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Old 09-18-2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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CruiseLite 261BHXL Freshwater Fill

Hello all...I'm new to the forum and hoping for someone's help. My wife and I ordered a 2015 Salem CruiseLite 261BHXL last week and I'm concerned about a potential problem. Can anyone speak to whether this model trailer has separate connections for city water and freshwater fill? Growing up, my family had RVs and the freshwater fill and city water connection were one and the same, however it was a gravity system with no check valve.

I found out yesterday that some manufacturers are utilizing a check valve in the fill port of modern day RVs that will only open with a pressurized source...which prevents topping off the tank from water jugs filled off-site. Given the fact this coach only carries 28 gallons of freshwater (story for another day), I'm nervous I won't be able to top off via water jugs. Any info is appreciated.
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:58 PM   #2
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Hello all...I'm new to the forum and hoping for someone's help. My wife and I ordered a 2015 Salem CruiseLite 261BHXL last week and I'm concerned about a potential problem. Can anyone speak to whether this model trailer has separate connections for city water and freshwater fill? Growing up, my family had RVs and the freshwater fill and city water connection were one and the same, however it was a gravity system with no check valve.

I found out yesterday that some manufacturers are utilizing a check valve in the fill port of modern day RVs that will only open with a pressurized source...which prevents topping off the tank from water jugs filled off-site. Given the fact this coach only carries 28 gallons of freshwater (story for another day), I'm nervous I won't be able to top off via water jugs. Any info is appreciated.
This is interesting to learn about but sorry that I can't answer your question. I tend to camp with full hookups so I've only had my fresh water tank filled once but they used a hose. Hopefully someone will drop and give feedback.

And congrats on your CruiseLite!
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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It lists the fresh water capacity as 28 gallons so you do have a fresh water fill on that unit.


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