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Old 10-09-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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I had to replace my water tank filler hose, but now can't get the new one to seal completely at the water tank. The hose is called Smooth-Bor and is ALMOST completely smooth inside, but still is corrugated to allow bending. Anyone have this problem, or know how I can correct it? It's a pretty tight fit between the hose and the fitting, so I'm assuming it the corrugations causing it to seep.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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Try putting the end of the hose in a boiling cup of water to soften it. When it's soft you can push the hose on further.

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Old 10-09-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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Good idea, but it's on as far as it can go, and has a hose clamp on it.

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Old 10-09-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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Jim,
I had the same problem. That corrugated hose is a nasty thing to get sealed some times.
I ended up taking it off again and I put rather ample amount of silicone on. replaced the hose, tightened the clamp untill I was afraid it would strip, let it setup, and it has been good ever since.


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Old 10-11-2013, 05:13 AM   #5
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Tried siliconeing it. No luck. Only leaks on filling, may just leave it alone...

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Old 10-12-2013, 03:49 AM   #6
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With the hose on and the clamp in place, heat up the connection and tighten
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:50 AM   #7
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Can you find a similar sized hose at Lowe's to try? Maybe a different brand might tighten up better.

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Old 10-20-2013, 11:11 AM   #8
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I've tried 2 different hoses, both the same problem. After using silicone (after curing) I tightened it again and it appears to have stopped leaking! Thanks for the suggestions.

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Old 11-08-2013, 12:01 AM   #9
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we have a new 2013 Wash Rushmore and had the same problem. Our tank will not vent when filling it also! We have to remove the hose when filling and let the tank vent causing as much water to come out as went in. It takes for every to fill the water tank and you get dirty looks from park hosts and owners for spilling and wasting water....... embarrassing. We are 10 days into our vacation and have posted 35 plus problems with our Rushmore. See my posting under Rushmore problems
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If your tank don't vent properly when filling, check for a kink in the vent tube. I had that problem when my unit was new!
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:29 PM   #11
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I use one of these. Allows more air to pass by the filler neck and seems to work well.

http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A01-0031VP-Quick-Fill-Shut-Off/dp/B000IZSB2Q

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