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Old 08-18-2022, 04:30 PM   #1
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2012 Coachmen Freelander Freshwater inlet

I have a 2012 Coachman Freelander that I bought used, and the freshwater fill inlet apparently has a check valve, just like the city line. This prevents me from filling it while dry camping from a water jug. Is this normal or did the previous owner install the wrong inlet? Can I simply replace with a standard gravity fill inlet from Amazon?
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Old 08-18-2022, 11:19 PM   #2
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Make sure the inlet is higher than the top of the tank! Mine isn’t, and therefore the valve is there to prevent water from coming back out. I have a similar issue in a different model,
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Old 08-19-2022, 12:57 AM   #3
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I think it's normal. They assume that you're going to fill the fresh water tank from a faucet before you leave or from another source with a pressurized fill. You could cut a fresh water hose short and use a pump to get it into the tank. Not a lot of fun, but if you're boondocking, but you could use a hand pump like they use to pump antifreeze into the system.
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