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Old 06-24-2014, 02:10 PM   #21
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It's my understanding that you only use the water pump when you are using your fresh water tank not when you are hooked up to the water at the site. So, we wouldn't need to either use the pump or turn it on/off since we weren't pulling water from our fresh water tank - right? Or am I totally confused??

Turbo - thanks, we'll look it up online. We don't have a handle to flush - just the foot pedal.
Water pump could have been inadvertently turned on and not noticed if on city water. Sorry to say, but that's the only way to get a bowl full of water when disconnected from city water. The foot valve will relieve the pressure also.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:19 PM   #22
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Was there a change in temperature between when you first parked it and when you checked it?

Although the pressure may have been released and the pump may have been off, the system would still have been full of water if it hadn't been drained through some low point. Water is an incompressible fluid and expands due to temperature rise so the system would have gotten pressurized from that. The toilet fill valve may have been the 'pressure relief' valve of least resistance.
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:02 PM   #23
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No, there really wasn't any major temperature change. We'd camped about an hour from here and then returned home for storage. The temps were between upper 60s & maybe low 90s for both locations.

I guess what you both are saying is that the water had to be somewhere in the lines even though we'd flushed the water with the faucets opened until no more water came through. Dave - does that mean we should also drain water from the low point each time? We'd done that when we winterized but don't normally do that between trips.

Nobody has responded to the possibility of water coming from the water heater. Is it possible that water from the water heater drained back out into the lines and that's what filled the bowl? Could that explain it? That would mean we have two leaks, though, right? Ugh!!

Haha - when I started this thread I guess I was hoping for a quick & easy answer.
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:09 PM   #24
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Can you post model of your vibe: fifth wheel or travel trailer. There is no check valve in water heater cold intake which is at bottom of water heater. Where is your water located in relationship with your toilet: on same floor level or if fifth wheel on upper level?
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It's my understanding that you only use the water pump when you are using your fresh water tank not when you are hooked up to the water at the site. So, we wouldn't need to either use the pump or turn it on/off since we weren't pulling water from our fresh water tank - right? Or am I totally confused??

Turbo - thanks, we'll look it up online. We don't have a handle to flush - just the foot pedal.
Sorry foot flush is what I meant.
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We have a Vibe 6502 travel trailer.
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:51 PM   #27
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Extremely doubtful the water from the water heater would flow into the toilet valve which is higher than the hot water line.
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Extremely doubtful the water from the water heater would flow into the toilet valve which is higher than the hot water line.
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Extremely doubtful the water from the water heater would flow into the toilet valve which is higher than the hot water line.
My toilet valve is at the base of my toilet. But even still, it's only slightly lower than the hot water line (that's off of the top of the water heater, right?).
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My toilet valve is at the base of my toilet. But even still, it's only slightly lower than the hot water line (that's off of the top of the water heater, right?).
Not arguing about your setup. The likelihood of a water heater having had the pressure relieved and then thru' some unknown force, drains into a toilet is highly unlikely if not impossible. Try doing the same on your unit, turn off all water supplies, including the water pump, open all the faucets until no water flows, including flushing the toilets, close all faucets again and then go back and flush either toilet and see how much water will flow into the bowl. Ans: Maybe a half cup, if any. What is being explained as a problem is next to impossible unless the water pump was inadvertently left on or turned on by accident AND the fill valve on the toilet is defective.
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