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Old 07-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #11
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TomG, we have not been able to get ours in yet. We are keeping it garage kept until a fix for roof can be made. What we had to do on our last trip was drain our fresh water tank, and leave the fresh water tank drain open. Our drain valve was near the water pump and filter. At least the water that is slipping by from the city water will just go to the fresh tank and drain out rather than overflowing from the fill inlet. We did get so e funny looks every morning when other campers thought we were slowly draining out gray tank. You will most likely get yours fixed before I get it into the dealer, so please let me know what you find out.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:37 PM   #12
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The water pump sounds like the problem.......will let you know when I get it back.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #13
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Had same problem on our tiffin. Common on many brands. Sometimes just cycling the pump would stop the tank from slowly filling, but the final fix was adjusting my inline regulator down a bit. Seems on that mh, once you got over a certain pressure, it'd leak past the check valve and fill the tank. Once pressure was reduced, never did it again.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #14
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Interesting. Do you mean adjusting the pressure regulator you add on your hose? Mine is preset for 40-50 psi. Is that too high?
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:49 PM   #15
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Yep, the inline one, which in our case is a "T" contraption. One side regulated going to mh, the other unregulated for a water hose for whatever. 40-50 should be fine. Mines around that now I think. When I got a little over 50 on the other mh, it filled the tank. Guess each check valve is finicky or has a mind of its own..
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:44 AM   #16
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I have always used a 40 lb pre set pressure regulator with all of my RV's, so I don't think that is the problem. I am betting on the water pump check valve...and even if the dealer can't replicate it........it is coming off. But I don't think that will be an issue, because it happens continually.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #17
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Probably not water pressure. We're talking adjustable with a gauge though. Crank it up to 60+ psi. The plumbing easily handles it, the check valve, not always. This was a discussion on another forum, in which both pressure and failing check valves were culprits. I run 50-55, which is more like our house.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:38 AM   #18
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My issue of filling the water tank through connection to city water was resolved by replacing the water pump because that is the ONLY point of failure if connected to city water. Still assessing the damage caused but FR very proactive.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:53 AM   #19
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Yes, it is a defective SureFlo water pump. The dealer has a whole file on the problem.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:12 AM   #20
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Well Fellas... Sorry it's been awhile. That trip I went on? I spent the first 4 days on the phone with the dealer because, low and behold, the water pump went again, this time causing a lot of water damage in the rear of the rig. Carpet and wood underneath both soaked. Turns out the pump is faulty, check valve not working properly, which is allowing the tank to fill and with nowhere for the water to go its bursting out the hose. I am a civil engineer by trade so I understand the mechanics of back flow preventers and the like but my dealer would not replace the pump but claimed to have found a leak and so now because of it we have an even more expensive problem. The good news is that Forest River has been fantastic and willing to make things right. I can't say enough positive about their warranty dept. So... Faulty check valve required us to replace the pump and we took it to a different dealer to do all of the gutting and repair from the damage.
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