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Old 05-20-2016, 05:35 PM   #1
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Georgetown Water tank issue

Hello out there,
I would like to know if anyone else has had any issues with filling the water tank. My issue is that when the tank gets full then the water comes out of the overflow hose which is fine but it keeps on coming out until the tank is almost half empty. I think I am creating a type of suction with the overflow hose, like if you were syphoning gas kinda thing. I have in the past just kept and eye on the level and stopped it before it got to overflowing but I have been wondering if maybe I am doing something wrong. My RV is a 2013 Georgetown 352XL. The Rv I had before never had this problem it would overflow and then quit. Any ideas?? Thank you and have a great day.
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:42 PM   #2
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It builds up pressure and when over filled it causes a siphoning affect that keeps things flowing.

Fill the tank half way and maybe turn on your electric pump and the sink faucet for a few seconds to clear out the air.
Then continue to fill the tank with pump off and faucet closed and see if that helps.



Question I have is that unless you plan on dry camping that day why carry all that weight around.
I usually only carry 1/4 of a tank when travelling and flushing toilet.
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. You are correct in what you said about the pressure and I have even opened the 2 faucets to try to relieve the pressure and that still didn't work. I will however try your suggestion. We are dry camping just about every where we go in Alaska and I don't travel with it full. But I do fill it before we hit the campground. Thanks again.
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Old 05-20-2016, 06:01 PM   #4
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Georgetown Water tank issue

I have never had that problem and I fill my tank all the time. Have no idea what is happening with yours. Some kind of siphoning affect??


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Old 05-20-2016, 06:14 PM   #5
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Yes siphoning affect. I didn't have this problem with my other RV. Thanks.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:35 PM   #6
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My overflow has a large loop in it which I imagine is to prevent siphoning. I have no idea if it works or not. One would think it would prevent siphoning. Check to see if you have a loop.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:43 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=Krazymace;1201187]I have never had that problem and I fill my tank all the time. Have no idea what is happening with yours. Some kind of siphoning affect??


Wow, you must be lucky. Ours does it even if I fill it much above 3/4 full and then drive. Once it sloshes into the overfill and gets that siphon going it will drain the whole tank. I usually just put something over the end of the pipe until we get to our destination if I need a full tank of water. Just have to remember to take it off when we arrive.
We do a lot of one and two day racing events that we dry camp and need the water tank full
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If you open your water bay by the tank and you may have to remove the black cover to see the top of the tank the clear plastic hose which is the drain should have a loop in it or it should be ran higher that the tank not just on top of the tank which will cause the siphon action to happen, these are the steps some of us have used to correct this issue. Let us know what you find out.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:45 AM   #9
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I had the same problem when I bought my C 375FL and the dealer recommended to use a filler hose. Never had a problem since.
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:44 PM   #10
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Smile Water Tank Overflow issues.

Thank you to all that replied. Over the weekend I made some calls and checked it out myself. Since I do not have enough room on top of the water tank to make the tube into a loop which by the way was what the RV dealer said and someone posted (good idea and would probably stop it from draining) I have opted to put a shut-off valve at the end of the tube. So when it starts to overflow, after shutting off the supply water, I can then close it and open a faucet inside which will break the suction action. Problem solved I think. Have not tried it yet as I don't fill it until right before we get where we are going. I'll post back after this weekend and let you know if it worked or not. Have a great Memorial Day weekend. Even though I am a veteran myself I would like to give out a really heart felt thank you to all those that are serving or have served. THANK YOU and May God Bless You. Michael
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