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ksg5000

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Posted: 10/04/20 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This might have come in handy in the first rig I rented which was a real PIA to fill .... in hindsight I suspect there was a kink/blockage in the air bleeder valve.


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Wow.. So glad my 2019 Rockwood has a regular fresh water hose fill up front where the tank is. My water flow at home is 5 gallons in 30 seconds (I timed it and that's how fast it fills a 5 gallon bucket from the hose?)

On an empty tank, with a 55 gallon cap, I just let it fill for about 4 minutes, and it's full enough for me and has not overflowed or not taken the flow at that rate?

All the other water hookups is at the rear of the rig, (city water, water pump, filter, etc.)

No issues with using the rigs fresh water storage and water pump.. Really have not even hooked up city water to it yet... Just like using the tank with water I carry.. ha, ha... Just a weekend camper so no big deal..

Good luck! Mitch
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rjniles wrote:

My RV has a gravity fill port but when I stick a hose it it to fill it constantly burps and spews water back from around the hose. This mod eliminates all of that.

Turn down the water flow a little.


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rjniles wrote:


My RV has a gravity fill port but when I stick a hose it it to fill it constantly burps and spews water back from around the hose. This mod eliminates all of that.


Sounds like a blockage in air relief/overflow line...I had similar issue and resolved once the blockage was removed.


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rjniles wrote:

My RV has a gravity fill port but when I stick a hose it it to fill it constantly burps and spews water back from around the hose. This mod eliminates all of that.


Mine did that too. My tank filler neck hose is visible inside the sink cabinet and connects to the tank top through a hole in the floor. I checked for kinks and everything was a smooth curve. The problem was the water was accumulating in the fill hose. The air in the tank also couldn't escape through the vent tube fast enough so air burped back up through the filler neck hose as the pressure air compressed in the tank.

I solved the problem by replacing the clear 1/2 inch vinyl fill tubing i used with a piece long enough to make it all the way into the tank. I no longer had water backing up into the tank filler neck hose. As the tank fills, air in the tank comes out the vent and up the filler neck hose without burping water out the tank fill opening. When the tank is full I hear gurgling just before water runs out the tank fill connection indicating the tank is full.

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rjniles wrote:

My RV has a gravity fill port but when I stick a hose it it to fill it constantly burps and spews water back from around the hose. This mod eliminates all of that.


You should be using an adapter on the hose that fits into the fill neck. This allows air to exit as you fill.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006IX850/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fab_Eh9FFb72K8EAF

This way you don't risk bursting the tank, dislodging the fill neck hose (happened to me) or damaging the tank mounts.

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