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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 14:07
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This is very intersting to me too.

My guage is reasonably accurate, but when it gets to zero the pump just stops. It doesnt seem to spit air, just stop and the taps gently run dry. I took the hatch off and looked inside and would estimate that there was about 2 inches of water in the bottom. I found it was possible to force the pump to run by holding down the pump button on the panel whilst turning the tap on. I dont know if running the pump dry will damage it or not but it is mighty annoying to have water in the tank and to not be able to get it.

On another note i plan to mod the overflow by fitting a flexible pipe to it and then bringing it to the side of the van and sealing with a pipe clamp. I can then open and seal off the overflow as needed as i think it sloshes out on the road. My blue overflow pipe also moves about 10mm up and down so i guess in the down position it will overflow sooner.

It may be of interest that all the sensors, take off pipe, overflow, heater and fill pipe are at the front of the tank so if you are running out of water then parking nose down a hill will allow you to get some more water out of the tank and also best not to fill it when nose down a hill as it wont get full.

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I filled my tank yesterday. Where I park my motorhome there is a slight downward slope so I know this will influence the sensor. When I physically checked the water level it is about 2 inches down from the rim of the inspection hatch which suggests to me that it is pretty full despite only showing 58% full. I am not sure pushing the overflow pipe further up into the tank would make a lot of difference?

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When mine starts to pee out of the overflow and i then stop the water and open the hatch the water is right on the bottom of the hatch. It almost feels that replacing the cover will displace water and leak up the thread of the cover. I guess in a tank which is only about 8 inches deep then an inch or two makes a big difference to the capacity.....
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Klyne I have sent you a PM
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Thanks Steve, just printer the instruction off.

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Steve would you know if the instructions work on all bailey models?

I will PM you my email would you send me a copy, thanks.

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So does everybody elses pump stop before it runs dry like mine? Does anyone know why?
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It is designed to stop when it reaches 0% cos that's supposed to mean you have run out of water but mine only gets to zero after it has dried out so mine doesnt stop.
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Yes, ours stops just before it runs dry. Saves but hang out pump. Pete4x4 think you can adjust the cut off point via the control panel I believe.
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We have been away for eleven days so I have only just tried Steve's solution to the water tank problem. When we were away the pump stopped when the tank was half full and the display showing zero water. It worked OK before our first habitation service so I can only assume that reset was done then but unbeknown to them I had left the tank half full as we had only just come back from a trip away.

Anyway, when we go home today I completely emptied the water tank and followed Steve's instructions. At the point where it shows the voltage it did come up as showing a fault but I completed the operation. I refilled the tank and it is now showing 100% full where as previously it would get to 100% but quickly fell back to about 50% full. I have yet to test it in anger but it looks pretty encouraging so once again Steve thanks for the help.

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