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Old 04-15-2011, 12:17 AM   #1
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City Water Connection

Trying to sort this out...On our maiden voyage we connected to city water. The next morning, a fellow camper noticed a large puddle under our 5th Wheel, I found the source, and it was the overflows on the fresh water. A quick check indicated the formerly empty FW tank was now full. (we do turn off the water city water if not around and at night) I reviewed the owners manual that states that the city water does indeed fill the FW tank. That's scary, even with a 40lb regulator, and I didn't want the tank filled, so ended up dumping 90 gallons on the ground. I would hope there is some kind of valve to set to prevent this, or a failure of a check valve somewhere that caused it that can be fixed. Ideas? When hooked up I'd hate to have guess fill, turn off city water, turn on the noisy pump...ya'll get it...
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:51 AM   #2
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My 5er has two water control valves. It sounds like you might have had yours set on "city fill" vs "city fixtures" which is what you use when hooked up. Does this sound like what your control system looks like?
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Camp: I agree with Ed... Page 48 in the owner's manual has a sample configuration. You can request a PDF from Jayco if you do not have an electronic manual already...
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:11 AM   #4
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thanks for the input...no valve that I can readily see, I'll have to open the water heater cover and see if maybe it's the bypass mentioned on page 48
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Question Confused now....

Okay guys, I have a 2006 Jayflight 31 BHS, just purchased and did not come with an owners manual. I got Jayco to send me one, but nowhere in it does it show a configuration for the city vs. tank valve. This is the only thing that my manual says about hooking up to city water:

Caution: The handle should be in the tank water position when
connecting the city water to avoid a city water spill.


Guess I'll be shooting Jayco an email this weekend to find out where this handle is at. Thanks guys, would have hated to screw up before we really got to enjoy it.
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Okay guys, I have a 2006 Jayflight 31 BHS, just purchased and did not come with an owners manual. I got Jayco to send me one, but nowhere in it does it show a configuration for the city vs. tank valve. This is the only thing that my manual says about hooking up to city water:

Caution: The handle should be in the tank water position when
connecting the city water to avoid a city water spill.


Guess I'll be shooting Jayco an email this weekend to find out where this handle is at. Thanks guys, would have hated to screw up before we really got to enjoy it.

Yours may not have the valve, as far as I know, mine doesn`t. I think it has an automatic check valve. could be a fifth wheel thing with the valves?
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:49 AM   #7
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Lee, you must be right, because I spent two hours last night with a flashlight going over my TT from stem to stern, and the only water valves I found were right at the pump and the low point drains.
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My husband found some valves under the dining seats. They were hard to reach , but they were there, not in a spot he would have looked until we called our dealership. I am unsure what the valves are at the moment.
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Camping AZ. I don't know what unit you have or year but on my 2011 5th in the control panel where you hook up your city water connection there are two black arrow knobs with numbers 1-3 then 4-6 around them. Depending on the configuration you select depends on where your water goes. I do not have a seperate tank fill, all my water is supplied from this one location. If you have this new type setup then look at the cheat sheet posted above these valves for the right configuration to get just your city water pressure working. The country fill uses the water pump to suck water in from a holding tank to pump it into your built in holding tank and also you can winterize your unit from this.

It's a great setup but one that takes some getting used to. Again that is only if you have this type set up. On my buddies 08 Super Lite he does not have this so I don't know which units come with it and which do not. Hope this helps.
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My husband found some valves under the dining seats. They were hard to reach , but they were there, not in a spot he would have looked until we called our dealership. I am unsure what the valves are at the moment.
Those valves may be the "low point" drain valves for winterizing the RV.

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