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Old 04-29-2015, 08:26 AM   #21
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Is this the first time you have ever tried to fill the tank?


Take a 10' length of CLEAN garden hose and gently put it into the freshwater fill. push at least 5' of it in if it wont go in there is an obstacle blocking the tank. I wonder if they forgot to drill open the hole for the water to go in and just put the hose on ..
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:00 PM   #22
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After many excellent ideas about what might have prevented me from putting water into my fresh water tank, after a thorough search we discovered the culprit was...

::: DRUM ROLL PLEASE :::

The hose under the couch from the input to the tank was too long and it bent upwards, thus preventing gravity from doing its work and allowing water to flow into the fresh water tank. In other words it was the factory's fault.

We removed the input and fascia on the side of the trailer, trimmed the hose back about 6 inches, re-fasted it to the input/fascia, and re-fastened it to the side of the travel trailer.

Here is a photo of the input/fascia pulled back from the side of the trailer. The larger hose is the water input and the smaller/clear hose is the air duct for the fresh water tank.

Thanks for everyone's assistance.
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:18 PM   #23
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Good find. Glad you figured it out.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:59 AM   #24
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ive been following this...glad you found the issue
how unbelievably frustrating these trailers can be at times...lol
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:35 AM   #25
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I have read about this issue before. One guy removed his stove to get to the hose to shorten it. I wonder why the factory doesn't pay more attention to that hose or if it's done like that on purpose.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:37 AM   #26
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You know what this tells me? The dealer didn't fill the tank to see if the pump even worked or if there was any leaks.
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:09 AM   #27
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Gravity fill hose too long.

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After many excellent ideas about what might have prevented me from putting water into my fresh water tank, after a thorough search we discovered the culprit was...

::: DRUM ROLL PLEASE :::

The hose under the couch from the input to the tank was too long and it bent upwards, thus preventing gravity from doing its work and allowing water to flow into the fresh water tank. In other words it was the factory's fault.

We removed the input and fascia on the side of the trailer, trimmed the hose back about 6 inches, re-fasted it to the input/fascia, and re-fastened it to the side of the travel trailer.

Here is a photo of the input/fascia pulled back from the side of the trailer. The larger hose is the water input and the smaller/clear hose is the air duct for the fresh water tank.

Thanks for everyone's assistance.
While I never had an issue with filling my tank, I also found that my gravity fill line was too long and bent upward causing some water to spill out. I also found that the connection between the hose and the gravity fill fitting wasn't water-tight. The spigot fitting had been crushed/deformed when the factory put on the hose clamp.

Every time I filled my tank I would end up with a mystery puddle under my kitchen sink causing me significant panic and causing me to remove interference and hand over hand inspect all waterline connections.

I REALLY hate water leaks.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:39 AM   #28
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You know what this tells me? The dealer didn't fill the tank to see if the pump even worked or if there was any leaks.
And it wasn't done as part of the PDI with the new owner.

It was one of the things my PDI sheet that I skipped over. I did ask and was told that it was OK. We'll see...
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You know what this tells me? The dealer didn't fill the tank to see if the pump even worked or if there was any leaks.
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You know what this tells me? The dealer didn't fill the tank to see if the pump even worked or if there was any leaks.
I don't think that is the dealers responsibility as that should have been checked at the factory. I suspect the factory checks the plumbing system for leaks with compressed air, not by adding water to the system.

I'll add that checking this was not preformed at my PDI but I did take delivery of the unit in February (freezing midwest temps) and the unit was winterized.
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