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Old 10-10-2014, 10:13 AM   #11
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Looks like the contamination runs up pretty far, well into the box. I would worry about not getting all of it.

Wow, that post puts a whole new twist on the problem. I'll have to find the original post. The vent is attached on the side? That makes no sense, and does explain why half of the tank's contents run out. Again, that leaves us with a 17 gallon tank and not 35. The vent on my R-pod is attached on the top, so my my Coleman popup. So that means I won't be able to completely solve my problem by digging in from above - although I would need to anyway to run the vent to its proper spot next to the fill spout. I'll need to find out which side and approximately where and then cut in from the outside, which I was hoping to avoid.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:35 AM   #12
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I just tried to find "Knight", so I could then look up their posts, but I only see partial matches on that name. Could you provide a link to that post? Thanks.

Edit: nevermind, I was finally able to find the thread via a search.
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:06 PM   #13
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Found this post from SKnight, sounds like his solution was nearly identical to mine.
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Maybe if I get a small bottle brush I can get far enough into the existing hose to clean it out ok, then extend the line as I planned before.
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Found this post from SKnight, sounds like his solution was nearly identical to mine.
Fresh water tank

Maybe if I get a small bottle brush I can get far enough into the existing hose to clean it out ok, then extend the line as I planned before.
I don't think road grime can get that high in the tube. You can cut some off and add on and go back to your original plan. Cut a few inches at a time till you clear it then just add on from there. Road grim can't get up that high. I hope this helps you out. Just a piss pour design. Good luck. It seems we are all just changing the wheel all the time. I just wounder what they are thinking about with some of this common sense stuff?....
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Old 10-10-2014, 04:23 PM   #15
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Only about 2 inches sticks out of the box - the fresh water tank is enclosed. The black stuff I see in there extends above that point, but a small brush will get to it. Can't cut much off since I need room to add a hose clamp.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:32 PM   #16
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I got ready to add the extension to the tube this afternoon, when I noticed there was a gap between the tank and the side of the enclosure (I could barely see the top edge of the tank). So, I cut through the plastic on the bottom of the enclosure around the drain line and vent line. This is what I saw, after removing the vent line.

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Old 10-17-2014, 07:46 PM   #17
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So what you are seeing, looking up from below... The white ribbed tube is the fill line, running through the floor. The white PEX is the intake from the tank also running through the floor. Just to the right of the yellow blob (spray foam filling the hole in the floor) is the 90 degree connection at the top of the tank where the vent line was connected. I filled the tank to the top and you can just barely see a large drop of water hanging on the end of it.

Now that I've easily broken into that space and see I can get to the vent line connection on the side - not the top - of the tank, I'm going to scrap my original idea and run a new vent line through the floor (through that yellow foam blob), up to the vent connection next to the fill spout. Where it should have been to begin with!

I wanted to share the pic and info, so everyone knows how easy it is to get in there and run the line the way it should be.
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Success! I routed a new, longer length of PEX up through the floor and attached it to the vent opening. Filled up the tank... all the way to the top of the fill spout. Didn't loose 1/3 of the contents on the ground.

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Success! I routed a new, longer length of PEX up through the floor and attached it to the vent opening. Filled up the tank... all the way to the top of the fill spout. Didn't loose 1/3 of the contents on the ground.

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I'm glad to hear you got the repair done. It's crazy how people have to rebuild stuff. Yours was just a piss pour design by FR. You probably just helped alot of members......
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