make the water go out of the the overflow tube and start the siphoning. I got to the campsite with half a tank of water too. I was baffled also until I opbseved the siphoning myself.
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Daveo0o.....My coaches have always been able to run the pump at the same time as the city water. A lot of people enhance the city water pressure when taking a shower by turning the pump on. My pump supplies 65 psi and is often better than the city connection at some sites.
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Hi folks! So far the new MH is doing fine. I promise to get a pic in my avatar of the new one real soon. I have two questions related to my fresh water tank that I would love to hear about from the group.

1) Has any one else experienced this behavior?
When I overfill the fresh water tank it apparently starts a siphon action through the fresh water tank overflow vent/pipe. The first time it happened I shut off the water fill, but did not notice the overflow was not going to stop. It had dumped half the tank contents back out on the ground when I saw it. The siphon does stop fairly quickly with lots of gurgling if I open the fresh water tank drain valve while the siphon is in process.

2) This one is just different than my last MH's, so I wondered if it is normal?
With city water connected, if I leave the "fill/city-water" valve in the city-water position, and leave the coach's water pump on, water is drawn from the fresh water tank rather than from the city water supply. Turning the pump off causes the water to come from the city water supply. On my last MH's the valve determined the water source, not the pump power switch. I guess this new way is kind of handy, it's just a bit different.

Neither of these is a real problem now that I know how they work, they just seemed a bit odd to me at first blush. Or is this all just how it works and I never noticed before?
All of the above are common! My Signature does the same thing.
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