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Old 10-08-2015, 08:36 PM   #1
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Add water to fresh water tank

We are boon docking in our 2015 FR3 30DS and are running low on fresh water. How can I get water into the tank using the winterization tube in the bypass compartment area? Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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I don't think you can fill the tank through the winterization system. The winterization system is meant to bypass the tank and fill the pump and lines only with antifreeze. To top off the tank, I use a bucket and funnel.


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Old 10-09-2015, 05:30 PM   #3
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You could use the anti-freeze inlet to pressurize system with water pump and then use outside shower with adapter hose to your fresh water tank fill connection.......
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:56 PM   #5
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The antifreeze hose on an FR3 works fine. It is a short hose with a plug on the end, located in the water pump compartment. Take the plastic cover off the compartment while you work so you can get at everything. Unscrew the plug, stick the hose in your water container and turn the pump on, it will suck the water into the tank. Remember to put the plug back in when you're done. I use it when I decontaminate the water system so I know it works.
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:44 PM   #6
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You could use the anti-freeze inlet to pressurize system with water pump and then use outside shower with adapter hose to your fresh water tank fill connection.......
True, when you switch the valve it goes from sucking out of your main fw tank to what ever the hose is stuck in. I use a 5 gallon jug.

This pressurizes your water lines from your pump. The only way to get it into your fw tank would be to do as you suggest. I don't need any adapter. I can just remove the shower head and stick the hose into the fw fill port, open the cold water and turn on my pump.

Most of the time I don't bother, I just use the water from my jug and fill it back up when it gets low.

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Old 10-11-2015, 12:30 PM   #7
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Thanks for all of your suggestions. Even though not all of them worked for me, they helped me better understand how my system works. I was able to use the antifreeze hose and Walmart gallon jugs of water. I could not get the water into the fw tank, however the pump will draw from the jugs whenever we need water for sinks or toilet. I will buy an adapter for the outside shower and also look into buying a water 'bladder' for carrying extra water. Again thanks to all for sharing your expertise.
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:49 PM   #8
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i use a plastic 55 gal drum and a pump and 25 ft hose
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:55 AM   #9
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Get an adapter to attach a hose to a faucet. Attach your water hose and hook the other end of the hose to the fresh water inlet port. With the system set to winterize, the pump will draw water from a jug, pump it out through the faucet then through the hose into the fresh water tank. This works best with a 5 gal camping water jug which can be squashed flat when not in use.

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