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Old 02-19-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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Filling water

Sucks having this as my first post. Been lurking for awhile though.
Been searching for an answer for the last 2hours.

Taking the Mallard (19N) out tomorrow after work for a dry run. Problem is I can't seem to fill the fresh water tank. Just keeps coming out a hose underneath (overflow?) and also right out where i'm trying to fill it. I found one valve handle under the sink next to the water pump that doesn't seem to matter which way it is turned.
I have the hotwater plug off and the two plugs under the trailer off (not sure what these are for).

I'm I missing another valve under the sink? Owner manual is no help at all.
Must be missing something simple but don't know what.
*previous owner always used hookups. All tanks are empty for the winter.
First travel trailer. Complete novice.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:35 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like the drain valve for the water tank is open. Look around your water tank , there should be a valve for draining it, close it and see what happens.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:46 PM   #3
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It sounds like you have two separate issues going on. Water leaking underneath and water coming out of the fill.

You should have a low water drain. it is usually located in the water compartment make sure it is closed. I assume you can't see where it's leaking from.

On the fill side you will have the option of city water or tank fill. Make sure that valve is in the fill position. It may be partially shut. Some one else may have another idea.

Good luck with the problem.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:48 PM   #4
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Sounds like the low point drain could be open. Follow where the water is coming from and you should find a valve.

The valve under your sink may be a bypass valve for water heater to use when winterizing. (You don't want antifreeze in hw tank.)

These are only guesses. Hard to know without having hands on.
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Assuming no damage and the water pump is off -- there are only two places the fresh water tank would drain while filling. 1)overflow tube(s) 2)fresh water tank drain valve(s) are open

Dumb question, is the fresh water tank full already? If so then #1 would apply. You can tell by turning on on demand water pump and see water coming out the faucet.

Also, don't drink the water from the tank until you sanitize the tank and plumbing
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Sucks having this as my first post. Been lurking for awhile though.
Been searching for an answer for the last 2hours.

Taking the Mallard (19N) out tomorrow after work for a dry run.
I have the hotwater plug off and the two plugs under the trailer off (not sure what these are for).
I had a Weekender TT for a few years the fresh water tank didn't have a valve on the drain just a plug or cap. Your Mallard could be the same way. The two plugs you have off are the low point drains for the hot and cold water lines.
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Hmmmm...to dark/late to go look.

I did not know there is overflow tube and also drain valve separate. Guess i'll have to climb under the trailer tomorrow and look for another drain valve.

*tank is not full. I tried to fill it and at one time turned on the pump. Lots of air and very little water gurgle. Only air out of the faucet. When I went out and checked the lines, water was comping out of the 2 drain lines (hot and cold low point drains?) and also hot water drain.

Thanks everyone, I'll update when i know''

*edit, thanks boone. I see the hose it's leaking from and it looks threaded. Don't see a cap anywhere for it though. I assumed it was supposed to be open as an overflow...maybe not.
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The tank overflow should be an unthreaded tube. Although, on my Avion 5er the tank fill is behind a lockable door. The tank overflow is there also, when the tank is full it will spit water out the overfill not under the trailer.
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If you have a friend familiar with RV's, ask them to go over the systems with you. Good luck.
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LOL, that was the plan. Everyone else is busier than me now.

Went out and maybe figured a few things out.
Things I know- the 2 low point drain hoses, hot water drain, only valve in there is from the hot water heater--either sends cold water to both faucets (when not in use) or hot to one and cold to the other when using.

Only other hose under the trailer is

I'm pretty sure that is the fresh water drain with missing cap.

The real question now is after that is capped and i start filling the tank, how do i know when the tank is full? Now i'm thinking it will start spraying out where i'm filling it as there will be nowhere for it to go.

I guess no water on this trip, but all packed and ready to leave tonight come hell or high water
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LOL, that was the plan. Everyone else is busier than me now.

Went out and maybe figured a few things out.
Things I know- the 2 low point drain hoses, hot water drain, only valve in there is from the hot water heater--either sends cold water to both faucets (when not in use) or hot to one and cold to the other when using.

Only other hose under the trailer is

I'm pretty sure that is the fresh water drain with missing cap.

The real question now is after that is capped and i start filling the tank, how do i know when the tank is full? Now i'm thinking it will start spraying out where i'm filling it as there will be nowhere for it to go.

I guess no water on this trip, but all packed and ready to leave tonight come hell or high water
This is the cap mine uses Flair-It 16860 Plastic Cap Fitting, 0.5" Size Flair-It http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000H602C8/..._6J45ub16SA7PX
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First, our rv's are not related, but here is something to look at... As far as filling, I have to use a spray nozzle on the hose to force water down the fill line. Yes I have checked the hoses, everything is fine, but the fill is just a few inches above the tank. If you just use a hose, it will gurgle out more than you get in... (vent is new and working) Our tank is under the bed so I just watch it to get the amount in it I want. You can see through the side with a flash light... Worth a try....
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Funny you posted this, When I got my tt back from camping world in lakewood, I couldnt fill my tank either, realized they took the cap off the drain valve but never told me. I found it in a drawer in the kitchen.....

I guess they assumed a newbie would know this or that I had a pdi which they never gave me...


oh well.... lesson learned
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