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Old 08-05-2016, 09:39 AM   #1
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New Trailer has design flaw in Fresh Water Pickup Line

Bought a new Evergreen I-GO C183RB Pro travel trailer a month before I learned that Evergreen shut its doors and went out of business. What a kick in the head that was, so I've no where to turn but you good folks.

The trailer's water pump is losing prime and short cycling whenever the fresh water level in the tank gets to 1/3 or below. I confirmed that there was water in the tank and that the pump works normally above that level so I brought it in to a RV service center to see what's wrong.

I was just told that there is a DESIGN Flaw in the pickup line for the fresh water tank and that if I wanted to access the bottom 1/3 of the fresh water tank then the pickup line would have to be lowered and placed outside of the heated and enclosed underbelly (i.e. exposed to the elements).

Don't want to expose my fresh water pickup line to the elements for several good reasons, so am turning to you guys, to see if anyone has come across this issue before and were able to find a fix.

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Old 08-05-2016, 10:50 AM   #2
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That doesn't sound right. Why would the water line end up outside??
Sounds like the line going into the tank is either too short or has a curve in it that's lifting the pick-up point up off the bottom.

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Old 08-05-2016, 03:12 PM   #3
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Was told that its not an uncommon design flaw with many different makes of travel trailers. The line and the sensor are at the same level apparently. A longer line by itself according to the service dept won't help.

Was suggested to me that a putting a tee into the drain hole might work by some other trailer owners. Going to see if that's feasible.
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