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Old 10-24-2018, 03:08 PM   #1
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Water Tank Fill

I have a 2011 Tour 40CD. Using either the city-to-RV hose fill or the city-to-water tank fitting fill option, the fill rate is VERY slow. Took almost 3 hours to fill the tank from empty. City water pressure is good. Any thoughts on what may be reducing in-flow pressure?
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:01 PM   #2
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We don't have a Tour, but I believe when filling our tank, my husband usually opens both filling caps to better vent the tank. That seems to speed up the fill.
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:26 PM   #3
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Thank you. This model only has a pressure fill; no gravity option, so there are no other vents (like filling caps) that I know of. Happy motoring!
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:52 PM   #4
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Our Journey has a spring actuated check valve at the fill point. We can check to ensure it is not "stuck" or fouled with grit by inserting a short length of 3/8" wood dowel and pressing on it. I believe it takes 40psi to open it. If the dowel test does not indicate valve fouling, try filling without a pressure reducer. You are new enough, you should be using 50 - 55lb reducer.

No offense. Make sure your "fill/normal" valve is oriented fully in the "fill" direction. If it is charging your internal piping, it is not.

Like you, we have only one fill point, no gravity fill. There is a vent on top of the potable water tank, but to reach it you need to be double jointed, with bones of rubber and much thinner than this knuckle dragging old flange head is these days.

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Old 11-13-2018, 01:51 PM   #5
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Thank you. I tested the system by pulling the water filter cartridge and it worked perfect.
I changed the filter, reassembled, and filled tank with no issue.
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