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Old 12-11-2014, 02:49 PM   #1
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Filling the fresh water tank

I filled my fresh water tank or I think i did filled it real slow water started to come out the vent . Ck the gage it said 1/3 so I think oh the gage is not working . Now this is the FRIST time out in my new 262 RGX wildcat max so I think I will have lots of water it's got a big tank well I ran out of water by the next day and only two of us in the fifth wheel the gray and black didn't have munch in them so has any one Else have this problem?
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:03 PM   #2
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I filled my fresh water tank or I think i did filled it real slow water started to come out the vent . Ck the gage it said 1/3 so I think oh the gage is not working . Now this is the FRIST time out in my new 262 RGX wildcat max so I think I will have lots of water it's got a big tank well I ran out of water by the next day and only two of us in the fifth wheel the gray and black didn't have munch in them so has any one Else have this problem?

I've found that no matter how slow I fill, sometimes I still need to 'burb' the tank. I.e. I wait for it to settle down and then start filling it again. Kind of like how you do when feeding an infant.

Also, you said this is your first trip. Did you have water in the lines and/or the hot water tank before you started? Might have taken quite a bit out of your fresh water tank just to fill those.


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Old 12-11-2014, 04:09 PM   #3
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Yes there was water in the hot water heater and the lines well now that Iam home I will try to put more water in it and see if will take any more. Thanks just don't have time to take it back to the dealer its two hours a way from home and another trip is already for January
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:43 PM   #4
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There's nothing wrong with your trailer....your gauge is likely bang on if you ran out of water in one day...when filling the fresh water tank they do tend to burp like that. What you need is one of the very inexpensive water fillers...it screws onto the end of your water hose, has a valve on it and a long piece of tubing on it that allows you stick it a little ways down the throat of your filler. Once I got one of those my problems were solved. They cost under $10....if I knew how to attach a link I would, but go to Amazon, put RV water tank filler in the search and the Camco 40003 will come up...thats the exact one I use.
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:50 PM   #5
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Ok Thanks I will look in to that
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:31 PM   #6
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There's nothing wrong with your trailer....your gauge is likely bang on if you ran out of water in one day...when filling the fresh water tank they do tend to burp like that. What you need is one of the very inexpensive water fillers...it screws onto the end of your water hose, has a valve on it and a long piece of tubing on it that allows you stick it a little ways down the throat of your filler. Once I got one of those my problems were solved. They cost under $10....if I knew how to attach a link I would, but go to Amazon, put RV water tank filler in the search and the Camco 40003 will come up...thats the exact one I use.

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Old 12-12-2014, 01:04 PM   #7
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X4, plus turn on your pump while filling, to fill the hw tank, otherwise you pull those gallons right off when you are setting up.
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:47 PM   #9
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Yes I all ways turn on pump be for I leave the house and turn on the hot water heater on to ck for leaks and things I will try the water fill hose this weekend and let you all know if it works Thanks
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Here is the Camco 40003 water filler, I agree it works well.
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:52 PM   #11
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Thanks I ordered one it was delivered this morning
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:54 PM   #12
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Thanks I ordered one it was delivered this morning
Wow....and you just posted this thread yesterday, so it was delivered to you overnight?
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:55 PM   #13
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:14 PM   #14
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Open a faucet in the camper when filling to get the air out of the tank.
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X4, never had that problem but I saw all those X's and decided to participate. By the way...the drinking light is lit!
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Doesn't the pump have a check valve to keep the lines full of water
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:45 PM   #17
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Drinking light ???????


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Old 12-13-2014, 08:26 AM   #18
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We saw one of these at camping world and when we use it we have no problem filling the tank. Secure-Fill - SNL SNL1SF - Faucets & Inlets - Camping World


When we didn't have it, filling the trailer could be a little hassle.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:59 AM   #19
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My Flagstaff 27RLWS always burps water out of the vent when I am filling it. I fill until the water runs out of the filler neck itself. If I stop when the vent burps, it is only about a third full.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:36 PM   #20
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Ok well it work my tank is full in all the years I have had rv's this was the frist never had one of those things but it works good THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP YOU ALL HAVE GIVEN ME Next trip in jan should be good
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