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Old 05-22-2018, 03:02 PM   #1
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Fresh water overflow line

Was wondering if anyone out there with a f285gslr could take a photo of where the overflow hose for the fresh water tank is located. Mine doesn't have one and would like to know where about to start my search so I don't have to cut the whole bottom up. Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:53 AM   #2
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You may not have an actual overflow/vent hose out the bottom, check next to the fill connection and see if there is a hole with a screen over it. Just a thought I don't know your actual rig
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:19 AM   #3
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There is supposed to be one. If I fill my tank too full it leaks out the underbelly.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:22 AM   #4
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fill your tank and see what happens. It should flow out on the ground when full. It will be a clear or white hose with no valve on the end.
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There are quite a few variants of this, but most work the same way. The overflow is almost always collocated with the fill. In the attachment, the little screen at the bottom left is the overflow.

The hose out the bottom or side (low point drain) is almost always the hose to empty the tank.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:33 PM   #6
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fill your tank and see what happens. It should flow out on the ground when full. It will be a clear or white hose with no valve on the end.
When I fill my tank it drains out from the underbelly soaking all the insulation in the process.
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There are quite a few variants of this, but most work the same way. The overflow is almost always collocated with the fill. In the attachment, the little screen at the bottom left is the overflow.

The hose out the bottom or side (low point drain) is almost always the hose to empty the tank.
Just for the record, this is my 6th rv. The last 4 have been toy haulers. All of them with had the same fill port as you have pictured as well as an over flow attached to the fresh water tank.
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When I fill my tank it drains out from the underbelly soaking all the insulation in the process.
Well, that's a horse of a different color. and not a good color. It should be on one of the sides of the tank. The hose may have disconnected or never got connected in the first place..
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Sounds like the overflow hose came off check line from the inside where it fills your water tank
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Another thread?

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Well, that's a horse of a different color. and not a good color. It should be on one of the sides of the tank. The hose may have disconnected or never got connected in the first place..
I believe I read another thread in the last couple of weeks in which it was reported that the overflow hose wasn't connected or was loose or something. Do you suppose the same worker repeated the mistake?

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Stranger things have happened
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That's my thinking.
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A little side story that is related... Last week I was filling on TT fresh water tank..(with overflow vent like in the above picture).. stuck end of water hose into the opening and turned water faucet on about 1/4 turn. Got busy doing other things not knowing the tank got full and was over flowing.. I guess the overflow hose isn't large enough to handle the pressure and the plastic water tank expanded to a point where the steel support rails holding the tank to the frame bent downward about 2 inches ! I fixed them by jacking back up into position.. Word of caution..
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On our Crusader, the overflow hose wasn't attached to the port (the screen part of the fresh water fill). So, when it was getting close to full, some water started coming out. It showed up in my basement storage area. I crawled in and attached the hose to where it needed to go. The hose clamp was on the hose, they just didn't get the hose attached to the outlet port.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:16 PM   #15
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On our Crusader, the overflow hose wasn't attached to the port (the screen part of the fresh water fill). So, when it was getting close to full, some water started coming out. It showed up in my basement storage area. I crawled in and attached the hose to where it needed to go. The hose clamp was on the hose, they just didn't get the hose attached to the outlet port.
I suspect something like that has happened. Guess I'll start where the drain for the tank is and go from there.
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I would be concerned...

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A little side story that is related... Last week I was filling on TT fresh water tank..(with overflow vent like in the above picture).. stuck end of water hose into the opening and turned water faucet on about 1/4 turn. Got busy doing other things not knowing the tank got full and was over flowing.. I guess the overflow hose isn't large enough to handle the pressure and the plastic water tank expanded to a point where the steel support rails holding the tank to the frame bent downward about 2 inches ! I fixed them by jacking back up into position.. Word of caution..
I would be concerned that once bent, the supports would bend more easily--that if you were on the road with a full tank and hit a bump, you would lose the tank. If it were me, I'd get some heavier angle iron and either replace or supplement the current supports.

Just sayin'.

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I would be concerned that once bent, the supports would bend more easily--that if you were on the road with a full tank and hit a bump, you would lose the tank. If it were me, I'd get some heavier angle iron and either replace or supplement the current supports.

Just sayin'.

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Yep, you are correct.. I am going to re enforce the the supports.. don't trust it either.. thx
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Just an update on my overflow issue I had. Took it to the repair facility to get the pump replaced in the fuel station and the rear ramp locks replaced. Told them about the issue I was having with the fresh water tank. Turns out it wasn’t a hose issue at all. Apparently when they were building the trailer someone drilled 3 holes in the top of the tank. Got it replaced and should be good to go now. Now I need to get me axels realigned. Getting wear on the right side tires. Always something I swear.
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Just an update on my overflow issue I had. Took it to the repair facility to get the pump replaced in the fuel station and the rear ramp locks replaced. Told them about the issue I was having with the fresh water tank. Turns out it wasn’t a hose issue at all. Apparently when they were building the trailer someone drilled 3 holes in the top of the tank. Got it replaced and should be good to go now. Now I need to get me axels realigned. Getting wear on the right side tires. Always something I swear.
Glad to hear you got the overflow/tank issue resolved.
Thanks for reporting back.

And it is axle not axel.... sorry pet peeve.
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