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Old 05-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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2nd weekend out in new Grey Wolf

Just got back from our second outing with the new rig. Camped with friends at Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, Lesterville, MO. and do they have a nice layout. This area was severely damaged a few years back when Taum Sauk reservoir failed and millions of gallons of water came roaring down the mountainside. It practically destroyed the main park area and left a huge boulder field. They relocated the campground and is it nice! Anyway, we stayed in loop 3 that only has electric (the other campers were a combination of GoldWing riders with small pop-ups. Man, they are neat. The campground offers all levels of sites and most have big concrete pads. So, needed to be near bathhouse, etc. Stopped to fill the tank in the park and as the tank got full water started pouring out from underneath. A look under revealed the factory didn't install the vent hose up to the fill panel. Not loose, just non-existent. Come on folks, this is not rocket science. Other than the sorry excuse for a radio and skeptical on the tv antenna performance it was a great weekend. 88 degrees May 4 for pete's sake. If you're looking for a neat place to stay and great place to play on the rocks and water, hike trails, etc. this is a great choice.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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My vent hose was not installed either. I got the same surprise you did when I first filled it. I have since installed iy myself.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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Did you pull the fill panel loose to feed it down to the l fitting? I'm thinking it would be cheaper to do it myself than drag it back to the dealer. I'm not sold on their capability since they couldn't even set up the hitch right.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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Did you pull the fill panel loose to feed it down to the l fitting? I'm thinking it would be cheaper to do it myself than drag it back to the dealer. I'm not sold on their capability since they couldn't even set up the hitch right.
Yep. Pulled the panel off and fished it through. Not a real big deal. Some hose and a couple clamps. I did't want to have to drive to the dealer just for this either.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:40 AM   #5
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By the way, what type and size hose did you use? Thanks
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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If I remember right it was 1/2". It was the clear hose with the nylon cord re-enforcment in it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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Mine is also missing this vent / overflow hose...when I noticed it and mentioned it here many others have had the same issue.
It's on the list of 'fixes' before we venture out this year.

Other things new this year - roof vent covers so they can be left open and no rain will blow in, foam mattress topper, and gonna put a PC fan behind the fridge to add some cooling ventilation so the dometic van won't cycle so frequently (it's noisy at night - apparently the sensor is located improperly - and i'm not willing to make the trip(s) needed to get it fixed by the dealer)
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:34 PM   #8
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I forgot to mention that when I pulled the water connection plate off to install the vent hose, the connection for the vent hose on the plate was filled full of caulking. This really made me wonder what the heck the deal was!
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:22 AM   #9
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Hey guys, you have any photos of this problem? I got my 13' 17BH and concerned before I hook up and go out. Thanks CC
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Your trailer looks great! Great pictures - really like the looks of your campsite. Wished we had more of those here in SoCal.
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