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Old 12-03-2014, 12:59 PM   #51
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Well.... It's over! The guys in the other town fixed it, and fixed it right. They followed the instructions in the furnace manual. Made the required modifications. And carefully opened up the underbelly and made a good connection. They closed it back up better then it came from the factory. And they had it back to me in less than 24 hours. He admitted that Jayco couldn't and wouldn't address the underbelly heat issue. So they took apart another trailer and figured out how it should go. It's 10 degrees outside it ran for 2 hours strait before the t-stat tripped at 80 degrees inside. I went underneith and the underbelly cover was just warm to the touch all arround.

A++ guys - they saved a customer. I will post some pics when I have time.
I called them back right away and thanked them again.

Thank you everyone for letting me vent a little here!
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:08 PM   #52
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I know it was a time-consuming, frustrating experience for you, but I'm glad your persistence finally got the right individual's attention, got the problem addressed and made you a happy camper.

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Glad you have it all under control. Hopeful its now happy camping from now on. You probably have to wait till spring unless you go south.
Which town did you have it fixed, isn't Yakima in Tri-Cities, WA?
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Glad to hear you were taken care of.
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:42 PM   #55
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Glad you have it all under control. Hopeful its now happy camping from now on. You probably have to wait till spring unless you go south.
Which town did you have it fixed, isn't Yakima in Tri-Cities, WA?
Lol - Yakima is 80+ miles northwestish of "Tri-Cities". I got it fixed up in Ellensburg. Wich is about 30 miles northeast of Yakima. Up some pretty narly highway.

My camper is my mobile office and I have a tendency to use it year round. Especially during the Holliday weeks in my back yard. So I am close to the family and work is a little slower. But we also go camping as late as November and as early as march. No water till spring thaw though !
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well I am glad they fixed it and did it right ...when we visited the factory I didn't see shoddy work while I was there but I tell you they were moving at the speed of light and I am sure sometimes they get somebody who will cut corners to get it on down the line.Sad but true. I do believe though that a lot of it goes back to the engineering and design department, on the assembly line the people were just told where to stuff what in and probably weren't given the opportunity to say wait a minute here. I wonder if when a new design comes out if they take the time to do a slow line run with stops at each station to get input from the line people on issues like placement or if they just hire people who just do what they say no matter whether it works or not? the dual fresh water tank deal has been going on since 2011 from what I have heard and in 2015 there are still problems tells me someone isn't listening. When I finally get mine figured out you can bet I will let you all know how I fixed it I promise
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the dual fresh water tank deal has been going on since 2011 from what I have heard and in 2015 there are still problems tells me someone isn't listening. When I finally get mine figured out you can bet I will let you all know how I fixed it I promise
I hope you get your problem corrected as well. I have twin 40's on my Eagle and haven't had a problem....yet
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I do not know how they hook them up, but if the vent pipes have any difference in static preasure or the tube linking the two is narrow enough that gravity alone cannot move the fluid between the two at the same rate that filling and pumping from is flowing. It will never work properly, i would not be surprised if the link is only half inch. Gravity is not going to pump the volume of water a 3/4" garden hose at 40psi is going to. Not will it move the volume a 50psi water pump is going to pull at. Since the tanks are individually vented the pump is not going to create vaccum in the one tank and pull from the other. It's only going to be gravity. The difference in vent air flow could cause one tank to be full and the other not quite. You think you're all full but if you wait an hour and after they balance your only 3/4. And yes the link between the two theoreticly would need to only move half the volume being put in or taken out. That's probably where the issue is coming from. 1/2 hose under no pressure is not going to move half of the volume of 1/2 under -40 -50 psi. If the tanks are on the same level and the water levels are nearly equal the gravity presure between the two bodies of water would be static. So the gravity caused presure is not 40 gallons weight it would be the equilivant of the weight of only ways being extracted or induced.

I am sure someone with a higher degree in physics can explainify that much better. But hope that makes sense.

I have seen this in large fluid transport tanks with antislosh compartments.

Though I don't know the exact issues folks are having. I can visualize this as a potential problem.
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Well the rear tank has 2 vent lines coming off the left side about an inch from the top that draped down through the corrugated underbelly. both tanks have about a foot long 1/2 hose coming out the bottom to a t fitting ,those t fittings connect to the two tank drains via a hose and connect the tanks together via 1/2 inch pex then out of the front tank t is where the line comes up to the pump . The front vent is clear 1/2 inch tubing coming out top of tank to vent screen in fill neck, which to date I have gotten no overflow out of. The filler hose which is 1 1/2 in goes into front tank and fills both tanks via the crossover tube. the gauge wiring is to the back tank. My problem is the front tank drains and the back tank is still full so my guage still says full and I am sucking air. I did the vent tube fix on the rear tank that others have and that has allowed me to fill them both completely but they still don't equalize. this is a pic of the rear tank vent tube fix I did which has worked the way it needs to.
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