I'm a recently new owner of a 1960
Safari. I plan on redoing the plumbing with PEX so I decided to get the lay of the land with the current system.
I was expecting to see the system would be fed by two sources... either the main fill line or the FW tank.
In other words, I expected to see a valve after the main water line to either direct the water into the FW tank or into the main system directly.
Then the FW tank would go into a strainer, then the FW pump and into the main system from there.
Check valves would prevent the water from one source going into the other line.
So I expected to see something like this...
Instead, I found the main water line just goes directly into the FW tank. That leads me to believe the main line must fill the FW tank and pressurize the entire system if the trailer is running on the main water line. Does it just flow right through the pump or do I need to run the pump too?
Here's what I see in the trailer...
Am I diagnosing this correctly? Is this the way it's supposed to be or should I do something different when I outfit it with PEX?