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HELP PLEASE !!:( hi all we are on our first trip in our xplore304 we have connected up the aquaroll and although we are getting slow water through taps the majority of water is draining out a hose underneath the bottom of caravan near the same side/ back of van can anyone enlighten us ? We can’t find anything in manual regarding this anywhere and it is emptying the aqua roll in minutes 🤷🏻‍♀️

Many thanks 

karen 

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Just a thought, but look under the front offside bunk for a water fitting with a yellow bit sticking up.  This is a drain valve for the water and needs to be put in the horizontal position to close the valve.

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Yep, no need to panic. It sounds like the drain valve was left open. Just make sure the yellow lever is horizontal, and all should be good.

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Will be in the manual when referring to draining the boiler and system, my previous caravans had two, my new has only one.

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Yes refer to the manual for emptying and filling.some boilers must have water in there .even for heating and some dont need water for heating etc. Also for weight saving when towing and emptying for storage so the water doesnt go stagnent

 

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11 hours ago, Crannoghome said:

Just a thought, but look under the front offside bunk for a water fitting with a yellow bit sticking up.  This is a drain valve for the water and needs to be put in the horizontal position to close the valve.

Happened to us. 

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Also had this once, had to flick the yellow lever up and down again to stop it... I reckon it was crud somewhere from assembly/manufacturing process.

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I've found that sometimes the little yellow lever can go 'over centre' if that's the right word. What I mean is that it goes past the point at which it's 'closed' and over the opposite side to 'open' and there's a point at which it starts to open again. What you have to do is feel for the detent as you move the lever, if you go past it you can open the valve slightly again.

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My experience is this valve is designed to go over centre when closed.  Moving the yellow toggle to the vertical position pulls the valve off its seat. Toggle Horizontal the internal spring pushes valve against Seat.  Vertical pulls valve OFF seat.

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Even people that have caravaned for 40 years sometimes connect up the Aquaroll, switch on the pump, and wonder why it takes so long for the water to get to the tap, then realise "Oh! S**T, the drain tap".

Don't ask how I know :)

 

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pity op has not come back to give and update or say thank you to those that gave good advice.

 

macafee2

 

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1 hour ago, macafee2 said:

pity op has not come back to give and update or say thank you to those that gave good advice.

 

macafee2

 

 

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10 hours ago, macafee2 said:

pity op has not come back to give and update or say thank you to those that gave good advice.

 

macafee2

 

So often the case. about 10 years ago I fell sideways off some stepladders landing awkwardly on a pile of bricks, it was Easter Sunday. Blue light ride to Lincoln County Hospital, no staff on shift as such so I didnt see the specialist until Easter Monday, I was in absolute agony with a shattered hip and damage to my pelvis. He explained they had a full schedule in theatre and may not get to me during the day and most likely it would be Tuesday. I said I really would appreciate being sorted today if possible, I was agony and a load of morphine wasnt helping either. He very kindly worked over with me going to theatre at 19:30, back on the ward at midnight. The relief from pain was bliss and the next day I was walking using a zimmer frame, home 5 days later. I wrote to the surgeon and thanked him for seeing me on the Monday and to please convey my thanks and appreciation the whole team. I was amazed to receive a letter back from him, he said in the 27 years he had been doing this work not once, never, had anyone written to thank him and he and his team really appreciated my letter.

I find it incredible that people dont come back to confirm what our thoughts are and to say thanks, it really does mean a lot and many people go to great lengths to help others. This is what makes CT a brilliant forum, an absolute wealth of knowledge, skill sets etc, views are wide and varied which really does add immense value in my opinion.

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10 minutes ago, AJGalaxy2012 said:

So often the case. about 10 years ago I fell sideways off some stepladders landing awkwardly on a pile of bricks, it was Easter Sunday. Blue light ride to Lincoln County Hospital, no staff on shift as such so I didnt see the specialist until Easter Monday, I was in absolute agony with a shattered hip and damage to my pelvis. He explained they had a full schedule in theatre and may not get to me during the day and most likely it would be Tuesday. I said I really would appreciate being sorted today if possible, I was agony and a load of morphine wasnt helping either. He very kindly worked over with me going to theatre at 19:30, back on the ward at midnight. The relief from pain was bliss and the next day I was walking using a zimmer frame, home 5 days later. I wrote to the surgeon and thanked him for seeing me on the Monday and to please convey my thanks and appreciation the whole team. I was amazed to receive a letter back from him, he said in the 27 years he had been doing this work not once, never, had anyone written to thank him and he and his team really appreciated my letter.

I find it incredible that people dont come back to confirm what our thoughts are and to say thanks, it really does mean a lot and many people go to great lengths to help others. This is what makes CT a brilliant forum, an absolute wealth of knowledge, skill sets etc, views are wide and varied which really does add immense value in my opinion.

maybe the has op has had the  same accident  ,,? thats why he cant answer ;)

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Posted (edited)
  • They are away from home; maybe with no phone signal or wifi.  I hope they sorted their problem or got help from other caravaners.  Cut them some slack - they are total newbies!
Edited by kelper

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I agree,

 

a thanks goes a long way and it does confirm that the info or advice has or hasn't helped in some way. It also helps others who might be having similar problems.

 

People are too ready to whine, whinge and complain but seldom give thanks or praise

 

 

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Come on girls, not 48hrs on this one yet. :P

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11 minutes ago, Griff said:

Come on girls, not 48hrs on this one yet. :P

Maybe so in this case but in general people dont come back to give feedback or thanks.

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Posted (edited)

In case the OP is confused, this photo shows the valve in the 'open' position.  If the yellow lever is to the left OR the right, it is closed.

 

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13 hours ago, Artleknock said:

Even people that have caravaned for 40 years sometimes connect up the Aquaroll, switch on the pump, and wonder why it takes so long for the water to get to the tap, then realise "Oh! S**T, the drain tap".

Don't ask how I know :)

 

another guilty one here, practically every time,lol

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