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Old 06-16-2015, 09:52 PM   #1
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Filling my fresh water today and I......

forgot to switch from bypass to fill. After about a 35 gallon fill I remembered. Went and flipped the switch to fill and heard the water rushing into the tank.

What "could" have happened doing this? Anything that I should be concerned about at this time?

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Our fresh water valve has 2 positions; tank fill and street. In the street position the shore water pressure is directed to the fixtures in the coach. No water flows unless you open a faucet or flush. The tank fill position is self explanitory.
I am guessing that your rig is the same, so there should be no problem unless you had a faucet open in the rig. Then you would be filling your gray tank.
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Our fresh water valve has 2 positions; tank fill and street. In the street position the shore water pressure is directed to the fixtures in the coach. No water flows unless you open a faucet or flush. The tank fill position is self explanitory.
I am guessing that your rig is the same, so there should be no problem unless you had a faucet open in the rig. Then you would be filling your gray tank.
No extra water in the gray as it was completely empty. It had to be going somewhere though. Nothing flowed out to the ground, etc. It went somewhere in a holding position though as when I flipped it to fill you could hear it rushing in.
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I must not be understanding your system. In the bypass position you say after 35 gallons, how did you determine that volume? Are you certain water is actually flowing into your rig in bypass position, as opposed to pressure being present at your fixtures? Of course when you flip to take fill the water will flow into the fresh tank and you can usually hear it when the tank is empty. Once it gets fuller you can't hear as much, then eventually it will overflow and it's time to shut off the shore water.
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*flip to tank fill*
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I must not be understanding your system. In the bypass position you say after 35 gallons, how did you determine that volume? Are you certain water is actually flowing into your rig in bypass position, as opposed to pressure being present at your fixtures? Of course when you flip to take fill the water will flow into the fresh tank and you can usually hear it when the tank is empty. Once it gets fuller you can't hear as much, then eventually it will overflow and it's time to shut off the shore water.
I am just estimating how much I loaded. Hard to tell but my fresh water tank registered just about low 2/3 full after I switched to fill from bypass. I had some water in the tank already but as I was filling it was in bypass which would be FHU usage. So, if the water was not filling the fresh tank where the heck was it going? I used the fill intake for fresh water which is of course separate from the FHU connection.

Maybe I should have put this in a Fleetwood thread?
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I seem to recall horror stories from people who overfilled and it raised the floor or something to that effect.
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I seem to recall horror stories from people who overfilled and it raised the floor or something to that effect.
Once the fresh water tank is full, excess water will try to flow out the tank vent. However, the vent is designed to allow air to escape from the tank as it is being filled, not to handle a large volume of water. If the water can't flow out the vent fast enough, the pressure can build up in the tank causing it to swell or even burst.
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Think of your water main at home. When you turn on your main, all it does is flow water to your faucets. IF none are on, no water is flowing.

When you turned your valve to Fill, you heard water rushing in the tank. Perfectly normal. Before turning to Fill, no water was flowing.
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Its magic.

Really, if its on bypass, well it bypasses the tank. Going nowhere.
Unless a facet is on.

Does your floor feel soft? That where I would start to look.

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I am just estimating how much I loaded. Hard to tell but my fresh water tank registered just about low 2/3 full after I switched to fill from bypass. I had some water in the tank already but as I was filling it was in bypass which would be FHU usage. So, if the water was not filling the fresh tank where the heck was it going? I used the fill intake for fresh water which is of course separate from the FHU connection.
Maybe I should have put this in a Fleetwood thread?
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Me thinks you did not actually "load" ANY water... (you only THINK you did).
As Blang said in message #9: "When you turned your valve to Fill, you heard water rushing in the tank. Perfectly normal. Before turning to Fill, no water was flowing".
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Me thinks you did not actually "load" ANY water... (you only THINK you did).
As Blang said in message #9: "When you turned your valve to Fill, you heard water rushing in the tank. Perfectly normal. Before turning to Fill, no water was flowing".
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I was standing there holding the hose with the water going into the intake.

I am hoping that i didnt damage anything.
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I hope it wasn't the fuel tank intake. EEK
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Its magic.

Really, if its on bypass, well it bypasses the tank. Going nowhere.
Unless a facet is on.

Does your floor feel soft? That where I would start to look.

Good luck!
Didnt feel anything in the flooring area. I will take a closer look today. Driving from CA to AZ today so hopefully all is good.

Just one of those knucklehead moves as it has been a while since i used the RV.
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