Howdy everyone, the name's Jeremy and I'm a first-time RV owner (Jayco 287BHSW). Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to completely test out the RV yet...the water lines have anti-freeze in them, so I just let them be for now since it's way too cold to go RVing
Unfortunately I'm a bit confused. I was told both by the Camping World walkthrough guy as well as a coworker that when hooking up to City Water, it would bypass the fresh water tank and you could just use city water pressure for everything.
According to my manual, though, that doesn't seem to be the case. Below are a couple of snippets directly from the manual:
"The fresh water tank can be gravity filled or pressure filled using the fresh water inlet (called city water)."
"CAUTION - Be careful not to overfill the fresh water holding tank. It can pressurize the tank, causing leakage and water damage and void the warranty. DO NOT leave the tank unattended while filling."
To use the city water fill
1. "If needed, sanitize the system".
3. Turn on water, open faucets, you'll hear air, etc. etc.
4. "The water heater will fill first, followed by the supply lines and faucets."
So hopefully I can explain my confusion - it appears the fresh water tank can be gravity filled or city water filled (I have both connections). The manual cautions me not to overfill the fresh water tank, but then fails to mention the tank at all when talking about the 4 steps to use the city water fill.
I have a pressure regulator, so I should be good to go with that. In the WATER HEATER BYPASS section of the manual, it shows a diagram of the fresh tank, pump, and water heater and talks about closing valves so that anti-freeze doesn't fill the water heater.
The diagram indicates a valve going to the fresh water tank, but nowhere else in the manual can I find mention of that valve.
So I'm a bit confused.
Let's say I go to the RV park and wish to use city water and pressure without filling up the fresh water tank:
Should I try to find the fresh tank valve and make sure it's closed, then open the hot water valves and use city water connection (and disconnect the city water hose when I'm not at the RV, per the manual)?