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Old 06-22-2016, 03:19 PM   #11
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I checked my fresh water fill by timing how long it took to fill a 5 gallon bucket. (~30 seconds). I know how long filling the potable onboard tank should take.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:05 PM   #12
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Big difference in open top bucket versus fw tank with small vent hose

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Old 06-22-2016, 05:02 PM   #13
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Rockwood 8280ws water tank capacity

The capacity on my 2016 Rockwood 8280ws, fresh water tank is 43 Gal.
After putting in 26 Gal the filler overflows and the gauge shows 2/3 with a blink of full. It should take at least 28 gal. to get to 2/3. Has Forest River put the wrong size tank in my rig? Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:52 AM   #14
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tank full you think

I had the same thing with my tt. The vent tubes are small and you think it is full because it starts to spit out water from the vent tube. I use a filter (which is a good idea anyway) and that slows the fill. Also added a garden hose shut off so I can pause the fill when the vent starts to spit.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:37 AM   #16
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That's exactly what I did to get the number of gallons I was putting in. I checked it by emptying the tank five gallons at a time.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:40 AM   #17
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If it hasn't happened before it may more then likely as other have said filling it fast caused trapped air that gave the indication of the tank being full. Refill the tank and keep an eye on it.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:48 AM   #18
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I'm familiar with the narrow fill neck. I use a filler tube instead of just a hose to illuminate a lot of the air. After water started running out the filler, I shut the water off and lifted the trailer up and down several inches to see if there might be some trapped air. I tried to put more water in but it was full.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:51 AM   #19
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Thanks. Brand new rig, never been used except in my driveway. That's why I'm checking this thing out. I did this twice and was pretty careful. Thanks for your comments.
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Agreed. That's why I checked myself by emptying the tank and measuring the output.
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