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Old 02-14-2014, 03:26 PM   #1
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Fresh water fill

Hello all you FR3 friends. And, hope you're all having a great Valentines Day with your loved one.

I'm wondering if anyone else has come up with a particular, possible, problem while filling your fresh water tank. As you FR3 owners are aware, the fill inlets are screw on type. If you camp at say Lodgepole Campgrounds in Sequoia Nat'l Park and arrive with an empty tank (less weight for mountain travel), the hose at the fill station has the hose end cut off. When we had our TT, no problem, as the fill inlet was a hole, not a screw on.

What I'm wondering is if anyone has come up with some neat little gadget to offset this small problem?

Appreciate any input.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:10 PM   #2
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I'm just wondering if the cutoff hose was removeable from the faucet. I carry a fresh water hose that I usually attach to the spigots of ones that are cut off. Finding them cut off are more then not!
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:19 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, no. The hose hangs about 10' in the air on a spring that you have to pull down to use. They don't want anyone messing around with it.
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Use an end of appropriate length of hose which will attach to your inlet, place a "hose mender" piece of male to male hose barb in the other end, maybe a 1/2" as most places are too cheap to have a 5/8 or 3/4 in hose, then just stick the exposed barb into the hose available and fill away. No real pressure to worry about so a hose clamp is probably no needed on the service end. Just a thought.
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If I go camping where I need to fill I have 3 6 gallon containers that I fill up and use a small 12 volt pump to fill it up. I also have a small wagon to haul my water with.

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Use an end of appropriate length of hose which will attach to your inlet, place a "hose mender" piece of male to male hose barb in the other end, maybe a 1/2" as most places are too cheap to have a 5/8 or 3/4 in hose, then just stick the exposed barb into the hose available and fill away. No real pressure to worry about so a hose clamp is probably no needed on the service end. Just a thought.
This!

Or this.

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It sounds like the "Water Thief" will do what you need.

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Water Thief - Stanley Oliver Products 0176 - Faucets & Inlets - Camping World

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Use an end of appropriate length of hose which will attach to your inlet, place a "hose mender" piece of male to male hose barb in the other end, maybe a 1/2" as most places are too cheap to have a 5/8 or 3/4 in hose, then just stick the exposed barb into the hose available and fill away. No real pressure to worry about so a hose clamp is probably no needed on the service end. Just a thought.
Came here to post something similar, although my trick is a 1/2" piece of PVC pipe.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:12 PM   #9
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Thanks for the good ideas.
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