RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-25-2016, 11:19 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 250
Gravity Water Fill

Our 2012 VISTA 30T does not have a gravity fill for water. Has anyone put one in? It looks like it might be doable on the passenger side near the water pump compartment as you may be able to access through the closet or drawers in the bedroom. Need to know about where to cut for the fill port and miss framing, best way to attach to the tank, etc.

We still enjoy dry camping and would be nice to be able to add water if needed without hooking up in the water compartment. It would also add a vent so if I add a shutoff to the overflow to prevent water loss when traveling it could be a backup should the valve be left closed accidently.

Thanks in advance
__________________

__________________
Allen & Linda; 2012 Winnebago Vista 30T, Ford 6.8 V-10, Safety-Steer, Roadmaster front and rear sway bars, 5-star tune
jazzerjump is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-25-2016, 12:09 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Buxton, North Dakota
Posts: 3,435
A friend of mine with a Brave without gravity fill solved the problem with a 12 volt pump from Harbor Freight. The pump has hose connections. He just uses a short hose from pump outlet to regular city water fill connection and another short hose from pump inlet to what ever he is carrying water in. Pump was under $40.

You might see if Winnebago makes something with your floor plan and gravity fill and then duplicate it.
__________________

__________________
2003 Winnebago Adventurer 38G F53/ V10 605 watts of Solar
1999 Winnebago Brave 35C F53V10 Handicap Equipped
1999 Jeep Cherokee, 1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade and 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel
John Hilley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 09:43 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
skigramp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: HOME: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 2,102
If you have a "winterization" configuration you do not need to buy anything additional.

Your on-board water pump will pump any liquid from a jug or bucket if you turn the valve to "DIVERT" ... you should also have a valve that says "TANK FILL" .... turn to divert and tank fill ... your on-board water pump will fill your tank.

On my rig these two valves are on opposite sides of the coach.

How do I know this ... sometimes I forget to turn the tank fill valve to city supply ... and the water pump runs continuously ... it is pumping water from the fresh water tank back into the fresh water tank ...
__________________
2012 Buick Enclave
Present At home Home: Oshkosh, WI

former owner 2004 Winnebago Journey 39W
skigramp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 10:02 AM   #4
Registered User
 
mel s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by jazzerjump View Post
Our 2012 VISTA 30T does not have a gravity fill for water. Has anyone put one in?
We still enjoy dry camping and would be nice to be able to add water if needed without hooking up in the water compartment.
Thanks in advance
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Hilley View Post
A friend of mine with a Brave without gravity fill solved the problem with a 12 volt pump from Harbor Freight. The pump has hose connections. He just uses a short hose from pump outlet to regular city water fill connection and another short hose from pump inlet to what ever he is carrying water in. Pump was under $40.
jazzerjump
Using a 12V water pump to add water through the hose connector in the water compartment seems to be the most often used solution to the "no gravity fill problem".
mel s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 12:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 250
Thanks all. We do have the winterization package-great idea. The 12v pump makes for a great option also. Got to love the forum as always seems to be honts/ideas.

Should start another thread but has anyone added a video control switch box? We dont have one and have added a rear tv and would like to get sattelite back there. Dont know how hard to chase down the various coax cables to hook one up.
__________________
Allen & Linda; 2012 Winnebago Vista 30T, Ford 6.8 V-10, Safety-Steer, Roadmaster front and rear sway bars, 5-star tune
jazzerjump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 03:00 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
jwmaustin's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nashville, IN 47448
Posts: 668
This seems like an ongoing topic. There is value in a gravity fill as has been done for years since it allows simply inserting a garden hose and putting water in the FW tank. all other methods seem to require more complications.... ?
__________________

__________________
Bill & Jenny - 2016 Winnebago Itasca Ellipse 42HD, 43 ft, Cummins 8.9 ISL - Blue Ox and SMARTCAR. Once/month traveler in Midwest and (as ofen as possible) Southern US. Home - Nashville, Indiana (Beautiful Brown County)
jwmaustin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fresh Water - No Gravity Fill? - Try This! laplatarosa Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 20 09-19-2009 11:42 AM
Why doesn't water overflow my gravity fill tube? phays Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10 06-05-2008 06:18 AM
Gravity water fill Craig H Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 17 04-18-2008 06:31 AM
Gravity fill water tank ALAG321 Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 9 01-07-2008 03:16 PM
Water Gravity Fill Problem MNGolfer MH-General Discussions & Problems 4 05-18-2006 11:27 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.