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Old 03-16-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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when you fill up the potable water tank, when do you know its full? We are leaving for our first trip and wasnt sure. I read where you don't want to over fill the tank. Thanks for the Help!! we have lots to learn.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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Your tank probably has a overflow hose that water spills from once the tank is full. Take a look.
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Your tank probably has a overflow hose that water spills from once the tank is full. Take a look.
Yep, that`s how I know when mine is full, when it overflows out of the hose!
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Purely and observation but are you filling up at home due to no water provided anywhere close to your campground or dry site? If you can fill up closer to the site less weight you need to drag with you. I have no idea the size of your tank but it's still weight.

Fill it until it overflows. Some are underneath some are right next to the fill, but you want it to overflow.
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My just sprays water all over me when it is full.
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If you leave the hose on a low setting long enough you will know when it is full.
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If you leave the hose on a low setting long enough you will know when it is full.
just make sure it does not totally block the hole... DONT ask me how I found that one out...
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When my fills it comes out the overflow but then it keeps going and I lose a 5th of the water put in. Has anyone else had this problem.

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When my fills it comes out the overflow but then it keeps going and I lose a 5th of the water put in. Has anyone else had this problem.

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There have been some reports on some models of "siphoning" occurring, usually it is when traveling. The sloshing water from the full tank starts to spill out the overflow and starts a siphoning effect, where up to 1/3 of the water volume can be lost. This was solved by putting a valve on the overflow hose and closing it for travel, opening it all other times. I believe there is a thread here on the forum about this issue.

OK on edit I found the link on water loss due to siphoning:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ater+siphoning
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