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Old 03-22-2019, 01:40 PM   #1
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Another water adventure

So another trip out in the camper, another water issue... I connect the city water to the camper this morning and it eventually started spilling out this line.... is it an overflow line, is something clogged? This is on my 2016 27HFS
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:45 PM   #2
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That looks like your FW tank overflow, how long after you hooked up to the city water did start to come out? If it is your FW overflow than your backflow preventer valve is stuck open, there are several threads on here already about how to resolve the stuck valve issue. Are your low point drains capped off? It doesn't look like a low point drain just asking.
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Old 03-22-2019, 02:57 PM   #3
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That looks like your FW tank overflow, how long after you hooked up to the city water did start to come out? If it is your FW overflow than your backflow preventer valve is stuck open, there are several threads on here already about how to resolve the stuck valve issue. Are your low point drains capped off? It doesn't look like a low point drain just asking.
I wouldn’t say terribly long, as the fresh water tank was full from a previous expedition to this location. I just drained the fresh water tank since i want to put fresh water in it since the water quality seems to be better here than Phoenix. All caps are on that have them... not sure which are considered low point drains? I just know the one next tk this is the fresh water tank and the ones toward the front are the hot water tank drains..
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Old 03-22-2019, 03:12 PM   #4
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Are you trying to fill the FW tank? If you are connected to city water input it is possible that your back flow valve is not seated properly. Try this.
Turn off city water.
Turn off water pump
Open any faucet and allow water to flow until it stops.

Turn on water pump and allow water to flow
shut off faucet and wait for water pump to stop
turn off water pump
reconnect city water to city water inlet
This should reset back flow valve if it was not seated properly.
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:32 PM   #5
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This thread is most confusing. The OP says he drained the fresh water tank which means he filled the tank and should know if that tube is the overflow. If the water pump is backflowing the tank would have to be filled before exiting the overflow. I think it is the vent (overflow) and the tank is full because that is where he is hooked to. Or, he has filled the holding tank and that is residual water syphoning out of the tank.
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There is no cap or shut off, it is clearly the fresh tank over flow tube. Like others have said if he is hooked up to city water the check valve on the water pump is stuck open allowing the fresh tank to fill.
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There are 2 lines on your Fresh water tank. One is the drain line which you stated you have used and the other which should be very close by is the overflow/vent line. The over flowis how you know the tank is full. The low point drains can be anywhere. they will also be together. One newer ones are red and blue. Hot and cold. My '02 5th wheel they are both white. They both will have valves on them. There is no water heater drain hose. You empty the WH from a plug in the tank.
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