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Old 06-05-2016, 01:51 PM   #1
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More Water

We were out for four days (boon docking) and the campground had one water place to fill your trailer tank.
Once you have your trailer all set up and need more water in the tank what do you?

The angle of the spout is difficult to pour water into... ideas.

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Old 06-05-2016, 02:05 PM   #2
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I carry one or two 7 gallon fresh water containers purchased at Wal-Mart. I purchased a 12V pump (about$35.00) from Harbor Frieght, set up some 12V extension wires. I use my regular fresh water hose on the input to the pump and a cut down piece of hose for the output into the rig. No need to lift and pour in 56 pounds of water. Works great and the pump has enough power to pump up several feet.

Something like this

12v Marine Utility Water Pump

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12 Volt Marine Utility Water Pump


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Old 06-05-2016, 02:10 PM   #3
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Depending on what/how you fill your tank.

Camco RV Fresh-Water Tank Filler - 5/8" Diameter Camco Plumbing CAM40023

Another option is a second water pump wired up to fit the four pin connection of your TV.
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We freeze ice for the coolers in a couple of one gallon milk jugs, use the melted water for coffee. Then anyone making a trip to the bathroom has to bring back 2 gallons of water. The milk jugs are flexible enough to force the top into the fill spout. You can pour in all except the last few drops. Nuthin fancy, but it works and requires minimum effort.
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Old 06-05-2016, 05:09 PM   #5
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I use this. Spout fits right into camper water fill.

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Old 06-05-2016, 07:24 PM   #6
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I've been dealing with this for the past month. I have an "X" folding aluminum table that is just higher than the fresh water intake. I use an Aquatainer, the spout is replaced by a mpt to mht converter then with a short piece of hose connected to a camco fill spout. It drains slowly and incompletely, but that's no problem.

The table does double duty as the side table to my camp chair. I also have a smaller plastic "X" table for outside dish washing.

I tried to use a water bandit at a forest service park but couldn't get enough pressure to open up 50 feet of collapsible water hose.

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Old 06-05-2016, 07:26 PM   #7
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I went on my first trip last week and couldn't tell you how many times I filled my 6 gallon water can. I got a 30 gallon plastic tank for the back of my truck and a pump now so it should be much easier.
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Old 06-06-2016, 03:23 PM   #8
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I cut the top half of a one gallon plastic water jug off and used it as a funnel for pouring water into the FWT. You can use all kinds of containers to fill the funnel.
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Old 06-06-2016, 03:36 PM   #9
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We have a water jugs similar to this:
Igloo Cargo II 6-Gal Water Container -

After the initial fill of the tank with a hose and parking the trailer we just use it once or twice a day to keep the tank topped off.
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We primarily dry camp so this isn't unusual for us.
Just use a 6 gallon water jug from Walmart.
Looks like a plastic jerry can.

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