Vibe Tank Specs Incorrect
As a new owner of a new 2013 Vibe 826VFK, I am disappointed that Forest River falsely advertises the fresh water capacity to be 44 gallons. The installed tank is a 32 gallon tank (Ameri_Kart W1454). This is an important difference for those who boondock, as I do occasionally.
I have been in discussion with Forest River but so far they don't have a solution and are not willing to make it right. They claim the 32 gallon tank is what is used in all Vibes and add the 6 gallons in the water heater for total capacity on the smaller Vibes at 38 gallons. Perhaps they added the water heater 6 gallons twice in the 800 series specs. I wonder if other manufacturers list the water heater capacity in their total fresh water spec. It would be accurate from a weight point of view but not at all helpful when determining useful capacity. There is no way to use that 6 gallons when the supply tank runs dry and the pump is sucking air. The only way to use that last 6 gallons would be to remove the exterior drain and catch what you can as it runs down the side of the trailer.
I've also noted that many of the Vibe selling & Forest River websites list the grey holding tank as 62 gallons but it is nowhere noted that this is the total for 2 grey tanks. I don't know what each one holds.
On the up side, I love the floor plan of the 826VFK and Forest River did step up when mine was delivered with the fresh water tank falling out. They covered remounting a new one and gave me a 1 year extended warranty.
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