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Old 09-20-2013, 07:29 PM   #11
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When we first headed out to dry camp I filled the rig with water until it ran out so I thought it was full... Then drove up the mountain climbing 5000 feet and left a trail of water spilling out from the overflow and arrived with half a tank... So now I plan a water stop before I reach my final destination. Running out of water and my DW are not a great combination...
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:17 AM   #12
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When we first headed out to dry camp I filled the rig with water until it ran out so I thought it was full... Then drove up the mountain climbing 5000 feet and left a trail of water spilling out from the overflow and arrived with half a tank... So now I plan a water stop before I reach my final destination. Running out of water and my DW are not a great combination...

LOL, I know exactly what you mean! Clamp the overflow hose until you arrive at your destination. the hose is very easy to get to so I use a small pair of vice grips. you could use a hose clamp after inserting a bolt into the hose but the vice grip is easy to use. Water wont leak out and then allow enough room to slosh around losing even more. Planning for a water stop is a good idea as long as you KNOW there is one on the way close to destination..good luck out there!!
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:08 AM   #13
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Mystery Solved

Actually no mystery at all. Water level indicators are actually pretty accurate.
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Simply a matter of much higher water flow and 8 adults in an RV.
Had to find way to refill. This time put leveling jacks down to make sure the tank got completely full. Everybody now knows that when that indicator shows empty that's it so they better use the water sparingly .

Thanks for the advise
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:26 PM   #14
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Some Georgetowns will siphon water out the overflow if you fill to overflow. I put. T in to break the siphon works good.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:36 PM   #15
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Actually no mystery at all. Water level indicators are actually pretty accurate.
(Good to know)
Simply a matter of much higher water flow and 8 adults in an RV.
Had to find way to refill. This time put leveling jacks down to make sure the tank got completely full. Everybody now knows that when that indicator shows empty that's it so they better use the water sparingly .

Thanks for the advise

So your flow rate was/is higher...
Now you know.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #16
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IMHO, the tank sensors even on their best days are suspect. Also, the longer they are in use, the more suspect they become. My rig has 4, 37 gallon tanks. None of them have ever read 100% accurate. 70%-80% might be more accurate. The only one I really care about is the black tank. I now use a flash light, and a "story pole" when I think it is getting close to full. Takes about 10 seconds longer than pushing a button on the sensor panel. The two grey tanks get emptied when they read 2/3 full. My fresh water tank, when in use, gets topped off at 1/3 and even sooner when fresh water is available. All this said, I don't think the sensors are bad. I think they get covered with dried on debris, and can't help but give faulty readings. Also once I switched to the Geo method on my black tank 2 years ago, it has been more accurate. I top it off before the initial dumping. Then, if time, and water are available I will fill it up, and dump it two more times.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:46 PM   #17
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The shower nozzle normally has a shutoff valve on it to turn the flow off. Get wet, lather up, and turn the shower off. Then turn it back on when rinsing is needed.
If someone takes a shower like at home, the tanks will fill up quick. And like stated before, a hot water tank should be full when the fresh water tank is filled.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:01 PM   #18
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There was some info on here a while back that when you fill fresh water to overflow, driving creates a suction and actually pulls water out as you travel down hwy. Just a thought.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:33 PM   #19
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I used to think my tank on my 2011 330TS ran out real fast with just DW and I using the rig. Then I realized that when I filled the tank with the faucet on hi, especially at CG's that have a ton of pressure the overflow would drain out for several long minutes. I think what the high fill pressure did was create a back pressure in the fresh tank and half of what I put in siphoned out of the overflow. Now I fill at a much slower rate and my fresh tank lasts days with the two of us
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #20
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I did a few minor modifications on the fresh water tank of my 2010 Georgetown to avoid (or at least reduce) problems. The first was to remove the black plastic panel that covered the fresh tank so I could see the actual water level. It also makes it easier to check the mesh filter on the water pump. During the factory tour, I was told they no longer install this panel.

Next, I added a valve on the overflow line to prevent siphoning when driving with a full tank. I just have to be sure to remember to have the valve open when the tank is being filled or used. I also drilled a small hole in the top of the overflow tube to act as a vacuum breaker. So far, no more problems...
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