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Old 05-05-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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Trying to fill fresh water tank from container

What do I use to fill my fresh water tank without using a water hose. I have a container but I need something to get it into the hole.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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I haven't tried it yet, but based on something I read on here in another thread I picked up one of these for that situation:

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Old 05-05-2014, 07:25 PM   #3
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Walmart or Amazon etc have this jug. The spout fits perfectly in the fresh water fill and seals. Stick it in and pull the vent plug on the jug and it's like a NASCAR gas can. Not quite that fast but it drains quickly.

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Old 05-05-2014, 07:49 PM   #4
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What do I use to fill my fresh water tank without using a water hose. I have a container but I need something to get it into the hole.

What are you filling? Mine requires pressure and can't be filled by pouring in. I use a 12v pump off my batteries and 4 six gallon jugs. I also use a water thief that fits over the faucet style campground water faucet and a long long hose.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:03 PM   #5
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I believe he was referring to, as was I, the fresh water gravity fill inlet. Some campers don't have this and have to have water pressure to fill the tank. Sounds like that's what you have. That would be an issue for us when dry camping as the wife and daughters drain the fresh water in a day. Would need some kind of auxiliary pump for that.


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Old 05-06-2014, 09:13 AM   #6
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I use the 5 gallon and 2.5 gallon Spring water bottles from the home store.

I fashioned an expedient fill spout out of the original cap and some vinyl hose.

I drilled a small hole in the outer plastic but did not penetrate the inner foam gasket. This allows quick dumping without much spillage.

There is nothing so permanent than that which is temporary.
I still use that filler when we boondock.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:41 AM   #7
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Wow Herk....great idea, I never thought of that, we have a few of those bottles around the house...guess I am off to Home Depot today to seek out some tubing to fit!!! Thinking the tube off the Camco water filler may even fit.

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I made this hook to fit this funnel which I bought because it has caps. I fill with a 5 gallon collapsible water bag.


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Old 05-06-2014, 02:04 PM   #9
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My clipper coachmen has that fresh water inlet on the exterior of trailer so I don't think it needs any pressure?? I had some difficulty with a regular oil funnel. I think I need to use a funnel with a hose like pictured above. I already bought a blue coleman jug that just has a small spout but may need to invest in the one from walmart. Thanks for the ideas.
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Twisty, where did you get your green funnel?
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