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Old 01-09-2015, 11:16 AM   #1
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Fresh Water Drain - 2015 360PDEK

Is this drain line, located on the front drivers side, supposed to be plugged? We took our rig in for service & while it was there, it was winterized then de-winterized because we needed to use it when we got it back from them.
Like about everyone else, we are in freezing temps right now & wanted to put a little water into our fresh water tank. As soon as we connected the water to fill, it flowed right out this line on to the ground. So we stopped. Problem is, the tank shows empty but there has been a steady light flow from this hose ever since now. My concern, of course, is a frozen or busted line somewhere because it flows even when we have no water connected. Our underside is fully enclosed so we can't see anything up in there at all. :/
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:59 AM   #2
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The one on the left is missing its cap, you can pick one up at a Lowe s or HD. The right one is a vent/overflow tube.
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We put a cap on it. Then my fresh water tank started to fill. There are two separate inlets for water - one for filling the fresh water tank, the other for city connection. We can't figure out why the city water connection is now filling the fresh water. It's never done this before. Could the pump be bad and allowing water to bypass into the tank?


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You should have a back flo preventer either before or after your pump, if that's bad it will allow water to backfill to tank. Again HD or Lowed will have the parts to repair. The pump is directly behind your panel where you hook up your water too. Remove side carpet covered panel just inside basement to access.
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If you don't see a back flow preventer let me know. I'll look at mine when I get home from work to see how it is connected.
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The one tube that did not have a cap on it is an overflow tube to keep you from blowing out your tank, take the cap OFF.
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You should have a back flo preventer either before or after your pump, if that's bad it will allow water to backfill to tank. Again HD or Lowed will have the parts to repair. The pump is directly behind your panel where you hook up your water too. Remove side carpet covered panel just inside basement to access.
There may be nothing to 'repair', a speck of calcium or other debris may be in there and not allowing it to close all the way. Take it apart and clean it up and put it back together and it may be just fine.
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Good Point. Didn't think to do that.
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Disconnect the public water. Open any faucet to release pressure. Then with faucet open, turn on pump. If there is a small piece of debris stuck or the back flow valve was not seated properly, this usually fixes it.
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone!! I'll give these a shot & see if it fixes it.
Ford Idaho, we didn't cap the overflow tube. Just the threaded fresh water drain line. But thanks.


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Was a solution to the problem ever discovered? I'm curtis because the same thing happened to us. Water poured out of the hose without a cap on it. I let it drain until no water came out. Tried to fill water and it started to come out again. Then noticed it was still on bypass after it was dewinterized. Switched it and that seemed to correct it. I don't know for sure. Just asking.
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