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Old 08-30-2017, 06:22 PM   #1
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We just took delivery of our 2017 Escape 2019 and love it. The only issue we are encountering is that when we use water from our fresh water tank with the water pump the faucets run with constant air pockets and the water pump never shuts off. We have let the water pump and faucrets run for over 10 minutes and nothing changes. Does anyone know what the problem is and how to fix it? Everything runs perfectly with City
water - we only have a problem using the pump.
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Old 08-30-2017, 06:36 PM   #2
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Until someone else pipes in (), here is another thread addressing a similar issue:

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Old 08-30-2017, 06:38 PM   #3
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Have you checked whether filter to pump is tight?
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:32 PM   #4
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Have you checked whether filter to pump is tight?
Eureka!!! I unscrewed and then tightly screwed back on the clear plexiglass filter cover. This completely solved the problem. Thank you very, very much. Apparently the loose cover created a vacuum leak which prevented the pump from pressurizing the system.
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:32 PM   #5
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We just took delivery of our 2017 Escape 2019 and love it. The only issue we are encountering is that when we use water from our fresh water tank with the water pump the faucets run with constant air pockets and the water pump never shuts off. We have let the water pump and faucrets run for over 10 minutes and nothing changes. Does anyone know what the problem is and how to fix it? Everything runs perfectly with City
water - we only have a problem using the pump.
I had the same problem on my new 21. It was a pump adjustment screw on the top of the pump. Reese fixed it while fixing the hot water pipe in the bathroom issue. I think the pump manual you should have gotten with your delivery is incorrect with regard to how to adjust it. Suggest you send message to Escape for instructions on how to adjust. It has worked perfectly since adjusted.
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:39 PM   #6
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Eureka!!! I unscrewed and then tightly screwed back on the clear plexiglass filter cover. This completely solved the problem. Thank you very, very much. Apparently the loose cover created a vacuum leak which prevented the pump from pressurizing the system.
Sometimes they crack too, from either being hit with something or poor winterizing. Found this on my neighbors Class A motorhome when winterizing it a few years back. He couldn't figure out why he didn't have good water pressure on his last few trips. It was sucking in air like crazy.

Glad to see another Escape in NJ! Pretty rare out this far east.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:13 PM   #7
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Glad u were able to solve this issue. Why we are here.
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:23 PM   #8
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We had what I thought was an air in lines problem, but it was actually that after several months of use and thousands of miles traveled, the pump pressure needed to be slightly adjusted.

The pump was making a machine gun like sound, instantaneously on and off again. What finally made me realize that is was not air, was turning on two faucets on full simultaneously and the noise stopped and the pump ran smoothly. The pressure setting was just barely higher than the flow capacity of one faucet fully open. With one faucet fully on, I adjusted the hex nut until the pump ran continuously.

One other tip, if you have the easy winterizing kit installed and you suddenly start getting a loud knocking when the pump runs. Look and see if the end of the flexible hose is banging on something in there like ours was. I just tucked in behind another line - noise gone.
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