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Author Topic: Fresh Water Fill  (Read 565 times)

Online Collinsfam_WY

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Fresh Water Fill
« on: May 14, 2015, 11:55:00 AM »
Guys - my fresh water tank takes a very long time to fill.  This is about the one and only gripe I have about my OR.  It is actually a bit of a pita as it takes about a half hour to get it full.  The procedure is to turn the 3 valves in the docking bay to "fill", connect the siphon hose to the hose connected to the spigot on the house, turn on the water pump and turn on the water at the spigot.  30-35min later, done.  There is no screw cap opening where you can simply stick a hose into the filler neck and let 'er rip.  House pressure isn't the problem as it flows at a rate of about 12-14gal /min.  Fresh water tank is 85gals.  I actually called OR yesterday and talked to a rep there saying "surely I am doing something wrong".  Nope...not wrong but they told me it should only take 15min. or so to fill. 


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Re: Fresh Water Fill
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 12:53:27 PM »
so you have to use the pump to pump the water into the tank ?  am i reading that correctly ?

my coach also does not have a cap you open to fill the tank.  i hook a hose to the fresh water fill and it gravity feeds in from a connection in my controls bay....

if you have to use your pump to fill the tank, that is strange.....
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Re: Fresh Water Fill
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 01:59:12 PM »
Mine too. Connect fresh water, turn Fill / City valve to Fill and a few minutes later I am done. Do you know where your fresh water fill vent is? Is it clogged? Try to back fill through it?
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Re: Fresh Water Fill
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 02:05:07 PM »
I am not familier with your setup but if I was told to turn on pump to fill the water tank...well that's just backwards IMHO. My old motorhome had a setup with no fill valve as others said here; you just rotate lever from "city water" to "fill tank". it took 10 minutes to fill 80 gallon tank.
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