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Old 06-03-2014, 05:16 PM   #11
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Thanks for the pics. The only hoses coming out of the bottom of trailer I can find are the fresh tank drain and vent.
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:44 PM   #12
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Thanks for the pics. The only hoses coming out of the bottom of trailer I can find are the fresh tank drain and vent.
I don't believe the vent comes out the bottom in most campers. It is usually collocated with the fresh water tank fill port. Perhaps a photo will confirm what you think it is.

The fresh water drain in my camper uses a valve below the fresh water tank.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:12 PM   #13
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On my 346qbud the fresh water fill is a threaded hose hookup. Fairly confident the hose next to fresh tank drain on bottom of unit is the vent because I get water out of it when the tank is full and when try to fill it to quickly.
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On my 346qbud the fresh water fill is a threaded hose hookup. Fairly confident the hose next to fresh tank drain on bottom of unit is the vent because I get water out of it when the tank is full and when try to fill it to quickly.
Sorry, I can't help you. Maybe another member can.
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On my 346qbud the fresh water fill is a threaded hose hookup. Fairly confident the hose next to fresh tank drain on bottom of unit is the vent because I get water out of it when the tank is full and when try to fill it to quickly.
The pic Herk showed you is a "gravity fill" connection. What you are describing is a "pressure fill system" where the pressure hose is hard connected, you switch a valve somewhere nearby and the tank is filled with a pressure tap, often through the pump suction. There is an air vent attached to the tank top but careful its only designed to expel air, if you overfill you can damage the tank.
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The pic Herk showed you is a "gravity fill" connection. What you are describing is a "pressure fill system" where the pressure hose is hard connected, you switch a valve somewhere nearby and the tank is filled with a pressure tap, often through the pump suction. There is an air vent attached to the tank top but careful its only designed to expel air, if you overfill you can damage the tank.
There is no 'valve somewhere' to switch, or pump suction. It fills the Fresh water tank with a screw on garden hose. Fill it up slowly or the water volume in will be more than the air volume going out and cause the tank to bulge. When the tank is then full of water the bulge will push the water out of the air over flow and cause a suction to form on the over flow tube and half of your water will be sucked out of the Fresh water tank. Some one may have to realign your air tube, it is a very very poor design and Forest River should be ashamed of it. Why is it on like this? It is cheap and easy, but still not functional. 'My' 'Dealer' realigned my air tube, but it still does not work as it should. I ended up having to mount a shut off valve on it and open it when I am to the camp site. 'If' you get the water to stop flowing after filling the tank and not have a valve on it, going down the road, gallons will still slosh out. When I get to the camp site and open the breather valve, water that is in the tube will start a suction action, I sometimes have to get under the unit and blow back into the tube to 'clear' the tube of water. Not the ideal situation, but a work in progress of having water in the tank and not loosing most of it.
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