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water filling problem

Evening folks.
having a problem with water tank always filling.
it has a Truma-Crystal-Compact-MK2-Water-Inlet outside van, but runs all the time and overflows internal tank.
been trying to trace everything and so far all i can see is some sort of sensor i think for water tank, my wonderings are can i somehow connect the water inlet to this sensor to stop it filling when full , if so how ?
a pic of the box which is in an awkaward place so not too good.
i should add that there is a pump in internal tank and also a whale pump retrofitted but manually switched
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... it has a Truma-Crystal-Compact-MK2-Water-Inlet outside van, but runs all the time and overflows internal tank.
I've not had one of these but don't you just remove the external source of water when your tank is full enough?
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I've not had one of these but don't you just remove the external source of water when your tank is full enough?
yes mate but i was thinking of a full serviced site scenario. connect and forget

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Would something like this suffice.
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yes mate but i was thinking of a full serviced site scenario. connect and forget

That's a function I've seen on RVs. It's referred to as being connected to City Water. The city water connection by-passes the tank and pump. I think there'd be a fair bit of rehashing the system in a European motorhome to give it fully functioning city water option.

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Would something like this suffice.
would mean installing it in tank under van then fitting a new feed seperately to it.
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That's a function I've seen on RVs. It's referred to as being connected to City Water. The city water connection by-passes the tank and pump. I think there'd be a fair bit of rehashing the system in a European motorhome to give it fully functioning city water option.

Here's how it works on an RV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj_nQvgIUIQ
yeah too much work that lol
hence why am looking for some sort of relay to stop pump.
have seen diy relays but my sight and soldering skills are not too good nowadays lol.

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I'm not sure water will flow through a stopped pump. You would probably need to bypass it and you still need to stop the tank filling and overflowing.

I"d say that if there was an easier way to do it the Americans would have found it. Rvs may not have European style but they work very well.

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