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Old 04-27-2014, 11:26 PM   #1
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2007 Dolphin Fresh Water Tank Fill

Being a little cautious here...

I would like to 'top off' my Fresh water tank prior to doing some boondocking. In previous dry camping trips, I would just add water, watch the Tank monitor, and stop the fill when it shows '4 lights' full. Not max capacity, but adequate.

My question is, If I kept on filling the Water tank, when full, would it safely overflow out the rear drain located in the electrical compartment?

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Old 04-28-2014, 07:19 AM   #2
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When it is full it will overflow out from under the rear of the MH.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:36 AM   #3
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The manual for my 2008 Sea Breeze says to fill to overflowing. When I do that, water flows from the vent at the rear of the MH when the tank is full.


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My Sea Breeze is the same way overflow valve near the center rear of the coach, you can hear it when it is close to full pushing the air out. I fill it until a little water comes out then shut it off.
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Once,in a campground, connected to their water, the valve directing the incoming water was slightly turned toward "tank fill" all night. In the morning I was certain the tank was leaking, as water continued to leak out long after we were disconnected. The water was coming out the over flow and the tank was really overfilled.
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My 05 Dolphin overflowed once, I never found any sign of water in the bays or inside.
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If you fill to overflow, depending of the "Attitude" of the unit, a syphon effect may start, draining water.

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Being a little cautious here...

I would like to 'top off' my Fresh water tank prior to doing some boondocking. In previous dry camping trips, I would just add water, watch the Tank monitor, and stop the fill when it shows '4 lights' full. Not max capacity, but adequate.

My question is, If I kept on filling the Water tank, when full, would it safely overflow out the rear drain located in the electrical compartment?

Thanks,
Jim
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I tried this - The answer for a 2007 Dolphin is, there is a 2nd overflow valve located in the upper rear of Motorhome. This is NOT the red/white valve located in the Driverside-rear Electrical compartment used to manually drain the Freshwater tank.

I dumped existing fresh water, and then added new... it filled slowly, but after about 20 minutes, water overflowed out this 'newly discovered' (for me) overflow drain. My tank monitor showed full for about 5 minutes before the physical overflow.

Thanks to all for suggestions.
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If you fill to overflow, depending of the "Attitude" of the unit, a syphon effect may start, draining water.

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Fred,
Talk to me about the attitude when syphon occurs. The 2006 Surf Side 29ft is new to us but when I fill it dumps down to 1/2 tank. Would like to be able to fill and keep the water in.
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Talk to me about the attitude when syphon occurs. The 2006 Surf Side 29ft is new to us but when I fill it dumps down to 1/2 tank. Would like to be able to fill and keep the water in.
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Dennis, I wish I had a good answer, however it matters. What I have found is when filling, switch back to city water prior to removing /turning off the water supply. I have also found switching back and forth between city and tank fill may help. I first try switching to city water, or when you hear the tank "gurgle" turn the water off.

Hope this helps.

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