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Old 07-28-2018, 08:45 AM   #1
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Water tank filled?

In our 2015 Pinnacle we have never filled the fresh water tank. We always put in a few gallons as needed. We are at a campsite today without water hookup and we were able to connect potable water to fill the tank. Other than the lights on the panel, how can we tell when the tank is filled? Our old trailer would just overflow. This is a regular threaded connector and we really didnít know when to turn off the water such that the tank was full.
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Our Eagle overflows through a rubber hose about a foot behind the tires. It has an 85 gallon tank so it takes a while.
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There is almost always a white or “clearish” overflow tube hanging down underneath the trailer. Mine both have two fresh tanks, so I have two tubes sticking down. Once the water tank is full it will start coming out that tube. I’m guessing you could use the gauges to keep an eye on it, the fresh water sensors are the only ones that seem to work halfway decent on RVs.
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Mine overflows via a black rubber hose behind my campsite tires. Looks like a flat bike tube on my 2017 NorthPoint.
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Anybody loosing water from the fresh water tank as they travel? I do. It must be coming out from the overflow tube. Is there away to prevent water loss when traveling? I have a 2016 Jayco Eagle 27.5 RLTS.

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Anybody loosing water from the fresh water tank as they travel? I do. It must be coming out from the overflow tube. Is there away to prevent water loss when traveling? I have a 2016 Jayco Eagle 27.5 RLTS.

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I used this drip irrigation valve on both my overflows. Works great, just remember to open back up when you reach your destination.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rain-Bir...0-1S/204751239
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Thanks I will give it a try.
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I checked it out on the Home Depot web site. Can you tell me about the installation instructions? Do you use hose clamps to attach? I have what looks like a tube to a bike tire as a overflow tube at the rear of my rig.
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I checked it out on the Home Depot web site. Can you tell me about the installation instructions? Do you use hose clamps to attach? I have what looks like a tube to a bike tire as a overflow tube at the rear of my rig.
Mine were both 1/2 plastic tubing and I used hose clamps although they fit so tight I really didnít need them. I have not seen the overflow line youíre talking about. You might want to find something you can clamp over the line after you fold it over like they do when terminating a drip irrigation line.
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Yeah I know what your talking about. Great idea I will see if Home Depot has one. Thanks again.

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Anybody loosing water from the fresh water tank as they travel? I do. It must be coming out from the overflow tube. Is there away to prevent water loss when traveling? I have a 2016 Jayco Eagle 27.5 RLTS.

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This is a very common issue.

I have 2 water tanks and use a couple of neoprene corks from Ace hardware. The corks go into the overflow tubes after bringing in our slide and remove them before we move the slide out. The corks are stored in the panel where the slide switch is located. Not elegant, but it works and was easy to implement.
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