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Old 07-20-2020, 02:54 PM   #21
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Before everyone gets frustrated trying to find this item:

It is currently on backorder from the manufacturer. No one seems to have the item in stock. Amazon says it will ship in 1 to 2 months!

I called Valterra, the manufacturer. They wonít be shipping any to dealers until July 30th.

Sorry, folks, but the Valterra Secure Fill is not available at the moment.
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Old 07-20-2020, 02:55 PM   #22
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I Bought the Camco one from Amazon for $7.54

https://tinyurl.com/yyhvtxw2
Yes you can use that one but this one is much easier to use and you don't need to hold it.

I got lucky when i got mine. i Paid like $5 for it since it was next to the last one they had online.
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:09 PM   #23
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I don't get it...


I've got the Valterra tank filler, and I can't see any advantage to the one referenced by the OP...



I just slip my Valterra filler in the port, and let it go until the tank is full.... it self vents, doesn't fall out of the port, and if it runs over, there is plenty of room for the water to exit so the tank does not pressurize. I don't have to hold mine or babysit it in any way. We have 80psi water here at the house... mine doesn't come out of the port.

Looks like another solution looking for a problem to me. But hey, if they can sell some more power to them...
I also have this one and it has worked fine for 3 years. This one and the other one without the screw on cap have very good reviews.
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Old 07-20-2020, 04:57 PM   #24
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Before everyone gets frustrated trying to find this item:

It is currently on backorder from the manufacturer. No one seems to have the item in stock. Amazon says it will ship in 1 to 2 months!

I called Valterra, the manufacturer. They wonít be shipping any to dealers until July 30th.

Sorry, folks, but the Valterra Secure Fill is not available at the moment.
It must be pretty effective and popular with such a lengthy back order.

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Old 07-20-2020, 05:55 PM   #25
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It must be pretty effective and popular with such a lengthy back order.

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I would not associate effective with popular. Nor would I consider either to be a necessary reason for lengthy backorder. If the manufacturer is producing them in batches - one batch per year..... just sayin'.
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:21 PM   #26
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I Bought the Camco one from Amazon for $7.54

https://tinyurl.com/yyhvtxw2
I too have had this one here for years no issues no problems. I think I paid less than $7 when it first came out.
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:05 AM   #27
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I would not associate effective with popular. Nor would I consider either to be a necessary reason for lengthy backorder. If the manufacturer is producing them in batches - one batch per year..... just sayin'.
Or, maybe, Home Depot just ran out of the necessary parts.

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Old 07-21-2020, 06:03 AM   #28
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I just don’t understand the pushback and arguments from some people about this thing. There is nobody on this thread (other than me) who has even used one, but so many people want to discount it as something that is no better than what they use and how it offers no benefits over the way they have been filling their fresh water tanks.

I have read so many threads here where people have had problems filing their gravity-fill fresh water tank using just a hose or the different fillers that have been mentioned in this thread. I had these same problems with the TT I had before I bought my Windjammer. I tried the different fillers and methods mentioned here, but I still had problems. Then I bought one of these things and I no longer had any problems filling my tank.

I posted this thread to help people here who are frustrated by how difficult and time-consuming it can be to do something as simple as filling a fresh water tank. There have been some good points made, such as the one 5picker made about not just letting it flow at “full-blast” — at least not the first couple of times you use it, maybe, but after those first couple of times, you will probably find that you can let it flow at a higher rate without it causing any damage or any splash-back while filling your tank without you standing there holding your hose at the filler.

I have used this filler for years and have shared my experience for the benefit of FRF Members. If you don’t want to use it or if you want to make one yourself, that’s your choice, but don’t portend to know everything about, how it is made and how well it will work — you just can’t know what you don’t know.

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Old 07-21-2020, 06:09 AM   #29
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Using a Pump

I will also add another benefit of this device. If you pump water from the back of your truck or anywhere else, it sure is nice to know that this thing is holding tight at the fill inlet as you are [however many] feet away, and often out of sight of the fill inlet.

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Old 07-21-2020, 06:55 AM   #30
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I bought one of these several years ago when it was made by SNL Products. For some reason they became unavailable for years after I bought mine, but you could find them here and there for $80-$100.

This is the absolute best filler for gravity-fill fresh water tanks. I just thought Iíd share.

https://www.amazon.com/VALTERRA-LLC-.../dp/B07JDZMC82

Hereís a video:

https://youtu.be/9HcjtK_k7Qs

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I probably would have bought one had I not cobbled together something similar out of a 90* garden hose valve and short length of hose. Not having to go to two stores for 4 parts would have been worth it. Iím not sure why I even bother with Loweís or HD any more.
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Old 07-21-2020, 07:53 AM   #31
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i just donít understand the pushback and arguments from some people about this thing. There is nobody on this thread (other than me) who has even used one, but so many people want to discount it as something that is no better than what they use and how it offers no benefits over the way they have been filling their fresh water tanks.

I have read so many threads here where people have had problems filing their gravity-fill fresh water tank using just a hose or the different fillers that have been mentioned in this thread. I had these same problems with the tt i had before i bought my windjammer. I tried the different fillers and methods mentioned here, but i still had problems. Then i bought one of these things and i no longer had any problems filling my tank.

I posted this thread to help people here who are frustrated by how difficult and time-consuming it can be to do something as simple as filling a fresh water tank. There have been some good points made, such as the one 5picker made about not just letting it flow at ďfull-blastĒ ó at least not the first couple of times you use it, maybe, but after those first couple of times, you will probably find that you can let it flow at a higher rate without it causing any damage or any splash-back while filling your tank without you standing there holding your hose at the filler.

I have used this filler for years and have shared my experience for the benefit of frf members. If you donít want to use it or if you want to make one yourself, thatís your choice, but donít portend to know everything about, how it is made and how well it will work ó you just canít know what you donít know.

Bruce
i have used both items and the one that started this is the one i use now.

So your not the only one to use it.
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Old 07-21-2020, 08:15 AM   #32
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I just donít understand the pushback and arguments from some people about this thing. There is nobody on this thread (other than me) who has even used one, but so many people want to discount it as something that is no better than what they use and how it offers no benefits over the way they have been filling their fresh water tanks.

I have read so many threads here where people have had problems filing their gravity-fill fresh water tank using just a hose or the different fillers that have been mentioned in this thread. I had these same problems with the TT I had before I bought my Windjammer. I tried the different fillers and methods mentioned here, but I still had problems. Then I bought one of these things and I no longer had any problems filling my tank.

I posted this thread to help people here who are frustrated by how difficult and time-consuming it can be to do something as simple as filling a fresh water tank. There have been some good points made, such as the one 5picker made about not just letting it flow at ďfull-blastĒ ó at least not the first couple of times you use it, maybe, but after those first couple of times, you will probably find that you can let it flow at a higher rate without it causing any damage or any splash-back while filling your tank without you standing there holding your hose at the filler.

I have used this filler for years and have shared my experience for the benefit of FRF Members. If you donít want to use it or if you want to make one yourself, thatís your choice, but donít portend to know everything about, how it is made and how well it will work ó you just canít know what you donít know.

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I guess I've been very lucky with my gravity fill tank. I've been using the cheapo Camco filler, and I've been able to put in and turn it on full blast (from my house) and get no back spray or anything. I'm also able to just leave it there without it popping out. However, if I were having issues with filling it, I could see how this product would be very helpful.
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Like another poster stated the Camco fill tube stays in place on my rig. Load it all the way in and turn it on and walk away.
If the Camco unit didn't stay in place for me then I'm sure I would have looked for a better alternative.

This got me to thinking and I don't see why a person with a Cameco or other similar cheaper unit couldn't make a simple fix for themselves.
Purchase a Replacment cap for freshwater tank and take a Step Bit and drill out the center section just enough to slip hose through.
This way you can screw the Camco filler tube onto filler neck for a secure fit.
Seen Replacment caps for $6 bucks.
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Exactly. And you can turn your hose on full blast to fill the tank in no time with no splash-back. I know this because I have owned one for years.

Bruce
For my entire life I have just been sticking the hose end in the fill tube after removing the cap.

It stays in place while the hose runs full blast. Easy Peasy and no $21 expense.

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The site team has been asked to read this thread by a third party. The OP simply suggested a product they like,, and was sharing the information to be beneficial to others.

We may possibly move all the other posts to their own thread, as they may can be beneficial too, but are kind of off topic to this thread
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