Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-20-2014, 06:16 PM   #1
Junior Member
davel3083's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 26
Fresh water fill on new campers

Good afternoon everyone, need to ask a question, had a older camper that had a fresh water fill, by removing a cap and dumping water into the tank and could be added when needed. Well that being said, just bought a brand new camper and find out the water fill is now done by a water hose that needs to be pressurized to fill the holding tank. Well what happens after I fill the holding tank and I pull into my camp site and I need to add water to holding tank, I carry a water jug but I can't add water because it won't take it, please someone tell me what I am doing wrong and how to fix the situation, I would like to camp in state park for more than a few days, but I will run out of water and have no way to add more...

davel3083 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
Ford Idaho's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,036

Buy a water pump, bolt it to a plywood board, with enough wire and a set of

ProgressiveRC - FMA Alligator Clip to EC5 Cable

Use the battery of your tow rig to run the pump.

You can pick up the needed hose fittings at Lowes or Home depot.

2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2014, 07:56 AM   #3
Senior Member
mrmichael's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 107
Most I have seen have a hose connection to provide pressure when connected to a water supply, and a fill spigot the fill the fresh water tank that you would use your onboard pump for. Yours might be different

Other Motorhome

2013 F-150 Eco-Boost V6
mrmichael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2014, 08:33 AM   #4
Junior Member
davel3083's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 26
I do have that set up, but after you fill the fresh water tank, let's say you are camping for 4 days, if I run out of water, I have no way of refilling without packing it up and pulling to a water fill station and filling with a hose, the older type had a cap on it and you could fill a 5 gallon bucket and dump right into holding tank, new one has to have water pressure behind it to refill, so I guess I will be rigging up a pump on a board and connecting to the battery and suck it out of the jug into the tank, thanks for all the replys....
davel3083 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2014, 08:44 AM   #5
Senior Member
camper1999's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 778
This is what i did to resolve that problem. It works great and is a lot easier then the water jugs.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1411393453482.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	76.3 KB
ID:	63292   Click image for larger version

Name:	1411393483277.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	55.4 KB
ID:	63293  
2012 Cedar Creek Silverback 29RE
2011 GMC 2500HD Diesel
camper1999 is offline   Reply With Quote

camper, fresh water, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 PM.