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Old 05-27-2018, 10:13 AM   #1
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Hard time filling fresh water tank

This was our first trip with our TT
Took me 20 min trying to fill the tank
Half of the water keep coming out the fill hole
Also need to add a bit later in the weekend with our water jog
Forget it almost all it it was coming back out
Any clues on why ?????
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:29 AM   #2
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You just have to run the water in slow...

Should probably take about 20 minutes or so to fill! *

One of these will help immensely:

https://www.campingworld.com/water-t...shut-off-valve

You can also get these at Walmart, Menard's, Big R, Tractor Supply...I've even seen them at Ace Hardware!



* By the by...often when traveling with a full tank of fresh water, the sloshing will cause a siphon and you could loose half of your water out of the overflow tubes.

I try not to carry more than a half tank...but mostly just because of all the extra weight (water = 8 pounds per gallon).
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It is at least possible, if not likely that you have a kink in the fill tube that is restricting the flow of water into the fresh water tank.
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It is at least possible, if not likely that you have a kink in the fill tube.
I doubt that is the case...but I suppose it is possible.

I think he is just trying to fill it too fast!

That little nozzle thingy I posted about will most likely fix his issue.
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Look at the fill hole closely, check for a bleed hole that may be plugged by a mud wasp, sometimes there is a plastic cross there in the hole, I had mud really far down in the tube. This made all the water gush back out at me!
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I donít travel with water in my tank
Was looking at it again this morning
It look like the hose to the tank goes up for about 6 inches then down
So if Iím filling with a jug and a short spout the water will not make the bend or with not enough pressure on the water hose
I do have the plastic adapter with the shot off
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Most of the newer units don't use that little vent hole next to the filler hole anymore.

If you look at the backside of the fresh water inlet you can see if there is a tube hooked up to it or not.

Or, if it has some silicone over the hole from the factory, that is probably not a mistake...it means that vent is not being used!

Chances are it has no tube...

My 2015 5'ver doesn't have a vent tube, even though it has the screened vent hole.
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I donít travel with water in my tank
Was looking at it again this morning
It look like the hose to the tank goes up for about 6 inches then down
So if Iím filling with a jug and a short spout the water will not make the bend or with not enough pressure on the water hose
I do have the plastic adapter with the shot off
Maybe you can get in there and reroute that filler hose.
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Will get a longer plastic hose to attach to the shot off adapter
That should fix the problem
I hope 🤞
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Will get a longer plastic hose to attach to the shot off adapter
That should fix the problem
I hope 🤞
Or get that filler nozzle I posted above...

That will solve your problem, plus it has a handy shut-off valve!
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