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Old 06-19-2015, 08:38 AM   #1
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After we fill camper with fresh water and drive to campground sometimes more than 1/2 the tank is gone.
What are we doing wrong?
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Multiple threads about this. It siphons out of the overflow hoses. Some have, including myself, added caps on the overflows so I can get to my site with all my water..
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When I fill the fresh water tank I go inside and turn on a faucet for bit and that has helped us from not having the water siphon out the overflow valve.
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After we fill camper with fresh water and drive to campground sometimes more than 1/2 the tank is gone.
What are we doing wrong?
^^^ what they said and...

Wasting gas or Diesel.

Our fuel mileage went up 20% when we stopped doing that.

Find a spot close to the campground to take on water. The drive on the highway will be more pleasant too.


Also finding a proper place to dump tanks before hitting the highway home helps too.
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^^^ what they said and...

Wasting gas or Diesel.

Our fuel mileage went up 20% when we stopped doing that.

Find a spot close to the campground to take on water. The drive on the highway will be more pleasant too.
For me some State campgrounds here in NY the water is near the office. Then you have to drive to your site, maybe 1/2 mile into the park. And that is where I lose 1/3 of my water. Not driving down the highway wasting gas.
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Definitely find and plug the overflow line!


I know Winding Hills (a county park near where I live) has some steep hills between the office and the campsites.
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So I have 2 tubes coming down near tank. Are these the culprits?
And what type of caps are you using to seal off?
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So I have 2 tubes coming down near tank. Are these the culprits?
And what type of caps are you using to seal off?
Anything that will seal 'em off and stay in place. I had some automotive vacuum service plugs lying around.
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I extended mine to be near the fill location so I could reach them. I used garden hose males ends and screw caps.
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I extended mine to be near the fill location so I could reach them. I used garden hose males ends and screw caps.
Wish I'd thunka that instead of lying in the mud twice!
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