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Old 09-30-2015, 09:33 PM   #11
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Maybe scratch that. If the jug runs dry you'll wear out the pump trying to pull water. Unless you only flip the pump on to draw water as needed and then flip it off.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:42 PM   #12
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LOL Use a 2 dollar funnel and a 5 dollar water jug and stop smoking the gears in your brain. SMH at some of the suggestions. Simpler is better.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:46 PM   #13
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I have the bypass and can use the pump to draw water from a container to fill the fresh water tank, but it takes forever to fill the tank.

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I bought a Reliance 5 gal water can. Instead of screwing the tap/ valve I bought a 1" ball valve and barbed fitting to install the hose. Fill this up, close the valve, raise the can, install the hose into the gravity fill, open the cans air bleed, then open the ball valve.

Shot gun water fill! The 5 gallons empties in about one minute! The only hard part is lifting 5gal of water to the height of the gravity fill.


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Old 09-30-2015, 10:30 PM   #14
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$2 funnel didn't fit in the hole.

But I like Erik's idea. We have one of those plastic spouts that you can insert in the FW inlet. The other end is designed to be screwed into/onto a hose. I need to find a water jug to which I can attach it.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:39 PM   #15
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Drhroo,

I got my can at the Glenwood Army surplus, but REI Denver had them as well.

I see you purchase from Nolands I have been there several times to shop the Roos. I didn't care for the sales staff myself. Their parts department has been helpful.

Did you ever go to the Roo dealer in Evans?


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Old 09-30-2015, 10:48 PM   #16
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You could use a water pump that is operated by a drill. The cost of the pump is in the $10 range.
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:03 PM   #17
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I saw one of these at Walmart the other day or you can get at amazon
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:24 PM   #18
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Fresh water fill

We boondock for 30 days straight each year during Archery Elk season.
We refill our 6 gallon cans (3 of them) at a local spring, and haul it back to the trailer. Simply fill from the spout into the tank. Weighs 48 lbs, so not that heavy to lift.
As an alternate, we also sometimes use a 5 gallon bucket to fill a large ice chest, and using a bilge pump, with clear plastic lines, alligator clipped to the truck battery, we can pump the entire load (45 gallons) from the back of the truck, directly into the tank via the gravity filler. Since we don't always have an empty ice chest we don't use that method regularly.
Since we are in a large gravel pit, or deep in the forest, we can dump our grey water using a 50 or 100 ft hose.
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:44 PM   #19
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x2 on deartruc. It is too easy to use the antifreeze in and trailer pump and only takes about a minute or two to pump 5 gals in from any water container
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:54 PM   #20
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Tank capacities

Be sure you don't put more water in your FW tank than the combined capacities of your GW and BW.
Also, we just cut a plastic water bottle to form a funnel an screwed the hot water heater flush tool to it to pour in a jug of water.
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