I have a brand new 2016 Jayflight Travel Trailer. I think I'm just not getting it when it comes to filling the hot water heater. It seems it should be simple. Can I ask someone to give me directions on how to fill the tank? I guess I need one of those DUMMIES books. So, at this point, I have plenty of fresh water in the holding tank. The drain plug on the exterior hot water heater has been screwed in and I have some of that white tape on the threads. So, next I turned on the pump and I think it filled up. I am plugged in to A/C power at home right now.
1. I used the pump (button) to fill the tank. (The book is confusing on this, or maybe I am the confused one)
2. So, if step one is correct, then should the pump shut off automatically when the water heater has been filled?
3. If #1 and #2 are correct, then how do I heat up the water, and what does the hot water sink tap and pressure relief value have to do with this?
Yea, so you see, I don't get it...that's the part I need help with.
By the way, I have the LP tank open and LP is running through the line because I lit the stove and oven during my "pre-flight" so far.
So, I might be in some trouble here because I thought I did everything right, according to directions in the book. I noticed some water leaking near the hot water tank, and it appears that the leaking might be where the blue intake line goes into the water heater, but I can't be sure where the leak is coming from. It's hard to get into that area under the bunk.or from outside.
So next I kinda freaked out when I saw the leak, and I thought that maybe it had something to do with this pressure relief valve or the hot water faucet. I could not be sure the leak started when I filled the tank, OR, when I tried to heat up the water. So, I decided to start over and try to troubleshoot the leak. I drained the hot water tank..unscrewed the drain plug and let the water out. I did this thinking I didn't want water in the tank if something is leaking, and I want everything dry.
So, I'd like to troubleshoot this, but I think I need better understand the steps to fill the tank, and then heat the water in the tank. I was thinking that I would re-fill the hot water tank tomorrow, and as that is filling, feel back in there to see if there is a leak at that point. If there is, it seems that maybe the water intake blue line might not be tightened down. If that's the case, I'll take it in on warranty. But, my bigger worry is that if the leak is the water heater itself. Argghh. OMG, did I do something wrong maybe when I heated the water? I did release the pressure valve, but only water came out. Any help is appreciated.