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Old 10-24-2015, 12:31 PM   #31
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I believe that all of the responses have missed a vital part of the OP's original post: "the carpet was wet."

The fresh water tank should have an overflow pipe that allows air to enter the tank as it's drained, and provides a drain if you overfill the tank. Tis overflow pipe should end up outside of the RV, not inside where overflow will wet the floor of the bedroom.

The overflow pipe may not be properly routed outside of the rv and/or the connection to the tank may not be properly sealed. Both should be checked and repaired as needed.

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Phil,

You bring up a good point! The tank overflow should be routed to the outside.

We may have helped correct the check valve problem but if he were to ever fill his fw tank when it was filled it would soak his carpet again instead of draining to the outside.

He defiantly needs to check his overflow line.

Jim
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:39 PM   #32
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I believe that all of the responses have missed a vital part of the OP's original post: "the carpet was wet."

The fresh water tank should have an overflow pipe that allows air to enter the tank as it's drained, and provides a drain if you overfill the tank. Tis overflow pipe should end up outside of the RV, not inside where overflow will wet the floor of the bedroom.

The overflow pipe may not be properly routed outside of the rv and/or the connection to the tank may not be properly sealed. Both should be checked and repaired as needed.

Phil
I ask about the over flow tube, OP said he would check.
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:58 PM   #33
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An added note....while my back flow valve in the pump was leaking into the fresh water tank on city water, while off city water and on the pump the pump ran for a few moments every half hour or so.
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:20 PM   #34
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An added note....while my back flow valve in the pump was leaking into the fresh water tank on city water, while off city water and on the pump the pump ran for a few moments every half hour or so.
That would be because the check valve was leaking. It would eventually drop enough pressure so that the pump sensed the pressure was low enough to run, building the pressure back up to where it is set to shut off. Your pump is designed to maintain pressure between two set points. Someone might be able to tell you what they are, I don't know.

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Old 10-24-2015, 02:37 PM   #35
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Had this happen to us twice. We check all tank levels often and shut the water off when we're away. Our dealer tried to duplicate the problem, but of course it didn't happen again.
We will try the "recycle pump" idea, too.
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