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Old 05-27-2018, 10:13 AM   #1
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Hard time filling fresh water tank

This was our first trip with our TT
Took me 20 min trying to fill the tank
Half of the water keep coming out the fill hole
Also need to add a bit later in the weekend with our water jog
Forget it almost all it it was coming back out
Any clues on why ?????
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:29 AM   #2
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You just have to run the water in slow...

Should probably take about 20 minutes or so to fill! *

One of these will help immensely:

https://www.campingworld.com/water-t...shut-off-valve

You can also get these at Walmart, Menard's, Big R, Tractor Supply...I've even seen them at Ace Hardware!



* By the by...often when traveling with a full tank of fresh water, the sloshing will cause a siphon and you could loose half of your water out of the overflow tubes.

I try not to carry more than a half tank...but mostly just because of all the extra weight (water = 8 pounds per gallon).
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:42 AM   #3
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It is at least possible, if not likely that you have a kink in the fill tube that is restricting the flow of water into the fresh water tank.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:46 AM   #4
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It is at least possible, if not likely that you have a kink in the fill tube.
I doubt that is the case...but I suppose it is possible.

I think he is just trying to fill it too fast!

That little nozzle thingy I posted about will most likely fix his issue.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:50 AM   #5
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Look at the fill hole closely, check for a bleed hole that may be plugged by a mud wasp, sometimes there is a plastic cross there in the hole, I had mud really far down in the tube. This made all the water gush back out at me!
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I donít travel with water in my tank
Was looking at it again this morning
It look like the hose to the tank goes up for about 6 inches then down
So if Iím filling with a jug and a short spout the water will not make the bend or with not enough pressure on the water hose
I do have the plastic adapter with the shot off
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Most of the newer units don't use that little vent hole next to the filler hole anymore.

If you look at the backside of the fresh water inlet you can see if there is a tube hooked up to it or not.

Or, if it has some silicone over the hole from the factory, that is probably not a mistake...it means that vent is not being used!

Chances are it has no tube...

My 2015 5'ver doesn't have a vent tube, even though it has the screened vent hole.
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I donít travel with water in my tank
Was looking at it again this morning
It look like the hose to the tank goes up for about 6 inches then down
So if Iím filling with a jug and a short spout the water will not make the bend or with not enough pressure on the water hose
I do have the plastic adapter with the shot off
Maybe you can get in there and reroute that filler hose.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:24 PM   #9
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Will get a longer plastic hose to attach to the shot off adapter
That should fix the problem
I hope 🤞
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Will get a longer plastic hose to attach to the shot off adapter
That should fix the problem
I hope 🤞
Or get that filler nozzle I posted above...

That will solve your problem, plus it has a handy shut-off valve!
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:40 PM   #11
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Before you use the little yellow connector valve with the clear hose, make sure the clear hose is securely attached. I have seen them fall off into the tank fill clogging up the water inlet.
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I donít travel with water in my tank
Was looking at it again this morning
It look like the hose to the tank goes up for about 6 inches then down
So if Iím filling with a jug and a short spout the water will not make the bend or with not enough pressure on the water hose
I do have the plastic adapter with the shot off
Mine went uphill also. Took the filler off side of camper and cut the hose shorter. Pain to get back on but it fills now!
I am sure the factory left long because it's easier, bit they don't use it.
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Before you use the little yellow connector valve with the clear hose, make sure the clear hose is securely attached. I have seen them fall off into the tank fill clogging up the water inlet.
Hhhmmmmm.....

I've got three of them and have never had a problem with any of them.

I use one for fresh water...one for cleaning out black tank stuff...and a third one just because they had them for $3 at Camping World once so I bought it.
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:19 PM   #14
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It takes me a while to fill a 43 Gal FW tank. I usually don't travel with full tank because of the 300+ extra pounds of weight and dragging that around. I'm within limits, but it takes fuel to drag around each extra pound of weight.
I do always have water in my FW tank so I can flush the toilet or wash up on the road.
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Mine went uphill also. Took the filler off side of camper and cut the hose shorter. Pain to get back on but it fills now!
I am sure the factory left long because it's easier, bit they don't use it.
EXACTLY!! In my 26RR, the fill hose is located under the bathroom sink behind the cover panel. Removed the panel, shortened and rerouted the fill hose, no problems now of any sort.


BTW, on my 26RR, the vent line DOES NOT connect to the vent screen beside the fill port, has direct vent tube under the tt. Also found loose connections on other hose clamps while working with fill hose.
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LOL... Now why am I not surprised you found the factory left you with FW tank fill hose running uphill then into the tank!
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You know I was having a difficult time filling mine and a guy told me to make sure that I open all of my cold water faucet. I was getting a vacuum effect.
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You know I was having a difficult time filling mine and a guy told me to make sure that I open all of my cold water faucet. I was getting a vacuum effect.


That doesnít make sense, the pump is off so water/air arenít flowing as you fill the tank, plus the tanks have vent/overflow lines to let the air out that is being displaced by the water.

If opening the faucets helped then it sounds like you have a plugged/kinked vent line and the pressure from filling the tank is enough to push past the pump.
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Look underneath the trailer. On my Solaire 192RB (2014), the water tank brackets were loose allowing the tank to slide enough to partly crush the corrugated filler hose. The dealer fixed this by moving the fresh water tank to its proper position and reinstalling the hose.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:02 AM   #20
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This was our first trip with our TT
Took me 20 min trying to fill the tank
Half of the water keep coming out the fill hole
Also need to add a bit later in the weekend with our water jog
Forget it almost all it it was coming back out
Any clues on why ?????
This is a question that is ask here almost every week !!!

This is what I have found works the best,,, make sure air vent is clear,,, by blowing thru the screen,,, also screen must be clean !!!
I have a pic of hose with the end cut off that is about 2 foot long,,, I stick it in the fill,,, with a inline filter hooked to the hose I very slowly add water !!!
I usually go find something else to do !!!
Maybe even sit and have a cold one or 2 !!!

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