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Old 06-11-2015, 12:03 PM   #11
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I agree. I fill mine up till its coming out the overflow tubes. I've never plugged them after filling though, it usually only comes out manuevering to the main roads. But I may have to try it now. Sounds like a good idea. What are you guys all using to plug them with?
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:11 PM   #12
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I agree. I fill mine up till its coming out the overflow tubes. I've never plugged them after filling though, it usually only comes out manuevering to the main roads. But I may have to try it now. Sounds like a good idea. What are you guys all using to plug them with?
Mine were 1/2 inch so I bought some male 1/2 inch garden hose replacement ends and a pair of caps. Also needed some 1/2 double barb ends and clamps to extend the hoses to where I can reach them.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:52 PM   #13
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Skijlw- The fw drain on our unit is located between the door and the wheel. The overflow is in the same area. There is a valve under the trailer for the fw drain. Further forward on the door side are the low point drains. There are no exterior valves on the lines. You access the valves by removing a panel in the outside storage compartment. The valves (3 of them) are located behind the panel. They are a push/pull type.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:07 PM   #14
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I've read other posts about the vent tubes siphoning water out of the FW tank. I have noticed when I fill mine, and the water starts coming out of the TWO overflow lines beneath the trailer, it continues until I guess about 3-4 gallons of water has come out after I stop filling. Don't know if it will continue, as we haven't traveled with a full tank yet. I'm reluctant to put valves on the overflow lines or plug them for fear I won't remember to open them up when filling or using water from the tank. But, I also have a vent tube next to the fill hole. Anybody got any idea why so many tank vents?
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My understanding is that there are actually 2 fresh water tanks that are tied together by a hose. When you fill one, it overflows into the other. This is to keep the size of the tanks from having all the weight in one location.

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What are you guys all using to plug them with?
This is what I use. However, I only use them when I fill up at the campground. I never feel comfortable traveling with a completely full FW tank.
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:19 PM   #17
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Hi everyone! I fill our fresh water tanks just until the overflow tube begins to drip, then turn off the water. I find that if I let it just run out, then I lose a lot of the water in the tank. Have been able to keep the tanks full by not overfilling them. We usually do not travel long distances with a full fresh water tank, usually about half full or a little less for overnight stops along the way, if needed.
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:35 PM   #18
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Being up here in Alaska we do a lot of boondocking. I'd say 90% of the time is spent that way. We always have a full load of water. A family of 4 needs showers to wash away the bug dope........and a family of 4 uses a lot of bug dope in this area of the world .
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:04 PM   #19
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The fresh water drain does nothing when I open. Also when I travel I loose half the fresh water, maybe I'm over filling it and its siphoning out.
I have the fresh water drain on my list for the dealer next week when it goes in for warranty issues.
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:03 PM   #20
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We have the 2013 HT27.5BHS. In our first few months of camping I never could figure out why my fresh water would not enter as if it had no vents at all. This is the first unit I have had that gave any problems like this. We had to park it for the last year due to sickness in the family but will start back very soon. I did not check the vents but will. It doesn't sound like this a common problem.
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