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Old 08-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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Another Freshwater Question from a Newbie

So I am still learning this camper the hard way, reading and investigating a few hours at a time. My manual says that the freshwater tank will automatically fill up when on city water hook up. Is this correct? The previous owner never dry camped so they did not know much about the water system. I did not think I was drawing from the tank while hooked up to city water. Any input would be greatly appreciated.



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Old 08-29-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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No, that is NOT correct.

See this thread where I just commented:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...r-holding-tank
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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tnchuck100,

Good to see another 22FB owner.
Is this check valve right on the pump under the kichen cabinets?
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The check valve is internal to the pump. But you can buy a check valve and add it between the fresh water tank and the pump. ie: In the supply line to the pump.
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Ok. So the city water hook up will nt fill the tank. As i understand it I can only fill the tank throught the ohter (gravity) fill port on the side of the camper.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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That is correct. Don't be sorry for asking questions. There was a day when I was asking the same questions.
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I will be visiting a local Jayco dealer next week to purchase a weight distributing hitch. They normally charge $50 for a walk through on a trailer they didn't sell. They agreed to go over all the systems with me for free since I am going to buy the hitch there. Should help a bunch.

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There is absolutely no reason to apologize for any question. There is always someone out there who has the same or similar questions, and they also benefit when you ask. And in this case, I agree, I have had several trailers, and not one would fill the FW tank via the city water connection. Gravity fill is the only way to fill it, and your pump should only work when there is no pressure on the city line and the pump is turned on. In other words, if you have your pump on, and there is pressure in the city line, there is no need for the pump, and it will remain off until and unless the pressure drops. If you have other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
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tinlizzie23,

Cool handle, thanks for your explanation. The Jayco manuals leave something to be desired when it comes to explaining the systems.
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It's not just Jayco. They all are very vague and generic. Just keep looking and asking questions.
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