Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-27-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ewing
Posts: 29
Gravity Fill Water Leak

Maybe someone can help me out and tell me if I'm doing something wrong. We filled out water tank in the Whitehawk 33bhbs today to sanitize it. When I pulled the hose out, water spit back out at me with some force and nothing ever came out of the overflow. When I came inside I found water leaked underneath the sink and was coming out from underneath the drawers. After toweling it up and running fans, etc to dry it, we drained the water an refilled it. This time my wife kept the hose running a distance from the fill location but every once in a while we could hear it really start to gurgle and we would pull the hose back and then you would hear a huge rush of air and some water would spit back. When ever this happened a small amount of water would leak inside from where the tank hose is connected to the fill location. Eventually we just kept pulling the hose out every minute or so to avoid the air purge and leak. However once we go the tank full, water came back out of the fill point and nothing came out from the overflow! I had a 3/4 inch clear tube attached to my hose to fill the tank, so there was room around the hose in the fill point for air to get in. Anybody else have this problem? Any suggestions????
__________________

mets721 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 07:23 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: N Iowa
Posts: 27
Your vent/overflow is pinched or plugged so your tank builds up pressure.
__________________

__________________
Retired
2014 351 RLTS
2002 F350 7.3L
351rlts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 01:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Seann45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sask Canada
Posts: 9,701
This is the best thing you can get for filling your fresh water tank.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ure-fill/31795
__________________
Seann
2004 Chev Silverado Duramax optioned past the max. 2009 Jayco Eagle 308 RLS 765 watts of solar, 6-6 volt batteries (696 amp hour), 2000 watt (4000 surge) whole house inverter.
175 days boondocking in 2017
215/2016, 211/2015, 196/14, 247/13, 193/12

Seann45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 03:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: CENTRAL NEW YORK
Posts: 769
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seann45 View Post
This is the best thing you can get for filling your fresh water tank.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ure-fill/31795
Yikes !! $26.99 !!! Should be $5 tops. I noticed alot of state parts we go to don't even have an end that would screw on to it making it useless for us anyway.
__________________
2013 33 RLDS
2004 Chevy Avalanche 2500 8.1
2007 TBSS
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
2015 Chrysler 200C AWD
33 RLDS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 201
Mets721,

I didn't have that problem when I filled/sanitized my tank last fall. my overflow worked with no problem too.

It wouldn't suprise me if the overflow is pinched as 351rlts mentions. When I was winterizing last fall I noticed a 110 V romex wire weged between some plywood and the outside wall under the kitchen cabinet. I can just imagine the insulation getting rubbed through after a few thousand miles.

Get to know your trailer and check everything! Just to be safe.

I'm sure interested in why you are having this problem though, especially since it is spitting back at you.
__________________
Tim

2014 Whitehawk 33BHBS
Equilizer WDH
2014 F250 4X4 Crew Cab 6.2 l 3.73
2010 F150 4X4 Supercrew 4.6l 3.73 (traded in)
t2daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 10:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 924
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seann45 View Post
This is the best thing you can get for filling your fresh water tank.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ure-fill/31795
I don't think this attachment will help your problem. As others have said, it sounds as if your overflow tube may be pinched or not working. And you can't count on your normal vent either, because when Jayco trailers have an overflow tube, they often never even connect a standard vent tube, figuring the overflow will also serve the vent purpose.

You will need to find the blockage or you may do serious damage to your FW tank. That plastic can inflate like a balloon if the air in your tank has no place to escape as you add water. Especially if your hose is pumping water in at a fairly strong velocity/pressure.
dewey02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 10:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Central California
Posts: 2,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by 33 RLDS View Post
Yikes !! $26.99 !!! Should be $5 tops. I noticed alot of state parts we go to don't even have an end that would screw on to it making it useless for us anyway.
Water Bandit or Water Thief will help with the state park fittings.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-22484-Wa.../dp/B000EDOSKG
__________________
2007 Chevy Duramax LMM/Allison
2012 Jay Flight 29QBH
2012 Jay Flight 26BH (Sold)
clubhouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 01:00 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 5,303
Perhaps the inlet hose to the tank needs to be tighter. Even if the vent tube isn't working you should not have a leak in the trailer. If it is not venting enough it will build up a small amount of pressure and spit back out the fill pipe. Try filling your tank slower.
__________________
2011 Eagle 330RLTS with just about every option.
2017 Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3 with tow package.

I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2014, 08:48 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Seann45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sask Canada
Posts: 9,701
Quote:
Originally Posted by clubhouse View Post
Water Bandit or Water Thief will help with the state park fittings.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-22484-Wa.../dp/B000EDOSKG
They have those fittings on the supply pipe because the water system there cannot handle the load that RV's put on it..
__________________
Seann
2004 Chev Silverado Duramax optioned past the max. 2009 Jayco Eagle 308 RLS 765 watts of solar, 6-6 volt batteries (696 amp hour), 2000 watt (4000 surge) whole house inverter.
175 days boondocking in 2017
215/2016, 211/2015, 196/14, 247/13, 193/12

Seann45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 11:31 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Brownie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Greater Grand Rapids
Posts: 1,119
You don't mention the model year of you Whitehawk. If it's still under warranty, I'd sure contact your dealer for an inspection. Neither the spitting, nor the leaking should occur.
__________________

__________________
2013 Eagle 266RKS
2011 Ford F-150 w/3.5L Ecoboost & H.D. Tow Package
Brownie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.