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Old 08-14-2022, 10:51 AM   #1
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Water Tank Will Not Fill

I am using a long necked filler nozzle but cannot get water into my water tank. The water just spills out, I have tried opening a faucet, with the pump off and still no water goes into the tank. I have tried a longer nozzle and the water just keeps spilling back out. I wonder if the baffles are damaged and preventing any water going into the tank?
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Old 08-14-2022, 01:41 PM   #2
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cut you a 3 ft piece off a garden hose . see if it will go all the way in and attach to hose . better than a funnel.
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Old 08-14-2022, 02:22 PM   #3
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How fast are you trying to fill it?

We've had a couple over the years that were a bit finicky and required filling very slowly. Many folks try to fill at full blast.

Is this a new issue? Maybe the vent is kinked or blocked somehow.
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Old 08-14-2022, 02:29 PM   #4
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Following up on 5picker....
Is this a new rig to you? Have you tried draining the fresh water tank to make certain it's empty? Do you have a gravity fill tank?
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Old 08-14-2022, 02:37 PM   #5
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Sounds like maybe the fill hose is kinked/pinched. We had a kinked vent tube, but could still get water into the tank albeit slowly.
Let us know what you find.
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Old 08-14-2022, 09:44 PM   #6
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Mine is hard to fill past 20 gallons without blowing into the vent.
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Old 08-15-2022, 07:25 AM   #7
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If your filler resembles this, place a piece of tube on the vent and blow through it . In a couple seconds you'll feel it clear and you should be able to fill the tank. Shower hose works perfect if you have one laying around
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Old 08-15-2022, 09:46 AM   #8
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The motorhome is 6 years old and this is a new problem. I recently had the bed up, putting in a new converter, exposing the water tank and hose; there is no crimp in the hose that I can see. We do rent out the MH and empty tank after each rental using my compressor to blow lines clean. Recently we installed a Floe to do this job; although, I cannot see how the Floe would prevent water fill. We can get the tank full but maybe half the water ends up on the ground.
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