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Old 11-04-2018, 04:29 PM   #1
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Wrong specification for fresh water tank

I have a 2015 Palomino Solaire 201SS. The factory specification for the fresh water tank is 32 gallons. Just on a whim I decided to measure how much water it took to fill the fresh tank. I completely drained the tank and drove 5 miles with the low point drain open. I put a flow meter on the hose and filled the tank. It read 22.5 gallons at the point the tank overflowed. I had the faucet partly opened so it wasn't filling too fast. The flow meter is accurate (tested it filling 5 gal buckets).
Has anyone else suspected or found that they did not get what FR specified?
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:31 PM   #2
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Sure some didn't go in the hot water tank?
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:34 PM   #3
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The pump was turned off. Hot water tank is only 5 or 6 gallons.
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:57 PM   #4
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It could depend on where your water overflow line is, as the tank would not fill all the way up....see picture!
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:00 PM   #5
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That picture makes sense.
I will check that out next year. The tank is sagging and needs additional bracing. I will pull the corroplast and inspect before reinforcing. Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:40 PM   #6
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Did you open the tank drain or the low point drain? They are not the same thing. The low point drain most likely won't fully drain the tank.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:46 PM   #7
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I opened the drain that comes off the bottom of the tank.
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