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Old 05-07-2018, 05:34 PM   #1
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fresh water tank filled when hooked up

Another problem that developed on my recent 2 week trip was when I was hooked up to water in a campground. At some point I noticed that my fresh water tank went from 1/3 full to full and then I saw that water was seeping out of the fill hole. I was still hooked up to water and had NOT filled the tank manually. It also looked like the gray tank had filled up . Any ideas on what is going on here? I wonder if it was a scallywag messing with my rig while I was gone.
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:37 PM   #2
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The check valve in the pump is stuck or not sealing

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The check valve in the pump is stuck or not sealing

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This Escape owner would say the same thing.
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:23 PM   #4
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Another problem that developed on my recent 2 week trip was when I was hooked up to water in a campground. At some point I noticed that my fresh water tank went from 1/3 full to full and then I saw that water was seeping out of the fill hole. I was still hooked up to water and had NOT filled the tank manually. It also looked like the gray tank had filled up . Any ideas on what is going on here? I wonder if it was a scallywag messing with my rig while I was gone.
Quite a few people have had this happen and I think it probably happened to us. Escape knows about it and you might want to get what they are saying to do about it lately.
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Quite a few people have had this happen and I think it probably happened to us. Escape knows about it and you might want to get what they are saying to do about it lately.
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:28 PM   #6
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:29 PM   #7
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Yes, seems very likely to be the cause, but how does that also fill the gray tank?
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:12 PM   #8
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Also FYI- when searching "sanitize water tank" I came across some guy doing a seminar pitching a Thetford sanitizing product. Big time RV dude saying that bleach kills the seal in the pump. That may be true, however I suspect that happens more often than not when one uses way too much bleach!
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Yes, seems very likely to be the cause, but how does that also fill the gray tank?
Being pre Horst, I would suspect the gray sensor is showing it's usual bad reading.
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Same thing happened to us on our maiden voyage. We were hooked up to campground water (using the regulator on the hose) with the tank about 1/3 full. Later noticed that the tank became full.
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