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Old 10-10-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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New Scamp!!

Hi, All!!

I'm Gary and my wife and I just purchase a new 13' Scamp with bathroom and A/C. Received it last week and we are in Tucson at Lazyday's Campground trying it out for the first time. I know little to nothing, but have been reading lots while waiting for the Scamp to arrive from across the country (I'm in Arizona). I'm sitting inside as I type this. The setup went well, leveling was a little tricky, but I'm pretty good, hot water tank didn't want to light, but I got it too.

Here is a question...I'm hooked up to city water and I also started with a full, 12 gal tank of fresh water. After messing around with the sink, water heater, toilet...I checked the tank and it was less than half-full. I'm guessing that the water heater filled with 6 gallons of water when I opened the hot sink valve? Anyway, I guess I thought the city water would automatically fill the white tank, but no. So, I filled it again with the hose and filter. So, what is the priority for where the water is pulled from? Is there a valve somewhere I need to open/close to pull from the city connection?

Any help for this novice Scamper would be appreciated!!

Thank you

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Old 10-10-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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City water by-passes the 12 gal reserve tank. All water is pulled from the city water when hooked up including 6 gal hot water tank.

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Old 10-10-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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Congratulations on the new trailer, Gary, and welcome to the group.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new trailer!
You may find it's easier to light the hot water tank if you light a stove burner first.

When you filled the water tank did you turn the water pump on after to see how it worked? If you did that is why the water went from the holding tank to the hot water tank. When filing up the water tank for dry camping I have been know to forget to go inside to turn on the water pump once there some water in the tank in order to get the hot water tank full as well.

As others mentioned when connected to city water nothing comes from the holding tank & it will automatically fill the hot water tank assuming you do not have a by pass system built onto the hot water tank. Only way to refill the water holding tank is via the outside rear filler.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:16 AM   #5
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Thank you! I think this info will help very much...
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:17 AM   #6
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Thank you!

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