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Old 09-10-2014, 04:20 PM   #11
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Thanks MEHoffman. That seems to be the way to go.

F&E, I agree and usually do the same. The issue comes up if dry camping for an extended period, with no access to a CG city hook-up in your site, and you end up using all the water in your FW tank and need to replenish it. Some/most dry campgrounds still have a faucet somewhere in the campground, and although you are not allowed to attach a hose to it and fill up your FW tank directly (at least in the ones I have been to) you can fill up a jug and haul the water back to your RV. In the old Class C I could just pour the water into the FW tank from the jug. In my new MH, and I suspect in yours, we don't have that option anymore. The pump MEHoffman suggests will do the trick of getting the water from the jug into the FW tank.
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:40 PM   #12
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Thanks, I appreciate the info.

I am not very handy so I am having a hard time picturing how these options work.

Chill960: I am assuming I attach the adapter to the outdoor shower head and then attach that to the fresh water tank, correct? But, then what? Since I live out West in Cali we, or at least I, don't use the anti-freeze bypass, and as a result not quite sure how that end of it all works.
vakeel: You already have a pump capable of doing what you need to do tapped into your 12v system and yes with that adapter you simply remove the shower head, add the adapter and screw it on to your fresh water fill. Turn the pump on and suck from what ever water source you desire. Worst case, a valve needs to be installed just before the pump and an additional short length of hose. Turn the valve one way and it sucks from your fresh water tank, turn it the other way and it sucks from any water source, i.e. a water bottle as in my picture.

Just check to make sure you don't already have this in your pump cabinet, but I understand a MH in California may not need to suck plumber's antifreeze into the plumbing system.
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:36 PM   #13
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Chill960: Thanks. I think I am getting it. I believe I have the valve in the outside compartment. I'll go to storage, check and make sure, and I have a feeling once I am standing there looking at it the whole thing will make a lot more sense.

Well, at least I thought I got it until I did a quick search for winterizing and came across this thread:

Fresh Water Tank Sanitization

So now my question is this (keeping in mind I have never winterized so I don't know how that process works): Assuming I have the little white valve you talk about that I can see in your picture with your water jug, and I have the hose with the threaded plug that Iggy mentions in the above thread, would I still need to do the adapter to the shower head to FW tank on the other end, or would I be able to just put the hose with the threaded end that Iggy mentions in the water jug and turn the pump on? [See VinceU's post toward the bottom of the first page on the above thread that essentially says the same thing as you.]

I am assuming the answer is no, and I am missing a critical step but I have no idea what I am missing.
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You will turn the valve at the pump (which is a selector to chose between sucking from your freshwater tank and the 'antifreeze' hose), remove the threaded plug from the 'antifreeze' hose, insert the 'antifreeze' hose into your water jug, connect your outdoor shower with the adapter to your fresh water fill, open the outdoor shower cold water tap and turn on your pump. Make sure no other taps are open as it will pump out that tap.

I hope that clears it up.
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Old 09-12-2014, 03:55 PM   #15
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It does. Thank you very much.

If I did not have the pump, MEHoffman's way would definitely do the trick. But now that as you pointed out I already have a pump, your way is the way to go.

Thanks again to everyone for all your help. That's why I love this site.
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