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Old 07-05-2016, 05:04 PM   #1
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Fill tank while remote camping

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We were at a remote site, no power or water. We read that we could fill the tank using the water pump. So I filled the 5 gallon container with water and had the valves set to "Fill tank" and connected a short hose to the water inlet and placed the other end in the 5 gal container. Nothing happened. Coachman and the dealership said I need to have a special hose! Really???
Coachman said, because the pump is directly in line, I can not "Gravity Feed" to fill the tank. I tried and nothing happened, so I agree with Joe (Coachman). Although, if I had thought of turning on the pump while holding the funnel and pouring the water into the funnel, that might have worked
Any feed back, suggestions and/or input are greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:20 PM   #2
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Murphy,do you have a small fitting with a 1/2" cap on it? It will be in the wet bay on the side,in the left hand basement bay. Our 29RKS had one,yours should too.You can suck from the hose with the pump to fill the fresh tank.
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Thanks Dave!

Got it! I'll get the hose and make the 1/2" thread
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I have a Sabre, so this might be completely unuseful, but I'll share anyway.

In my water bay, I have an outside shower hose and antifreeze inlet. I switch my system to suck from the antifreeze inlet and put that into my jug of water. I then unscrew the shower head and use my outside shower hose to my freshwater tank fill.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:08 AM   #5
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Murphy:

I've attached a couple plumbing pics that may help. Note there are several variations of piping shown. Not everyone has a gravity fill for their FW tank. Not everyone has an anti-freeze connection.

Second PDF shows the fill method ependydad discusses in post #4.

Remember - using your pump will deplete your battery unless you've got a generator or solar to recharge.
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Great info!!! Thanks,

No fresh water fill. I will make the AF hose connection and test it out before the next outting. I'll add a photo of my CP. I have the ability to turn the valves to city water (No problems there), tank fill or system use. I'm assuming the later two positions can work when remote camping and pulling through the AF line.
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I have a Sabre, so this might be completely unuseful, but I'll share anyway.

In my water bay, I have an outside shower hose and antifreeze inlet. I switch my system to suck from the antifreeze inlet and put that into my jug of water. I then unscrew the shower head and use my outside shower hose to my freshwater tank fill.

DOUG!!

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I was going to get another pump, to attach to my aqua tank. Use it to pump into the fresh.

I just went outside, and your way will work perfect!!

THANKS!!


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DOUG!!

You get a cookie for that one.
I was going to get another pump, to attach to my aqua tank. Use it to pump into the fresh.

I just went outside, and your way will work perfect!!

THANKS!!

I've filled my fresh water tank while on city water using the shower hose a bunch of times, but finally got to test this theory a couple of weeks ago when I sanitized the freshwater system with bleach water. It's not the fastest, but makes use of everything that's already there.
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Great info!!! Thanks,

No fresh water fill. I will make the AF hose connection and test it out before the next outting. I'll add a photo of my CP. I have the ability to turn the valves to city water (No problems there), tank fill or system use. I'm assuming the later two positions can work when remote camping and pulling through the AF line.
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Bob,

Please give our thanks to your son and his family. We are grateful for his dedication and his family's devotion! SF
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