Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-11-2012, 06:54 AM   #1
cinandtim
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 19
Water pump

Have a new greyhawk 31ds. We are on a month long trip to the northeast. I have noticed that when I am on park water (city fixtures), it sounds like the water pump is running all the time. I can switch valves to normal and the pump shuts off, but when I turn back to city fixtures the pump runs. is this normal ? Any thoughts?
__________________

cinandtim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2012, 06:57 AM   #2
cinandtim
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 19
Also the water pump seems to be pulsing in normal settings.
__________________

cinandtim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
dmax_83
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 406
You should shut off your pump when you are drawing from a 'city water' source.
__________________
1998 Jayco Eagle 302FK (Honda EU3000is)
2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4x4 Duramax/Allison
2003 Honda Aquatrax F-12X Turbo
dmax_83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2012, 12:14 PM   #4
Jagiven
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,286
When you are connected to city water the pump is turned off.

When running off the fresh water tank, the pump is on. All water pumps seem to all pulsate a bit. To reduce the amount of pulsation you can add a small accumulator tank, after the pump.
Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
tlhdoc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
When you are connected to "city water" the water pressure moves the water through the water lines. Your pump should be turned off. You only need the pump to supply water when you are using your fresh water holding tank.
__________________
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #6
tinlizzie23
Senior Member
 
tinlizzie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,357
X4
__________________
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #7
lucky10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5
We often go in campgrounds where there is no water hookup so for us it is natural to open the pump switch when we get installed. About a month ago we went to a campground that had a water hookup but we mistakenly put the pump switch at on and there was no water in the tank. A/C was on so we could not here the pump. We realized our mistake after 4 hours. Amazingly enough the water pump still works fine.
__________________
2012 Jayco X17Z
2011 Kia Sorento
lucky10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 08:55 PM   #8
clutch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 4,155
The pumps are very tough. They will run dry for hours without damage.
__________________

__________________
2011 Eagle 330RLTS with just about every option.
Dodge SRW 1 ton Cummins powered.

I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.