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Old 02-01-2016, 10:44 PM   #11
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Just a thought. Do you have the Kantleak Valve water control panel. If so they have a replacement part they will send you no charge and you can replace it in about 15 minutes. This will stop the water going to the fresh water tank. My different brand 5th wheel had this setup and the exact problem. Anderson Brass Company Phone # is 800-476-9876

I know what camper you have. GD
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:55 PM   #12
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So, we just back from another short RV trip. The dealership sent me a Camco brass Backflow Checkvalve to install on the inlet side of the pump (between the freshwater tank and the pump) instead of sending me another pump. I installed it correctly and I still have the problem. I have a small trickle of water still coming from my low point drain under the freshwater tank. The pump is working correctly and I can still use the water from the freshwater tank if I prefer. I'm assuming the water filling the freshwater tank is coming from some other fault. Perhaps a bad control valve. Do any of you know if you can still use City Water when the system is set to "System Use" mode? Presumably you should only be able to get water from the tank using the pump in this mode, but I am still able to get water from the city water connection and not use the pump. The flow isn't even reduced.

The problem must be small because the amount of water coming from the low point drain is very little (small stream and even trickle). I really need some help trying to fix this problem.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:00 PM   #13
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Here are some pictures from behind my water control center and of the pump after installing the check valve.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:08 PM   #14
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Turn off the pump,now unscrew the suction hose where it attaches to the check valve coming From the F/W tank! Now turn on the City water,you should NOT have water coming out the check valve you installed! Youroo!!
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:37 PM   #15
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Yeah, that is so full of common sense that you'd think I'd have tried it...... I'll do that next time out . Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2016, 12:54 PM   #16
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Did that red drain now have a cap on it? Mine has a cap on it that seals it closed. Now I know that doesn't solve your problem of it leaking in regards to it shouldn't leak but if you put a cap on it, it will at least stop draining onto the ground.

Or is it that you just removed the cap to show us how slow it is draining/leaking?
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I thought the problem was the FWT filling,while on City water! If you block the tank drain all He-- will happen! Youroo!!
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Did that red drain now have a cap on it? Mine has a cap on it that seals it closed. Now I know that doesn't solve your problem of it leaking in regards to it shouldn't leak but if you put a cap on it, it will at least stop draining onto the ground.

Or is it that you just removed the cap to show us how slow it is draining/leaking?
With the cap on, the Freshwater tank fills to full in about 12 hours. It then starts coming out of the overfill vent and drips from there. Then it looks real bad draining the entire tank to the ground along with the trickle from the overfill. So I just keep the cap off until the problem is resolved. I'm probably going to install a ball valve in the tank fill hose behind the water station if that's where the water is coming from (potentially a bad OEM ball valve seal).
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Here is an idea of what I want to do to help solve the problem (or at least bypass it).
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So, I spoke with both my dealer and a local Chaparral dealer who both claim they have very little knowledge of the plumbing in these coaches. I decided to take it upon myself and add a ball valve to the Waterfill hose to/from the Freshwater tank. Hope this resolves my issue. The plumbing back there is a nightmare.

The first and last pics are after pics. Middle one is the before. This should resolve any issue with water going into the Freshwater tank unwantedly. Chaparrals only have 1 hose (not including the low point drain) going to/from the tank. The valves control whether that single hose is used to fill or pull from the tank. The problem had to either been water back flowing through the pumps check valve (which I already added an additional check valve to with no luck) or a leak in the OEM diverter valve.
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