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Old 01-25-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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Filling water tank question?

Dumb question but why does my camper have two spots to fill the fresh water tank? I have a 2011 Wildwood toy hauler. Don't know much about it yet, but the paper said it had like a 80 gal tank for fresh I think. All the campers I've owned had one fill hose, but this one has two right on top of one another? Can anyone give me an idea why it is like this? Should I only use one or the other? Thanks
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:08 PM   #2
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Any chance you could post a pic for the experts here?
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:13 PM   #3
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I don't have a picture on my phone and I'm at work. It has two caps right above the axles. They are about 4 inches apart on top of one another. There is a sticker next to the caps that says something about fresh water filling.
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This isn't mine but it has two spots to put water in to in front of the axle. Am I totally wrong on this or what?
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:31 PM   #5
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I just picked up my Chaparral 2 weeks ago. It's my 4th trailer, but the plumbing on this also has me a little perplexed. It is currently "winterized" dry with air pressure, but I can't find the water heater bypass valves. If it is on the back of the water heater, it is behind a screwed on panel in the basement.

But back to the OP. This may or may not help.

Mine also has 2 water hose connections close together.


The 2 on the left with caps. The lower one is marked "City Water Connection". The upper one isn't marked, but during my PDI the service tech said it was the black tank flush.

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Old 01-25-2016, 09:40 PM   #6
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That makes a good point that it might have a black tank wash.
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On my trailer (different, I know), I have two threaded inputs (like the two on the left side of the above pic). One is for city water and one is the black tank flush - because both require/accept pressurized hoses. It has been my experience that fresh water fill openings are not threaded - you simply stick a hose in them and fill in a non-pressurized manner.
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Both of my inlets are not threaded. You just stick the house in the opening. Another good point.
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On my trailer (different, I know), I have two threaded inputs (like the two on the left side of the above pic). One is for city water and one is the black tank flush - because both require/accept pressurized hoses. It has been my experience that fresh water fill openings are not threaded - you simply stick a hose in them and fill in a non-pressurized manner.

Agreed Mr. Dan. Ours has a black tank flush and a winterization screw ports. Our fresh water fill is not threaded.
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Ours has a black tank flush and a winterization screw ports.
Just curious, but is the black knob above the black valves in the pic above the antifreeze port?

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