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On board water tanks ????

Postby perinam68 » March 26th, 2009, 4:49 pm

Hello there everyone , I have a bit of a problem. We have just bought a Swift Conqueror 640 Sal , this is a 2000 model , registered in 2001,L shaped front & bench back. The thing thats bugging me is there is (according to the previous owner) an onboard water tank for the cold water . The previous owner even show me how to check the level, using the battery meter (& it showed 3/4 full) but I can't seem to find one :?
I have took the drain plug out of the hot water system & there was nothing coming out .
Yet the van seems to be front heavy, I thought the tank would be at the front due to the meter showing 3/4 full .
Can anyone shed some light on this please .

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Re: On board water tanks ????

Postby perinam68 » March 27th, 2009, 1:31 pm

FOUND IT !!!
Now all we need to do is find out how to empty it :?
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Re: On board water tanks ????

Postby Jim Cain » March 27th, 2009, 6:30 pm

There should be a ribbed hose and plastic tap underneath the van, probably on the offside. The hose will come through a hole in the chassis and be secured to the underside of the van floor with Terry clips. Some models (1999 year I think) did not have a drain and had to be emptied by means of the pump.
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Re: On board water tanks ????

Postby perinam68 » March 29th, 2009, 2:55 pm

Jim Cain wrote:There should be a ribbed hose and plastic tap underneath the van, probably on the offside. The hose will come through a hole in the chassis and be secured to the underside of the van floor with Terry clips. Some models (1999 year I think) did not have a drain and had to be emptied by means of the pump.



Yes you are right, , there is also a stubby pipe near this one too , it has a red stopper in it & sticks out of the floor about 3 inches or so, any ideas on that one .
I turned on the drain pipe & got a cup full out yet the tank still sounds full when I tap it , but the water level meter is now not moving at all .
I'll have to have a tinker when I'm down there next .

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Re: On board water tanks ????

Postby Jim Cain » April 1st, 2009, 5:16 pm

The stubby pipe with the stopper is for draining the cold water pipe to prevent against frost damage. The underslung tank is insulated so you are probably tapping the insulation.
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