Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-01-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
cdrcos@gmail.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Shoreview, MN
Posts: 123
Question Fresh Water Fill advice

Hi all,

I am new to motorhomes and the fresh water fill where you fasten a hose to the water intake to fill the fresh water tank. With my trailer, you just put a hose in the water fill hole and when it overflows - you know it's full.

My question is how you know when the tank is full: We have done it a couple times and watched the fresh water tank light until it read "full", but those sensors are notoriously inaccurate. If I just let the water run, is there an overflow valve/spigot that will allow the water to run out to the ground when the tank is full - so as to get the maximum amount of water in the tank?

All help appreciated.

Joe
__________________

__________________
Joe & Barb
Shoreview, MN
Navarre, FL
2006 Granite Ridge 2900GS
2015 Montana High Country 345RL
cdrcos@gmail.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Rustic Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,370
Joe,

I have yet to hear that any fresh water tank didn't come with an overflow drain, but if you find out otherwise please come back and let me know.

Bob
__________________

__________________

2016 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4.10
2018 Jay Flight 24RBS
2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS (retired)
1999 Jayco Eagle 246FB (retired)
Reese HP Dual Cam (integrated sway control)
Rustic Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
cdrcos@gmail.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Shoreview, MN
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustic Eagle View Post
Joe,

I have yet to hear that any fresh water tank didn't come with an overflow drain, but if you find out otherwise please come back and let me know.

Bob
Bob,

Me either, but I would hate to find out the hard way...
__________________
Joe & Barb
Shoreview, MN
Navarre, FL
2006 Granite Ridge 2900GS
2015 Montana High Country 345RL
cdrcos@gmail.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 02:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
The Hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 128
The overflow is not really an overflow but a vent to let air in so that the tank will no get negative pressure and not be able to have the water flow. All the tanks have them.
__________________
Jim and Sharon
Jayco 2011 Greyhawk SS31
Stockton, CA
The Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 09:58 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
cdrcos@gmail.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Shoreview, MN
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hawk View Post
The overflow is not really an overflow but a vent to let air in so that the tank will no get negative pressure and not be able to have the water flow. All the tanks have them.
Thanks for the info. That explains the result I got when I just let it run last week at a campground: it just ran out from a wide area midway along the bottom of the RV.
__________________
Joe & Barb
Shoreview, MN
Navarre, FL
2006 Granite Ridge 2900GS
2015 Montana High Country 345RL
cdrcos@gmail.com 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 01:11 PM.


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