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Old 04-21-2014, 05:48 PM   #1
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Faucets reversed when on city water... Help!!

So I've been camping for 20years but 98% of the time we have been dry camping. We purchased a new 5th wheel replacing our tag along and due to its size we decided to camp the past week at a full hookup site and stayed put for the week.

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When on city water it seems my faucets are reversed to get hot water from the hot water tank.

When the pump is on and city water off it seems to be how it has been for the past 20 yrs in our old camper.

If we run the pump and city water at the same time the temp fluctuates.

Do I have a bypass that I missed or have to flip when on city water.

What am I missing or is this normal as we have rarely camped with full hookup....I'm a newbie all over again ugh
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:48 PM   #2
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I'm by no means an expert but let me take a stab at this. The one thing in your post that caught my eye was "If we run the pump and city water at the same time..." I don't think you want to do that. Usually when you're on the city water connection at a full hookup site, the freshwater pump should be turned off. You don't need the pump, the pressure from the spigot will push the water through your lines. You should also be sure to use a pressure regulator on the end of the fresh water hose at the trailer connection. Some parks may have very high water pressure that could cause some problems with the plumbing. The pressure regulator prevents that.

As for a bypass, ours doesn't have one to switch from the freshwater tank to using city water.

Hope some of that helps you!
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:54 PM   #3
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Agreed do not need pump when on fresh water supply.
As far as the water being reversed it can not be so. The fresh water supply feeds into to same line as the pump does. Maybe the pump being on is messing with the mixing valves within the faucets???? Just a thought.

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Old 04-22-2014, 06:59 PM   #4
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Make sure your W/H bypass is turned the correct way,(Summer Use)! Youroo!!
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:22 PM   #5
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My Cedar Creek has a selector for city.....got anything like that?Click image for larger version

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Was the hot water bypass thanks
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