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Old 03-29-2012, 10:58 AM   #43
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Real simple: take your trailer to the nearest dump station, dump your holding tanks and fill up your water tank.
All set with breaking camp to do so. Think I'll go with one of the other options suggested...
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #44
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Water tank fill question

Taken. I have an Open Range with the same set up. You need to purchase about 4ft of hose that will fit your winterizing connection. Purchase the reinforced vinyl tubing. You will also need a 5 gallon water pail. You connect the hose to the winterizing valve and put the other end in the water pail. You then turn on your water pump. Make sure your pump doesn't run all the time. It should pressurize the system and then stop. You go back to the convenience center and open the winterizing valve and turn the fill tank valve to fill tank. The pump will suck the water out of your pail. This is the only way to fill the tank if you are not connected to commercial water. It is very inconvenient and uses a lot of your battery life if you are dry camping.

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Unfortunately, this won't work for me. If I use winterize the my tank will be bypassed. If I use tank fill, I can't suck from a 5 gallon can.
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Do you have a hose, for sucking the pink stuff into the system? If so, you could possibly add a diverter valve from it and run that to the fresh tank fill line.. Instead of sucking pink stuff into the system, you would be sucking clean water into the fresh tank...


Clear as mud??


EDIT: I think I just talked myself into doing this mod on my rig!
Both our Dutch Star motorhomes have come with this setup. Just need to set the correct valves and anything I want will be sucked into the system either direct into the fresh water system or into the 105 gallon fresh water tank.
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Unfortunately, this won't work for me. If I use winterize the my tank will be bypassed. If I use tank fill, I can't suck from a 5 gallon can.
You will need to cut a tee and a valve on the discharge side of the pump that will go to the tank. When you open that valve the water will be diverted to the tank when the pump is on.

On my KZ all of the plumbing is accessible from the drivers side basement hatch. Next time I'm at my trailer I'll take a picture. I believe my trailer already has the capability to divert the flow from the winterizing suction hose to the tank with valves that are located in there.
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Are you SURE that your hose is approved for drinking water purposes? Does it sit in the sun a lot?

I will only use the white hoses from Camping World. I have one but seldom use it only when I have very long distances to get my water. Actually, I never drink or cook with the water that comes into the coach. We always use the Glacier Machines or the Culligan Machines found at Drug Stores and Wal-Mart's and fill up our 3 gallon jugs that sit on top of our water dispenser in the coach. And we buy bottled water too.

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Yes It is a hose that came from the camper store where we purchased our travel trailer. It has a blue stripe on it . The hose stays in the camper storage bin. I always drain it and connect the ends together to prevent drips on the floor. Storage area stays cleaner that way.(less mud). As for bottled water, We too drink purchased plastic bottled water and even use that in the coffee pot to make tea and what not.
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Yes It is a hose that came from the camper store where we purchased our travel trailer. It has a blue stripe on it . The hose stays in the camper storage bin. I always drain it and connect the ends together to prevent drips on the floor. Storage area stays cleaner that way.(less mud). As for bottled water, We too drink purchased plastic bottled water and even use that in the coffee pot to make tea and what not.
I would try a different drinking water hose to see if you still have the same vinyl taste on the water. One in particular is a cloth flat collapsible one that you can get from various vendors. it comes in 25 or 50 foot lengths.

Handi-Hose & Reel, 25'

http://www.activeforever.com/p-2214-...hose-reel.aspx

If so, I would be looking somewhere else in the trailer where they may have installed something that wasn't drinking water approved.

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