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Filling Fresh Water Tank - Overflow Not Working
Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:33 AM
Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:01 AM
Strange that blowing in the overflow showed it clear/unobstructed, yet it does not function as an overflow. Only explanation I can think of is that you have an anti-siphon valve at the top of the loop that allows you to blow air, and may have a blockage between tank and anti-siphon valve.
And, be VERY careful filling until this is remedied. Hydraulic pressure in a fully full tank can do tremendous damage-- easily lifting the floor of the motorhome.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:09 PM
2003 Bounder 38N
Allison 3000MH tran.
Towing a 2014 Honda CRV with a blue Ox tow bar
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:19 AM
I'm still having this problem and have not figured it out yet. ...Ron
Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:49 PM
Take the hose off the tank and try to fill it. If the tank has a fitting that the hose goes on see if the fitting will unscrew.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 01:18 AM
You should be able to feel air flow from the vent when you start filling the tank. If not there may be some sort of one-way blockage.
Our tank has two 1/2" vent lines. There may be a second vent that is plugged and the single remaining vent is not enough to allow a high flow city water fill-up.
Do you fill with a hose stuck loosely into a port or do you have a valve that allows you to fill the tank while the hose is still connected?
If you fill while connected, is there a separate fill port for filling with a open ended hose? If so, you can open this port for venting.
2000 Allegro Bus, Freightliner XC-R, Cummins ISC 8.3 (330), Allison MD3000MH
2011 Jeep Patriot chasing
Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:24 PM
Had the same problem with our 96 Mirada... turned out to be BOTH ventlines clogged with mud from wasps... Took an old wire hanger and ran it through the tubes and problem solved. Ended up sealing the ends with a small piece of screen and haven't had a problen since.
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