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Old 04-12-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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Tank Fill Problem

Have a 2000 Excella 28 ft trailer. Reciently developed a problem when trying to fill the water tank. From the outside filler the water runs out on the ground as fast as I am putting it in. Thought it might be the plastic tube from tank to drain. Replaced same with no change in problem. The water runs own the outside of the tanl, no apperant leaks inside trailer. Can anyone tell me about the connection from the filler to the tank?? Don't know how to remove the filler from the side of the trailer. Does the whole filler box come out?? How is it connected to the tank?? Did connect city water to the system, left under pressure 2-3 hrs. No leaks inside or out. Would appreciate any help which might offer a direction as to the fix. Thank, Jake #2340
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:04 PM   #2
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I don't have have a MH, so access and layout may be unique, but I'd bet the filler hose has come loose at the tank. On the trailers, that connection is accessible from inside the unit by the pump and associated hosing. Mine is under a false closet floor. Look around and see what is inside the unit wall in the area of the fill door. You shouldn't have to remove the fill door to fix this, unless the hose has come loose at the top end as well.
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It is odd that the fill hose might have come off the tank. My first question would be did you leave water in the fresh water tank over the winter and may have cracked the tank?
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Wait, I see now that you have an Excella....I thought it was the Land Yacht MH. Look for that cutout in the floor. They do come off from time to time. When I was putting my Stainless filler door on this spring, the filler hose clamp on the old port was not tight at all.
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Thanks for the input. The tank was run dry in Nov. 2013 and sat in covered area since. Don want to think that the tank froze, had heaters going inside most all winter. I guess you can never rule out any possability. Again thanks for the input, Jake #2340
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All right see if you can snake several feet of small hose or tubing into the fill port long enough to be sure it reaches into the tank. Then try to fill the tank from that hose. If you still have a leak it is in the tank. If not something happened to the fill tube.

That fill tube is most likely not a smooth sidewall tube so you may have to rotate the small hose as you feed it in.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:15 PM   #7
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Well as luck would have it I did find that the hose from the filler to the tank fitting had broken at the fitting. Now an contemplating the most logical fix, also how to be able to get the hose clamp loose as it is snug agenst the frame. Tomarowe's problems, will look at it again then. Again many thanks for the help, hope to see ya down the road. Jake #2340
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