Water tank

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  1. Tecnikal

    Tecnikal Read Only Funster

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    Hi, I have a 60L water tank. When filling up the water tank ... When it gets near the top I expect it to spit out of the fill hole once it is full and that's how I know it is full, but is it usual for water to pour out from underneath the vehicle as well?

    I assume this is coming out from the top of the water tank underneath the motorhome once it is full.

    So my question is, Is this supposed to be a sealed unit, in which case the hose may be split or loose going into the tank, or does the tank have an overflow so that when you fill it up it is allowed to run out of the top of the tank as well as the hole you are filling it up from.

    I don't seem to have any problems with it so just wanted to check if this was normal?

    Many thanks.
    Brian.
     
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    It's most likely that the water is coming out of the overflow,same as mine,completely normal:Smile:
     
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    The top of the tank is probably vented and water comes out of there first before it come out higher up the filler cap it does on mine and did on my last van
     
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    It is most likely that the tank has an over fill pipe which takes any excess water and disposes of it outside the vehicle.

    The other option is the water heater drain valve is open and water is flowing out of there, worth checking out.
     
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    On my LMC I made the assumption that the water running out under van was from overflow. But,on looking at top of tank I found that where the level indicator went into the tank,and where the overflow pipe came out,the sealant had failed. Re-sealed both :BigGrin:
    all ok:thumb:
    Might be worth a look.
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    On mine it's an overflow pipe, though if you're filling it fast it may blow back out of the filler as well.
     
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    The air that's in the tank, that the water displaces, has got to come out somewhere and so, eventually, will water. Mine is vented on top of the tank like, it would appear, yours is.
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks to all. Sounds like it is probably ok then. However when I get it checked over I'll ask them to have look to make sure everything is ok.

    Many thanks.

    Brian.
     
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