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Old 12-17-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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A newbie question! How can the camper choose beteween tank water or external source when the city water in connected? is anything I need to move to select water tank or city water?
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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There is an automatic check valve that separates the two. No need to do anything different. Just fill the water tank and turn on the water pump for tank use, or hook up a hose to the city water inlet for water hookup use, leaving the water pump off.
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That question was on my mind too and it wasn't until I saw the plumbing schematic some other forum member posted that it all made sense!
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:11 PM   #4
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There is an automatic check valve that separates the two. No need to do anything different. Just fill the water tank and turn on the water pump for tank use, or hook up a hose to the city water inlet for water hookup use, leaving the water pump off.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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Lee, what is the exact part do I need to connect to the city water inlet to make it work?
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:16 PM   #6
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Lee, what is the exact part do I need to connect to the city water inlet to make it work?
All you need is a fresh water hose to hook from your trailer to the water hookup in the Campground, and a water pressure regulator to make sure the pressure in the Campground is not too high for your RV`s plumbing system. I recommend the hose be at least 25' in length. Fairly inexpensive items.




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Old 12-17-2011, 10:18 PM   #7
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I also use one of these to help relieve the stress on the hose....



You can also get a 90 degree if it works better in your situation..
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All you need is a fresh water hose to hook from your trailer to the water hookup in the Campground, and a water pressure regulator to make sure the pressure in the Campground is not too high for your RV`s plumbing system. I recommend the hose be at least 25' in length. Fairly inexpensive items.




Pressure regulator goes at the campground tap NOT as it enters the RV (less chance to explode the hose that way)
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #9
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I agree.., an outside water pressure regulator is a must for all RV's. Even though the tubing used within an RV may be rated for 125psi, plus the manufacture may test the system at 100psi, most RV plumbing systems are designed to operate at 40psi to 60psi, depending on the year of the RV.

Not unusual to see 80psi to 100psi coming from a CG spigot, and possibly higher when the CG pumps kick on..., or during non-peak times if the CG is tied into a municipal water system.

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mmmm....I made all the connections but no water in my pop up... what can be the problem....?
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