No, you should not run the RVs fresh water pump when hooked up to city water. The city water system should provide sufficient water pressure for your RVs fresh water system. The pump is designed only to pump water out of your RVs fresh water holding tank when you are not hooked up to city water.
Do I need to turn on my RV water pump?
An RV water pump works off of your 12V battery. When you open a tap or flush the toilet, and are not connected to city water, the pump detects the pressure drop and will turn on to maintain the pressure. Youll need to switch power to the pump on and have water in your fresh water tank.
Why is my freshwater tank filling when connected to city water?
When the city water pressure feeds fresh water into the on-board fresh water tank it means one of two things: either a “quick fill” valve is left open (or is faulty), or the check valve in the outlet side of the water pump has failed. In most cases, this check valve is integral to the pump.
Can RV water pump be on while driving?
The water pump in your RV should require only a small amount of power and will not require the generator to be on! Remember to be safe while using your RVs bathroom while on the road and to return to your seat as quickly as possible.
Why is water pouring out of my overflow pipe?
When an overflow pipe is dripping or running with water, one of the most common causes is a problem with a float valve. If the float valve doesnt operate properly, the cold-water feed may not fully switch off, causing the water level to continue to rise above the overflow.
What does it mean when your water pump keeps running?
Watch out: a damaged, jammed, or improperly-set pressure control switch that is calling for a pressure that is above the pumps capacity will cause the pump to run continuously and is likely to burn-up the pump motor. Clogged pressure sensor or switch pressure sensing tubing can cause improper switch performance.
Why is my water pump not stopping?
A well pump that repeatedly loses its prime likely has underlying problems. In many cases, the problem stems from a leak in the drop pipe. Other common causes include air leaks in either the impeller or the pump casing, faulty check valves inside of the well pump, or a damaged foot valve at the bottom of your well.