Problems with fresh water tank

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  1. J and J

    J and J Read Only Funster

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    hi we are camping on El Raco Benedorm and my friend with autotrail Mohican has developed a problem with the fresh water tank. He wants to know if he can get into the inspection plate to check on the sensors that go up on the gauge don't know if it's furred up or not. If anyone can advise would appreciate it.
     
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    Had this problem on ours with the WASTE tank ((same level measuring system)) so unscrewed the large bung on the bottom and cleaned the terminals (screws) but it did the same again later.. It is caused by water "seeping out past the screws (contacts). I had new stainless screws fitted and its ok to date..
     
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    The water level meter on Autotrail are always a problem. Never acurate and tempermental if they want to work or not... Cant help with how to get access but will watch this thread so I can hopefully find out.. :)
     
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    Hi jenny and Mitch thanks for that will tell my friend will report on outcome j and j
     
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    Auto-Trail had a water tank problem some time ago around 2011-2012 when they received a new batch of tanks from their supplier that had been fitted with a different submerged water uptake pipe that was secured to the inner wall. On some the pipe was breaking away from the wall and floating horizontally stopping the pump from lifting the water. The pump managed to lift an amount of water when the tank was full but once the level dropped to 3/4's full the pump couldn't lift anymore. The only solution was to have the tank removed and the pipe to be put back in place and secured. The motorhome would have to be lifted off the ground to remove the tank. It happened to me but I managed to get back to the Auto-trail factory and they repaired it while I waited. There's probably quite a few motorhomes still around with the dodgy tanks fitted.
     
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