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Old 07-11-2016, 07:39 PM   #1
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Topping off fresh water

Any suggestions for topping off the fresh water while camping at a park that is NOT full hookup? Sure do not want to have to haul the trailer down to fill up. We have a Vibe 308 BHS.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:44 PM   #2
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I have several six gallon for fw only containers that are easy to put in the back of the truck and go get extra water. I think you can buy them at wally world
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:52 PM   #3
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We have some too, but this trailer, which is a 2016, has a vent over the water opening. Needs forced water to fill not gravity. The best I can describe, is like it needs a hose connected to it. Our previous unit used the jugs just fine. Thanks for the input.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:06 PM   #4
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Buy a spare water pump and mire it up with some alligator clips to power if from the tv and get a couple of short pieces of hose and use that from your portable water jugs to the trailer.. Allow it to dry before putting it away and keep it clean.. Ideally if you got one that is the same as your trailer, you'd have a back-up water pump in case the one in your trailer dies in years to come...
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:10 PM   #5
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This may not be totally practical for you but works for me. On a previous TT, I replaced the sick-water-buffalo-sounding water pump with a variable-speed drive pump and so had an extra pump lying around. I configured it with hose ends and when I need water, I carry 5-gallon blue jugs from the hydrant, and pump it through a filter into the FW tank.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:10 PM   #6
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Sounds like your water fill may have an upward arch to it. Ours did, would not take a gravity fill. Just poured on ground.

Luckily, I was able to get to it and cut the "extra" hose off to get it angled down. Now no problems. We use the six gallon jugs now to fill when no hookups.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:32 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice!
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:51 PM   #8
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I use the winterizing port to suck water into the plumbing.. Then the outside shower hose (nozzle off) to pump it back into the tank through the fill port

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I got one of this and cut the wand off, added more tubing. Hook up to battery and it pumps it right in 30 gallons at a time, if you need that much! Works great.
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This may not be totally practical for you but works for me. On a previous TT, I replaced the sick-water-buffalo-sounding water pump with a variable-speed drive pump and so had an extra pump lying around. I configured it with hose ends and when I need water, I carry 5-gallon blue jugs from the hydrant, and pump it through a filter into the FW tank.

Yup.

Except I picked up an aqua tank 2.
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