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Old 08-12-2018, 06:52 PM   #1
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How to connect 1" poly pipe to tank fill opening

I have some 1" 100psi poly pipe running from a well to my trailer. I havent hooked everything up right and want to know what kind of connector to put at the end of the poly pipe that would then connect to the opening on the trailer that goes to its 50gal water tank. Do most rv's have some standard kind of connector? I just looked at the thing and it doesnt appear to have any kind of threads on the inside of the opening, has some threads on the outside. Ill attach some photos of the opening.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-12-2018, 06:59 PM   #2
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No there is no connector. You just stuff the hose, or whatever you are using to fill the tank in the fill neck and let it run until the tank is full (water will start coming out the overfill vent to the left of fill neck). Turn off the water and put the cap back on the fill neck and you are done.
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My old Bounder had a valve that ran from the pump output to the pump input which bypassed the pump so that if opened, would fill the water tank from the city water connection. Not too hard to install. Does your well pump have an accumulator tank and pressure switch? If so, you could just use the city water connection when you are there.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:00 PM   #4
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That water fill is designed to be filled with a small hose in the large opening. You can add a male hose fitting on the end of the PVC and connect a short piece of water hose and stick the other end of the water hose into that fill port.
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No there is no connector. You just stuff the hose, or whatever you are using to fill the tank in the fill neck and let it run until the tank is full (water will start coming out the overfill vent to the left of fill neck). Turn off the water and put the cap back on the fill neck and you are done.
So i guess if i wanted to attach a valve to the end of the hose to turn it in and off i would just choose one that still made it easy to fit inside the opening?
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You might want to attach a hose fitting and get one of these along with a short hose. It slips down into the throat of the tank and helps to fill it faster.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Wate...Valve/23500597
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You can add a valve at the end of the PVC before the short piece of garden hose. The things that you think are threads are simply to hold on the cap.
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So i guess if i wanted to attach a valve to the end of the hose to turn it in and off i would just choose one that still made it easy to fit inside the opening?
By "1" 100psi poly pipe" do you mean the clear 1" inside diameter tubing they sell by the foot at Lowe's or Home Depot? If so, it fits perfectly in the fill neck, just cut the end at an angle to help it stay seated. It's what I use on my 6 gallon water jugs when I'm boondocking. Get an inline shut off valve and you should be good to go.
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You might want to attach a hose fitting and get one of these along with a short hose. It slips down into the throat of the tank and helps to fill it faster.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Wate...Valve/23500597

wannabeowner's post here is the answer to filling the freshwater tank, ... that's what this adapter is made for, ... it has a fill tube plus a shutoff valve and is very affordable, what else do you need, ...

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You might want to attach a hose fitting and get one of these along with a short hose. It slips down into the throat of the tank and helps to fill it faster.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Wate...Valve/23500597
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