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Old 07-08-2013, 08:26 AM   #11
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I probably lost more like 1/3 tank as Lou's photo shows but we were
boondocking for 5 days and I was hoping to take at least a couple
brief navy showers! That 1/3 tank was sorely missed. Borrowed one
of those collapsible water jugs from a friendly neighbor and hauled
water on the 2 to last day. ( I own one now and after 3 years have
never used it.)
The spring clamp absolutely works. Last time I traveled with full tank,
I arrived at the CG with a FULL tank. Mine will fill in my driveway up
to the absolute top of the tank. There's barely an air bubble in there
when it's full.

As I mentioned- It's IMPERATIVE that you remove the clamp B 4 using
any water.

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Old 07-08-2013, 09:08 AM   #12
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I can't say on your trailer but some new trailers have no vent tube, only a vent on the tank. If this is the case you can lose a lot of water from sloshing while driving. I have a 21rr and read about this on this forum. It was pretty simple and inexpensive to add a vent tube and prevent the water sloshing out.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #13
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I can't say on your trailer but some new trailers have no vent tube, only a vent on the tank. If this is the case you can lose a lot of water from sloshing while driving. I have a 21rr and read about this on this forum. It was pretty simple and inexpensive to add a vent tube and prevent the water sloshing out.
I have a 35 foot Class A motorhome. I am pretty sure I have an overflow as I fill the tank till the water comes out the overflow.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:52 PM   #14
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I don't know much about Coachmen but my guess is that you watered the grass alongside the road.

On the Georgetown the problem is that the tank is very flat and shallow causing the water to slosh out.

The solution is a simple 1/2" valve from home depot Placed on the overflow pipe. There is a photo on here somewhere.

It works but you have to remember to open B4 use...

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Old 07-09-2013, 01:25 PM   #15
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So, not to hijack this thread, do you tow with the pressure water pump on?
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So, not to hijack this thread, do you tow with the pressure water pump on?
I started the thread talking about a Class A motorhome and I was definitely driving with the pump on. Gonna skip that from now on based on feedback from the folks here.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:40 PM   #17
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At least you are in the unit and can maybe see or hear if a pipe comes loose or whatever. I am concerned with my fiver springing a leak or a faucet vibrating open with all the bouncing and my fresh water tank empting on the floor. quack quack duck
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:19 AM   #18
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I have, several times, traveled with a full fresh water tank. I'm no longer sure this is a good idea since pulling the additional weight affects gas mileage however I have never lost water doing this.

I know my overflow tube comes down off the top or near top of the fresh water tank and did terminate just over the drivers side rear leaf spring. I have since plumbed it to the side of the coach just ahead of the rear wheel on the drivers side. Did this so that I can more easily see it is full.

Anyway, I have never lost water and I am sure, since we use water on the road, that I have left the pump on. Neither the water nor the pump has ever been an issue for us.

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Old 07-10-2013, 07:27 AM   #19
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Same issue Georgetown owners have experienced. The vent is routed that as the water slooshes back and forth it syphons out the vent. Solution for my situation was to install a valve in the vent that I close as we travel and open when we arrive at campsite. Should we need water along the way I can always stop and open it, but you can flush the toilet a couple times without fear of collapsing the tank. If you look in the Georgetown area you'll find it to be a common issue.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:20 PM   #20
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I have an update. I am dry camping this weekend. Now I have the water pump kicking on every 65-90 seconds for about a second to a second and a half. This was not happening before my last trip. I have looked for leaks everywhere, but can't find one. It sounds like there is a leak in the pump as I can hear water flowing back into the fresh water tank after the pump shuts down. I have an appointment with my dealer to have this looked at on July 27th.
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