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Old 09-06-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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What is it?

Filling my freshwater tank this morning when a clear piece of plastic tubing About 9 inches long floated out of the inlet on the the stream of water flowing back from the (overflowing) inlet.

Should I start taking things apart?
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It sounds like part of a filler. I have one like this one from Camping World that has a piece of clear tubing on the end. If the tube came off, especially with water rushing through it, it could end up in the tank.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response. DW returned to find the vent fan in pieces and me puzzling over this new dilemma ...

That DOES look just like it. I have never used such a thing, but the PO had 13 years with it. I didn't lose that silverware that appeared in my sewer hose one day either.


Can someone tell me it DOES NOT Look like any critical part of the inlet fill assembly?? I have been searching for a schematic of how the inlet box attaches to the fresh water tank itself
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
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Hi Minno

The clear piece I found looks EXACTLY like the clear tube portion on the filler neck that DBK_SATX posted, right down to the taper on t he end. Sorry, I have to bone up on posting pictures.
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My first thought was exactly what DBK_SATX posted. I can't think of any other reason a hose in the system would have that sort of taper on the end.
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We use one of those all the time, and have for years. Never lost the plastic tube off the end though. If the tube that bubbled up out of your tank looks exactly like that filler tube, then you have nothing to worry about. There are no parts in the tank's filler tube assembly that would look like that. The tank's filler tube inside your trailer is either 1 1/4", 1 3/8", or 1 1/2" in diameter. Much larger than what you found.
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YOU GUYS ARE GREAT. THANKS , now on to grey tank sensor....
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I have one of those floating around in my tank. My new one has a hose clamp on it so there won't be two of them in there.
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Can someone send a photo of their fill hose fron inside the trailer to the fresh tank? PO removed prior to me purchasing.
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Can someone send a photo of their fill hose fron inside the trailer to the fresh tank? PO removed prior to me purchasing.
That's an odd thing for him to have done. Did he never use the tank, or did he just need the hose for something else and scavenged it?

When you get your new hose hooked up, flush and disinfect the tank thoroughly. Since the hose was gone, you has a great gaping hole in the top of the tank that could have let who knows what into it.
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A lot of things the previous owner did was questionable. He gutted the main cabin - covered rotted subfloor with laminate flooring, removed a majority of the plumbing (fresh water), and was just using as a rolling tent. He only owned for 1 yr and got in over his head. I'm replumbing with pex, but the dia. of the fill and fresh tank are large and I'm having trouble sourcing a flexible hose large enough so it doesn't pinch when bent. I've found something that will work for now- in order to test and clean the tank, but would like to see a photo of what is 'should' look like.

Thanks for any help.
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