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Old 07-22-2011, 10:44 AM   #11
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I use 250 feet of water hose. Don't carry water jugs any longer.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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Hi again!

During our first trip in our Rockwood HW276, I realized the need to have an easier method to transfer fresh water from two 7 gallon containers into the pop up camper's fresh water tank. I believe I had to refill it twice during our 3 day outing. We plan on doing a full week soon and I'm wondering if there's an easier way someone else has used that is both simple and economical.
You need to go to the harware store and get flexible water pipe ans siphon it it is quicker than you think and saves your back
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:01 PM   #13
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I use a 36 gallon RV water tank and a 12 volt pump. I hook the hose to the pump and fill the trailer. I attach the pump to the battery with a 4 way flat wire harness thingy.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:01 PM   #14
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Refilling...

My wife and I usually walk around the campground in the evening so we would take a couple of gallon jugs with us and top them off during our walk. We never ran out that way.

We would keep them in our truck and if we left the campground we could fill up as we went by the spigot.

It was kind of a pain only filling 1 gallon at a time, but it wasn't heavy!
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I use a 36 gallon RV water tank and a 12 volt pump. I hook the hose to the pump and fill the trailer. I attach the pump to the battery with a 4 way flat wire harness thingy.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:54 PM   #16
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I mounted a 12 volt water pump similar to the one in our trailer on a piece of plywood then added a piece of hose long enough to get into the 5 gallon portable water container on the inlet and another piece of hose on the outlet to get into the fresh water inlet on our trailer. For the 12 volts I wired in a cable with a plug that will go into a cigarette lighter. I then installed the female cigarette lighter fitting on our trailer. These fittings are readily available. It works like a charm. No heavy lifting or spilling of water.
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I have done the same as this.

Works great..
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I use 250 feet of water hose. Don't carry water jugs any longer.
I think I will stay with jugs, otherwise I would need about 25 miles of hose.

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