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Old 06-25-2019, 06:40 PM   #1
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Fresh water gravity fill vent problem

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We have a 2014 Jay Feather and have had problems filling the fresh water tank via the gravity fill inlet. It just takes for ever and water flows back out if I pour at any reasonable rate. I just pulled off the inlet and there isn’t anything attached to the overflow vent. I looked at the tank and there is a white hose coming out the top and the. Into the floor. Does anyone have any advice on what to do to make it easier to fill? We will be boondocking and manual hauling water to fill the tank. Any advice will be appreciated.

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Old 06-25-2019, 06:44 PM   #2
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Try opening one of the faucets while filling.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:29 PM   #3
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Buy a replacement cap, drill a hole in it and attach a plastic pipe fitting. Then install a hose and funnel to the fitting, and support it while filling. When done, put the oem cap back on.

No muss, no fuss, no spill, easy peasy.
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I’ve got a similar system but there appears to be no venting so water does not flow into the take easily.
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I’ve got a similar system but there appears to be no venting so water does not flow into the take easily.
There seems to be plenty of space around my fresh water hose and the fresh water gravity fill opening so air can escape easily on my 23RB.
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I use a Camco Water Filler (without the valve). I can really shove the water in quick with it.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Shutoff...s%2C149&sr=8-2
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I use a Camco Water Filler (without the valve). I can really shove the water in quick with it.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Shutoff...s%2C149&sr=8-2
If you had a pressurized water hose the Camco would be the way to go. But I think the OP wants to manually fill while boondocking.

All the tanks have vents, otherwise you couldn't draw from them. Its the tight angle of the hose between the fill port and the tank that's the problem. Putting gas in some boats is the same issue.

Regardless, however you do it, you need a big funnel.
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Where is the vent in yours?
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On ours, I found the filler hose actually went uphill from the outside fill port before heading down to the tank. Inside the trailer, I reached in and rigged up a strap to pull the “hump” down to allow gravity to work.
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On ours, I found the filler hose actually went uphill from the outside fill port before heading down to the tank. Inside the trailer, I reached in and rigged up a strap to pull the “hump” down to allow gravity to work.
Great tip!
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