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Old 05-14-2014, 01:44 PM   #11
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The blue drain at the bottom has to be closed, but if water is coming out you may have a kink in the vent only letting air out the filler hose.. also this is the filler neck I use.. not sure if it slows down the flow or makes it smaller but it works for me.. and pretty cheap..
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X2 Zook - every RVer should have one of these - it's only $2.50 or so. Should work with any fresh water holding tank on any RV
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:50 PM   #12
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Thanks all I got it filled 1/3
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:59 AM   #13
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When I used my first filler tube years ago the water pressure caused the clear plastic to shoot off into the water fill, so I put a small hose clamp on it now... to prevent the bad language.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:05 PM   #14
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When I used my first filler tube years ago the water pressure caused the clear plastic to shoot off into the water fill, so I put a small hose clamp on it now... to prevent the bad language.
Hmmmm Thanks, I better check mine because that.would.suck.alot
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:45 PM   #15
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The blue drain at the bottom has to be closed, but if water is coming out you may have a kink in the vent only letting air out the filler hose.. also this is the filler neck I use.. not sure if it slows down the flow or makes it smaller but it works for me.. and pretty cheap..
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It's little things like this that make this forum so darned interesting. I just filled my TT today. While I was standing there minding the hose I thought "isn't there a way to make this a little easier?? And here you are. I'm getting one of these today!
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I purchased one ( I think Walmart) and comes with a built in shut off valve on the yellow housing.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:55 PM   #17
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Here's a tip. Hook the filler tube up to a 90 degree elbow and take the tension off the filler tube. Like that I can leave the tube kind of just hooked there while I take care of other chores. Just make sure to stay in sight for when it hits the overflow so you can shut it off.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:44 PM   #18
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Cool

I have a similar problem with my 2013 2860. Last year no problems with filling the tank but this year I get about 2 gallons of water (best guess) and the water then back flows out the fill hole. Although it worked once this last weekend when I sanitized the tank, after that only about 2 gallons. From what I can see of the hoses there are no kinks. If the air return is clogged I would not know how it happened. I filtered the hose water so ???? My next chore is to take some compressed air and blow down the return screen at the fill hole.

Also the water valve on the toilet was spraying water this year. My best guess is I did not drain all the water from the line during winterization. Camping World has 11 of these. Guess I was not the only one with this problem. Live and learn.

Also Also the water pump is leaking..maybe another error in not draining all the water for winter storage. Looking at the pump internal illustrations, I am not sure what would fail if the remaining water did freeze..any ideas.

Guess this makes up for no problems last year.

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Pump housing probably cracked causing you leak. It doesn't take much water to freeze and break something. Even if you leave water in the threads of the water filter when you screw it back on after draining can be enough to break the threads when it freezes. The water pump inlet side doesn't have a drain on it so you have to disconnect it to get the water out. I installed a winterization kit so I can pump antifreeze into the system and out to all water users. I open all drains, air blow everything, then pump antifreeze in. Finally I hand pump antifreeze into the city water connection because it will not back fill from the pump due to the check valve.

Most years you can get away with being less anal to get everything except with winters like we just had with well below zero temps.
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thanks Bama Bob

good heads up
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