Originally Posted by jheacox1
Does anyone know if there's a reason for the fresh water tank fill to be located on the opposite side of the camper? I don't get it.
2015 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8281WS
2015 F250 Crew Cab
Mine is on the "opposite" (curb) side also. Never found it to be a problem. But by applying my thinking cap I can tell you that under my camper there are four tanks. Two grays, a black and a fresh water tank, all of which take up space. With the bathroom gray and black tanks being directly under the bathroom and the galley being near the front kitchen, space and most likely weight distribution considerations left room for the fresh tank at the back of the unit. Then there is the fact there is a bedroom slide that comes out of the back road side, so trying to put the fresh fill with the other connections would have basically been impossible to run a large enough pipe/tube to fill the fresh tank via gravity in a concealed fashion. The filler cap, where installed, allows a short filler tube which is concealed by the built in dresser.
As noted earlier it could have been placed on the back. Growing up in the 60's my parents had a Fan trailer that had it's filler located in the back. In those days there were no electric pumps on the water. There was either a hand pump at the sink or, as the case with the Fan, a pressurized tank. I can remember too many times having a bicycle tire pump perched on the rear bumper, pumping up the tank!
As a side note, I have been to dump stations where the potable water is located on the curb side, while the dump and wash water are installed on the road side.