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Old 10-07-2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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Filling water tank other than home garden hose

When I went camping and did not have access to a water source I tried to fill my tank by siphon the water out of a water jug. I could not get it to flow into the fresh water tank connector. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:30 PM   #2
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Can you post a picture of your fresh water tank fill location?

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When I went camping and did not have access to a water source I tried to fill my tank by siphon the water out of a water jug. I could not get it to flow into the fresh water tank connector. Any suggestions?

I have 2 systems for filling the fresh water tank. First is a product called Water Bandit. This attaches to the female end of my fresh water hose and allows me to connect to non-threaded water taps commonly found in some campgrounds.

The other is a funnel with a flexible spout and a 5 gallon water container. DW holds the funnel and I pour.

I have heard of some people using a surplus RV water pump attached to the house battery to pump from a water container to the fresh water tank.

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Old 10-07-2015, 06:14 PM   #4
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When I am at a Provincial Park and need to fill/top up the fresh water tank I use a long funnel with a wide brim. Wife or son holds the funnel and I using two 2.5 gal pails fill er up. Depending on amount of use, two or four pails a morning keeps it topped up.

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Old 10-07-2015, 07:33 PM   #5
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Was your water jug higher than your water inlet?
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:51 PM   #6
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I use the collapsible water 'bags" commonly sold for more basic camping. They fill easily, use a smaller hose that attaches to the spout. Since they collapse while emptying, no air lock. And when empty, I crush them then close the "faucet spout", so they stay flat, to save space. They are available in different sizes too, so can use several smaller ones to limit the weight lifting it to above the tank inlet.
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:15 PM   #7
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I have a 6 gal gas container that I use only for water. It's usually used to fill the dogs' water bucket but I can use it to fill water tank if need be.
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:00 PM   #8
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Walmart has 6 gal water jugs with a spigot cap that could have a short hose attached of the proper dia, approx 3/4".
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:13 PM   #9
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I have a half of 55 gallon drum back up to spigot have a 25 ft hose fill it up then back by my water intake then I have a small pump I plug it in hook the hose to it then walk away .it fill up slow which pushes out all the air and I only have to fill it up once after the first one
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:49 PM   #10
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I have no gravity water fill on my motohome so I had to buy a cheap 12 v water pump with hose fittings from Harbor Freight and I fill through the pressurized water inlet with a hose from the pump to a bucket.
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