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Old 08-21-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Filling Puma 31 KBH Water Tank

We recently upgraded from a Shamrock hybrid tt to a 2012 Puma 31 kbh. We are on our first trip out with it to test everything. We need to refill our fresh water tank but find it hard to fill using our small water jug (yes we know this will take forever). When we put the water in it runs back out. Does the water need to be under pressure to get into the tank?
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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Where is it running back out from? The spout you're pouring it into or somewhere else? Most FW tanks have a drain with a stopcock under the TT usually under the tank. There's often an overflow tube there, too. Post up where its coming from, then maybe we can help further.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:06 AM   #3
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Had same issue first time we filled our puma 31kbd. Liked in cupboard and seen that the fill hose came in trailer them went up. Just pushed house down toward tank so it angled down and problem solved.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:18 AM   #4
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Thank you for your responses. The water is coming back out the spout that we are pouring it into. I suspect the water is coming out of the pour container too fast (the DH drilled air holes so it would pour quicker). It seams the intake opening for the fill tank has a longer straight away then a bend before dropping down for gravity to do it's job. Our previous tt was much smaller and didn't do this so I just wanted to make sure it was a "normal" issue to have or if this is something wrong. I highly suspect we are the problem here and just need to modify our method of filling when there is no close hose hook-up. We are going to try using a funnel with a hose attached to feed a little way into the intake opening to reduce the backwash of water. DH is also going to cover his "air holes" to slow the speed the water leaves the portable tank. So far this tt has been so much better than the Shamrock. We had a few major issues with it and the Puma has only had a few minor issues that we can handle without taking it back to the dealer.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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Had same issue first time we filled our puma 31kbd. Liked in cupboard and seen that the fill hose came in trailer them went up. Just pushed house down toward tank so it angled down and problem solved.
I had the same problem with my toy hauler. I could look in the filler hole and see the hose went up. I took the access panel off inside and could see the hose was routed over the top of the wheel well cause it was cut to long. I disconnected and routed it differently so the it goes down and now no more problems filling the tank.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:26 AM   #6
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Does the FW fill have a separate vent line besides it? If not, the venting of the FW tank is also the fill line. If you seal it when pouring from your water jug, the water and air will be 'burping' up the fill line.

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Old 08-22-2012, 11:43 AM   #7
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It has the separate smaller vent next to it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:45 PM   #8
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The filler hose is too flat to take water at any great rate. When we fill I have to put the hose nozzle on and almost shoot the water in. As suggested take an interior panel off and re-route the filler hose.
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Last night we used a funnel with a piece of cut garden hose clamped on that we put into the opening and down the filler hose a bit. It worked just fine. Looks a bit silly filling this large tt with a funnel and our little filling container but it works. When we tried filling directly from the spout on the container the water come out to fast to make it past the straight part and curve of the filler hose. We are more than 400 ft from the nearest water source so a hose won't work. Next time we camp will just be a little more selective in spot choice! This new trailer is so different from the other one. Getting used to it though and loving ever minute of it. May end up trying to re-route the hose a bit for a better flow but it appears to be in a hard to get to area on this trailer. Thanks for all the replies!
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Last night we used a funnel with a piece of cut garden hose clamped on that we put into the opening and down the filler hose a bit. It worked just fine. Looks a bit silly filling this large tt with a funnel and our little filling container but it works. When we tried filling directly from the spout on the container the water come out to fast to make it past the straight part and curve of the filler hose. We are more than 400 ft from the nearest water source so a hose won't work. Next time we camp will just be a little more selective in spot choice! This new trailer is so different from the other one. Getting used to it though and loving ever minute of it. May end up trying to re-route the hose a bit for a better flow but it appears to be in a hard to get to area on this trailer. Thanks for all the replies!
Buy your self a potable water jug with a spout then add a piece of heater hose to it allowing you to shove the hose down in the filler further.
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