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Old 09-29-2016, 09:11 AM   #1
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Fresh water tank over flow problem

problem with 2017 Jayco Eagle HT RLS 26.5. Filled tank full but lost most of the water during travel to camp site. I refilled after getting close to camp but lost most of water in a short distance. Has any one else had this problem?
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:15 AM   #2
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Everybody has this problem.


The overflow tubes are too low and LOTS of water sloshes out during transit.


A couple of 1/2" plastic valves that you close when traveling work wonders!
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:18 AM   #3
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problem with 2017 Jayco Eagle HT RLS 26.5. Filled tank full but lost most of the water during travel to camp site. I refilled after getting close to camp but lost most of water in a short distance. Has any one else had this problem?
It happens to lots of us. Not just Jayco either, I was driving down the road a week or two ago behind a Forest River 5th wheel and water was jetting out of the overflow lines.
This should get you started.
http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...ukes-3503.html
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Because they have a loop down they syphoned the water out the tank. Some put valves on them what is not a good idea. If possible bring them up to the vent on the portable water inlet. That's what I have done on a few.
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I found, that if I pull the overflow hose up as high to the underside as I can, I created a loop above the floor, and it is less likely to siphon out. I have thought about doing is connecting a Tee from that hose to rhe water inlet vent that Jayco does not use. Those breaking the potential for siphoning.
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Happens to me when I overflow my fresh water tank. I think I'm creating a siphon when I over fill the tank and I lose a LOT more water than the half gallon or so that I expected. These 2 overflow hoses actually already have valves on them in my case.. they are in my bathroom sink cabinet. I turn them off momentarily to stop the water loss, then open them back up again.

ETA- just had a brain fart and realized the 'valves' I mentioned in the bathroom cabinet are for the low point drains.. Jayco has them mis-labeled on my camper.
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Did this to ours. Or just go to my picture album.
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This is what I did on my T-31b. I was having the same problem. I would lose most of my water even traveling short distances.

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Thanks for your help
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Old 10-08-2016, 05:29 PM   #10
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I put a shut off valve on mine and re open once I have run the water for a while in the camper but mine has 2 tanks and the front one is vented near the fill. I would love to vent the rear to the front vent but haven't researched getting the vent there with the slide track in the way
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