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Old 08-18-2014, 09:55 PM   #21
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On my first trip out, I ran into the same problem. I filled my tanks before leaving home, but by the time I got set up in camp, I was down to about 2/3 full. So, before leaving home for my "full-time adventure", I picked up two 3/8" hose barb x 1/2" MPT (male pipe thread) brass fittings, two screw-tight hose clamps, and two 1/2" FPT x 3/8" compression straight shut-off valves. I cut about 2" off each hose (they already hung down about an inch below the axel), slid the hose clamps over the ends of the hoses, slid the hose barbs into the ends of the hoses, and tightened down the clamps. (Hint: a couple drops of dish soap makes the barbs go in easier.) Then threaded the shut-off valves onto the barbed x MPT fittings.

I, also, leave the valves open until water starts running out; then close them and fill up the tanks the rest of the way. Water does come out of the fill port overflow on mine. Then I climb under the trailer and open the valves for a couple of seconds to "burp" the lines. I arrived at both campsites will full water tanks, so this fix seemed to work well for me.

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Old 08-19-2014, 09:09 AM   #22
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I capped both of mine off and let the air escape out the fill tube. The screened vent doesnt seem to work for whatever reason.

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Old 08-19-2014, 02:32 PM   #23
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Withy my old Eagle 215SD, I simply put a wire nut, proper size, into the end of the overflow hose and filled the tank until it came out the filler hole. Then, I stopped, drove to the camping spot and, after leveling, took out the nut, usually. Interested how much less pressure you get when that little hose is plugged.
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:13 PM   #24
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Thanks for the info guys! Looks like I have a project before our next trip.

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