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Old 03-05-2016, 12:08 PM   #11
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I use a small diameter hose like you use for a washing machine inlet water line/hose. Use the one that has a female end. Cut the hose about a foot from female end. Now you can screw a regular water hose to the female end and the small diameter hose will fit down into the water fill opening. Just push it down in about 10 inches and you can fill and the hose won't jump out.
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:58 PM   #12
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On my old TT I had the same issue. Figured out that spiders made a nest in the vent tube (small opening above the fill opening). By holding the hose in place and forcing water in it blew out the vent tube. From there on I had no more issues filling FW tank. Just a thought.
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:59 PM   #13
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I've had the same problem filling my FW tank. My solution is to lift he passenger side a few inches with the Bigfoot levelers. If I didn't have them, I would drive up onto some leveling blocks. This is a bit inconvenient, but it works.

We've been on the road for the past three months, but when I get home I'll remove the bed platform and see if I can improve on the fill hose routing.
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:31 PM   #14
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Mine is in for service now for this issue. When they disassembled the water fill, they found the tube ran upward, was buckled and leaking. The service rep said, " you know water doesn't flow uphill, eh"?
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:42 PM   #15
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I bought my 2008 Lexington used and have the same problem...the FW fill is almost horizontal as well. My Nephew recently showed me an adapter that he uses to fill his fish tanks with, which is the adapter attached to a long, clear, thinner hose. I'm going to find one of those!
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:46 PM   #16
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This is the result of cutting the tube a bit too long. And instead of test fitting and sizing property, they shoved it in, and screwed it down...
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:46 PM   #17
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Some great ideas here...which is why I always come here first What I ended up doing is a combination of what a couple of you guys suggested:

1. Got a very cheap (thin) garden hose for about $10...connect it to my white hose, cut off the other end. Now I have a hose that will actually go into that hole a little further.

2. Use my leveling system on manual and put the two passenger side jacks down which gives me the pitch I need

Presto....all done
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:46 PM   #18
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Notice!! be careful with this item,you could/can turn your FWT into a "Water Balloon"!High pressure water with lots of flow will overcome the little "Air Vent"! Youroo!!
youroo, this device has its own vents, also. I've filled my tank all the way until water squirted out of the vents at 60psi with no problems.

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Some great ideas here...which is why I always come here first What I ended up doing is a combination of what a couple of you guys suggested:

1. Got a very cheap (thin) garden hose for about $10...connect it to my white hose, cut off the other end. Now I have a hose that will actually go into that hole a little further.

2. Use my leveling system on manual and put the two passenger side jacks down which gives me the pitch I need

Presto....all done
Thanks for reporting back, jeffreymhardy.
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My fix

I have a Sunseeker and I have the same issue. I use the long funnel and I use high water pressure. I cover the air vent hole when I fill the tankle. I release the air from the vent...some water blows out so stand back then cover the hole again and repeat as needed. I chech the level inside. Good luck.
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