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Old 06-21-2016, 03:19 PM   #1
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Question on filling freshwater tank

This is the second summer we have used our TT and never had this issue come up before. We just came back from our first camping weekend of this summer. My DH filled the freshwater tank as we entered the state park, as he always does. The second night of camping, the water tank was empty. That's with no showers, only about a gallon used washing dishes, and just mainly flushing the toilet for 2 people. I know the tank could not have been full. So the only thing DH thinks happened is if he had the water on too fast when he filled the tank and the water ran back out like it was full but maybe it wasn't. Could this be right or could something else be going on? We have never had this happen.
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:27 PM   #2
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Did you note any wed spots on the ground where you were parked?

Low point drain caps on tight?

Once you filled the tank how far did you drive?

RV water tank syphon effect?

Water will sometimes syphon out of the overflow tube while driving.
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:32 PM   #3
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Is the tank visible from some access point?

Do you not have a tank level gauge?
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:33 PM   #4
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Ford Idaho's suggestions are all good as is your assessment of filling too fast.
Could have been any of those or a combination of several.

I know the 'idiot lights' are not always accurate but the fresh water ones are more so than the others.
Had you by chance checked them for a tank level after filling?
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I'd say just filling to fast.....trapped air made it spit back like it was full...the vent tube is very small...
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:50 PM   #6
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I'd say just filling to fast.....trapped air made it spit back like it was full...the vent tube is very small...
X2 all the way...get a little wet, fill the tank, check the lights before and "after"
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:18 PM   #7
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Did you note any wed spots on the ground where you were parked?

Low point drain caps on tight?

Once you filled the tank how far did you drive?

RV water tank syphon effect?

Water will sometimes syphon out of the overflow tube while driving.
No water on the ground anywhere. Drain caps on tight. From the water fill station to our campsite was probably a mile at the most.
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No water on the ground anywhere. Drain caps on tight. From the water fill station to our campsite was probably a mile at the most.
Hummm!

Any idea how long it took to fill the tank?
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I use a small water meter in bought on Amazon. I know exactly how much water I put in tank, how much when flushing black water tank, how much we use on trip, etc.
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I've had that happen before from filling too fast. I always check the tank gauge before pulling away from the water station.
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