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Old 05-02-2013, 08:03 PM   #11
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My TT has an open underbelly. I crawled underneath the other night and looked at my tanks. From how they are secured in, I could not image how my tank could ever fall out. Shifting laterally, I could see, as they are only held in place by gravity, and sandwiched to the underside of the floor. I was able to push the fresh water tank laterally. The black and grey tanks I could not push, but they are tied in a little more due to the drain pipes.

If it warms up and if I ever get a few spare minutes I will try to crawl under again with the camera.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #12
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Discouraging for sure. If faced with the situation, I'd be fabricating a plywood platform for that tank to sit on. Too much static weight when full, and certainly too much dynamic load on just straps and brackets when the trailer is in motion. Guess I'll not ever fully load my fresh water tank again...............
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #13
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Our 26BH has 2 FW tanks that are held in with 1" steel bars on the underside. They bolt directly to the frame cross members. There are also the clamps along the sides of the tanks that are screwed to the floor. I doubt ours are going anywhere!
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:32 AM   #14
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IMO the OP is spreading FUD. Must have an axe to grind against Jayco.

Look at the facts, appears to have joined the forum to make a single post and closes it with how they are losing faith in Jayco. Several members then reply asking for clarification on what and how it happened and we are getting no response from the OP. I along with others have looked closely at the mounting design of my tanks and I simply can't see how it happened. The pictures provided are inconclusive at best as to the cause/fault.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #15
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Overfill a tank?

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I had this happen to my previous travel Trailer. (Not A Jayco).
Upon investigation, I found the metal straps were damaged from the tank being over filled from the garden hose. (wasn't paying attention as it was filling)
The rectangle shaped tank actually took on the shape of a football from the water pressure & volume, bending the straps which allowed the tank to drop down.
Didn't even realize it until I set up the trailer at the CG.
Turned on the water pump , but no water. Crawled underneath and found the water line was crimped, due to the tank hanging down. I drained the tank, pushed on the tank to make it rectangular again & installed new straps.
DON'T OVERFILL THE TANK... EVER!
Forgive me, I'm new to this. How does one overfill a tank? I took my new (used) 2005 Jayco on our first trip and filled the FWT with a garden hose until the water could be heard in the filler tube. I figured traveling with a full tank would prevent the weight transfer caused by a half full tank. And what is the difference between full and overfull??
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:50 PM   #16
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Forgive me, I'm new to this. How does one overfill a tank? I took my new (used) 2005 Jayco on our first trip and filled the FWT with a garden hose until the water could be heard in the filler tube. I figured traveling with a full tank would prevent the weight transfer caused by a half full tank. And what is the difference between full and overfull??
I too don't know how to overfill a tank. Mine has overflow hoses the start to bleed water once it reaches that point. Further I agree full tanks, although heavy, would be preferred over towing slack tanks.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #17
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Believe me... very easy to overfill a fresh water tank on some trailers.
As I stated, This happened on a previous trailer (a 2002 wilderness TT.)
No vent on the lower part of the tank.
The vent was next to the fill opening. As i said in the original post " i wasn't paying attention...."
Totally my fault.
The vent hole is tiny compared to the fill hole. So when i realized I left the hose on, the water was shooting out of the vent tube. only problem was, there was still more water going in than what the overflow vent would allow to escape, resulting in the tank expanding from the water pressure.
that pressure was strong enough to bend & break the metal straps that secure the tank.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:06 PM   #18
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So I suppose the hose should be attended while filling? Mine took nearly ten minutes to fill from what I remember, but I stood by until I could hear the water enter the fill tube itself. I also held onto the hose rather than push it into the opening. I have to say I find it hard to believe even a full tank would pop out, even on a rough road.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:36 PM   #19
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fresh water tank falls out

I had the same thing happen to me this month on my brand new TT. I just bought a new 26 foot BHS. After filling my fresh water tank in a campground, I was heading to our site and heard a grinding sound. When I looked under the trailer there was the water tank testing on the ground. I found that the steel straps were installed with self tapping screws and 2 of the 6 had fallen out. I had to jack up the tank so it would drain then had to replace the screws with nuts and bolts. Not an easy task in the middle of a secluded campground. I'm glad I don't travel with full tanks our this may have happened in the middle of a highway.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:05 PM   #20
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This is frightening as I too own a 2009 Jay Flight G2 27BH. It has an enclosed underbelly so I would have to tear the liner down to inspect.

When filling the fresh water tank, I only run my hose half open but I do let it run until water spills out of the overflow/vent hose. As soon as it begins to run out, I pull the hose out. Is that the correct way to fill it?

The reason I'm here is the Jay Flight G2 27BH has one of the smallest fresh water tank capacities in this line of travel trailers at 39 gal. I was considering my options to increase my capacity as I primarily dry camp. Has anyone else modified their travel trailer to increase fresh water capacity? My first thought is to add another tank and connect them such that they pump down at the same time. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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