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Old 08-30-2010, 08:52 AM   #11
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Thanks for the tips on vents and overflow. I did not know what to search for or I might have found them.

On the actual capacity of the fresh water tank, you are right - the specs only say 42 gallon "capacity" and do not mention if that includes the water heater. I am waiting for the manufacturer to clear this up for me.

It does include the water heater and all plumbing. It is its "Theoretical Maximum." Your experience may differ.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:24 AM   #12
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I don't know if I mentioned this but the manufacturer does confirm the 42 gallon capacity for fresh water and that does not include the water heater on my unit. I also took the dimensions off the tank (thankfully it is a rectangular shape so I can even do the math) and it also comes out to be about 42 gallons.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:26 AM   #13
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One thing I did not mention was that it is common for the wires on these gauges to be misconnected. The guide you posted does mention this but does not focus on the possibility that the sensors are not positioned correctly. This, I think, is a more common problem than many of us realize. That guide is a handy thing to have, thanks.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:54 PM   #14
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If you say that's what it is, I have to believe it.

My info seemed to indicate my 3 tanks are physically the same size (30 Gallons). The extra volume of fresh water was in the plumbing, I was told.

<sigh> What's a mother to do.
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Mine are all referenced as the same size as well, in this case the 42 gallons, but we get to fill two grey tanks and one black as well as the fresh tank. If all of these were full, I would hardly have enough extra weight capacity to take along a tooth brush! The "dark" tanks are shaped to help empty them but they look about the same size as the fresh water tank.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:58 AM   #16
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I was mistaken. The tanks are all 38 gallons.
With a 5 gallon water heater. (43 Gallons fresh water on board).
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