Gulf Stream Owners RV Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-22-2018, 11:07 AM   #1
madkinson
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 34
Default Water system

Just purchased a 99 Sun Voyager 8362 diesel pusher. I am lucky to have most of the original manuels, but I do not have anything on the fresh water system. Am I correct that the on!y way to fill the fresh water tank is using the valve located in the bay with the filters and water manifold? It switches from city water to.fresh water tank. Also, is there a good place to obtain parts/repair into? Thanks for any help for this newbie from Oklahoma.
madkinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2018, 08:01 AM   #2
Sudsy
Senior Member
 
Sudsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Mechanicsville, Md.
Posts: 452
Default

There's not much to it. Just a pump, tank and tubing.



Sudsy
__________________
2005 Sun Voyager Workhorse W24 with 8.1 ltr Chevy. Allison 2100 transmission. Full body paint.
Sudsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2018, 08:39 AM   #3
madkinson
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 34
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudsy View Post
There's not much to it. Just a pump, tank and tubing.



Sudsy
Thanks for your reply, Sudsy. I understand that, but that didn't really answer my question. Most systems I have read about have a "gravity fill". I was asking if this indeed does have a gravity fill.
madkinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2018, 11:03 AM   #4
Sudsy
Senior Member
 
Sudsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Mechanicsville, Md.
Posts: 452
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by madkinson View Post
Thanks for your reply, Sudsy. I understand that, but that didn't really answer my question. Most systems I have read about have a "gravity fill". I was asking if this indeed does have a gravity fill.

If it's like my 05 Voyager, no it only fills thru the valve.



Sudsy
__________________
2005 Sun Voyager Workhorse W24 with 8.1 ltr Chevy. Allison 2100 transmission. Full body paint.
Sudsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2018, 04:18 PM   #5
madkinson
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 34
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudsy View Post
If it's like my 05 Voyager, no it only fills thru the valve.



Sudsy
Thanks for the answer. Still learning and hope to be able to help someone in the future.
madkinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2018, 07:03 PM   #6
Sudsy
Senior Member
 
Sudsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Mechanicsville, Md.
Posts: 452
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by madkinson View Post
Thanks for the answer. Still learning and hope to be able to help someone in the future.

I sure understand I just bought this one about 18 months ago. Still learning stuff about it.


Sudys
__________________
2005 Sun Voyager Workhorse W24 with 8.1 ltr Chevy. Allison 2100 transmission. Full body paint.
Sudsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2018, 07:33 PM   #7
Frutza
Senior Member
 
Frutza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 206
Default

no gravity fill, but if have the valve in the wrong position the pump will suck air
__________________
Mike & Becky
2005 Crescendo 8356
Frutza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2018, 07:47 PM   #8
Sudsy
Senior Member
 
Sudsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Mechanicsville, Md.
Posts: 452
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frutza View Post
no gravity fill, but if have the valve in the wrong position the pump will suck air



Mine does the same thing. I thought a check valve had frozen and failed but maybe not. I keep a plug on the water connection when not hooked up and it makes everything work right. If I don't put the plug in the feed hose my fresh water will drain down to the fill line input level. If I look I can actually see the side of the tank in the compartment with the pump and manifold.



Sudsy
__________________
2005 Sun Voyager Workhorse W24 with 8.1 ltr Chevy. Allison 2100 transmission. Full body paint.
Sudsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2018, 11:56 PM   #9
neondon
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 27
Default

I need clarification on that valve: potable tank or city water. It seems to draw from the tank when in city water position, so what position fills from the hose, uses shore connected water, pumps only from the tank, or anything else? Another newbie wanting kindergarten course.
neondon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2018, 12:19 AM   #10
Sudsy
Senior Member
 
Sudsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Mechanicsville, Md.
Posts: 452
Default Testing 1 2

Ok. I have the coach home here and one of the things on my punch list is a leak in the fill line for the fresh water tank. i can see it and think I have a fix. But while I am doing that I will be able to do some test. As I recall right now if I were to fill the tank and then switch the selector to "city water" and NOT plug my fill line, the fresh water tank would slowly leak out. If I leave the selector in the "fill" position it will out right drain back through the fill hose. This is why I thought a check valve had frozen and failed. Maybe not.


Sudsy
__________________
2005 Sun Voyager Workhorse W24 with 8.1 ltr Chevy. Allison 2100 transmission. Full body paint.
Sudsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 06:25 AM   #11
Frutza
Senior Member
 
Frutza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 206
Default

Mine says "city water connection" that is the label for the valve, then says "local supply" and " fresh water" of course turn to fresh water for filling, the handle is then horizontal, and turn to local supply when done filling, leave in local supply if using supplied water from Cg
__________________
Mike & Becky
2005 Crescendo 8356
Frutza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 10:58 AM   #12
Sudsy
Senior Member
 
Sudsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Mechanicsville, Md.
Posts: 452
Default

Agreed, but if I do exactly that and then disconnect to leave the CG my fresh water tank will back flow thru the fill valve until it is drained. I have to plug the "local supply" hose with a cap to prevent that. I think I have a failed check valve.


Sudsy
__________________
2005 Sun Voyager Workhorse W24 with 8.1 ltr Chevy. Allison 2100 transmission. Full body paint.
Sudsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 07:04 AM   #13
Frutza
Senior Member
 
Frutza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 206
Default


My valve is below the top of my tank, I would think the valve it self should close, turn of your pump, hook up to city water and see which direction of the valve to supply water to your fixtures? Then of course, turn it through other way to close, not sure if there's check valve's in that area but if your valve is to low, like you said, may be easier to just add one
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC_0482.jpg (61.3 KB, 5 views)
__________________
Mike & Becky
2005 Crescendo 8356
Frutza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 09:47 AM   #14
Toolman
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 2
Default

hey sudsy. I have a 2003 sun voyager workhorse chassis. I've had for 3 weeks. I have filled fresh water tank and when I turn on water pump water is coming out of a fitting under the sink there are two of them only one seems to be seeping. do I not have a valve open somewhere. I don't have a lot of pressure at my faucets either??
Toolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 10:48 AM   #15
madkinson
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 34
Default

This thread is over a year old. Might be best to post a new thread.
__________________
1999 Sun Voyager 8362 SVB
"On the road again . . . . "Spartan Alpine Chassis
madkinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 12:23 PM   #16
Sudsy
Senior Member
 
Sudsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Mechanicsville, Md.
Posts: 452
Default

Typing slow. Had hand surgery Wed.



Sounds like the unit froze up. Is this the kitchen sink or bathroom? I suspect kitchen. If it's a fitting then it will have to be repaired. Some fittings are "swedged/crimped" together and some newer one's kind of snap in place. I have the big tool for "swedging" and have made those repairs. I repaired a leak in the tube that fills the freshwater tank using Flex Seal. If it a fixture you will need a new one.



Where are you?


Sudsy
__________________
2005 Sun Voyager Workhorse W24 with 8.1 ltr Chevy. Allison 2100 transmission. Full body paint.
Sudsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2019, 05:51 PM   #17
mhogge
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 21
Default

Sudsy


Reading your posts on leaks in water line I have one that leaks the most when on city water? After playing with this for a week I still cannot find a way to remove and replace the water lines Im thinking about removing the shower to see if I can get better access. I would appreciate your thoughts on this?


Mine is a 05 Voyager on a W22.


Thanks Mel
mhogge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2019, 08:31 PM   #18
knoxchief
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 7
Default

On my Sun Voyager there is a gravity fill right in the little door where you hook up the water hose for park water. It is a separate outlet and you just fill it with drinking water. I don't use my hose because of the taste but with a funnel and drinking water, you just pour it in.
knoxchief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2019, 08:58 PM   #19
Sudsy
Senior Member
 
Sudsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Mechanicsville, Md.
Posts: 452
Default

What year is your Sun Voyager?


S
__________________
2005 Sun Voyager Workhorse W24 with 8.1 ltr Chevy. Allison 2100 transmission. Full body paint.
Sudsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2019, 09:29 PM   #20
knoxchief
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudsy View Post
What year is your Sun Voyager?


S
2008 Sun Voyager!
knoxchief is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×