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Old 08-15-2018, 01:31 PM   #1
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Adding non-pressurized water to FW tank

Has anyone found a method for adding water to the fresh water tank with out a pressurized hose?

On my Prism 24G, there is only a switch that allows a pressured hose to either fill the tank or to provide "city water". It would be nice to have a method to add water when in a campground that has water faucets but no hookups.
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Do you have a winterization valve that would normally be used to suck anti-freeze?
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:46 PM   #3
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Do you have a winterization valve that would normally be used to suck anti-freeze?
If I do, I have no idea where it is. The water pump itself is pretty inaccessible being behind a couple drawers attached to the outside wall under the stove.

I have not had a need to winterize as the Prism is in AZ from Oct to April.
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Adding non-pressurized water to FW tank

We have a Sunseeker 2400R. I have had to add water a couple of times and so what I do is carry an empty 6 gallon water tank. I fill up the water tank and then put the winterizing tube into the tank. Change the valve to winterizing and then I open the outside sprayer and hold it to the fresh water intake. They are right next to each other. Next turn on the water pump and presto. The water is sucked up into the sprayer and then shot into the fresh water tank. Bingo. Fresh water added. Donít ask me why I needed to add the water please.
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It would be nice to have a method to add water when in a campground that has water faucets but no hookups.
I'm not sure what you mean....

Would something like this water bandit work
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I'm not sure what you mean....

Would something like this water bandit work
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That might work if one is close enough to the faucet. I just got one of those today from FedEx.
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That might work if one is close enough to the faucet. I just got one of those today from FedEx.
Original manufacturer was called "water thief" I think. What also helps with these is to put a hose clamp that can be tightened down as these do tend to leak when in use.
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Original manufacturer was called "water thief" I think. What also helps with these is to put a hose clamp that can be tightened down as these do tend to leak when in use.

A hose clamp is a great idea!!
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I bought a cheap portable sump pump with a hose connector and put it in a 5 gallon pail and pour water from my 7 gallon water jugs into the 5 gallon pail and let the sump pump do the rest.
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I bought a cheap portable sump pump with a hose connector and put it in a 5 gallon pail and pour water from my 7 gallon water jugs into the 5 gallon pail and let the sump pump do the rest.

Sounds doable - thanks.
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