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Old 09-18-2013, 01:39 AM   #1
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howdy: I have a 2012 378ts, we do a lot of dry camping and usually the water tank gets us by for 6 days, my question is how does every body fill there water tank when you are dry camping. Will be going for 2 weeks this time. Pete
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:49 AM   #2
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If you have access to water...I got a 5 gal potable water can at Walmart, the kind with the spigot and got a short potable water hose connected the hose instead of the spigot and let gravity do the rest. I actually got a 4x4 that was taller than my fill port so I didn't have to hold it.

But I am a little bit redneck and a newbie. I am sure there are plenty of better ideas.

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:59 AM   #3
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I will give this a try, what aim concerned about on 378ts motorhome driver side fill and water has to go to other side to tank. thanks Pete
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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I don't think the 378 will gravity fill. You need a portable 12-volt pump.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
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I made up a 12V bilge pump into a water transfer system. I have a cord that I plug into my bargman when plugged into shore power, or into my battery when dry camping.

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Old 09-18-2013, 02:33 PM   #6
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My camper can not be 'gravity filled'. I bought a exact copy of my water pump and made an adapter for each side of the pump. Bolted it to a short board, with handle and on/off switch. uses only 12 volt. Have two blue water cans from wallyworld. Works really nice. Everything (pump/cord/hoses) is stowed away in its' own 'tool bag' for when I need it.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:50 PM   #7
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Here is what i use. Homemade.

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Old 09-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #8
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Here is what i use. Homemade.

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very close to what I did. Put alligator clips on one end of a 50 cord that goes to the batt. and hard wired into a switch at the pump.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #9
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we bought one of these http://www.northerntool.com/images/p...19_700x700.jpg
and a 35 gallon tank from tractor supply this has worked great for us. The little pump is pretty great takes about 10 min to transfer.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #10
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I had a park model camper at a sight with no water for a couple of years. Used a 35 gal tank and a small pump (like a rv pump). It was a 110 volt pump. It worked great until we could put a well in.
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