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Old 08-05-2015, 12:47 PM   #1
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Third time camping and DW hated my choice in campgrounds so we decided to move and the new one didn't city water. I had never filled to fresh water tank before and during the PDI they said that they don't fill the tank because I will want to sanitize it myself but turned on the water pump to show me it worked.
Well I filled the tank turned on all the faucets then the pump and nothing. I opened the access panel and tried switching some valve positions and nothing. I turned them back to original positions. The pump sounds like it is running and it sounds like a trickle of water is flowing but not seeing it anywhere. The vent gurgled as I added water so I don't think it's time to plugged. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:55 PM   #2
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looks like you didn't finish the post.
you need to post year/make/model of RV you're talking about.

i'm assuming you want to know how to fill the FW tank, so knowing what RV you have is important.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:30 PM   #3
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Sorry it's a 2014 Flagstaff 832IKBS. It's fill I put 20 gallons of water in and the gauge says it's 3/4 full. It's in just not coming out.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:45 PM   #4
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If you have not used the water pump ( FW tank) since it was winterized, the winterization valve could be open. Also it takes quite a bit of time to fill the HW tank if empty so you may need to wait a little longer. If you have been using the RV on city water with no problems, then low point and WH drains should all be OK.
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:12 PM   #5
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The fresh water drain valve outside works and I turned the valve under the bathroom sink by the water filter and that didn't do anything. Are these winterization valves under the kitchen sink ?
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:20 PM   #6
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Check the aerators on all the faucets. Debris often clogs them on new RVs.
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Is it building pressure, as in, pump runs for a bit (say 30 seconds) and then shuts off? When mine has an airlock it will often hum quietely vs the earth rattling vibration of when it's pumping water.
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It runs continuously I let it run about 1 minute before turning it off. The worst part is I don't have cell reception at the campsite or Internet to work on it. I'm currently on a tour and so trying to get leads before we get back.
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