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bukhrn

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One more question, then I quit, do you turn your water pump on while filling the tank? This will fill your 6 gal water heater, if you wait until you're finished filling the tank, Then turn on the pump, you're losing 6 gal from your tank. Don't bother asking how I know. [emoticon]


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Posted: 05/29/21 10:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bukhrn wrote:

One more question, then I quit, do you turn your water pump on while filling the tank? This will fill your 6 gal water heater, if you wait until you're finished filling the tank, Then turn on the pump, you're losing 6 gal from your tank. Don't bother asking how I know. [emoticon]


Without intentionally draining the water heater by turning on it's drain valve, how can one wind up with an empty water heater due to an empty main water tank ... since the water heater is AFTER the water pump and the water pump can't force water into the water heater (and out a faucet) when the water pump can't take in any water from an empty main water tank?


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johnwalkerpa1 wrote:

Lots of good suggestions on things to check and ways to reduce water usage. But, in the end, the fact is that 29 gallons is not a lot of water.


While boondocking we carry a one gal water jug with a hole drilled near the bottom. We use a golf tee as the plug and that one gallon of water is used for brushing teeth, washing hands etc. It lasts us a long time , its easy to refill and offsets the holding tank supply.

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pnichols wrote:

bukhrn wrote:

One more question, then I quit, do you turn your water pump on while filling the tank? This will fill your 6 gal water heater, if you wait until you're finished filling the tank, Then turn on the pump, you're losing 6 gal from your tank. Don't bother asking how I know. [emoticon]


Without intentionally draining the water heater by turning on it's drain valve,how can one wind up with an empty water heater due to an empty main water tank ... since the water heater is AFTER the water pump and the water pump can't force water into the water heater (and out a faucet) when the water pump can't take in any water from an empty main water tank?
Actually, that's exactly what I do after every trip, especially if it'll be awhile before the next outing .

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I had a tank that I was sure there was water in it when it ran out. I raised the end of the tank opposite of the pump. Made a big difference



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Filling the water tank when the coach is on a flat surface and adding slowly when the overflow starts to spit and sputter adds more to the tank. Turn on your shower to the flow you use, fill a one gallon jug and time it. it uses up quickly.

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Coelacanth wrote:

Folks,
My recently acquired Holiday Rambler, Augusta, B+, 29’ has a fresh water issue.
When dry camping I can only get about two days from the single 29 gallon fresh water holding tank. It’s only the two of us and we don’t shower in the RV. There is no leak.

Our previous rig, a 34’ Itasca Suncruiser, had two large water tanks. Never an issue.
Your new RV does not have a fresh water issue; YOU have a water usage issue. Your previous 34' class A rig likely had at least 3 or even 4 times the water capacity that your new rig has (my 30' Itasca Sunrise has 84 gal). It is easy to get lazy with water conservation when you have that much on "tap".

My last rig (a class C) had 32 gal, and we (DW & I) could go 3-4 days IF we only "navy" showered on the last day, but we were also very cognizant of conserving in everything we did. Sorry, but going from a large class A to a mid-sized B+, you've got to change how you use water.


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4x4van wrote:

Coelacanth wrote:

Folks,
My recently acquired Holiday Rambler, Augusta, B+, 29’ has a fresh water issue.
When dry camping I can only get about two days from the single 29 gallon fresh water holding tank. It’s only the two of us and we don’t shower in the RV. There is no leak.

Our previous rig, a 34’ Itasca Suncruiser, had two large water tanks. Never an issue.
Your new RV does not have a fresh water issue; YOU have a water usage issue. Your previous 34' class A rig likely had at least 3 or even 4 times the water capacity that your new rig has (my 30' Itasca Sunrise has 84 gal). It is easy to get lazy with water conservation when you have that much on "tap".

My last rig (a class C) had 32 gal, and we (DW & I) could go 3-4 days IF we only "navy" showered on the last day, but we were also very cognizant of conserving in everything we did. Sorry, but going from a large class A to a mid-sized B+, you've got to change how you use water.


You are absolutely right.

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