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Post by greycaster on Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:42 pm

I have a 2015 Warwick XL and i am looking for some info on the various ways to hook up the water on site. I currently fill my on board tank with a hose then top up when required using a container and funnel. The van came with a separate submersible pump that has what looks like a whale connection to attach to the side of the van. Presumably the pump would sit inside a container and the other end connected to the van. Does the on board system now use the pump in the container in preference to the pump in the on board tank. If so can the on board tank be left empty or does the on board pump still run. The van also came with a length of hose with a whale connection on one end and a tap connection on the other. If I connect this to the tap on the pitch and to the van, will this now supply water to the system or does it just fill the tank, if it fills the tank does it cut off automatically when the tank is full. If it supplys  water direct to the system how do I control the pressure, some sites have quite a high water pressure, the last thing I would want is a flood due to a joint popping.
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Re: Water system

Post by Heanorboy on Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:34 pm

may sound like a daft question but do you have two inlet types for filling the water tank
You say that you fill up with a hose so presume that you just push a hose in an open water inlet.
But do you also have a Whale aquasource connection ie an inlet that you can plug-in the whale connection on the two hoses you mention.
If you do 
1. the short hose is used for filling from a water container to only fill the onboard water tanks with the pump on the end of it doing all the work 
2. the longer hose is connected direct to a tap again to fill the water tank and will stop when the tank is full, left connected it will refill the tank each time you draw water.
both of these pipes have the autostop system when your onboard tank is full so should not flood anything in all cases the on board pump will feed the taps

I use the longer hose to fill my water tank as it is the only type on my van, having both was an extra as some people don't like the Aquasource system but  I like the  fact that you can just plug it in and forget it 

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Post by greycaster on Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:17 pm

Yes I have 2 filling points. I thought the Whale Watermaster mains provided water directly into the system bypassing the tank, but it is just used for filling the tank. The reason I was interested in their use, I was hoping to use them as a back in case my on board submersable pump packed in when I was away in the van as has happened in the past.
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Post by Paramedic on Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:45 pm

greycaster wrote:Yes I have 2 filling points. I thought the Whale Watermaster mains provided water directly into the system bypassing the tank, but it is just used for filling the tank. The reason I was interested in their use, I was hoping to use them as a back in case my on board submersable pump packed in when I was away in the van as has happened in the past.
Hi, what ever means you put water in your van, it all goes to fill the on-board tank. Unlike caravans that have to draw water from an outside container such as an Aquaroll or other. Obviously most motorhomers use this same method (40 litre fill) in conjunction with the Whale system means no lugging water from site tap.

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