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Old 02-22-2003, 09:18 PM   #15
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John/Maurice,

I just reached inside and felt both the filler hose and the vent hose and their both secure. They're not loose, every firm.

So now, what are the chances that we both have a crack on top of our tanks?

Tomorrow morning, I'll refill my FWT and with my hand, I feel to see if any water is coming out. I'll still email A/S and see what they say.

If it ends up that I have a cracked tank, I'll live with it because I only lose about a gallon and my panel reads full!!

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Old 02-22-2003, 09:24 PM   #16
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good idea! that sounds like you should be able to figure out what is going on down there.

also when you refill it see if there is any air/water coming out of the vent next to the filler. that should indicate weather the vent hose is working.

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Old 02-22-2003, 09:26 PM   #17
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John,
Can you get a small mirror like those on the end of a telescoping handle positioned to look down there? A flashlight shined down there and a mirror might spot something you can't feel.
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My 1994 leaks from the bottom of the pan after filling it all the way until it runs over like mentioned by John. After a few minutes, it stops. The overflow vent next to the fill port backflows also (that's what it's there for). The extra water has to go somewhere and I don't think we all have cracked tanks. My indicator says full when it's done dripping from the bottom and I see no reason to be alarmed unless there is some flaw with the design of the tank that we don't know about. Sounds like John will find out.
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here is a pic of my filler area, perhaps it will aid the discussion.

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Old 02-23-2003, 01:43 PM   #21
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John,

Thanks for the pic. Both are connected securely.

The amount of water that drains from under the FWT at the access panel is larger than what both tubes could hold.

Again I only have water drain if I fill the FWT until the water flows back out the filler neck.

My thinking is this: either I do have a crack on the top of my tank or there is a overfill relief that we may not be aware of. So I'll email A/S and hopefully they'll respond tomorrow.

If I do have a crack on the top of the FWT, I'm not going to worry about it any longer. Since my panel reads that I have a full tank and there is enough water for a few days of dry camping, I'm happy with that.

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