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Old 04-24-2016, 04:58 PM   #31
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Thanks for all the help. Not only did I learn how to put photos in but how to "upload" water! This is a great forum!

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Old 04-24-2016, 10:58 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by rogerkathy View Post
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.Attachment 105949Attachment 105950
Just to clarify for anyone reading this in the future, the water pump must be turned on for this to work. As soon as you turn on the outside shower (or sprayer), the water will start pumping into the FW tank.

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Old 04-25-2016, 06:58 AM   #33
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Yep! I wrote which direction to turn the water handles so I would remember.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:09 AM   #34
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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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You are wrong. You switch the 3 way valve to draw water from the jug using the pump. The pump will then circulate the water threw out the trailer just as it would as if you were adding antifreeze to the trailer. Only difference is instead of sucking antifreeze you are sucking fresh water.

Some buy a cheap 12 volt water pump and pump water into the fw tank. They use a clean 32 gallon trash can and carry it in the back of their truck. Pump the water from it to the tank.

I under stand some need more water than their trailer will hold in a week. The jugs work fine for me and my dog, we don't use that much water. For someone not needing much the jugs work fine. Also works great for emergencies between CG or an overnight stop at a rest area.


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