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Old 06-14-2016, 10:14 AM   #21
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Your trailer doesn't have a fresh water gauge along with the black and grey??
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:40 AM   #22
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We've had really good luck with filling our water tank at the campground and on the plus side you don't have to haul the additional 350+ lbs.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:47 AM   #23
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You must be a lot younger & stronger that I am Tom,,,
There ain't no way I could do that !!!
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I agree. Last time that was my REGULAR practice I was younger. Last month had to RENT a Class C for an event when our Factory delivery date got pushed back a month for our new TH and can you imagine a motor home that sleeps 7 with only a 40 fw tank. Well my shoulder and back still hurt from that damn old 6 gal jug.
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:00 AM   #24
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We've had really good luck with filling our water tank at the campground and on the plus side you don't have to haul the additional 350+ lbs.
I think this particular discussion of needing more fresh water than what's in the tank is a result of camping someplace where fresh water isn't readily available. Boondocking for example and/or where hook-ups are nowhere to be found.

Certainly, filling your water tank at a campground (without site hook-ups) is a viable option IF the campground advertises a central filling station (and you are sure it works) but one day you are going to get there only to find out there is no water to be had (or has bad water... or the power is out... or any other reason) and be miles from another water spigot.

When going to a place where site hook-ups are not a part of the camping trip, I ALWAYS travel with a full tank of water and have my extra water jugs full too. I've been at those places and been the only one to have water.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:10 PM   #25
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We have a blue 5 gal water jug from our tenting days that we still carry. And a funnel with a long flexible neck. Our Provincial Parks don't have full hookups but have potable water spigots throughout the parks. A full tank will last us 4 or 5 days but after that we just top up 5 gal at a time. We also have a waste water tank to draw down grey water if needed.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:25 PM   #26
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Do not know where you live but go to a local store and purchase a pump run by a cordless elictric drill and use it to pump from one container to the TT.......J
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:55 PM   #27
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I recall reading a post on this site where the winterizing draw tube was used to pull water from the 5-gallon water jugs and the outside show was used to fill the freshwater tank through the gravity fill.

You might have to extend the winterizing tube and clean and sanitize it before doing this, but if your RV is capable of doing this, I would consider this method.

Here's a plumbing pic on how to do it. Obviously you'll need shore power if you don't want to kill your battery. Your outside shower needs to reach your fill connection. And you'll need piece a of hose to into your water jug.
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I got one of these. Cut the wand off and put a long piece of plastic tubing on it. When I run out of water, fill it up, hook up to the battery and it pumps it into the fwt 30 gal at a time.
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Do not know where you live but go to a local store and purchase a pump run by a cordless elictric drill and use it to pump from one container to the TT.......J
Right on Jim,,, or at least some sort of 12 volt pump !!!
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I got one of these. Cut the wand off and put a long piece of plastic tubing on it. When I run out of water, fill it up, hook up to the battery and it pumps it into the fwt 30 gal at a time.
I am guessing you did not use it first to spray your lawn with weed killer ???
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