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Old 08-09-2014, 06:06 PM   #11
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:26 PM   #12
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Just returned from a trip and more confused than ever how the fresh water tanks are plumbed on my 2715. I put 40 gallons in prior to leaving and checked the pump for normal ops. After arriving at the campsite the pump sounded as if it was cavitating. This site had water hook ups so I could afford to experiment. The tank read 1/3 full and water came out when I pulled the dump valve. I added more water and the pump worked fine. I will be under the trailer soon to try and figure out how this system works.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:48 PM   #13
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Maybe there was air in the lines?
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:26 AM   #14
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I glanced earlier. It looks like the 100 gal gets filled by the inlet on the side of the trailer where you fill from. A hose connects the bottoms of the 100 and the 60. Although it looks like the 60 has level sensors on the side like the 100 does, the 100 is the only one with them hooked up so the reading is only from the 100. In theory, you could hook them up if you had something to read them and get a reading from both tanks simultaneously. Might be useful...

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Yes, air for sure, just don't understand how that happened since it ops checked ok prior to departure. I was wondering if the water might have transferred to the other tank somehow during transit.


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Old 08-10-2014, 08:09 AM   #16
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Could there be a tank venting issue? Are both tanks vented individually?
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:43 AM   #17
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I dont have your set up but it would seem to me that if the tanks are connected through a relatively small pipe than perhaps you filled quicker than the tanks can equalize. Meaning it worked until the tanks equalized and then became to low.

Or, if the connection between the tanks is on the sides and not bottom, than perhaps you had enough water at first, but after driving some spashed into the scound tank?

Also, if the tanks are level to each other, than they should drain at the same rate making added sensors pointless.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:18 PM   #18
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They look relatively level to each other. The connector hose is not directly off the bottom but the bottom side of each. Unsure if they are independently vented.

I have had that happen to me as well where I filled to 2/3 then when I got to the grounds and settled in it showed 1/3. I'm guessing the main tank was 2/3 when I stopped then it settled with the extra tank.
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I managed to get under mine today and found it exactly as TheUO describes. I also now think I had less than 40 gallons and what was indicated equalized between tanks. I'm guessing that 5 or so gallons is unusable just eyeballing the plumbing. I am thinking about installing a shut off valve between the tanks and using water to balance tongue weight when the motorcycles are loaded. If the unused sensors on the 60 gallon tank can be used I would hook those up also. It will make an interesting winter project.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:10 AM   #20
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I managed to get under mine today and found it exactly as TheUO describes. I also now think I had less than 40 gallons and what was indicated equalized between tanks. I'm guessing that 5 or so gallons is unusable just eyeballing the plumbing. I am thinking about installing a shut off valve between the tanks and using water to balance tongue weight when the motorcycles are loaded. If the unused sensors on the 60 gallon tank can be used I would hook those up also. It will make an interesting winter project.
I like that idea, That would help even you load across the unit when you load your bikes........
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