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Old 06-27-2011, 12:14 AM   #11
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Sounds like pmp is sucking air. Make sure valve from winterizing tube is closed. It's the tube they used to draw antifreeze into system. If they left it open when they winterized it your sucking air
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:05 PM   #12
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Sounds like pmp is sucking air. Make sure valve from winterizing tube is closed. It's the tube they used to draw antifreeze into system. If they left it open when they winterized it your sucking air
so is there a separate hose somewhere? I am confused, the only valves I see are the bypass for the hot water heater.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:11 PM   #13
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Check out sunnysideup's #10 post. The antifreeze siphon tube and 3 way valve should be located on the intake side of your water pump. The valve should run parallel to the water line, not perpendicular. If it is perpendicular (parallel with the siphon tube), then it will be drawing air into the water pump instead of water from your fresh water tank.

The hot water tank bypass is a whole nudder system.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:14 PM   #14
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I think you should look at the valving that allows you to winterize the trailer. My setup has a valve that you turn to pull the "pink oozing stuff" from a hose that is inserted into the jug (pink oozing stuff is antifreeze... I hope). The valve must be turned back to the pre winterization setting. Look for a piece of hose that goes nowhere and has a valve towards the top - about 12" long. My "winterizing kit" is located right beside my water filter, I have a surveyor trailer.

By the way, this is a completely different set of valves that are in addition to the hot water by pass valves. Hope this helps.

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I do not think my trailer has this set-up. I traced the inlet line from the pump to the under-floor fresh water tank without any deviation. I know it does in fact go into the bottom of the tank and there is no obstruction in this line as I could hear/see the pump blowing air into the fresh water tank.

Which makes me wonder how they did get the pink stuff in? Pour it into the fresh water tank or disconnect the line temporarily?
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:29 PM   #15
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give the dealer a call and see if they can help you out.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:38 PM   #16
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I know it does in fact go into the bottom of the tank and there is no obstruction in this line as I could hear/see the pump blowing air into the fresh water tank.
I don't think the pump inlet line should be blowing air into the fresh water tank.

Maybe a pop-up has a different type of water system than the conventional travel trailers that I am familiar with.

I agree that a trip to the dealer might be in order.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:24 PM   #17
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I just had a similar problem. Water pump would run but water would sputter and gurgle but I could not establish flow. I called Colton RV, a local dealer in the Western NY area to set up an appointment for service. Since the dealer could not schedule service before the 4th of July weekend, I panicked! After explaining to him what my problem was, he told me to check the filter on the inlet side of the water pump and that 9 out of 10 times just by cleaning this filter water flow can be restored. Sure enough this filter is housed in a small bubble shaped housing right next to the pump intake. It unscrews by hand and when I removed it, the filter screen was filled with debris. I rinsed it off and screwed it back in and lo and behold, I had running water! VERY IMPRESSED WITH COLTON RV!
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I kinda like my new name!

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Essentially it is saying the same thing! Maybe I should change my handle?

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