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Old 09-23-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank

Just returned from three nice nights at Salt springs in Ocala. They have full hook ups there and i was connected to their water system. I noticed i had water dripping from my pet cock valve on my low drain point. Mystery is, I've never used my fresh water tank in two years of ownership.

I'm talking a steady....steady....drip. Turned off water to camper and within minutes the drip stopped. Somehow, water from city water hook up is finding its way into my fresh water tank !

Any thoughts on what would be causing this ?

Thanks in advance for any replies !
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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Just returned from three nice nights at Salt springs in Ocala. They have full hook ups there and i was connected to their water system. I noticed i had water dripping from my pet cock valve on my low drain point. Mystery is, I've never used my fresh water tank in two years of ownership.

I'm talking a steady....steady....drip. Turned off water to camper and within minutes the drip stopped. Somehow, water from city water hook up is finding its way into my fresh water tank !

Any thoughts on what would be causing this ?

Thanks in advance for any replies !
The check valve , part of your 12V water pump is defective. The purpose of this valve is to prevent city water from being fed back into your on-board water tank.

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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VTX-AL thank you for the reply.

Can you tell me where that would be located ? And is it a easy fix ?
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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It is internal to the pump in most RV water pumps.
Some models can be rebuilt. Cheaper ones just get replaced.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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if needed
an inline check valve can be bought
at any landscaping supply store for around 2.50
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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That is true. Just be sure the M/F fittings are in the correct direction.
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Thank for replies and info !
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