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Old 10-29-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Water tank ??

I woke this morning to find the fresh water tank overflow dripping. I had not filled the tank using it's fill port. I have had a hose hooked to the direct system and have for 3 months. I currently have the house batteries out and have not been using the 12 V pump.


Why the heck is that tank full??
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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Replace inlet valve where the hose hooks up. Check valve is allowing h2o back into tank.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll take care of that.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:24 PM   #4
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Ok, the check valve fletch mentioned keeps water from squirting out the hose fitting when the pump is used ( I assume).
Is there a check valve in the sureflo pump??
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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Jmug,

Yes, all the potable water pumps have internal check valves, and they all leak to some degree.

You have two choices....
Either replace, tear down or open up and try to repair the exiting valves.
Or
Add a new check valve between the potable system and the pump.
Many older vehicles have this valve because the old PAR pumps were known to leak.

While you are at it, add a valve from the system side of the new check valve (or the pump, if you don't add it), to the pump suction (inlet). Then when you want to fill the potable tank, just open the valve...

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Can you fill the water tank when your hose is connected to the city water connection? If so, there is a valve that directs the city water either to the tank or to the plumbing system. That valve may be leaking or not fully in the proper position.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:09 PM   #7
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I have determined that I need a ball valve between the tank ans pump. The check valve at the city inlet will also get a ball valve since thee check valve looks to need replacement when I opened it.
When I switch systems I will have to turn off one and on for the other. All I will have to do is pull one drawer out under the bed to operate them. Simple and low cost fix.
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