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Old 09-27-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fresh water fill?

How to fill a fresh water tank on a fifth wheel. I have a Silverback 33L 2010 model. There is only one connector for fresh water. The city water connector has a switch so you can go back and forth. You can fill your tank and then switch back to city water. When boondocking I want to carry water in with a 5 gal container but don't know how to get it in as this is not pressurized I have check Forest River manuals and can't find anything
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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12V pump from your 5 gal to the city hook up.

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Or make up an adapter and get the supply higher than inlet and let gravity do its work.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
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12V pump from your 5 gal to the city hook up.
X2, been doing it that way for a long time. 12v transfer pump, couple pieces of hose and you're in business. If you really want to make it easy (cause the hose is going to curl from storage and be hard to get to the bottom of the 5 gal tank) buy a new, (duh), toilet flush wand, cut the spray end off end use it as a suction tube into the 5 gal tank.
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Our 2011 KZ Sportsmen has the same for filling fresh water. Also there is the long hose for winterizing. So when I need to fill fresh water I open one valve to let water enter fresh water tank, then turn it back to closed. When adding more water at campground all I have to do is open valve to fresh water tank, put long witerizing hose into the water jug & open valve at the end of the winterizing hose & it pump into the fresh water tank.
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