Water on the floor - HELP !

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  1. mtn_bikers

    mtn_bikers Northern NJ

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    ok, so I'm new to the PUP world - bought the SantaFe a few months ago and have gone out 4 times now. I'm noticing that sometimes there is water on the floor when we get back home <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_confused.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Confused">.

    So here's what we did -
    disconnected the city water, open the drain on the outside, lower the upper part of the kitchen sink (ours is on a 4-bar linkage, so it doesn't flip over). I don't see any water in the sink - so we drive home. When I get home today, there is about 1 inch of water in the sink, and some on the floor by the sink. This also happens if we are dry camping, and use the pump. When dry camping we empty the holding tank before leaving the site.

    Is there some type of "procedure" that I'm supposed to do in order to prevent this??

    Thanks -

    Joe & Dawn
    02 Grand Cherokee/08 Fleetwood Santa Fe
    Giant Trance 1 & Trance X1 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_bike.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Bicycle"> <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_bike.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Bicycle">
     
  2. KISMETT

    KISMETT New Member

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    Sounds like you're not emptying your plumbing and it is still pressurized. During the bumpy ride home, the water works its way out of the faucet. Find the low point drain (if you have one) and open it up. Then open the faucet to let air in the system. If you do not have a low point drain, run the pump (weather it be electric or hand pump faucet) 'til it is dry for just a bit.
     
  3. mtn_bikers

    mtn_bikers Northern NJ

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    thanks !I'll give that a try on the next trip.

    Joe & Dawn
    02 Grand Cherokee/08 Fleetwood Santa Fe
    Giant Trance 1 & Trance X1 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_bike.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Bicycle"> <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_bike.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Bicycle">
     

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