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Old 09-22-2022, 11:15 AM   #1
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2014 Rockwood 2280

I bought this used, in decent shape. Two issues, the hot water does not get warmer than lukewarm, and when I try to fill the freshwater tank, it doesn't hold much water. The rig was not leveled well, so that may explain the water tank issue, but I still need to understand where water I fill goes.
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Old 09-22-2022, 12:45 PM   #2
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There should be a clear-ish white translucent tank underneath the chassis in between the two primary frame beams very near the axle area probably just in front of it. It might look something like this:




Fresh water capacity is 20 gallons in that tank according to:

https://www.nadaguides.com/RVs/2014/.../6037337/Specs

If you are asking how to fill it you are looking for something that looks like this (referring to the hole the hose is going in, not that entire layout):


As far as the water heater goes I don't know much about adjusting the temp on it. Its likely a suburban model water heater. It would help if you took the cover off the outside hatch for it and got some model info and maybe a picture or two.

Off the top of my head it will have a thermostat that is probably a bimetal temp sensor that may be malfunctioning.
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Old 09-22-2022, 12:52 PM   #3
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I don't have much insight for the water heater - but filling the fresh water tank may take a bit of finesse. If i fill my tank too fast, it makes sounds like it is full, and water will come gushing out with the tank burping - but it will not be full. So fill it slowly. I use a water meter on the end of the hose, so i know how much water i have added to the tank.
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Old 09-22-2022, 04:27 PM   #4
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I don't have much insight for the water heater - but filling the fresh water tank may take a bit of finesse. If i fill my tank too fast, it makes sounds like it is full, and water will come gushing out with the tank burping - but it will not be full. So fill it slowly. I use a water meter on the end of the hose, so i know how much water i have added to the tank.
After filling the tank, I fill the water heater by turning the pump on and opening the outside shower hot valve until water flows. I then turn off valve and pump, and refill the fresh water tank. The water heater can take a 6 gal chunk of your 20 gals of fresh water, so I top off tank afterwards.

Before towing, I release stored water pressure by opening outside shower valves. Outside shower is near high point in my system - I do enough to release pressure, not drain the tank. Sometimes, the heat of the sun on a folded trailer will cause the stored water pressure to get pretty high, causing issues with the pump pressure switches and backflow preventer. When I set up again, turn the pump on and all is pretty normal.

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Old 09-22-2022, 09:33 PM   #5
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water tank

Thanks for all the good input. I tried filling the tank, not the city water connection, but possible the angle I was at and the speed of the flow caused my problem. I will retry when I can get it on a more level location.
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