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I am making / installing an automatic on-board water tank filling system to my 2009 Bailey Senator Arizona. I made one of these for my Lunar Delta about 20 years ago. Now I have another Caravan with an onboard tank I find it annoying how complicated Bailey have made it to fill the on-board tank. I have to remove the cushions from the rear locker, lift the rack, "set" two change-over valves, (correct combination, depending if I am using external, internal or filling internal from external). Then switch the electric pump to "fill", wait until it's filled, and then switch the valves as required for "operation". I looked on the market – there is NOTHING, nothing on Ebay, Nothing on “The Web”, nothing on YouTube, nothing in the Forums on how to do this… No gadgets, no advice, no discussion – maybe I’m the only one that wants this ???? I have added an Carver / Truma Crystal filter inlet into the side of the caravan directly next to the on-board tank. I will use my old Truma external pump to fit this fitting. This will fill the tank directly. I am fitting a relay (in a small plastic box to be neat) along with an "audible" alarm to warn me the external pump is operating. As my tank already has a "low level" sensor and a "high level sensor" (to stop the on-board [in fill mode] pump when full) it will be an easy job to do. I am fitting 2 switches - 1) Off/Fill to High Level 2) Fill to low level only (reserve level). If anyone is interested, I am going to document this fully with Photos on my Blog as it will be too detailed (and the photos) for here: https://tony-sparks.co.uk/blog/2019/09/13/automatic-on-board-water-tank-fill-system-tracker/ You will need to cut a hole in the side of your van to fit a Truma (or pump interface of your choice). You will need to be "capable" with 12v Electrics, and able to wire a 12v relay and a couple of switches. I *may* consider making the "control" boxes when I have finished mine - if there is any demand- but I may not! BTW: While you are about it (Bailey Senator Only) - I will tell you how to change the "ancient" battery on your (Secret Location) Tracker / Alarm system (mine was 10 years old and bulging - and was down to 2.2v!). Replacement battery - £14.50 delivered from Ebay! Any Comments ?
Hi I have Bessacarr cameo (2006) caravan with onboard cold water tank that is very slow to fill - over 1 hr. Is this normal? Pump is set to 15 mins and fills less than 1/4 of tank (according to led display) at a time. Flow from pump in aqua roll is good (when used on own & was recently replaced). It also doesn't automatically fill when less than 1/2 full as per manual, but will if I use the override (turn pump off/on will start the fill process for 15 min). Not sure I had this problem when I bought the van last year, but can't remember as I was on mains water then, so never an issue. I've searched the forum but can't find anything similar. Any thoughts. ..?
Hi I have touched on this subject on one of my previous topics. Here we go again as this is really niggling me. My Elddis Crusader Super Sirocco has an onboard tank which is a great job. The external switch fills the onboard tank from the aquaroll then you switch to internal to use taps etc. When using external there is great water pressure but the pump runs all the time. This means when i go to a site i cannot just use the aquaroll. Also has anyone noticed that there is better water pressure for a shower from the aquaroll than the onboard pump. To shower i actually turn the tap off at the onboard tank and shout to my wife to turn on the external switch and i can have a great shower. I have already looked into the pump on the onboard tank and have put a pump into it which is identical to the external pump but the pressure is still not great. Hope this makes sense. Gary