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Old 05-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #11
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always try everything new in the driveway ... could be a simple issue that needs little attention.
i would be pissed too ... but hey .. this is all i can say to prevent stuff like this happening ..
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Try it at the factory( quality inspection) and the dealer (PDI ) would be a much better idea...so...when you buy something... and you .. need it to work ..IT DOES !!
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #12
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Since it is a gravity fed, most likely you have a kinked hose between inlet and tank. Maybe there is a check valve, but doubt it. A least you have an appointment tomorrow and not in a week or more.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:00 PM   #13
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No check valve.

Heres a thought .......

The tank is able to move side to side while traveling ?
If the tank moves towards the fill side could it pinch the inlet hose against the frame ?
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:23 PM   #14
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The length of hose would be my guess, or a kinked air purge/overfill tube. Pretty easy fix. Pull off panel, check the feed and purge lines. If necessary, remove clamps from back of fill port, cut, re-install and zip tie to get to proper position if necessary.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:40 PM   #15
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Check valve is installed backwards I bet
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:52 AM   #16
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Check valve is installed backwards I bet
Good you don't bet often....there is no check valve in a gravity feed fresh water tank fill.

Most likely is a kinked fill hose, and the dealer should have caught that if they did a thorough PDI.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:54 AM   #17
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Per PT, the problem lies with the vent tube. Quick, easy fix; RV Guy can explain...
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:54 AM   #18
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Update... Dealer claims the hose was too long with too many bends in it ..
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:32 PM   #19
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I had the same thing happen to me. The hose was to long and they had routed it over the wheel well and back up the the tank fill. So water had to try to go up hill from the start. I took it off ran it along the floor and back up to the fill neck. Fills just like its supposed to now.
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I had the same thing happen to me. The hose was to long and they had routed it over the wheel well and back up the the tank fill. So water had to try to go up hill from the start. I took it off ran it along the floor and back up to the fill neck. Fills just like its supposed to now.
I still cant get over the fact..it got past the factory and the dealer (so called ) prep... very LOUSY attention to detail ...Do they even care that a person buys a brand new 5th wheel... and cant camp with it their first time out ??
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