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Old 11-09-2018, 11:24 PM   #1
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New chapparral drains water out the back while filling the tank

So in my new 2019 chapparral 381 rd I was filling the frsh water tank and noticed it draining right out of the rear of the camper. Is there a close valve that I dont know of to fill the tank?
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:12 PM   #2
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So in my new 2019 chapparral 381 rd I was filling the frsh water tank and noticed it draining right out of the rear of the camper. Is there a close valve that I dont know of to fill the tank?


That happens when the tank is full. Water xomes out of the overflow.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:12 PM   #3
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As noted above, there is an overflow...should be next to the tank drain pipe.

I had an interesting experience the first time I filled the tank just before backing into my campsite...the tank continued to drain for a longer-than-usual time. My wife said will it ever stop? I thought it was odd. Later I checked the tank and it was only 2/3 full. It had filled full when were parked several times.

I think it was draining since my rig is a couple inches high on the hitch. Never had that problem in any of my other rigs. This will be a problem since my fresh water tank is only 45gal in the first place.

We will see how it works after I install the correct track lift kit here in a few weeks. My thinking is that the over flow drain pipe must be on the rear side of the tank. Another possible cause is the siphoning action. I will investigate this one after I lift the trailer. That needed to be corrected anyway due to the attitude of the trailer while hitched.
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