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  1. Dorset Diver

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    We recently bought a new Carthago Chic C-Line I50; lovely. Unfortunately I have discovered a conundrum.

    I had a problem with the full to 20% fresh water drain down which Southdowns have fixed. Today I filled the water tank watching the level and re- checked the drain down to 20% and the operation of the taps, shower and toilet; all worked well and I decide to fill the tank fully. As expected there was no visible leaks and I watched the electronic gauge get to 100%. I then left it filling expecting to see the tank begin to overflow underneath the van. I waited and waited but my drive remained dry; no water showed :(. The tank gauge kept showing 100% and visibly the semi-opaque tank was full but the water kept flowing in and I have no idea where the excess it was going. Can any of you good people throw any light on this mystery? I am concerned that it is filling up the underfloor but I can see no evidence of this.
     
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    If it's in the van (as opposed to the tank) you'd soon see it
     
  3. Boringfrog

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    Twin tanks?
     
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    Not with a double floor, you could hold lots before it starts to drip out.

    Martin
     
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    Hi BF I did think of this but if there are I'm not aware of it :unsure:.
     
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    I have opened lockers but could not spot any water at all.
     
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    Its magic:rolleyes:
     
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    It's not going into your grey tank is it.

    Martin

    No forget that, it's a stupid idea. I hope.
     
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    The fresh water overflow on my Frankia takes ages to run after the gauge shows full and the water level in the white tank is right to the top. Don't forget the overflow pipe almost certainly rises a fair bit before it goes down and outside.
     
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    No idea is stupid Martin especially as I also thought of it :) but no it is not going there.
     
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    Move the van and see if it comes out anywhere.

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    Just keep filling, it'll flow from somewhere eventually.

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    Good thought M. Will do it tomorrow.
     
  14. Dorset Diver

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    Not too sure about that. The damage could be extensive.
     
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    Gauge telling porky Pies.... :nod:
     
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    Not as far as I can tell. The tank is semi-opaque and the inlet / filler pipe is clear. I can see the water going in and the tank level (full).
     
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    You don't have a auto stop so you can connect to a permanent supply, as surely it would overflow from the filling point.
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    We always went by the 100% level guage but missed it one day and it overflowed out the bottom. Two days later checked level on guage and it still showed 100%. So plenty of room above the 100% shown on guage. There must be an overflow so just keep going.

    Joe
     
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    @Dorset Diver, presuming you have a second generation (2015/16) Chic you have an upgraded double water tank.
    The earlier models had a single tank but on the newer ones they fitted a second tank above it, in the space where there used to be a third drawer under the bed.
    We have the same issue as you in that the tank shows it is full but that is the original (lower) tank only. The water continues to fill the upper tank until it overflows from the filler, unless you keep listening for it to start gurgling up the filler pipe.
    Carthago don't seem to have modified the tank gauges to take account of the second tank.
    We also find that when the upper tank empties the gauge shows that both tanks are empty and the red warning light comes on on the control panel despite the lower (larger) tank being full.
    Ours is going to the dealer next week to have a few issues, including those, sorted plus its first annual service.

    Richard.
     
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    The Carthago is the first van we've had that actually has accurate gauges in the tanks..........if only they had wired them correctly for the double tank.

    Richard.
     
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