You dont say "where" you started adding water so I'm assuming the water inlet - mine is located on the rear of my Scamp
with a hose attached closeby to the water tank.
Lotsa questions here to think about
Does your city water work ok without any leaks
? And no, other than a water heater "winterization" valve, there's nothing to change over.
Did your tank already have ANY water in it?? (the 4" you mention) Or was the 4" of water from where you started filling up the tank?
In my opinion, you have a MAJOR crack in the hose running from your water inlet on the outside of your trailer to the tank--- which would answer for some running in the tank and the rest into the tank compartment!
There's two 1-way valves in your water system. One is at the "city" water connection which is on the outside of your trailer. The valve itself is internal. It will allow city water to open the valve and let water in. It closes when there's no city water attached and the pressure on the internal system is coming from the pump.
There's another 1-way valve on your water pump. It does the opposite. It keeps city water from entering your water tank, BUT, when the pump is activated, it will push water from your tank into your water system.
As a suggestion, I would HIGHLY recommend you have someone inside the trailer watching and start adding water to the tank again. I promise you, it wont take long to find the leak!
Originally Posted by Rebecca3
16, side dinette
In preparation for a road trip far (2.5 months) I have only been stationary, I thought I'd sanitize my fresh water tank. I have never used it - have owned trailer since late April... Don't know when it was last used, if ever.
I started adding water, only to find that it was streaming out the front door... I had flooded my Scamp! I've been drying it out overnight...
I reviewed the manual but could not find any information about steps to take when switching over from city water to the fresh water tank. Is there anything that has to be done?
After I cleaned up the "flood," it appeared that there was about 4 or so inches of water in the in the tank (but it was difficult for me to see the water line so I'm not sure). I did find a drain valve and drained the remaining water. I did flip the pump switch and the pump does fire, although it did not seem to pump water (I did try it when I thought I was the 4 inches of water in the tank). I don't think the pump would have anything to do with a leak? I hesitate to try it again until I have a place to put my gear (outside the trailer). I suppose I could try pouring a small amount of water in to see whether there is a leak...
Any suggestions? As always, I truly appreciate your help.