Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-17-2011, 05:01 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 107
Alright.
I ran out of water on Friday evening, I filled on Thursday night.
I used the valves I replaced I off of my pump to plug the overflow hoses.
I closed the valves, filled it, until it flowed out the fill port.
The guage said FULL!!
Went and ran some errands, came back and noticed water under my unit, crawled under it was just condensation, but, the tanks had almost sagged out their cradles!!!
WAY too full!!! Opened the valves, to let the pressure off of the tanks, pushed the tanks back into the cradles, seem to be ok.
I will fill my tanks, close the valves drive to my spot, then open them at the site.
__________________

__________________

2011 Jayco Jayflight 22FB
2004 Ford F-150 5.4 Triton, K&N FIPK, Magna-flow muffler
Big Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 09:57 PM   #22
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Kelowna B.C. Canada
Posts: 16
oh no

sounds like you had the over fill valve closed that you put on your over fill hoses your self ? I talked to my service guy today , from the place that I bought my fb22 trailer .He told me that if you put a shut off valve on your over flow hoses ,you must make sure you always open them up before filling , because there is a check valve in your water filling assembly that will stop most of your water from coming back out of your filler hole. . he said that you could have your tank fall right out if you put to much water in you fresh water tanks, when your valves are closed. .
__________________

donnymac250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 10:19 PM   #23
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alberta
Posts: 15
I also had the same problem on my maiden voyage with my new jayco... i have two overfill lines. I also lost 1/3 of my water dry camping an hour away from the nearest town...RRRRRR.... I plugged one line and put a pet**** in the other... i leave pet**** open while i fill it.. .once the water starts to come out i can stop filling, close the pet**** to contain the water... if its a short drive without stressing the water tank brackets too much i will continue to fill it with another ummm probably 5-10 gallons or so. (this probably exceeds the wieght limit of the brackets!!) then i am full when i arrive at the destination.. I always try to fill the tank at the nearest possible spot to the camping area as water is really heavy which causes you to burn more fuel to haul it when you could fill near the site. hope this helps.... I am suprised with all the jayco owners why they would not explain this at the sale!!! I hate that... its obviously a common problem.
__________________
2010 Jayco G2 32BHDS
2003 GMC Duramax Crew Cab
Canucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 10:21 PM   #24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alberta
Posts: 15
the pet**** means a 1/4" half turn valve like on a cheap water jug.
__________________
2010 Jayco G2 32BHDS
2003 GMC Duramax Crew Cab
Canucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 04:40 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Aldergrove British Columbia
Posts: 815
Smile

All this about the fresh water tank which seemed so simple and and worked so well in my previous trailer seems to be over engineered by Jayco for some reason. I don't understand the necessity for two overflow tubes. Why not just one tube with a larger diameter? Secondly did they not do field tests to see if this system worked? Oh we can't do this cause we loose the water.

One poster mentioned that there was a check valve on the fill tube. They were concerned about loosing water here. Why not elsewhere. ( I know it's a overflow tube elsewhere)

I don't see how you can overfill the fwt. It's not a balloon. Once the container is full , no more water will go in. So if you are able to fill it up it may fall out of the brackets holding it? Now it's sounding under spec.

I don't want to sound like a know it all. I'm just frustrated that this system wasn't explained to me when I bought my trailer. By the sounds of it lots of us weren't . It just doesn't make sence to me. You have a 28 gallon tank but somehow you can overfill it. So really it's only a 15 gallon tank.

I can see not traveling with gray or black tanks full. That makes sence. But you should be able to travel with a full tank of fresh water. I thought all RV makers kept their fwt supported and not hung like the gray and black tanks.
The other thing I don't understand is why would some trailers have have the air release tube next to the fill tube hooked up and others not? Mr.Jayco you have some splaining to do.

I suspect not all systems are the same. The higher end models with more room may have a better system but why would you handicap the rest with something that clearly is flawed, under specced or left us uninformed. Once again sorry for the rant..I do love my trailer. I'm in it now as I type this.
__________________
Richard
2011 Jay Feather Select 28U
2007 Silverado Crewcab LT 6.0L
Happily married and father of
two university students.
Cancer survivor
Murphie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 08:16 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 107
It is frustating!! You pay $19k for somthing that doesn't hold water!
I have been around travel trailers and camping my entire life, 43 years, and have NEVER personally seen anything like this.
My Coleman fold-down was simple, fill the tank until it comes out the overflow, at the fill port, it's full and will stay full until YOU use all the water, 10 gallons.
This thing, you have to fill it on site then gingerly transport it to your site, and maybe get to use 40 gallons.....
I'll fill it slow, at that campground, shut the valves, get to my spot, hope I get my 90 gallons worth!!
I am not mad, I love my 22 but it does get frustating!
__________________

2011 Jayco Jayflight 22FB
2004 Ford F-150 5.4 Triton, K&N FIPK, Magna-flow muffler
Big Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 07:49 PM   #27
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Kelowna B.C. Canada
Posts: 16
running out of water

Has any one called jayco to see if there is a fix for this, That is my next step.
Jaycos # 1800-283-8267. We go camping with 1/3 water and it only last 1.5 days . Just the wife and I using bathroom and some dishes and coffee pot.
jay flight fb22 Trailer is only two months old , had this problem from day one. I have even put 2/3 water in it , and it will not last 2.5 days. when my pump stop pushing water to my taps , I still have about 20 gallons coming out of my low drain hoses.
donnymac250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Terry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 4,923
Quote:
Originally Posted by donnymac250 View Post
Has any one called jayco to see if there is a fix for this, That is my next step.
Jaycos # 1800-283-8267. We go camping with 1/3 water and it only last 1.5 days . Just the wife and I using bathroom and some dishes and coffee pot.
jay flight fb22 Trailer is only two months old , had this problem from day one. I have even put 2/3 water in it , and it will not last 2.5 days. when my pump stop pushing water to my taps , I still have about 20 gallons coming out of my low drain hoses.
Yes - would like to hear what they say....the tank on my trailer works fine and I can go down to just about empty - so I am curious if this was a problem in just certain years or models?
__________________
Terry
2009 Jayco 26BH
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500
2009 JayFlight Manual Library

Want to add a signature to your posts? --> Click Here
Terry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #29
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Kelowna B.C. Canada
Posts: 16
water loss

Quote:
Originally Posted by tafische View Post
Yes - would like to hear what they say....the tank on my trailer works fine and I can go down to just about empty - so I am curious if this was a problem in just certain years or models?
ok then , so do you have one or two fresh water tanks and do you have two over flow tubes, can this be the problem ? Both big jim and I have 2011 fb22 trailers , so is this a coinsadinse ? any how thanks for your reply .I just hope some one can come up with a solution for this .
donnymac250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 11:02 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Terry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 4,923
Wish I had a solution. I have a 2009 26FB with a single tank and two overflow tubes. Mine holds just fine and have never seen it dump water along the way.
__________________

__________________
Terry
2009 Jayco 26BH
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500
2009 JayFlight Manual Library

Want to add a signature to your posts? --> Click Here
Terry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.