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Old 04-20-2019, 09:19 PM   #1
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What is this open pipe?

I have a brand new 2018 Coachmen Freedom Express 204RD and discovered this pipe sticking up through the floor. It's coming up through the floor above the fresh water tank. The hose running along side it is the water inlet to the pump from the fresh water tank. Any ideas?
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:06 PM   #2
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So the Blue one with the connector goes to your pump ? What about the smaller white one ? Where does it go ? The Larger white one is the gravity fill for the FW tank. The cut off blue one is a mystery. Do you have an overflow line for your FW tank coming out the bottom of the trailer ?
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:49 PM   #3
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This is where one of those $20 inspection camera/endoscope units that fit on your smart phone would come in handy. Snake the camera/led end down that cut out and see where the mystery line goes. I have one and it has saved my butt a few times on where to run added electrical lines, or "what's behind that panel", etc...


I'm talking about units that plug into your phone (or communicate via wifi). A 6' model is all you usually need and they are the less expensive ones.
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:28 PM   #4
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So the Blue one with the connector goes to your pump ? What about the smaller white one ? Where does it go ? The Larger white one is the gravity fill for the FW tank. The cut off blue one is a mystery. Do you have an overflow line for your FW tank coming out the bottom of the trailer ?
The blue one that is hooked up goes to the water pump. The small white one is the vent for the fresh water fill and the large white one is the fresh water fill.
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This is where one of those $20 inspection camera/endoscope units that fit on your smart phone would come in handy. Snake the camera/led end down that cut out and see where the mystery line goes. I have one and it has saved my butt a few times on where to run added electrical lines, or "what's behind that panel", etc...


I'm talking about units that plug into your phone (or communicate via wifi). A 6' model is all you usually need and they are the less expensive ones.
I do have one at work and could give it a try. I blew into the end of the hose and I think it's a second hose that goes into the fresh water tank. Not sure why two hoses would be needed to take water from the tanks
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I do have one at work and could give it a try. I blew into the end of the hose and I think it's a second hose that goes into the fresh water tank. Not sure why two hoses would be needed to take water from the tanks
the fresh water tank needs a fill hose, a drain hose, a vent/overflow hose, and a supply hose to the pump. I'm betting that hose is the vent/overflow hose that is supposed to point down at the ground. Just guessing.
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I would think it's just an 'air vent' for the water tank, which prevents 'suction' from happening when the pump is pulling water from the tank, or to provide a way for air to be pushed from the tank when filling it.

my tank has two, and both come out near the top of the tank, and exit down below the coach, also providing for overflow if the tank is filled too high.
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I also have have a 2018 204RD and do not have a second blue hose coming up from the tank.

I'd guess maybe a hose that wasn't working properly and got replaced.
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I also have have a 2018 204RD and do not have a second blue hose coming up from the tank.

I'd guess maybe a hose that wasn't working properly and got replaced.
Well that's interesting. I will be blocking it off. A bit scary thinking that water could possibly end up of the floor on a full tank.
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the fresh water tank needs a fill hose, a drain hose, a vent/overflow hose, and a supply hose to the pump. I'm betting that hose is the vent/overflow hose that is supposed to point down at the ground. Just guessing.
Thinking the same thing....man what a screw up that would be when the tank is FULL !
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