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Old 09-09-2012, 09:52 AM   #11
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I have a semi-related question here. On my Salem, I have the FW vent/overflow hose down underneath the camper right next to the FW drain hose--the drain has a stopcock and the overflow does not. When I fill the FW tank at home before heading out for a weekend of dry camping, the indicator lights inside tell me it's full. Then I head out on the highway, and I-81 in NEPA is all uphill/downhill/uphill/downhill--when I get to my destination 70 miles later, the indicator lights tell me that I've lost 1/3 of my capacity. I'm thinking that this is from water running out of the overflow as I drive up and down hills. Does this sound possible, and if so, would putting a stopcock on the overflow and closing it for drive time be a good solution? Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:02 PM   #12
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Hey HERK; I've seen MANY posts about fresh water tanks not being full once people arrive at their campgrounds. Could it be a simple issue of the water being sucked out the vent line by air flow over the side of the camper while driving down the road?
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #13
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Hey HERK; I've seen MANY posts about fresh water tanks not being full once people arrive at their campgrounds. Could it be a simple issue of the water being sucked out the vent line by air flow over the side of the camper while driving down the road?
Yes, Venturi action can suck water out of the tank through a poorly routed vent hose.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #14
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Installed the stopcock today. I'll report back after the next dry camping trip on 9/21-9/23. I can't see where else that water could be going except out the overflow/vent, so we'll see.

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Old 09-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #15
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Loss of water.....

I am glad I am not the only one with water issues. We purchased a new 2012 262RL Salem Hemisphere approximately 1 1/2 months ago replacing the 24' Hemisphere we bought last year. We have gone on 3 trips where we have not had water hook ups. All 3 trips we have lost significant water. This past weekend we lost 2/3 of the tank of water, when we arrived at Algonqin Park we only had 1/3 of a tank of fresh water. I phoned the Dealership the last time and took it down to them. They filled the water tank and let it sit for 3 days not loosing any water....dumbasses, I told them it didn't loose water when it was sitting, only when we were travelling. When I called them back today they told me they had never heard of it and they didn't know what they were going to do.....I have a suggestion but they might not like it LOL....Does anyone have a solution other then one I might be thinking of? I would appreciate if anyone has had the problem and had it fixed what happened. I know our old one didn't have this problem.....
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:42 PM   #16
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're routing the over flow tube ?
Can you not see water spewing from trailer whilst driving ?
If my tank is full full mine sometimes splashes out a little but I can see it out my drivers mirror .
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #17
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In all cases was the Hw tank full before leaving ?
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:45 PM   #18
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Tanks all full and burped of air then topped up again with water. Yes water coming out overflow....dealership said this was normal....
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Perhaps I should suggest this stopcock thingy....trailer going back to dealership later this afternoon....
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #20
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Tanks all full and burped of air then topped up again with water. Yes water coming out overflow....dealership said this was normal....
Just hard to comprehend how this is possible and definitely not saying it isn't.
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