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Old 04-23-2016, 10:33 AM   #21
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That shuts off the water from the fresh water tank to the camper. Should be in the off position if you have it and using this scenario other wise you would be pulling from the fresh tank and the water jug at the same time. So to clarify an earlier statement. You do not have to bypass the water heater but would want to shut off the feed from the water tank to the pump so it only pulls from the anti-freeze (in this case water jug) connection.


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Old 04-23-2016, 12:27 PM   #22
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Question: can I use that hose to fill my fresh water tanks from water jugs? Or will it only work in winterizing bypass mode?
You can not fill the fw tank from a jug using that hose. I do use that hose for fresh water by inserting it into a 5 or 6 gallon jug of water and use the pump. Make sure you switch the 3 way valve. Use it as if you were inserting antifreeze. Good for emergency water.

Why would you want to fill the fw tank using jugs?

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Old 04-23-2016, 12:31 PM   #23
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Say you are camping for a week at a state park that does not have water hookup. Very easy way of filling fresh water tank using 6 gallon jugs. As you can see from my pictures that is how I fill my fresh water tank all the time when I run out. Might take a few trips back to the water source with your hugs but better than having to move your unit.


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Old 04-23-2016, 12:47 PM   #24
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Say you are camping for a week at a state park that does not have water hookup. Very easy way of filling fresh water tank using 6 gallon jugs. As you can see from my pictures that is how I fill my fresh water tank all the time when I run out. Might take a few trips back to the water source with your hugs but better than having to move your unit.


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I guess it depends on how much water you use. I have two 6 gallon jugs and use the water right from the jugs.

In these cases I fill the fw tank on the way in, it is a 42 gallon tank.

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Thanks!! I will experiment around and give it a try this weekend. My set up is slightly different than yours Dinostop so I will see what happens and get back with you'al.
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Thanks!! I will experiment around and give it a try this weekend. My set up is slightly different than yours Dinostop so I will see what happens and get back with you'al.
I thought my jugs were 6 gallon but it looks like they are 5 gallon jugs. Here are what I use.

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-200001...ords=water+jug

Being collapsible they weigh next to nothing and take up very little space.

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I guess it depends on how much water you use. I have two 6 gallon jugs and use the water right from the jugs.

In these cases I fill the fw tank on the way in, it is a 42 gallon tank.

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Using water directly from the 6 gal jugs won't get it to the faucets or shower, nor to the water heater, so you would only have cold drinking, cooking and washing water. Well, you can hear it on the stove. There's a big advantage to getting it into the FW tank.

Sometimes people do run out of water, even after filling the FW tank on the way in. Depends on how long you stay and how much water you use per day, which also depends on how many people are using the water in the unit and how much each uses.


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Old 04-24-2016, 04:16 PM   #28
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Yep. That's it!!! I would like help, though, on how to post a picture from my phone. I searched the forum but what I found was either unclear or it didn't work.

Once you install the FR app(!), see the two icons on the lower left. One is to take a picture, the next one is to pull a picture you already took from your camera roll.

If you have a photo somewhere else, say in DropBox or Flickr, select it and save to your camera roll first, then follow the above.

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This is the set up I figured out. Unscrewed the hand sprayer and replaced it with a 15 inch hose that I can stick into the FW inlet. My winterizing hose goes into the water jug. Close the bypass valves, turn on the shower and bingo. Water goes from the jug into FW tank.Click image for larger version

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Same idea! Much easier than lifting and holding the jugs up.


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