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Old 11-23-2014, 10:04 AM   #1
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Forrester fresh water tank fill questions

Purchased a 2015 Forester 2501. When filling the fresh water tank gravity fill there seems like there must be a check valve or obstruction in the line. It's kind of a pain and mess pressing the hose tip against the tank input to creat enough pressure for water to fill. Anyway around this mess?
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:16 AM   #2
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E-Z FILL HOSE


Walmart may have something like it.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:23 AM   #3
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Purchased a 2015 Forester 2501. When filling the fresh water tank gravity fill there seems like there must be a check valve or obstruction in the line. It's kind of a pain and mess pressing the hose tip against the tank input to creat enough pressure for water to fill. Anyway around this mess?
You need to find the (Kink/restriction) in your fill hose. Pressurizing at the fill Inlet (Even with water squirting out the sides) can cause the FWTank to become a (Big Water Balloon)! Damage to Tank/Supports)! Youroo!!
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:10 AM   #4
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I don't think the tank is under pressure, there is a vent next to the water tank fill. I'm strll wondering about a check valve, and why would you need one there. I have owned 2 other MH that had no restrictions to gravity fill.
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:30 AM   #5
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By your own admissions you are (Holding hose against the Gravity fill inlet). There is NO check valve on your Gravity fill,you have restriction in the area between (Fill & Tank) or restriction on your Tank Vent. Youroo!!
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:25 PM   #6
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Hey Folks, I have the same question. I'm new to RVing and have a 2015 2501. I can find no instructions on how to fill the fresh water tank. Service rep at the dealership pointed out where to fill it. I didn't ask a lot of questions on that because I figured it would be obvious... but now that I am doing it... it's a mess.

On the 2501, the fill hose is about a 6' drinking water hose with a male threaded connector at the end. The other end is sealed to piping that houses the filter/etc.

Holding a garden hose (male threaded end) against the fill hose (male threaded end) just sprays water all over.

What is the "correct" way to fill the fresh water tank on a Forester 2501? What am I supposed to connect the fill hose to?

Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:37 PM   #8
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Check the fill hose between the fill connection and the tank. My 2301 had the same problem. When I opened up the bed platform to install a surge protector I found that the fill hose had a slight uphill slant to it between the fill and tank. Apparently it's enough to create backpressure and prevent more water coming in. I straightened out the hose so it all runs downhill or at the very least level and it fills no problem now.
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Old 07-28-2015, 05:14 PM   #9
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Thanks, Sharon and Captain Jack!

I may not be phrasing my question right. As Lefty mentioned, in order to "fill" the fresh water tank, I have to hold the male garden hose end to the male fill hose end... and that just doesn't sound like a standard operating procedure to fill a fresh water tank. In fact, I am not convinced that this fill hose is a "gravity" type. Spilt water would travel down the fill hose and drop inside the compartment. I would suspect that the hose is made for a connection of some kind... but what kind?

Sharon, I've been looking at that fill adapter, but the tube on it is 5/8"... the fill hose on the 2501 is 5/8" at the most... so I don't think it will fit.

Captain Skip, Is your fill hose also terminated in a male threaded connector? how do you connect the fresh water source to your fill hose?

Thanks Again! Trip is in two days... so I need to start the sanitization process tonight.
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In my Roo I am trying to sanitize, and the air won't purge front the lines. I've been playing with it for a half hour, and I still get air in the sinks. I followed the directions in the manual that came with the camper.


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