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Old 06-24-2016, 01:57 PM   #11
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Conroy: Remove the hose from the city water connection. Next there is a washer in the city water connection that has a screen attached to it (it is like a regular hose washer but it has a screen to prevent debris from entering your tank). Just pull on the screen until it comes out. Then reverse the washer so that the point of the screen is oriented into the city water connection. This should depress the button that prevents water from leaving the system when you are using your water pump. The country fill setting with the water pump turned on should now pump water out of a container and into your fresh water tank.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:08 PM   #12
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I use the Country fill all the time with no problems. i put the 5 gal jug in the storage compartment by the rv fill. Insert a 4 ft hose into the jug, attach it to the fill connection and line it up for county fill and turn on the pump. open the cold water side of the shower to let air escape. Some times i have to loosen the hose connection to the rv just a little untill i hear air sucking. then the pump takes off and empties the jug in a few minutes.
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:06 PM   #13
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Trippers - I gave up too (for now). I had my Proverbial 20% off coupon for Harbor Fright (pun intended) and grabbed their 12V Utility Pump for $30 since I need a solution for this weekend.

It worked fine.
One end in the 6 gallon carboy, the other hooked to the inlet.
I tried "City Fill" using the pump as pressure and it worked pretty well.
Then I tried "Country Fill" with the HF pump pushing and the Coach pump on "pulling" and that worked a smidge better.

It's not going to set any records and it'll take 5 trips to fill it - but it works.

The pump is 12V and 4 pounds so I tossed it in one of the outside bins.
I think it'll work until I can figure out how to make Country Fill work as advertised.
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Conroy: Remove the hose from the city water connection. Next there is a washer in the city water connection that has a screen attached to it (it is like a regular hose washer but it has a screen to prevent debris from entering your tank). Just pull on the screen until it comes out. Then reverse the washer so that the point of the screen is oriented into the city water connection. This should depress the button that prevents water from leaving the system when you are using your water pump. The country fill setting with the water pump turned on should now pump water out of a container and into your fresh water tank.

Doh!

Ok - I will try that tomorrow.
I threw $30 at a solution since I needed something for this weekend, but I'll try that!

Thank you!
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:42 AM   #15
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Air in the lines was our issue (that was my meaning of an empty system, not an empty fresh tank). Try bleeding the air out of the system and give that a try. Worked for us. Good luck!
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:22 AM   #16
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Flipping the screen to open the check valve works. I cant imagine this is how it was intended. The check valve apparently has too much resistance to be over come by the pump--
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We have a 2016 GreyHawk 29MV and had the same problem. I called our local Jayco shop from the campground, and they actually told me to flip the screen around. I just needed a small flathead screwdriver to catch the edge and it popped right out. Once I flipped it, it pumped water just fine. I agree, I don't think it was intended to work this way, but it does work. Its an "undocumented feature". LOL.
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Flipping the screen is not just for Jayco's. I owned a Gulfstream where I had to do the same thing. I would think most Class C's have the same check valve.
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Yah folks, flipping the screen around and then bleeding a little of the air out of the lines works like a charm. Here's a video I just did on it... https://youtu.be/rEOh7Q9XZpw
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Yes, love using the Country Fill, my main regret on our 2015 jayco 29mv vs. our old Southwind Class A was a huge loss of fresh water capacity.
But if we have fresh water available we fill up our tank with the country fill. Have not tried reversing the screen, sounds good to try, but did find that flipping the country fill knob to other settings like city fixtures and back to country again while pump,is running seemed to start the suction process.
Takes bout five trips with a 5 gallon jug to fill full till water runs out of overflow. I bought a collapsible dolly from Costco, that saves my back for transporting the jugs.
Also installed on-off valves on all 3 overflow hoses, shut valves to off when on road, prevents losing almost half a tank of water when on the road, open valves when we stop, can still flush toilet, get small dribble from faucet without problem, or causing tank to compress without venting.with valves closed.
This is a big problem with this type tank on Jaycos, a really crummy design.
Look at Jayco blogs for how many owners have solved this water loss problem.
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