View Full Version : Fresh Water Overflow

05-01-2020, 09:38 AM
was filling my fresh water tank today to run some system checks on the pump and cleaning out some things. I forgot about it and ran back to the hose. Water was shooting out of the overflow. I shut it off and opened my low fresh tank drain.

I am hoping that i did not do any damage to the tank or hoses/plumbing and the overflow did its job. I inspected the water pump compartment and shined light down in to the belly (as far as i could see). No signs of water or leaks anywhere.

Any thoughts? Think i am ok?

one edit - i kept the fresh water tank 1/2 full and ran the pump. Went around and opened my faucets one at a time. Water was flowing no issue.

05-01-2020, 09:44 AM
If the pressure was being relieved via the overflow it should be ok.

05-01-2020, 10:02 AM
Agree with above. The overflow did what it was supposed to and the lack of a tight seal at the fill inlet also acted to prevent pressure build up. I think you are fine.

05-01-2020, 02:37 PM
You're OK. Tow it like you stole it.

05-01-2020, 03:50 PM
You dodged a bullet. My son split the tank in his trailer by doing exactly what you did.

05-01-2020, 10:18 PM
Just tell DW you were running a test of the overflow system - act "studious" while making the statement.

Doubt you hurt a thing.