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Old 08-19-2010, 09:02 AM   #11
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After filling the tank be sure to turn on the pump and run the hot water until no air comes through. Then top off the tank. This will allow the water heater to fill completely.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:25 PM   #12
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That happened to me down in Mexico once-- the pump lost it's prime. I forgot all about that.
There's a valve under the sink (actually under the bottom drawer) attached to the water pump. Turn the water on then turn the valve on, just a little, the water pump will fill with water (if you leave it on too long water will come out) and start functioning again.

On another note....
Place dense foam under the water pump and use hot water insulation foam on the water tubes (pipes) as it winds its way up to the sink. This will quiet the water pump to a nice hum instead of waking up the campground :-)
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:49 AM   #13
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Thanks for the tip-- I figured it out after a few minutes.

To make my pump less noisy
I wrapped all the water hoses in foam noodle and made a box out of sound proofing board for the pump. Now the water hitting the bottom of the sink is louder then the pump. I also installed a 3 gallon water ac***ulator-- so the pump doesn't even kick on until you run through 2 or 3 gallons.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:09 PM   #14
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Does your RV have one of those STUPID Jayco overflow pipes in the tank? Mine did and it siphoned out half the tank when I filled it... I plugged the overflow pipe and now get full loads of water.
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Careful, when the tank heats in the sun the watervapor in the tank will expand and it could put 100+psi of pressure on your hoses. Possibly popping one of the connections.
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Sorry Jim but there is still the vent at the fill tube.. that is all that is really needed..
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:40 PM   #17
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Hi again everybody, thanks for the great info and advice.

My 2011 26BH does have an 80 Gallon fresh water tank, and the 699 lbs listed for weight on the vehicle decal (driver's side near front) confirms that.

I must have lost a lot of water backing up the driveway the first time and then driving up some extremely rough roads.

Also, it appears that either the take-off tube or the sensors (or panel) are not setup quite right. It says 1/3 on the panel, when we start to get empty.

At least I know the variables now, and how to quieten that pump... the dealer says it supoosed to sound like a gatling gun!?

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Those sensors never work.
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