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Old 09-14-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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Let me vent about no vent!

I have a forest River Grey Wolf 19RR. When I fill the water tank, water pours out of the tank vent down under the camper. About 5 gallons pours out until the water level in the tank reaches below the vent. I just crawled under the trailer to see if the vent hose was disconnected.
THERE IS NO VENT HOSE!
Simply the tank vent elbow with nothing attached.

Then I pulled the water fill device to see if the vent hose was there but just never attached...NOTHING!

In fact it's worse, the connection where the vent hose is supposed to attach is sealed with caulk!


Whats up with this? Am I missing something here? Seems bad that the fresh water tank vent would simply be open to the elements, underneath the trailer where all kinds of nasties could get into the drinking water.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:59 PM   #2
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Whats up with this? Am I missing something here?
Yes, you are missing something! ... a vent hose. I can't believe someone sealed the hole with caulk!! Lame! Did you buy this new?
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No, it is a 2011, one owner that was never registered! It is like new condition. As I fuss around and modify stuff, I'm shocked at the shoddy workmanship!...And the lack of a simple vacum cleaner to clean up after they cut holes everywhere. They even leave the piece they cut out behind. Couldn't take 5 seconds to throw away the trash. Just leave it under the hot water heater or next to the pump.

So glad I didn't pay retail!....There would be hell to pay!
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How do you know the previous owner did have his b mitts in this?

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Old 09-15-2015, 12:11 AM   #5
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My 2012 Cherokee is the same. I added the vent hose myself.


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Not all, but some are actually built this way. Not necessarily the best way or right way, but a way.
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Oh, welcome to the world of RVs. Consider the trash they leave behind a bonus. Sometimes you can get quite the collection of screws and electrical stuff.
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Oh, welcome to the world of RVs. Consider the trash they leave behind a bonus. Sometimes you can get quite the collection of screws and electrical stuff.
Heck, I've even had tools left in mine when it made a return trip to the factory.
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Heck, I've even had tools left in mine when it made a return trip to the factory.
Near brand spanking new - looking for rodent entry points.
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My 2013 Columbus is built this way as many of the new ones are. I put a valve on mine so it does not siphon out. I rarely use my fresh water tank.
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