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Old 06-18-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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Filling fresh water tank

Can anyone tell me if there is a way to add water to the fresh water tank on the 2011 378ts without a preasureized hose we do a fair amount of dry camping and we always leave with full tank of water but sometimes need to add water from containers we carry from home. I could add to the tank from the winterizing section on our last A class which was a coachman.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:33 AM   #2
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You could use the pump to suck from the container. There is a hose tee'd off the inlet for sucking antifree out of jugs when winterizing. It wont fill the tank though.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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That is a great idea and at least you could always use this in an emergency...can't imagine the heat I would get if we ran out of water...if you dry camp alot might be a good idea to buy a couple of those plastic gas cans and carry a them full of water...
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:01 AM   #4
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LOL I do carry extra water cans. In my last coach I coould suck from the winterize inlet direct to the holding tank. not this one :<(
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:55 AM   #5
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Get one of these and a bit of pipe and a few fittings that PA has as well, find a 12v source and off you go.

http://www.princessauto.com/all-seas...ny”-pump
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:10 PM   #6
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Here is a very low tech method that has served us well.

We buy a 6 gallon blue water jug (WITH HANDLE) at home depot.

Remove the top and carefully cut out the "puncture" hole.
Using an exacto type blade make a tiny air hole in the cap.
(to speed things up)
Insert a long vinyl tube and reattach to the jug.
Invert and use gravity to transfer the water.

To be honest we have since bought a manual "bilge pump" that fits those neck openings to pump it right into the tank.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info guys. I think I lie the transfer pump idea. Small price to pay to avoid DW running out of water. :>)
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:49 PM   #8
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If a tee and a valve are added to the line on the output side of the pump the suction line for the antifreeze could be used to fill the tank.

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Old 06-22-2011, 12:26 AM   #9
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I bought one of these containers at Wal-Mart years ago for tent camping. I haven't tried recently; but I'm sure the spout also allows for a hose to connect to it.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:14 AM   #10
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They make the transfer pumps in 110 volt also
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