Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2
Fresh Water Tank Problem?

I have a Cardinal 37'RK and can NOT get the water to pump out of the fresh water tank.

I have filled the tank to overflow.

Made sure the little vent hose is clear (water shoots back out and I can feel the air coming out as the tank is being filled.

I can disconnect the hose from the tank, hook it to another source of water and the pump will pump the water thru the system.

I can't SEE the tank so where is the tank located?

So what next?

HELP!

__________________

__________________
David is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
jeburnside's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 20
David,
If you screw your hose into the side, the pump is bypassed thus using "city water" pressure. Couple of things I'd look at...find the circuit breaker that the pump is on and check that first. I think the pump is located under the sink (or at least it is on mine), check the connections there. I hope this helps, I'm sure others with a bit more experience will chime in soon.
__________________

__________________
Jimmy




For those who have fought for it, FREEDOM has a taste that the protected will never know.

2006 Wildwood 28BH
2001 GMC Yukon XL 4x4
2003 Honda VTX 1800C
2005 Honda ATV's
jeburnside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 01:15 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Antelope Valley, Ca
Posts: 8
Smile pump pressure

Welcome to FRF. Do you have an onboard water filter? You might want to check that I've found the pressure very good after replaceing the filter element. I also found that my pump runs with very little pressure until I bleed the air out of the line. Best way I found is to flush the toilet until the pressure comes up and the pump will stop.
Good Luck
__________________
05 Wildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks for the help.

I checked and the pump is working ok.

I do have an inline water filter.

Could that be the problem?

How can I check it?
__________________
David is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 02:17 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
powerboatr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: homebase Quitman Texas at Lake Fork
Posts: 1,388
you said the pump will pump water if you use another source of water, other than the tank line?
if so i would say the suction hose somewhere s along the way is kinked or its pulled up to a point in the tank to preclude getting the water

i would remove the hose from the pump, and try blowing air through it with your mouth or some other low pressure means, and have a helper listen at the vent hose for air bubbles or plain air
if it bubbles then its probably under water and should suction, if it doesnt then i would say its above the water level and its sucking air.
if you cant blow at all i would say its pinched or blocked.


my water tank is over the rear axles, a real lovely place to get at .
but its accessible

did your pump work before and then just stopped sucking water from the tank?
__________________
Living in the Piney Woods of Texas.
powerboatr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 04:44 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Antelope Valley, Ca
Posts: 8
Smile water pressure

If you have the same filter as I you should see the filter element thru the filter housing. I used the wrench that was suppiled with the RV when I took delivery. Opened the filter housing took the filter to the RV store and bought a replacement cartrage ( I think Home Depot has the cartrage too. I don't know the name but it is a whole house in line filter). When I reasembled the housing I used some tefflon tape on the threads of the housing. Be careful it is plastic and could break. Hope this is helpful.
__________________
05 Wildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 09:04 PM   #7
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 4,322
Quote:
Originally Posted by David View Post
I can disconnect the hose from the tank, hook it to another source of water and the pump will pump the water thru the system.
If this is truly the case, it almost sounds like the suction line is hooked up wrong. Either that or as mentioned earlier, the suction line is kinked or blocked.

The tank should be located close to the inlet.
__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 09:32 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
steveqvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St Louis, Mo
Posts: 294
Are you sure the by pass valve isn't open? Its down usually by the pump and is used to flush RV antifreeze through the system.
__________________
Seasonal site camping
steveqvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2009, 08:00 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8
It sounds like the bypass valve to me also. On my first trip with mine I had the same problem. I watched the video I took of the dealer walk through and guess what? I found it.
Frank
__________________

__________________
2005 Rockwood 8315SS
2004 Nissan Titan Crewcab LE
Junkyarddog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 AM.