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Old 07-27-2014, 10:08 PM   #21
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To fill the fresh water tank, I do not use any connector. I just set the hose in the opening and turn on the water.

To drain the black waste, you use a standard sewer hose (nicknamed stinky slinky).
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:12 PM   #22
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Thank you. How do I know when the fresh water is full? As far as I know, there no gauges to indicate water levels.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:38 PM   #23
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You can hear a change in the sound when it's getting full. Then the water spills out when it's full.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:41 AM   #24
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Yep, fill til it overflows. Are you mostly dry camping (no water hookups)? FWIW, if you have water hookup at your camp site you do not need to use the fresh water storage tank. The white hose you bought also hooks up at the city water inlet and provides the water directly to the sinks, toilet, shower, and water heater.
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Correct, the majority of the time I will be dry camping. I go to a lot of races and there are rarely if ever any hookups.

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Sounds like a lot of fun :-)
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:05 PM   #27
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Hey everyone! I'm wanting to add some levelers (the little level bubbles) to my new HW296. I'm having a hard time finding a good spot to put my big level to make sure it is level before I add them. Any tricks?
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:56 PM   #28
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Hey Gforce,

All you need to do is spend one time leveling the trailer close to perfect and then place those sticky levelers to it and you will be all set. You can do it anywhere you have a bit of time to work on leveling the pup. Your hardest time will be getting the side to side perfect. Front to back is easy.

Just use a normal 24" carpenter level to check it while you level the pup.

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Thanks vin. Yeah, I added the front to back level, that was easy. The trouble I'm having is finding a good place to put the carpenter level. I have a 24" level but it seems no matter where I put it on the pup, I get a different trading. It's like no two places are the same. I'll keep plugging away at it.
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I like to take four readings with the 24" level.

1) back bumper
2) hold under back of frame (in case bumper is not welded square to frame)
3) inside door on the camper floor
4) hold under front of frame ( more tricky as you need to crawl under a bit).

You will most likely get four different readings. I say get it as close as you can and call it a day. You can drive yourself nuts trying to get it perfect. There is a point of diminishing returns.

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