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The hose could be kinked, or the vent could be still blocked in some way... Spiders and other critters sometimes do that.
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Labatt...in addition to what dawg said...sometimes water finds a low point in the vent line and pools there...effectively blocking the vent. Blow out the line with an air compressor if you don't find an alternate solution.
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I'll look at the bug route, but it's literally a 3 foot run, almost straight up, from the tank to the vent. It's a 1/2" tube with a clear hose (potable water hose) with a white vent cap plugging the top. Not too many places for problems... We usually leave the hose on full open when filling, so maybe it's too fast... We only have the problem with the one tank though. It's on my list now, but under fixing my head issue... I love owning a boat!!! I can't complain though...
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I'm not arguing that there are some clueless people out there, I'm arguing that your post did nothing to answer the OP's question. The OP asked about best location for a tank vent, discussion ensued around that topic. You come in, master of the obvious, and post an off-topic know-it-all response about WHY we need a tank vent, which nobody was debating. The fact that someone came in afterward and asked if their tank might not have a vent does nothing to vindicate you.
It seems you're the one with a venting problem mike . . . lighten up, or try a little more fiber in your diet.
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Thanks all! I think i will skip replacing the vents on the side of the hull which are almost impossible to reach without dismantling parts of the interior and put new vent hoses on the water tanks which I can lead out a port when refilling. I'll also stand by while filling rather than going to the store or taking a nap.
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