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24-08-2016 11:30
Road_Runner_644 I think this may answer the original question, and also the spluttering when filling up, at least in terms of what happens on our van.

I don't know whether this is standard on a Hymer, or an after fit item, but it's just a tap like used in beer making or some such other pastime.

When filling up, it's manually opened to expel air, and when it starts chucking water out, the tank is full.

When tank full, just close the tap.

If tap isn't closed after filling, we can be tracked by the following the stream of water on the road for a good few miles

There is a one way valve on the overflow, to stop air being sucked in, and there is also a breather pipe at the top of the tank, with a one way valve, where air can be drawn in, but not expelled.

Both these pipes come from a t-piece fitting on top of the tank.
25-06-2016 13:05
Pudsey_Bear
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Originally Posted by PeteFarnell View Post
I wonder if the purpose of the "overflow" pipes is to let air out of the tank as it fills with water?
When I'm topping up the tank with a watering can if I'm on site and don't want to move, I have to pour water in fairly slowly or I get an airlock and it gurgles and spits water out of the filling hole.

NOOOOOO that would be way too obvious
25-06-2016 13:04
siggie
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Originally Posted by PeteFarnell View Post
I wonder if the purpose of the "overflow" pipes is to let air out of the tank as it fills with water?
When I'm topping up the tank with a watering can if I'm on site and don't want to move, I have to pour water in fairly slowly or I get an airlock and it gurgles and spits water out of the filling hole.
They may also be there to allow a sufficient flow of air in as the water is used.
25-06-2016 12:56
PeteFarnell [QUOTE=cabby;2108673]So have you looked to see if the overflow pipe has dropped from a securing strap,or have you re-routed the pipe to rise above the tank height.

cabby[/QUOTE

The pipes are in the same position as when we bought the van (new) I haven't seen any clips. Just think it's a poor design.
25-06-2016 12:53
PeteFarnell I wonder if the purpose of the "overflow" pipes is to let air out of the tank as it fills with water?
When I'm topping up the tank with a watering can if I'm on site and don't want to move, I have to pour water in fairly slowly or I get an airlock and it gurgles and spits water out of the filling hole.
25-06-2016 12:08
cabby So have you looked to see if the overflow pipe has dropped from a securing strap,or have you re-routed the pipe to rise above the tank height.

cabby
25-06-2016 09:11
Pudsey_Bear
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Nope, i've got a gurt hole in the side of the van where I pour water in, when the tank is full it spills out of the hole around the sides of the hosepipe that fills it. I then put the cap on and the job's done.
Water then remains in the tank instead of spilling out over the road as I drive along. I used to find that my tank contents dropped by about 25% over a 50 mile journey before I fitted the valves.
Good point Pete, like Gurt, not used enough IMO

I wonder why they put them there though, as the inlet caps can breath.
25-06-2016 08:57
PeteFarnell Nope, i've got a gurt hole in the side of the van where I pour water in, when the tank is full it spills out of the hole around the sides of the hosepipe that fills it. I then put the cap on and the job's done.
Water then remains in the tank instead of spilling out over the road as I drive along. I used to find that my tank contents dropped by about 25% over a 50 mile journey before I fitted the valves.
25-06-2016 07:46
Pudsey_Bear Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey
25-06-2016 07:45
tugboat
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Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the overflows though?
My thought, exactamundo.
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