Water problem

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  1. Glyn Dunn

    Glyn Dunn

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    Hi, we have a 2011 Ci Carioca 694 purchased second hand 3 months ago. It has two fresh water tanks, one on the rear and one nearside. From reading reviews online, it would appear that this was a prototype, and the normal model only had the nearside one. My problem, and the dealer appears to be stumped as well, is that the water system doesn't automatically switch from one tank to the other, as you would think they should ! It seems to use the water in the rear tank first, but then nothing ! The other tank is still full ! Am I missing something ? Advice would be much appreciated ! Thanks.
     
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    Not being funny, but if it is a prototype then by definition, it is the only one so nobody else is likely to know. Have you tried tracing the pipes from the full tank, assuming there are pipes to it?
     
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    Have you had a look to see if there is a water feed pipe from one to the other with a 'stop' tap on it so if you only want to use one tank you can isolate the other, eg if you don't want to carry a lot of water around?
     
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    Thanks for that, I read in an online review that the one they were reviewing had the same two tanks, it was dated 2011, so I was hoping that they may had decided to make others like it ! I'm currently on holiday in it , just wondered if there was a valve that needed opening, or, if anyone had come across a similar problem.
     
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    Woluld it be that one tank service's the shower/toilet? And the other galley area ?
    The reasoning is on my latest van ,after being told I was dribbling on corners I found that there are two waste tanks at the rear the shower and toilet sink.separate grey waste tap in a awkward to get to area.
    One of the jobs on my list a bit of pipework to divert to the easy to get to tap on the front tank .
     
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    We had 2 waste tanks on a Rimor we had - as it was a rear wheel drive with the kitchen on one side in front of the rear axle, and the shower on the other side behind the rear axle, there's no way it could just have one as the pipework couldn't get across ... we had to remember to empty both which was a pain in the bum as the emptying points were in 2 different places!

    I suppose the 2nd tank IS definitely a fresh water one?
     
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    The second one isn't a flush tank for the toilet is it?
     
  8. Glyn Dunn

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    Nice idea, and make's sense, but taps on both sinks weren't working either.
     
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