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Old 08-04-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
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Water pump not picking up all the water.

2 things, I have a 2016 251rks, (new) only used it 3 times, 1st 2 times we had pressurized water, from the camp site, 3rd time we had to fill the tank and use the water pump. Last night. We ran out of water, it was only a over niter, and I only filled the tank 3/4 up. The meter said it was empty, however I drained at least 5 gal out of the tank when we left. I'm thinking the hose is either so long that it hit the bottom and then made a u-turn and is sticking up or it is too short. However the meter did say it was empty.

Second thing the pump wouldn't hold pressure and every 10 minutes it would come on and re-pressure the system. There isn't any water leaking.

Let me know what you think the problem is?

I have scheduled an appointment with the dealer, as it's still in warranty.

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Old 08-04-2017, 05:31 PM   #2
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It could be 2 things. 1st check to see if bypass valve is set right for pump. Some times the valve for sucking in antifreeze is open. 2nd the check valve in the city water could be stuck open. Try putting a screw in plug into where city water feeds in and see what happens.
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