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Old 05-02-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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My wife and i bought a 03 Cardinal Americana GS model 5th wheel,I've hooked up to city water turned on all the faucets to force the air out and all i get is a dribble from all faucets.But the holding tank fills and then starts pouring out of of it's filling port am i missing a step?
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:56 PM   #2
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There should be a check valve that prevents water from the pressure side of city water hookup from filling the holding tank. The reason for the dribble is because you are not pressurizing the lines due to the overflowing out the fill inlet. Not exactly sure where the check valve should be but expect it to be after the 12 volt water pump. Hope this helps...... Might try pressurizing the lines using the 12 volt water pump and seeing if maybe that unsticks the check valve.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:37 PM   #3
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My wife and i bought a 03 Cardinal Americana GS model 5th wheel,I've hooked up to city water turned on all the faucets to force the air out and all i get is a dribble from all faucets.But the holding tank fills and then starts pouring out of of it's filling port am i missing a step?
Lets try a couple of things, first if you turn on the pump do you get presure at the faucets? Second, when you say hooked up to city water are you sure you hooked up to the correct connetion (picture of connections would help). if the check valve is bad, it is usually right by the water pump, you can disconnect it and block the line to test if you get persure.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:52 PM   #4
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Assuming that you are connecting the city water to the correct input connector, it's a safe bet that the check valve at the water pump is bad. Further assuming that your water pump is a SureFlo pump, if you have a dealer do the repair they will simply change the whole pump assembly for a new one - less cost than ordering the check valve parts and paying the labor to repair the pump. If you are a "do it yourselfer" , the parts are available at SureFlo website.

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