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Old 10-30-2020, 11:30 AM   #1
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Lots of FW coming out of fill inlet going down the road.

My Sunseeker 24Gts 2019 sloths lots of water out the inlet, going down the road or on upslopes.

Removed inlet..water and vent connections were tight.

Ideas? I assume there must be access to the water tank somewhere. Under slide bed? Behind a wall somewhere?

Thanks in advance
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Old 10-30-2020, 07:01 PM   #2
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Explored some more.... 1..found blue tube which appears to be overflow drain underneath rig. 2. There is a partial wall in the passenger side bay and you can see the end of the various tanks. However, there is no access to the tank plumbing which is on the side of the tank. In theory, the tank could be pulled to gain access.
3. No access from the driver side. 4. Explored access from top. None that I could find.
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Old 10-30-2020, 07:30 PM   #3
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Is there a tank vent near your inlet?
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Old 10-30-2020, 07:32 PM   #4
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Yes, it's part of the inlet...
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Old 10-30-2020, 10:26 PM   #5
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How much actual water is lost by the time you arrive at your destination. Does the indicator drop below full?

It's not uncommon for water to spill when fulled to the brim but once the excess is spilled no more spillage occurs.

On my travel trailer I lose maybe a quart as i pull onto the street and through the first couple corners. Looks like a lot more in my mirror though.
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Old 10-31-2020, 04:23 PM   #6
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It looses water even if the tank is only half full. It surges out with acceleration or braking.

Finally found access to see the plumbing. Everything tight. Visually, the gravity fill line lacks a check valve, which could explain the surging aspect.

I'm going to explore adding an invite slip swing check valve, just inside the existing fill inlet.
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It looses water even if the tank is only half full. It surges out with acceleration or braking.

Finally found access to see the plumbing. Everything tight. Visually, the gravity fill line lacks a check valve, which could explain the surging aspect.

I'm going to explore adding an invite slip swing check valve, just inside the existing fill inlet.
That might work but it might be better to mount as low as possible as it will take some pressure to open. Not much, about .5 psi from what I've read.

Obviously you'll need to work within the limitations of your installation.
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Old 11-01-2020, 09:04 AM   #8
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If I ammreading this right, I am guessing that the inlet valve needs tobe cleaned or repoaced. The vslve is spring loaded and opens only when thetank is being fillled.
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Old 11-01-2020, 09:21 AM   #9
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Look at the check valve in your city water connection also. Very often they will stick open, or the spring goes bad and vibration can let it open momentarily. I've had to replace them in the past. Not the most likely possibility, but worth a look.
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Old 11-01-2020, 09:45 AM   #10
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The spillage is not from the city water inlet..it's from the fresh water tank filling inlet..which doesn't have a check valve.
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Old 11-01-2020, 07:54 PM   #11
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My fresh water fill has a cap that goes on it. Does yours?
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Old 11-01-2020, 07:56 PM   #12
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I found a prior post from a guy with the same problem on the same rig. Unfortunately, nobody responded to him and he hasn't responded to my asking him how he solved it.
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My Sunseeker 24Gts 2019 sloths lots of water out the inlet, going down the road or on upslopes.

Removed inlet..water and vent connections were tight.

Ideas? I assume there must be access to the water tank somewhere. Under slide bed? Behind a wall somewhere?

Thanks in advance
What is the exact model of your 2019 Sunseeker?
Iím trying to figure out which model you have to assist in your water troubles.
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Access to tank plumbing under bed with slide out.
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