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Old 10-26-2014, 01:10 PM   #1
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Jayco 31' fresh water fill problem

Newbie here!! Leaving in the morning for the second outing.

I took the MH to a local RV park last night to make sure everything worked.

Upon arrival, I hooked the fresh water hose up and filled the tank until it overflowed.

Spent the night everything worked as it was supposed to.

Got up and prepped to leave this morning. Emptied the black water tank, then the gray water tank, then hooked up my hose to the black water side to spray clean water to flush the tank till I got clean water out of the sewer line.

The I switched the hose to the fresh water side and the fresh water tank will not fill. I unhooked the hose, drove it back to the house, hooked it up to fresh water and again it will not fill.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for your response!!!

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Old 10-26-2014, 01:34 PM   #2
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Had a "Senior Moment"!!!!

That tank wont fill till the valves are set correctly!! The sad think about this is I remembered to change the valves when I filled it last night!!''

Sorry to bother you all.
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:02 PM   #3
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I suggest you keep a separate hose for the tank rinser.

From your description it sounds like at the dump station you simply moved the hose connection for the rinser input to the fresh water input. I might be super anal but I do everything I can to totally separate fresh water from every other water use.

I keep bleach wipes to sanitize the tap as much as possible. When we have full hookups I use a "Y" connector at the tap and always only connect FW to the same side and rinser water to the other. As previously mentioned separate hoses (white and grey).

I have seen some really sloppy campers when dumping. Lots of cross contamination--so I take as much precaution as I can.

Most of the time, I fill the FW tanks at home and haul water with me.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:25 PM   #4
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Boltman.....We've all been there. Ask any and all questions you have and search the threads for specific subjects. There is a wealth of info and great bunch of posters here.
Congratulations and welcome.
ps. I use separate hoses for FW & flush ......... like clubhouse .... not wanting to create a problem. Also, I always wear rubber, throw away gloves while handling the sewer duties.
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Definitely I would agree with clubhouse and D&MAKAFUN you cannot be careful enough with cross contamination. Take your time to do things proper even if there is a line up at the dump station. Keep the FW-hose and Sani-hose when stored separated.
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WOW Thanks everyone!!! I never considered cross contamination, but I will certainly get the "Y" and another hose. Already have the disposable gloves and wipes.

Your help and input is greatly appreciated!!!

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Old 10-27-2014, 12:54 PM   #7
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ALJO brought up a good point. "Take your time to do things proper". If you are using the dump at a campground exit and others are "waiting patiently", let them know you are new or learning your system. 99% of campers will be happy to give you a hand/info. It will all come together.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:14 PM   #8
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Well I agree with the others as far as cross contmination. Consider this. I have seen "some" black tank flushers that didnt have a one way check valve. YIKES. (Definitely a reason for 2 seperate hoses)

Original question "why didnt your fresh water tank fill the next day?" Did you empty the fresh tank after overfilling it? You didnt say (or maybe I just didnt catch it)
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When I put water in my fresh water tank I set the controls to tank fill. At the campground I hook up to the water and set the controls to city water. The water will then come out of the RV faucets and shower directly from the campground water spinet. The only time water will come out of the fresh water tank is when you turn on the water pump and have the water controls set for on board water supply. So you tank may still be full. I only put a few gallons in the tank while traveling to lighten the weight.
As other have said I also have two hoses, one white for fresh water with a pressure gauge and an extra outside filter and a green hose for the black tank sprayer. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:12 PM   #10
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Thanks Mike:

There is a lot to learn and remember!! Have the water valves down pat now thanks to you all!!!

Just got back from my first week long trip. The Motor home performed flawlessly. We are leaving for Disneyworld in a few days.

I appreciate everyone's input and will have more questions for sure.

Again Many Thanks!!
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