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Old 08-18-2016, 09:36 AM   #29
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I never put the hose in the tank without checking the pressure first, why would you?
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:45 AM   #30
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My comment about the relief tube, back when engineering drove design, covered the problem. Now they use a disclaimer in the manual to cover the problem. Statements are cheaper as production numbers increase.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:30 AM   #31
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My 2006 has the vent tube. What year did Airstream stop installing them?
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My 2015 has a vent tube. Joe
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I guess that brings it down to operator trouble. May be one more thing they were never instructed to use.
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:21 PM   #34
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Ours has a vent tube as well, I've been filling the water tanks in our campers for 45 years. But this time I grabbed our big garden hose that barely fit, turned on our very high water pressure and volume "for only a couple of minutes" to get some rinse water in the tank. Got distracted and the next thing I knew the hose and water came flying out of the tank, and it was cracked and leaking.

I love that hose for watering the gardens but won't use it to fill the water tank again without a small nozzle.

Jackson Center replaced the tank for us and did a good job. The tank itself was not expensive, but it's a labor intensive task and the $125 per hour adds up.
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The tank has to have a vent otherwise it would get air bound.
It also allows the tank to overflow in the event that city water leaks back through the potable water pump, which can happen if the diaphragm fails or gets dirty.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:12 PM   #36
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We just use a "white" drinking water hose + Camco in line water filter and any old hose end!

However even though we do this, and also regularly sanitise our fresh water we rarely use the water for drinking anyway!

We take a five gallon water contained from home that we fill from our kitchen drinking water filter setup, and generally use that for coffee, drinking water, veggie cooking, and if a refill is needed, we take the container to the supermarket to refill with RO water for a buck or two, so the water in our trailer tank is really just a back up supply.

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