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    Stevie+jill Read Only Funster

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    hi guys we are total new to motorhomes we have just bought a swift sundance 600 fb it's on a fiat Ducati (55) plate 2005. I was wondering when I'm filling the water up do I lift the bench seat in the cabin and close the valve then fill the water tank? Or do I leave it open and fill the tank?do I fill the tank first then the water heater or does it all fill in one go ? And do I use the pump all the time after I fill the water or will water still come out the tap without the pump on ? I hope this makes sense ! Can anyone help?
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    Fill water from the filler outside. Open a tap to drive air out, watching it! The boiler will fill as you do. Open taps one by one cold then hot to drive air out! Bobs your mothers brother!!!
     
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    Btw pump on once you have some water in!
     
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    Thanks munchie do I leave the pump on all the time? Or only when I'm going to use the water?
     
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    Oh yeah and do I need to turn anything on to work the boiler? Or will it come on when the hot water is selected?
     
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    hi Stevie you can leave the pump on all the time if you want however i always turn ours off at night or if leaving the van just in case you get a burst or fault an it pumps all the water over the van.

    As for the boiler if you open a hot tap with the pump on once you start getting water through this is your hot water tank full so close tap, you will then have to turn your water heating on this could be gas or elec or both just depending on your unit.
     
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    Hi Stevie & Jill and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
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    Thanks longer I take it I close the valve under the rear bench/sofa before filling from outside the van?
     
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    Lorger!even
     
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    Hi Stevie, your water tank will have a valve for emptying it somewhere my last van it was a plug inside the tank the van before was a blue valve outside , if you start to fill it and see water coming out then shut the valve.
    Also just so you know you only get 5 free post then you need to pay £10 to join, just my opinion you will save that in the first week
     
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