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Old 03-16-2015, 10:14 AM   #1
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First trip out after having trailer is de-winterized. We hooked up city water and this morning woke up to water coming out the water tank fill spout. I feel reasonably sure that it has somehow filled the water tank. Anyone have any ideal what I may have done wrong?

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Old 03-16-2015, 10:19 AM   #2
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Most likely your water pump internal check valve is leaking back and fill fresh water tank....

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Old 03-16-2015, 10:22 AM   #3
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There should be a check valve that closes the connection to the tank from the city water connection. Most of the time it's part of the pump so you may need to take the pump apart and see if something is caught in the check valve. There are lots of videos and instructions on youtube that shows you exactly what to do.
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As pappcan and fonzie stated, it has to be a faulty check valve in the 12v water pump.
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Do you by chance have the pump on while hooked up to city waters?
If so, turn the pump off, disconnect city water, turn pump on and run some water thru then turn pump off and reconnect city water.


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Do you by chance have the pump on while hooked up to city waters?
If so, turn the pump off, disconnect city water, turn pump on and run some water thru then turn pump off and reconnect city water.


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Old 03-17-2015, 09:54 AM   #7
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Everyone of you nailed it. There is a check valve in front of the pump. I turned it and seems that was the issue. I never carry fresh water so I also had to drain the fresh water tank.

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Old 03-17-2015, 09:59 AM   #8
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I think that is the winterizing valve so you can draw anti-freeze from a jug outside. It switches from fresh water tank to outside anti-freeze input.......the check valve is part of the pump..you can see it in your first picture.
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OK. Well during the process I also ran water through the pump. At any rate it does not appear that we are getting water in the tank. I will keep an eye on it.

I don't know why this year has been such a bear. I also smoked the element on the hot water heater. Based on other threads on this forum I have already changed it out but doesn't appear to be heating yet.

Working on that now.
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You have to make sure you have water in water heater before using electric otherwise element will burn. Also you have to turn water heater by-pass valves to summer postion
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