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Old 05-25-2018, 11:48 PM   #1
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Camping and no water ! 27hfs

Iím dry camping here at lake Powell . I havenít really used used the camper in a year. I knew that lake Powell was going to be no hookups so I filled up the water tank.

Water came thru the faucets and shower head initially for 10 seconds and then they stopped. Turned the pump on, and nothing . Heater on, nothing. Checked under the front bed for the pump. Itís not there. After everything was quite outside I found it under the sink... itís making sounds, although Iím not sure if itís the correct ones ... more like a humming... the heater makes sounds..

The line going to the cold lines seems to have water in it. But the water that most likely is coming from down below is empty... the filter looked good... initially the line going into the pump almost had a linked looked but maybe it was more of the pump trying to suck and getting nothing look?

Is it possible to have to much water in the tank to where it doesnít build pressure or suction?
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:50 PM   #2
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Here is the pic of the pump
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:10 AM   #3
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You will need to take the pump apart and see if the back flow flap is stuck , I keep having that same problem with my 5er ever time I hook up to city water, also might need to stop by the parts store and just get a new pump, if you really need water you can get it out of your low point drain line I would imagine
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Would you happen to have any pics or video of this being done?
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:13 PM   #5
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Check your winterize valve. Since you had water for about 10 seconds and then nothing, and tank is full, this is a classic issue of the winterize valve being set to winterize vs. "normal"
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You will need to take the pump apart and see if the back flow flap is stuck , I keep having that same problem with my 5er ever time I hook up to city water, also might need to stop by the parts store and just get a new pump, if you really need water you can get it out of your low point drain line I would imagine
You can get water out of you fresh water drain.
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A "humming" sound coming from the pump, to me, means that it isn't turning. If you aren't a mechanic, get a new pump and install it. A few more bucks than doing it yourself, but easier and quicker.
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I never winterized it though? Florida and now Phoenix never get that cold lol.... does anyone know why there is another line thatís Tíd but capped off ? And what the purpose of the T even is
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I’m attempting to put water in the input side of the line and see if I can get it to create some suction? It has sat for a year. Or am I wasting my time and it’s only draining into the tank?
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:02 PM   #10
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What’s the pump suppose to be sounding like? A new pump would be great , if I knew I could get one out here in page, AZ. There is pressure and water in the output line side of the pump
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