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Old 05-08-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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Freshwater Tank impossible to fill

I can only get my freshwater tank to fill 1/3 before water comes out the fill pipe. Anyone have this trouble before or know how to fix it. The trailer is a brand new 2015 Columbus 365 RL. Help!
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:42 PM   #2
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Dealer issue to fix. The overflow/breather pipe may be too far into the tank.
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:26 PM   #3
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I had the same issue with my ow. the problem I had was that I wasn't using enough water pressure. So now instead of using the garden hose I put a sprayer/ nozzle on the end and no more bacback flow
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:58 PM   #4
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remover the panel that can get you access to the back of the fill panel and remove the loop/ straighten the hose from the filler going down to the tank. mine was looped and I could not get hardly any water into the tank . Mine is now a straight shot into the tank and I can fill it to completely full in just minutes @ 80 gals capacity
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My new Sabre 250RLUD 5th wheel still has this problem since we took delivery last December!
Just got it back from the dealer for the 5th time yesterday: As always, the tank comes back full; I drain it, check the that the level is at E and try to top it off but only am able to fill it to 1/3rd. I then drain the tank into a 5 gal bucket 3 times before the it stops draining.15 Gallons!! This time I made sure the trailer was level. Same thing happened. And boy, am I OFF. We have more miles going to the dealer than going on an outing. It's a 60 mile round trip to the dealer.
The dealer has changed the air vent, un-kinked the fill hose, and made sure that the fill hose is not below the connection on the tank.
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Thanks. Not too encouraging. I was able to get mine to fill by using house pressure. It burped all over me at 1/3 & 2/3 & full, but I got it done. Into the dealer on Friday. Thanks for the reply though. Good luck with yours.
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freshwater tank impossible to fill

there can only be two possible reasons for this. either the fill hose going to the tank is kinked or stopped up or the vent hose is kinked or stopped up. it is most likely the vent hose. if you can put air pressure to the vent hose and it will blow back in to the freshwater tank then it is likely the fill hose.
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there can only be two possible reasons for this. either the fill hose going to the tank is kinked or stopped up or the vent hose is kinked or stopped up. it is most likely the vent hose. if you can put air pressure to the vent hose and it will blow back in to the freshwater tank then it is likely the fill hose.
I agree, can't believe a vent hose could be shoved too far into the tank as they can't be so crude as just poking a hole in the tank and shoving a hose in the hole.
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there can only be two possible reasons for this. either the fill hose going to the tank is kinked or stopped up or the vent hose is kinked or stopped up. it is most likely the vent hose. if you can put air pressure to the vent hose and it will blow back in to the freshwater tank then it is likely the fill hose.
Would you really want to blow what ever might be clogging the vent hose into the tank?


Use a shop vac to suck what ever out of the tube?
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My new Sabre 250RLUD 5th wheel still has this problem since we took delivery last December!
Just got it back from the dealer for the 5th time yesterday: As always, the tank comes back full; I drain it, check the that the level is at E and try to top it off but only am able to fill it to 1/3rd. I then drain the tank into a 5 gal bucket 3 times before the it stops draining.15 Gallons!! This time I made sure the trailer was level. Same thing happened. And boy, am I OFF. We have more miles going to the dealer than going on an outing. It's a 60 mile round trip to the dealer.
The dealer has changed the air vent, un-kinked the fill hose, and made sure that the fill hose is not below the connection on the tank.
Sounds like a great reason to attend the Goshen Rally if I ever heard one. Let the factory fix the problem and have fun meeting over 1600. fellow FROG'S
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