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Old 05-01-2017, 04:43 PM   #1
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Need water tank help now!!!

I'm leaving for a vending trip in less than 48 hours and I have an issue. I'll be dry camping for four days and I NEED my tank. I've never used the tank before. There's a 90 degree elbow about halfway up my water tank and I can't fill it all the way. Water pours out everywhere. I found another thread that had the same problem but there's no explanation on how to fix it. It just says 'fixed'.
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:56 PM   #2
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Here's a link to another thread talking about the same problem as you are encountering. An EZ fix.

click on this link.....http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...-108357-2.html
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:21 PM   #3
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Am I crazy? Cause it's not linking to that.
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:29 PM   #4
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Am I crazy? Cause it's not linking to that.
Link works for me. First post follows:
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OK, so we can't put water in the fresh water tank via the gravity fill. It will take so much then burps out as if full. Took it to the dealer once and they supposedly fixed a kinked hose, but it's doing it again. Of course we will take it back so they can do the job right this time, but going camping this weekend and need to get water into the tank. Anyone know of a hack to make this work? I looked underneath, if there is a kink in the line it's not anywhere that's visible. Must be behind a wall or something...

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Am I crazy? Cause it's not linking to that.
Just tried the link. Worked for me.

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Old 05-01-2017, 06:59 PM   #6
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OK - I'm Here!

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This is what it's sending me to.
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http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ll-108357.html

I just recopied & pasted the link. Maybe it'll work better the 2nd time around.



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Old 05-01-2017, 07:35 PM   #9
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This is what you need... water tank filler

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Old 05-01-2017, 09:49 PM   #10
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It's an elbow on the actual tank near the top. I think it's some sort of overflow thing, but it only lets me fill my tank 2/3 full.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:06 PM   #11
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Need water tank help now!!!

I think the elbow is supposed to be for the vent line. Right next to the fill port, there should be a small port covered wth screen. That is the vent hole that should be connected to the 90 degree fitting you are describing. It probably isn't. My first travel trailer was the same and all i needed was a short piece of clean water hose and it was good to go.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:28 PM   #12
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You are correct, that is a overflow thing. If using the gauges for checking level of water they are in accurate. You could when you have time relocate the overflow to a higher spot like beside the filler neck.
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You are correct, that is a overflow thing. If using the gauges for checking level of water they are in accurate. You could when you have time relocate the overflow to a higher spot like beside the filler neck.


I believe this is correct, but it should be connected with a hose up to the vent by the fill port.
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On our 26RR, I noticed water would come out along the siding instead of the over fill port when using the external fill port.
I checked inside and under the bathroom sink, found the fill hose wasn't connected tight to the actual fill port fitting and also about 6" too long which caused it hose to 'gooseneck' up instead of down or straight in. Cut some of the hose off & rerouted, tightened the hose clamp, no farther problems.
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The fresh water vent hose on mine was crimped between the top of the tank and floor of the trailer. I fixed it by adding an elbow. A search on my posts will show the fix.
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Just went out and looked at mine and the vent is plugged off with silicone and the elbow off the tank is bare. I had the same issue without being able to fill fully and having it spit out. So I should connect a hose from the black elbow to the vent beside the fill port?
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Just went out and looked at mine and the vent is plugged off with silicone and the elbow off the tank is bare. I had the same issue without being able to fill fully and having it spit out. So I should connect a hose from the black elbow to the vent beside the fill port?


Yes. I had a Cherokee grey wolf tt that was that same way. Frustrating only being able to fill the tank a bit over half full before it runs out
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:04 PM   #18
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Fixed mine today. Bought 5' or tube and decided to get the not kinking stuff because it was only a couple bucks more. Scraped the silicone out of the hole and clamped it on, then attached it to the drain and it's done.
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I had the same problem with my Wildcat. The problem also lies with the fact that the vent hose(over flow hose)is smaller that the fresh water opening, when you put water in, it starts to come back out the top because the air can not get out the over flow hose. I cut a piece of the white drinking hose from the female end about 2 feet long. This piece you couple to you hose & push it carefully down the fresh water opening until you feel resistance, mine was about a foot. When the water starts to run in you will hear the air coming out the over flow hose. When the water come out the over flow hose your tank is filled. When you turn off the water, your tank will continue to siphon the water out. I found that by turning the pump on & opening a tap that the siphon will stop & your tank is filled. I usually have the wife turn on the pump & open the tap while I check the over flow hose. I usually hold my thumb over the hose to help stop the siphon. Hope this helps.
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