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28/2/2010 at 5:57pm
 Location: stoke-on -trent staffordshire
 Outfit: swift charisma
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hiya

we have just bought a swift corniche 15/2e caravan 1994, and were wondering if there is a way to stop the onboard tank filling up.   when we are away just for a weekend cant see the point of filling it up just to empty it away when we leave because we dont want to carry loads of weight around  that we dont need. but still want to use the aquaroll for instant water through the whale pump, if you know what i mean. we are going away in it for the first time at the nxt weekend and were sooooo exited.. selling our trigano fc if anyone is interested

thanks in hesitation of your replies

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28/2/2010 at 10:13pm
 Location: Midlands
 Outfit: Mondeo Avondale Grampian
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Onboard coldwater or hotwater?

If its the onboard coldwater it should have its own pump & the external roll shouldnt be needed when itis full.



02/3/2010 at 3:01am
 Location: Newcastle
 Outfit: Swift Conqueror 640 SAL Mk2 Shogun
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Don't know if it is the same system as my Swift van but on mine, when the inboard tank is empty it fills from the aquaroll every time a tap is turned on.  The flow from the taps is considerably reduced as part of the water is going into the tank.  Once the inboard tank is full and the external pump shows that the aquaroll is empty, switch to the inboard tank,  This does not take too long and you can then use the water directly  from the inboard tank.  If you are staying for a while, refill the aquaroll and you are ready to start the sequence again when you need water.  This ensures that you never run out of water halfway through cleaning your teeth or having a shower, you just need to switch from aquaroll to inboard tank.

If you are not staying long, do not refill the aquaroll.  The amount of water you use is still the same, you have just transferred it from the outside tank to the inside tank.

Whilst I know it is not recommended, I usually keep two or three litres of water in the inboard tank when travelling as you can have access to water if you need to wash your hands or have a brew on arrival on site.  I have never found any adverse affect on towing. 



02/3/2010 at 3:01am
 Location: Newcastle
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Don't know if it is the same system as my Swift van but on mine, when the inboard tank is empty it fills from the aquaroll every time a tap is turned on.  The flow from the taps is considerably reduced as part of the water is going into the tank.  Once the inboard tank is full and the external pump shows that the aquaroll is empty, switch to the inboard tank,  This does not take too long and you can then use the water directly  from the inboard tank.  If you are staying for a while, refill the aquaroll and you are ready to start the sequence again when you need water.  This ensures that you never run out of water halfway through cleaning your teeth or having a shower, you just need to switch from aquaroll to inboard tank.

If you are not staying long, do not refill the aquaroll.  The amount of water you use is still the same, you have just transferred it from the outside tank to the inside tank.

Whilst I know it is not recommended, I usually keep two or three litres of water in the inboard tank when travelling as you can have access to water if you need to wash your hands or have a brew on arrival on site.  I have never found any adverse affect on towing. 



02/3/2010 at 11:24am
 Location: NW of Glasgow
 Outfit: Sterling Searcher 2008 Volvo XC90
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Do you have any tap/valve type things on the pipework going to/from the tank?   If so, there will likely be a setting of those that enables you to use from internal or external.

Or possibly a changeover switch somewhere.

If you cannot find anything I suggest you contact Swift for help. I take it you do not have a handbook?

This guy is the technical director at Swift, he will assist or pass you to someone who can. Give as much detail on the van as you can, year,model, CRiS no if you have one.

aspacey at swiftleisure.co.uk

put the usual squiggle instead of the "at"

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Jennifer


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02/3/2010 at 3:12pm
 Location: stoke-on -trent staffordshire
 Outfit: swift charisma
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thanks everyone for your replies, we are away in the van for the first time this weekend so we can have a good look around at the valves switches and tanks, we have also found a water pump lead similar to the one that goes into the aqua roll  but with a slightly different electrical connection we have yet  to find out what this is for and where it plugs in, its great being part of this big family on ukcs there is always someone who comes to the rescue, not been on a meet for a couple of years must make the effort,, once again thanks to you all

 

jue and neil xx

 




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