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Old 05-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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No Freshwater when 1/3 full

When our fresh water tank is 1/3 full, we start getting no more water. Is this normal? what is the fix?
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Can you see the tank or are you depending on the wall gauge that tells you the level of all the tanks. It could be that the 1/3 probe is closer to the bottom.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:53 PM   #3
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When our fresh water tank is 1/3 full, we start getting no more water. Is this normal? what is the fix?
Or you suction line doesn't go to the bottom.
My guess is probe is inaccurate or way at the bottom
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:05 AM   #4
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No i am not talking about the wall gage....just visually looking underneath the trailer, so yeah looks like the suction is not all the way to the bottom
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:16 AM   #5
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As you can see from these photos from my Flagstaff 8526 5th wheel, the 1/3 light will remain on until the water falls below the button sensor.
This can happen with 1/2 a tank of water if the camper is not level.

Additionally, the water pump is a suction type and will not suck water the second the top of the suction port is exposed to air. Again that point will be determined by several things including location of the port and levelness of the camper.

If you need every last drop, find out which end of your camper's fresh water tank has the suction line and tilt the camper to that side.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:47 AM   #6
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I moved my suction line from the side to the bottom (my tank had a drain on the bottom). Since I drain the tank after every trip, I'm not concerned about the suction line sucking debris.
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