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Old 08-16-2015, 04:01 PM   #1
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Need help getting camper set up

I just purchased a used 1997 Jayco Eagle pop up camper. It has a pump sink and I feel like an idiot, but I do not know how to get the water to come out. I put a hose in the intake water supply, and pumped the handle and nothing comes out. There is a water pump under one of the seats (how do I hook this up). Nothing was leaking but nothing came out. It is a single sink. We have never owned a pop up and are going out on our first trip next weekend. We thought it would be nice to have a starter camper and hopefully upgrade. I know I am missing something. The owners manual doesn't seem to be very helpful and the previous owners didn't offer much advise when we purchased it. Can you please help...... Thank you
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:30 AM   #2
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It may have lost prime. Can you see water in the line? Try pumping and placing a finger over the faucet as you pump. Do you feel any resistance at all? If not the washers may have dried out. Can you post a picture of the electric pump. It should just have two wires, suction and discharge lines.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:51 AM   #3
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hand pump

(Assuming yours is like the hand pump faucet we had in our previous pop up):

If you have water in your fresh water tank, you pull up and pump.

If you have a water hose hookup, you press the handle down to use the pressurized water system.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:55 AM   #4
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You also have to open the faucet before pumping.
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When I plugged in the electrical the pump did work. There is not a holding tank so we used a bucket and the water came out of the sink. I think there is an issue with the hand pump and we are going to try to replace it today and see if this helps, still cannot get fresh water. I will update later tonight.
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The strange thing is, when we hooked up the water hose, we checked to see if there was anything blocking the line, and there is water coming directly to the hand pump, we slightly unscrewed the water connection to the sink and verified that there is water there, but it will not come out of the pump. When we put water in a bucket and turn on the electrical pump, the water just flows free out of the sink and there is no way to stop it unless we turn off the pump.
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What do you mean by opening the faucet????
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Pictures Please ............
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Update**** We replaced the faucet and now can get water from the fresh water supply. Thank you for your help. The faucet must have been faulty will have to look at it closer today and determine exactly what the problem with it was.
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What do you mean by opening the faucet????
My apologies. The last pop-up I dealt with had a hand-pump faucet.

It was really neat. When on city water you twisted the top to open and close the valve. When using the water tank, you twisted the top 3 or 4 turns past full open and then the top became a piston pump that drew water from the tank.

I ass-u-me-d that was the setup you had in your camper.

Again, my apologies for being a presumptuous idiot.
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