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Old 09-25-2015, 03:13 AM   #1
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Vibe fresh water tank too small???

My Vibe (and all of the Vibe models) are advertised as having a 44 gallon fresh water tank. I fill it with the blue reliance water jugs (6 U.S. gallons). I first opened the fresh water drain and emptied the tank, close the valve and started filling from the 6 gallon jugs.

4 1/2 jugs later (26 gallons) and water is pouring out of the overflow hoses!
There is NO way I can get more than 26 gallons of fresh water into this 44 gallon tank. I have repeated this process many times over the summer with identical results. The inside gauge also reflects that its full after putting in 26 gallons from empty, as well as showing empty after draining the tank from the drain valve between the two wheels.
I have been in touch with Vibe and they are saying that the 44 gallon capacity that is posted EVERYWHERE in all literature is a printing error, and that its really a 30 gallon tank! I would have never bought this trailer with a 30 gallon freshwater tank. I am having to fill the tank every day while my wife and I camp....
Have any other Vibe owners noticed this problem?
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:32 AM   #2
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The manufacturer caveats on specs really suck in these instances.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:28 AM   #3
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They also consider the wh tank as fw capacity

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Old 09-25-2015, 07:35 AM   #4
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Notwithstanding the printing error, it surprises me that FR would put such a small tank in a large trailer? My 23SS has a 36 gallon fresh water tank.
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:38 AM   #5
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Notwithstanding the printing error, it surprises me that FR would put such a small tank in a large trailer? My 23SS has a 36 gallon fresh water tank.
Absolutely! My 12 foot pop up tent trailer had a 20 gallon tank, and it held exactly 20 gallons. This trailer is 3 times the size with a 30 gallon? Shower, toilet, 2 sinks, outside kitchen.... doesnt make any sense... I am holding firm on this one.... They need to find a solution.... Otherwise, I love the trailer!
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:42 AM   #6
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They also consider the wh tank as fw capacity

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I've been told that.... Problem is, you need water in the fresh water tank to "access" the water in the hot water tank. (freshwater tank goes empty... you cant access the 6 gallons in the wh tank).... marketing scheme?
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Lol something like that!

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Old 09-25-2015, 01:58 PM   #8
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wow they really are like Harley Davidson on the several of the 2000 models they advertise
that there gas tanks hold x amount but wont they dont tell you is that that there is 3/4 of a gallon that you can not use because of the tank design to fit the frame there is a internal hump in the middle so the side without the petcock there is 3/4 of a gallon that can not get to the petcock so on a 2006 sportster a 4 gallon tank you get 3.25 gallon
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:26 PM   #9
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Yep... I'm hauling those same blue H2O jugs around too...! Good luck getting anything from Vibe. I can't get Sh*! but empty promises and bad info! Not my dealers fault, they have tried too! I do love my 268RKS though!
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Are you having the same issue with only getting 26 or so gallons of water into your fresh water tank?
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