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Old 02-25-2015, 05:18 PM   #1
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Fresh water holding tank fill??????

I must be missing something here how in the h do I put fresh water in the holding tank? My 93 Teton had a cap I could pour water into. If it's not gravity fed do I turn the handle to gravity while hooked up to the hose already in place? If so how can I EASILY get bleach in to sanitize and will it go threw the filter on the way into the tank?
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:50 PM   #2
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I can take more pictures if it helps? And have thick enough skin for anyone to point out the obvious, anyone......anyone.....?
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:06 PM   #3
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To get bleach in the system, use a funnel and pour the bleach into the hose you are using and the water will pay it into the camper and tank. Your are correct that you can't just gravity fill the tank, must have a pressurized source. Several have a second 12v pump to pump water in from a secondary tank.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:13 PM   #4
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To get bleach in the system, use a funnel and pour the bleach into the hose you are using and the water will pay it into the camper and tank. Your are correct that you can't just gravity fill the tank, must have a pressurized source. Several have a second 12v pump to pump water in from a secondary tank.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:23 PM   #5
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If like my 29 RE it will not go thru filter. Have seen water hose filled bleach and then pumped in.

Once a guy made a hose to bleach jug and pushed thru connection. Don't know if it worked. He had white spots on his clothes and I enjoyed Johnny Walker and laughed with and at him.


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Two good suggestions above to get the bleach in, as far as the filter goes, I would remove the filter element and put the cover back on during this process then replace the cartridge (same one or new one) after sanitizing is completed.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:04 PM   #7
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So if I get this right....
1 .putting the lever from city to gravity is what fills the holding tank?
2. the water passes through the filter housing on the way into the holding tank? 3 . If yes to both above then.. Can I put a bleach water mix in the filter housing and screw it back on to fill.
4. How do I know when the tank is full 54 gallon I believe?
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I must be missing something here how in the h do I put fresh water in the holding tank? My 93 Teton had a cap I could pour water into. If it's not gravity fed do I turn the handle to gravity while hooked up to the hose already in place? If so how can I EASILY get bleach in to sanitize and will it go threw the filter on the way into the tank?
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1) Yes, your fresh water fill is through the same connection as the city inlet, so you'll need to have a pressurized source.

2) To get bleach in, you'll still need a pressurized source of bleach. I carry one of these to refill my water tank when I'm in a pinch:

Self-Priming Drill Pump | Princess Auto

In theory, you should be able to use one of these to suck up the bleach instead of water. $10 for mine at Princess Auto but I hear you can get them for around $3 at Harbor Freight.

Alternatively, I've heard of people pouring the bleach into their hose, hooking it up and then turning the water on at the source. This will push the majority of the bleach in with the water.

3) The water filter is used as the water comes out from the fresh water tank, not going in. It would be nice if it did so you didn't have to worry about crud in the tank, but unfortunately I've never heard of any plumbed that way.
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:35 PM   #9
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You might be able to use your winterizing hose placed in a jug of bleached water and using your external shower hose attached to the gravity fill point selecting the valves appropriately and using your trailer pump to pump the solution into your potable water tank.
In our trailer doing this it goes thru the filter so I remove the filter when using this procedure!
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:16 PM   #10
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I see the valve to winterized but no hose and have been behind the panel to install the on demand water heater .
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