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Old 06-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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My camping buddy has a new vibe 6502. In my surveyor when I need to top off my fresh water tank I fill a 6 gallon jug and pour it in. We went to top his off tonight and found it only had a hose fitting (like a city water connection). any suggestions long term solutions? Water pump? Change the inlet?
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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I cut off a section of harder hose. Went to Harbor Freight and purchased their 12 volt water pump. Made up a section of hose to go from pump to container. You can make a long lead to hook to your battery or find something to tap into under the camper. It works very well.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:33 PM   #3
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gotta get a pump if you don't have a hose. i also use one of the flexible bladders that holds 40 gallons as needed.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I guess he is stuck getting a pump. Is it normal to have this type of fill?
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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My Surveyor did not, our V Cross does. You may be able to get a new fitting and remove your old and replace and reseal the new one.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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We had same problem. We purchased this pump from amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Wayne-PC2-115-...rds=Water+pump

It had good reviews and threaded for hose already.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:08 PM   #7
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Thanks jjm901, that pump is actually made by the sister company of my employer. It is acutally made in the same building where I work! (Right here in Harrison Ohio). I will have to go next door and check it out. I didn't really think about them for a tranfer pump.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:25 PM   #8
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I used an Attwood aerator pump from Wal-Mart. Same pump they use on boats to keep the bait oxygenated. Under $20.00. I made a long DC wire to plug into my car and got some fittings at Home Depot to make the entire setup for under $30.00. I also purchased a couple of 7 gallon water containers from Wal-Mart to pump out of. Works great and cheap.
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Thanks for the help. I guess he is stuck getting a pump. Is it normal to have this type of fill?
Try a drill pump, very inexpensive and just need to carry a drill. With clamps connect a piece of hose with the proper fitting on the one end for the trailer. I use the drill pump on mine along with the 5 gallon blue tanks. Usually keep two full and ready, then simply pump in as needed much easier then pouring.
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