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Old 04-21-2014, 06:00 AM   #1
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We took our FW camping in Allegany State Park (NY) this weekend for the first time. It's only an hour from home so it was a good short trip to work out the bugs and figure out what we forgot to pack. First lesson is fill the fresh water tank on level ground. The spigot I stopped at in the park was on a pretty good incline and I only got about half a tank when the overflows started flowing. Second observation is that that we got a lot of condensation on the walls over night. It was cold out and we had the heater going with no windows open. should I be running a small dehumidifier in this situation? Any advice would be helpful. Other than that it towed well and was very comfortable.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:16 AM   #2
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Did you stay at the Red House or Quaker Area?
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We stayed at Red house. Great park with endless bike and hiking trails.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:53 AM   #4
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We stayed at Red house. Great park with endless bike and hiking trails.
I camped at the Red House area a few years back and really enjoyed the park. As far as your condinsation I camped this past weekend and developed some on the windows but not on the walls. A dehumidifier I think would help if you have electricity but if not I would try cracking open a vent or window.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:55 PM   #5
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My 27.5bhs has the same issue with the fresh even on level ground. Talked with Jayco about it and they said it's a known issue (if it's known why hasn't it been fixed) and that the fix is to put shutoff valves on the overflow/vent tubes.... i've got a couple other issues the dealer is addressing and they said they'd address this also when i drop it off.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:48 PM   #6
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I keep my ceiling fan running and that helps keep the condensation down.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:27 PM   #7
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Ya I noticed that on mine when I filled it the first time. I shut the water off and the overflow was running for about a min which it should not happen
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Don't know the reasoning behind it, but it isn't just Jayco rigs that have that same issue. I will be putting valves or caps on mine before I take it out again.
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Don't know the reasoning behind it, but it isn't just Jayco rigs that have that same issue. I will be putting valves or caps on mine before I take it out again.
Whether it's a Jayco issue or not, it's a known issue as the mfgr stated to me. Fix it by rerouting the vents and/or putting shutoff valves.
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Ya I noticed that on mine when I filled it the first time. I shut the water off and the overflow was running for about a min which it should not happen
Mine lasted longer. It drained 1/3 of the tank before stopping.
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