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Old 06-15-2016, 07:31 PM   #1
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Siphoning Overflow Vent Issue Fixed

We are leaving on a 3 day trip tomorrow for a completely dry campground. I noticed on the last trip that I lost quite a bit of water from siphoning from my FW tank. Decided to fix it so I wouldn't lose a bunch of water on the two hour drive. I need to push them on a bit further, but hopefully this will help. I'm going to put a label next to the pump switch with "Valves open?" on it or something to that effect.
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:37 PM   #2
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Are those qtr. turn push on valves that are used with lawn watering systems?
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That is a very good move and also the note.I just went through this, I forgot to open the valves when I got to camp and after two days of boondocking my water pump slowed to a trickle. I opened the valves and all was well!
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Are those qtr. turn push on valves that are used with lawn watering systems?
Correct! Probably not technically drinking water safe, but it's on the vent and we bring bottled water for drinking. Plus how many of us drank out "unsafe" garden hoses as kids? Best part is that it was something Home Depot had in stock on my way home and they were cheap!

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That is a very good move and also the note.I just went through this, I forgot to open the valves when I got to camp and after two days of boondocking my water pump slowed to a trickle. I opened the valves and all was well!
I would have thought the FW tank would collapse, good to know that it might not be that bad. Hopefully I don't find out though.
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Well that's a good thought but you will never be drinking the water that comes thru there.
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