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  1. Mark5204

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    can someone please tell me what the internal and external pumps are on control panel. I suppose the internal is for taps, shower etc. What is external about?
     
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    It's for auto filling of the water tank if you have that facility I think.
    Others will be along to voice their expertise. (y)
     
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    Yes it will send 12 volts to your water fill point to plug in a 12 volt pump fill hose. This allows you to pump water from a rollalong.
     
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    Oh okay I understand what you mean I think. So I would presumably buy a pump that attaches to the charging socket outside the MH
     
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    Thank-you so much for your replies. Really helpful.
     
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    No Mark it plugs into your water fill point. If you lift the flap you will see two copper contacts.
    If you normally fill by hose pipe then it is not something you will ever use.
     
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    Oh okay got you. Sorry probably seem really dumb. Never had a MH before. Thank you so much for help
     
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    Not many motorhomes feature the external pump facility but those that do are British built as it is a common feature on caravans and Swifts origins is caravans.
     
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    Probably never use it as you said,but nice to understand what it's actually for.
     
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    Hi
    I would sometimes like to use our outside filling pump socket-------but up to now I haven't found the isolating switch to turn it on:(:(
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    More information is required. Give us a clue :LOL:
     
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    Hi
    It's a 2002 Niesmann+Bischoff Flair ----I got the pipe/pump bit with the van--but never thought to ask how to make it work:(
    Nigel
     
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    That's a good start someone will know given we know the vehicle now. (y)
    What does the fill point look like? 2002 is too early for the Ultra flow type fill point.
     
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    I fitted a socket to my Autotrail as I find it very useful to top up the water when pitched for longer periods when you don't want to keep backing off the pitch just to top up you're water when you don't have a tap nearby for. Hose
     
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    Yes I was just going to edit my post to a similar vein. It is possible given the age of 12 years that a previous owner has made a modification or upgrade. If there is clearly no switch at the control panel or in an obvious place that would make sense then the only option is to physically follow the wiring from the back of the fill point.
    It may not even have a switch at all, it may have just blown a fuse.
     
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    I have checked every fuse I can find---all are OK-----but it may be an in-line fuse somewhere----this fill device was fitted at original build---there is no mention of another switch (there is a switch at the fill socket) and no mention (that I can find) in the hand book.
    Nigel
     
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    When you turn the switch on have you used a volt meter on the terminals? if not how do you know it is dead?
    Do you know the fill device model has it got a name or anything to identify it OR a photo?
     
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    We got our dealer to fit one on our AT before we collected it from them......it sure saves a lot of hassle of having to move the van as you say. Especially as we're usually on site for a while(y)

    Bill
     
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