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Old 07-09-2013, 08:01 AM   #11
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Cell phone texting shorthand.
BTDT- been there done that
Similar to IMO- in my experience
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:10 AM   #12
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Cell phone texting shorthand.
BTDT- been there done that
Similar to IMO- in my experience
I think IMO is in my opinion. No "o" in experience.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:14 AM   #13
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Cell phone texting shorthand.
BTDT- been there done that
Lol I knew that to .... darn it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:21 AM   #14
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lol i knew that to .... Darn it.
duh!
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #15
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Have had a new 2013 Forest River Hemispere 312QBUD, same issue of little to no water in the fresh water tank after filling. Flows out the overflow/breather pipe and sucks 1/3 of the tank out. Wife upset and I am upset. Water tank fully inclosed and not visable or easily accessable. Talked to dealer where I bought this unit and was told that the p-trap creates a suction and will drain part of the tank. The dealer told me that Forest River knows of this 'problem' and have not delt with a fix.

I also was moving from one camp ground to one 50 miles away. filled up at first one and going out the drive way notice a trail of water coming from the over flow. Once at the next camp ground and turned on the water motor..... screaming empty.... ALL of the water had drained out of the tank. Thinking about putting a shut off on the breather tube to Keep The Water In the tank.....

There has got to be some fix to this. I never park in 'full' service of W/E/S. Makes me want my old camper back.

This was not my only 'issue' with this new camper. Slide out motor stuck/went out with the slide out 5 inches while at a camp site. Called dealer and was told there was no way to move the slide if the motor is jammed. Drove 75 mile back to the dealer with the slide sticking out the side of the trailer..

Also... with less than 400 miles on the camper I had a tire explode out the side... no tread problems at all, it exploded. I saw out my mirror the tire let go and was able to stop in a short distance. Outter tread was all intack and looked good. Problem #2 with the 'flat', my 4/way lug wrench would not fit in the rim slots to get to the lugs. Not enough room for the 4/way to get to the lugs. Had a ratchet set and broke out the side of one socket (Craftsman).... my brother-in-law was behind me and had stopped to help.... he had a socket that fit and we were able to get the tire off with a lot of trouble.

My wife likes 'the room' inside.... me.... the jury is still out because of all of the issues that need to be addressed.

suggestions?
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #16
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I don't know how your overflow line could totally empty the tank.
I'm thinking your drain was open somehow.

Without seeing your rig, I can't be specific but there is always a way!
Your fresh tank was installed by someone. It might not be easy to see
but it's there somewhere!
Remove a panel or something. Find your overflow/vent and see how
it's routed. Take pictures and post them. Someone will figure a way
for you to stop losing your water on the way to the camp ground.
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where is the button to be notified when thread was answered?

(been a camper owner for 30 years, I know a little about a lot and a lot about nothing )

Drain was closed

I know where the 'tank' is... I can see the 'drain' and the 'breather' tubing throught the underside cover. The TT is a 3/4 seasons camper and the bottom is enclosed. The tank is not in the 'living' area but under the flooring with the heat vents. I will have to take out a lot of holding washer screws of the sheet covering to get to the water tank. I would rather not dig into that of ripping the bottom covering off until I know more about what may be going on with it.

The 'inflow' side is not an open flow port but must be hooked up to a water hose to fill the tank. It has a one way check valve in it. The Dealer told me that I could take the check valve out,but that water most likely would blow out the intake port when I turned the water pump on... (?) is he blowing smoke???
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Thread tools then subscribe then email notification.
Can only change or do those settings from browser I believe not from app.


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Old 07-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #19
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I guess I am a little slow on this the notification button. I go to CP user and down to Subscribe and check the 'notificatin button'. the next time I look at it, it is unchecked. Why does it not activate?
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:46 PM   #20
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Siphoning is the problem. Once it starts, hard to stop. I bet there is no hose to the back side of your water fill station, a small screened hole right above where you put the water fill hose into. I ran clear tubing (mine is 1/2" ID) using a plastic barbed union from the FW tank vent tube (1/2") to the back side of the water fill station. I needed 11' of tubing to do this. No real pressure to deal with so I just used tie wraps on all the connections. Now the vent is screened from bugs and the vent is above the level of the top of the tank allowing the "vacuum to break" stopping the siphon. Just traveling will allow (make) the FW tank to expand and collapse a little and while doing so the water being non-compressible will find a way out - through the vent tube.
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