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Old 09-30-2015, 08:22 PM   #1
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On 23IKSS - best way to add FW when dry camping?

We are thinking about our first electric-only trip and will be camped for five nights. Just my wife and I. We'll fill up the FW tank when we enter the campground. We'll buy drinking and cooking water and probably only do one shower each. But if we need to add a few gallons to the FW tank, what is the best way to do that? If gravity, we'll need to fin a funnel that works? But I thought I read somewhere that you can use the pump to pull in the water. Is there an easy way to do that on a 23IKSS (2016)?
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:42 PM   #2
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Sounds silly but...you could use the anitfreeze inlet and the outside shower to fill the fw tank.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:44 PM   #3
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Where we boondock, they have potable water faucets spread out throughout the cg. So, we bring 100 to 200 ft of hose to fill the tank.
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Not really sure if you can. I'm not sure about that. I have seen what you are referring to. I been thinking about that myself. Anyways make sure you fill the water heater and bleed air out of lines while you are filling FW tank. Every bit helps.
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Sounds silly but...you could use the anitfreeze inlet and the outside shower to fill the fw tank.
So how do we do that? I think I understand how to use the AF inlet. But why the outside shower?
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:08 PM   #6
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Where the pump is, flip the valve over to pull from the AF inlet outside. Put a hose from the inlet into the fw jug you plan to use. Turn on the pump. Take your outside shower head off and put that hose into your fw tank fill. Then turn on the outside faucet and it will draw from the jug. I never did the jug draw. But have used the method to put a few gallons for traveling (when I was too lazy to disconnect the fw hose from the camper.
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We've been dry campers for 25 years now, 9 years of that with our Roo.
We carry a 6 gallon water jug to shuttle water. It has a spout that fits perfectly in the FW tank fill.
We also travel with a full tank of water.
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You should be able to hook a hose to a can then hook it to the antifreeze port below water intake. But I am not sure this will fill the tank without a fill bypass in the system. I plumbed a cold water line, with inline ball valve, into the top of my water tank, so I could fill the tank when hooked to city water. Very helpful in flushing/ cleaning the tank and quicker to fill the tank. I don't care for the gravity fill, but it is need when all you have is a remote hand pumped well.


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Where the pump is, flip the valve over to pull from the AF inlet outside. Put a hose from the inlet into the fw jug you plan to use. Turn on the pump. Take your outside shower head off and put that hose into your fw tank fill. Then turn on the outside faucet and it will draw from the jug. I never did the jug draw. But have used the method to put a few gallons for traveling (when I was too lazy to disconnect the fw hose from the camper.
I'll give that a look. I need to learn where the pump is and where I flip the valve. I think it is behind that divider panel in the storage compartment that opens on the rear of the trailer.

We also have a funny and bucket to do a gravity feed but the "nozzle" on the funnel is the same size as the FW opening so we need to get a funnel with a smaller end.

200' of hose? Now that is funny. But I can see how it would work. We only have 50.
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You may just want to leave the hose in the jug an skip adding to the fw tank. Basically, use the jug as your fw tank.
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