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Old 05-06-2014, 02:43 PM   #11
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use a transmission funnel cheap at the auto parts store.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #12
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My camper requires pressure or at least some significant elevation to get water in and it has a hose fitting as the inlet. Bought a 12 RV pump on surplus and put leads on it and just clip it to the battery. I carry a 40 gal bladder tank and fill that up and then pump from it into my fresh water tank.

Bottomdollarsurplusinc has them for about $10 plus shipping.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:31 PM   #13
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Twisty, where did you get your green funnel?
I'm pretty sure that this is the one.

Amazon.com: WirthCo 32140 Funnel king Green Capped Funnel - 1-1/2 Quart Capacity: Automotive
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:05 PM   #15
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Harbor freight get a drill pump for $4 and use your drill to pump the water out of the jug .
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:50 PM   #16
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My Salem Hemisphere also has the hose fitting at the fresh water inlet. With no pressure water available to fill the tank, I have added a brass fitting to the exit of my water jug. I can then attach a hose from the jug to the trailer inlet. I must then elevate the jug to produce pressure to fill the water tank. it's all lot more complicated than the old trailer where I could just dump the water in through the open trailer inlet.

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My Salem Hemisphere also has the hose fitting at the fresh water inlet. With no pressure water available to fill the tank, I have added a brass fitting to the exit of my water jug. I can then attach a hose from the jug to the trailer inlet. I must then elevate the jug to produce pressure to fill the water tank. it's all lot more complicated than the old trailer where I could just dump the water in through the open trailer inlet.

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As i just said go to harbor freight use the drill pump and a short hose pump.
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As i just said go to harbor freight use the drill pump and a short hose pump.
Just be careful with some of these plastic funnels and pumps if they are not food grade, they may contain chemicals such as lead (especially the China ones) in the metal, and in the plastic components. Probably OK to wash in, but not drink - especially for children. Bottled water for drinking may be better anyway. Something to think about, though.
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Just be careful with some of these plastic funnels and pumps if they are not food grade, they may contain chemicals such as lead (especially the China ones) in the metal, and in the plastic components. Probably OK to wash in, but not drink - especially for children. Bottled water for drinking may be better anyway. Something to think about, though.
My FW tank feeds through the onboard filter so I'm not too worried about it. Places I go where you need to fill the tank are usually on well water anyways, so little extra leaching is not going to be big deal. Besides, you probably leach more in whatever container you use to transport the water to your site than you get from the fractions of a second they're in contact with the pump/funnel.

But I agree with the drinking. We use bottled water for that with or without hookups. The FW or city water connection is only used for cooking, washing, showers, etc...
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My FW tank feeds through the onboard filter so I'm not too worried about it. Places I go where you need to fill the tank are usually on well water anyways, so little extra leaching is not going to be big deal. Besides, you probably leach more in whatever container you use to transport the water to your site than you get from the fractions of a second they're in contact with the pump/funnel.

But I agree with the drinking. We use bottled water for that with or without hookups. The FW or city water connection is only used for cooking, washing, showers, etc...
I agree. We use bottled water as well for drinking all the time, even though we sanitize our tanks every year. Most filters won't get the lead out (and some other chemicals) but, I can remember as kids (and adults before we knew better) drinking out of the garden hose and not thinking anything about it. Most of those are now considered unsafe for drinking. Just checked last year on a Y connector in the garden dept. (green plastic and very nice) and the company manufacturing it said it was not intended for drinking water. It would have been perfect for the hookup. Oh, well.
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