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Old 05-20-2007, 05:58 PM   #1
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First Weekend Out / First Problem!

Well we picked up the Grey Wolf on Friday morning. Left Saturday
morning. DH, and girls stayed the night while I drove back into
town to work for my employer. Met back up with them this morning.
No water left in the fresh water tank. Now we filled it 2/3 full before
we left. I should have known something was wrong when I saw what
I thought was water dripping off the frame when he turned corners.
Needless to say I thought of condensation, roof runoff, ect...
Upon meeting back up, we decided to move from our original location
and come back into town where we reside. However, we knew we
needed water for tonight. So we drove back home, hooked up the
hose and figured that since we went through so little water so fast
that we better fill it up all the way.
Ready to head for our destination, we should have noticed the water
on the ground, but did not. As I am then following behind him, I see the
water pouring now on the ground. We have a leak! They told us at
the dealer that they had checked all the systems including the tanks.
APPARENTLY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My neighbor tells me it is where the relief plug is to drain the fresh
water tank. Something about the insulation and a hole and it needs to
be re-caulked.
Needless to say that we are now staying home tonight and it is going back
to the dealer tomorrow.

Nina
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:19 PM   #2
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Sad to hear you had this problem. A good dealer will make it right so cheer up and get ready for the next outing.


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Old 05-20-2007, 07:04 PM   #3
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I had kind of the same problem with my previous and current Cherokee`s! I found that they didn`t install a vent hose from the fitting on the tank to the screened vent at the fresh water fill point. while driving down the road the water would slosh around and pour out the vent. I lost about 20 gal. of water on our first trip! take a look underneath, if it doesn`t leak while parked I`ll bet this s where it is leaking from.
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:21 PM   #4
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I have the same concern as you had Dodge Guy. I noticed on the day of delivery that there was an open vent on the top of the fresh water tank. I didn't think much about it as I knew the tank had to have a vent. Then this weekend when my water volume at the faucets went to zero and I had to remove the water filter cartridge after the fourth time out to regain water pressure I noticed that the screened vent did not have a hose attached. I only travel with very small supply of fresh water and water loss is not a concern to me. Do you think it should be hosed to the screened vent? If so I will get mine repaired.
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:28 PM   #5
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I would just to keep spiders out just remember to keep the hose higher at the fill vent without a low spot in the hose! otherwise you will have some water collect in it and it may be hard to fill because it can`t breathe.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:27 PM   #6
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Took TT to the dealership today. It is exactly just as you have
said. The hose to the vent is missing, and the dealer is going
to try and have it fixed by friday.

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Old 05-21-2007, 09:34 PM   #7
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at least it's something minor

but 5 days??????? it's a hose. come on........ shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to fix i.e. add the hose.

oh well, least it's getting fixed

good luck!!

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Old 05-21-2007, 09:44 PM   #8
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I guess we have to keep one thing in mind.
This is probally one of the busiest weeks for
RV dealerships. They are also addressing several
minor issues besides the leak. (Window seals,
lock mechanisim on the entry door, ect...)

Not going out till this weekend anyway. So
Friday is fine for us. No pressure.

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Old 05-21-2007, 09:47 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear about your temporary delay in camping.......You will be on the road in no time and enjoying your new TT..

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I guess we have to keep one thing in mind.
This is probally one of the busiest weeks for
RV dealerships. They are also addressing several
minor issues besides the leak. (Window seals,
lock mechanisim on the entry door, ect...)

Not going out till this weekend anyway. So
Friday is fine for us. No pressure.

Nina
As with the hose, like you said all minor issues. Take that "UN" off of your sig. Be proud of your rig. Remember all RVs no matter how much or little you pay for them are going to have issues. And yes, straight from the dealer as well. You just have to remember to stay on top of them and get them fixed ASAP.

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