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Old 03-23-2016, 10:24 PM   #1
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Hello all, not only am I new to this forum I am new to the camper world. I was handed the keys to a 2000, 30 ft fleetwood mallard. This past weekend I "thought" I was filling the fresh water reserve tank. Get to our planned location only to find out the tank is empty. I looked through the owners manual and googled it, but no luck.

My question is, do I need to have the pump running to fill the tank or is there a valve I need to check?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:30 AM   #2
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I had a similar problem when we got our Georgetown. Our previous Class C had a "pour it in from a bucket" fill, through a funnel. The GT had a hose connection, identical to the one on the black tank drain port. I filled the black tank with fresh water the first time out.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:38 AM   #3
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When filling the tank did you hear water rushing in the lines? There should be valve in the water compartment that lets you run on city water, if you are hooked up, or lets you fill your tank. If you have it and it's in the wrong position you won't be able to fill your tank. Look see if you have this set up. Let us know.

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My trailer has two water "ports". One is the city hookup that a hose screws into, and can provide water and pressure from a hose bib. The other is a "port" where water is poured in using a hose or a container that puts water in the fresh water holding tank, and water pressure is provided by the electric pump.

My water tank is under the bed, so it was super easy to see which one will provide water from which connection. I'm sorry I can't help you with the particulars on your trailer.
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My guess is that you did one of 2 things. Either you hooked the hose to the city water connection which bypasses the fresh water tank or you hooked the hose to the black water flush, in which case you now have a full black water tank.

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Old 03-24-2016, 07:38 PM   #6
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On the rear left side there is a connection for a water hose (city water) and next to it is a cap that is to fill the reserve tank...."at least that is what I have been reading". I put the hose in there and turned in on low and soon after it is spilling out.."full" or so I thought.
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There may be a winter bypass kit installed between the fresh water tank and the pump. It sounds to me like you did fill the tank. the kit contains a valve that lets you pump rv antifreeze into the system for winter. If you have this make sure the valve is turned to the water tank and not to the hose that goes into a bottle of antifreeze
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There may be a winter bypass kit installed between the fresh water tank and the pump. It sounds to me like you did fill the tank. the kit contains a valve that lets you pump rv antifreeze into the system for winter. If you have this make sure the valve is turned to the water tank and not to the hose that goes into a bottle of antifreeze
The monitoring system shows its empty and when I flushed toilet to check there was not water.
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Kinked filler hose?
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The monitoring system shows its empty and when I flushed toilet to check there was not water.

Ok so the black tank is empty. What does the monitor say about the fresh tank? Have you located this tank and your pump. These are normally not very far from the opening on the outside that is used to fill it.
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Too much pressure on hose filling tank and you thought it was full maybe? I had one camper that had a very slow fill. Does the fresh water tank have a valve to drain the tank that could be open?
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Too much pressure on hose filling tank and you thought it was full maybe? I had one camper that had a very slow fill. Does the fresh water tank have a valve to drain the tank that could be open?
No drain that I am aware of....the only water on the ground is from it overflowing.
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Ok so the black tank is empty. What does the monitor say about the fresh tank? Have you located this tank and your pump. These are normally not very far from the opening on the outside that is used to fill it.
The monitoring system monitors all water. I push the fresh water button and it shows empty.
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