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Old 06-04-2015, 02:06 PM   #11
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Ramblin Recks has the right way,,,,we stick the hose on the opening, water at a moderate flow,,,,you'll find that the water starts shooting out of the fill hole about the same time that the overflow starts dripping underneath where you're standing. Not to worry about hurting anything if you overfill. BUT,,,this brings up a good subject,,,,,I HIGHLY recommend you getting a pressure regulator on your hose. Some parks can be up to 100 PSI and that can blow some connections inside and ruin your day. The regulator will keetp the pressure at a safe level around 45 #.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:14 PM   #12
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Ramblin Recks has the right way,,,,we stick the hose on the opening, water at a moderate flow,,,,you'll find that the water starts shooting out of the fill hole about the same time that the overflow starts dripping underneath where you're standing. Not to worry about hurting anything if you overfill. BUT,,,this brings up a good subject,,,,,I HIGHLY recommend you getting a pressure regulator on your hose. Some parks can be up to 100 PSI and that can blow some connections inside and ruin your day. The regulator will keetp the pressure at a safe level around 45 #.
Should read the post. It's about filling the tank in a motorhome which doesn't have a fill hole.
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Old 06-05-2015, 12:21 PM   #13
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Last weekend was the first time we've used our Georgetown 364TS without a "live" water hookup. I stopped at the front of the campground to fill our Fresh Water tank, and it occurred to me that I don't know how to tell when it's full.

Do I just keep filling it until it overflows somewhere, do I have to have power and use the sensor, or what? How do I know when it's full?

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I have a short, 12 to 15 inch, hose I attach to my fresh water hose. It has no fittings on one end. I insert this into my fill pipe and when water comes out of the fill pipe the tank is full. I do slow down the water when the gauge says the tank is nearly full.

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Old 06-05-2015, 12:25 PM   #14
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I HIGHLY recommend you getting a pressure regulator on your hose. Some parks can be up to 100 PSI and that can blow some connections inside and ruin your day. The regulator will keetp the pressure at a safe level around 45 #.
I agree about getting a regulator! It screws right on the end of your hose and can be a life saver.

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I filled my new motorhome's fresh water tank for the first time today to flush it out. Filled it up no problem. I opened the drain valve to let it flush some water out then tried to add some bleach and more water. Neither the bleach or water would go in even after letting the tank drain down to almost empty. I made sure I ran the hose before inserting into the port so nothing should have come through the hose to obstruct the fill hose. I even hooked up a shop vac to put a vacuum on the fill port to see if something was stuck. Nothing....

I went inside and checked the fill hose from the port to the tank and found out that the hose was running slightly uphill. Because of that it must have blocked any further water coming in. I pushed the hose down so the uphill was gone and it filled fine. I'm not running back to the dealer for this one little issue, but it will be on my list of "please fix these" when I do have a real reason to go back there. I'm figuring that driving on the road will move the water down the fill tube and it wouldn't be a problem again...unless I fill it, empty it and try to fill it up again all at the same time.
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