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Old 10-09-2015, 11:49 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by dieselguy View Post
Big Bill ... the vent line is 1/2" as is the fill line. The problem lotsa times is the vent line is kinked over itself during installation ... mine was and secured with a wire tie to boot. A mobile repair guy in my area brought this up in conversation.
OP : I took this picture at the factory, this was a Silverback. Fill tube on left, overflow tube on right.
dieselguy: Not sure if the "loop" in the vent line stays in that position or not, but if it gets kinked that would be a problem as you noted.
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:03 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Haroldm View Post
Good afternoon
We purchased a 2105 Cedar Creek 36CKTS last year, the first time we used the on board fresh water tank, it Blew out the outlet fitting on the bottom of the tank after we filled with water. We cared it back to the dealer and they repaired it. We don't use the tank except one time per year, the rest of the time we are connected to city water.
We got ready to leave this year to use the Fresh water tank, Filled it up and again it blew out the outlet fitting on the bottom of the tank. Has anyone had this problem and if so what is causing this?
I had the same problem this year with my 2015 36CKTS. I used it last year without any issues. First time I used it this year it leaked out of the fill hose/fitting. Can't tell because the hose goes through a hole in the belly pan that is filled with foam insulation. Took it to the dealer for repairs but he was not specific what he did. The next time I tried to fill the tank it leaked but not as bad as the first time. It won't hold water for more than a day. I think I also have the vent line plugged because when I filled the tank water did not come out of the overflow and the kitchen began to bulge. It is still under warranty so the dealer has another chance to fix it reght.

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Old 11-02-2015, 10:52 PM   #13
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Ours filled fine for a month or so, then it started acting differently. I'd get a little trickle out the overflow when it was getting full instead of the usual gush. Then one time I barely got the trickle and noticed the bulging belly pan and camper floor. I opened the tank drain and had a jet of water coming out. I found the vent hose had gone soft and collapsed/kinked at the 3 o'clock position in the pic above. Hard to get to, but easy fix.

If you're not feeling a breeze out the vent when you're filling the tank, then it's not venting properly. It should be very obvious.

The loop is there to prevent siphoning as you're travelling. It's a good idea to keep it, just with quality hose.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:04 PM   #14
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Had same problem. Vent hose had a twist tie around it.Some quality control. Ha.

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