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Old 12-17-2015, 03:41 PM   #1
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Your Favorite Funnel

If you have to fill your fresh water tank using containers of water, what do you use for a funnel? There's got to be a perfect one out there for this purpose. I have a couple different funnels I am going to try, but if there's something really spectacular out there, I'd like to know.

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Old 12-17-2015, 03:52 PM   #2
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Try a long neck funnel from WalMart in automotive for filling trans fluid.works great.
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:09 PM   #3
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Or buy electric/12 volt water pump
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:18 PM   #4
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I bought a $40 12V water pump from Harbor Freight that I connect to my battery. It pumps up to 260g per hour so I can pump my two, 5 gallon water jugs in a little over a minute each and dont have to hold them up while dealing with a funnel. A little more work up front hooking up the pump but worth the effort with how easy it fills the tank.
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:25 AM   #5
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Can you use the ones they sell at rv stores? Faucet fitting on one end and a clear 4 or 5 inch clear tube on the other end which goes into the fill hole?
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:55 AM   #6
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On our very first trip ever in a rental we ran out of water the 1st day. I used a 5 gallon bucket and one of those thin plastic cutting boards and formed it into a funnel. Since we have graduated to a few of the 5 gallon tanks with a built in "Funnel" it fits perfectly in our gravity tank fill. See attached photo. one person can accomplish this task. If you have one of the new style tank fillers, you will need to pump it in i assume.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:12 AM   #7
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Can you use the ones they sell at rv stores? Faucet fitting on one end and a clear 4 or 5 inch clear tube on the other end which goes into the fill hole?
I wondered about this. I have one that I hook to a hose, but I need to try and find an adapter so to put on my water jug. Not sure if they make one or not.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:20 AM   #8
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If you have a winterizing suction line that is accessible outside and an outside shower, you can use your existing water pump to suction from container to your FW tank via the shower hose.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:30 AM   #9
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Not on the question...but... many moons ago when we first started out camping and later on as we progressed into bigger and better TTs and 5th wheels, we brought about 10, 5 gallon containers with us when we dry camped. We would stop and get water before we went into the bush. Got tired of holding 5 gallon containers up and pouring into a funnel. Water would spill and run down arms and legs creating wet clothes, etc. We graduated to using air pressure to pump the water into the fresh water tank on the trailers. We installed regular air valves into the tops of the 5 gallon containers, running a hose from the containers so we could just stand there and fill the tank that way. It doesn't take a lot of pressure to do that. I can't remember the equation. That worked with 12 volt compressors and then on to 120 volts compressors, as we moved up in the world and had the room to haul a bunch of extra stuuf. We also got rid of all the 5 gallon containers and got a 45 gallon plastic orange juice container. Cleaned it up, took off the top of the container and installed an air valve on it and used that for quite a while. So as the years passed and the light bulb went on over my head, I said aha and decided to look into a 45 gallon plastic container that would fit under the tonneau cover and go in front of the 5th wheel. Found one, installed a tap at one end, down low, and started to use a 12 volt pump, as stated above in another post. It works great. I also got one of those collapsible 45 gallon containers from CW and use it the same way as the solid one. Now, I have a long bed dually so it all fits. The collapsible one goes behind the 5th wheel and in front of the Tgate. I put it on a furniture blanket to keep it from being punctured by whatever. We dry camp about 95% of the time so all this comes in handy for us. Just a thought, if you're interested in giving your arms a rest. We did use a large mouth funnel that fit into the filler hole, by the way.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:30 AM   #10
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If you have a winterizing suction line that is accessible outside and an outside shower, you can use your existing water pump to suction from container to your FW tank via the shower hose.
Would never work on my rig unless I extended the shower hose 25'.
Shower/antifreeze port on front, left side and FW fill port on rear, right side.

I could however, use the antifreeze port to pull the water into my system.
The limitation being my FW capacity would be reduced to the 5 gallon container. A larger bladder tank or hard plastic tank in the bed of the truck would cure that dilemma.
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