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Old 09-13-2016, 02:30 PM   #1
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Filling water tank from 5 gallon bottle

Has anyone found (preferably from Amazon) a cap to a standard 5 gallon bottle that has a hose attached that can be used to fill water into an RV's tank? I guess I could put in on the kitchen counter running the hose out the window
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:33 PM   #2
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why not buy a small transfer pump? you can get them hand,12 volt or 120 volt .
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In a pinch I have used my winterization hose and run it from the suction of the onboard water pump and into a 5 gallon jug sitting on the ground beside the coach.

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why not buy a small transfer pump? you can get them hand,12 volt or 120 volt .
I am afraid that I would use it so infrequently that when I finally need it, then it won't work. Hoses will always work.
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Here's a Rube Goldberg idea. If you coach has the extra tubing and valve to pull antifreeze from a container you could use it and the pump to pull water from a 5 gallon bottle. Replace the outside shower with a quick disconnect hose fitting and run a potable water hose to the gravity fill of the coach water tank. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes to drain a 5 gallon water bottle. Like I said Rube Goldberg. If should work but might sound pretty strange.

Other option as beaverfever posted a second water pump. Best would be a duplicate of what is in the coach. Could play double duty as a stand by replacement.
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I pump extra water in my coach using a spare water pump I carry with me.
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In a pinch I have used my winterization hose and run it from the suction of the onboard water pump and into a 5 gallon jug sitting on the ground beside the coach.

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X2, eventually, I managed to figure this out as well.... Much easier than pouring water into the tank.
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I use the hose designed to suck the pink antifreeze into the potable water system. Make that hose long enough to reach the ground. Insert the hose into the jug of water sitting on the ground. Move two valves to change water flow. Turn pump on and suck contents of jug into your potable water tank. I do this all the time with three 6 gallon jerry cans of water.
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I have 2 water cans a 6 gal and a 5 gallon I place them on the top of my 6 foot latter and run a hose from them into water tank on MH. Takes maybe 10 minutes to do both water cans.
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I have the 7 gallon water jug. I replaced the removable spigot with a barbed fitting, and attach a 10 ft hose, both from Menards.
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Scepter and VP racing make 5 gallon water jugs with spouts.
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I have a 10 dollar transfer pump I bought from harbor freight 4 years ago. It sat in a compartment until recently when I needed to transfer water from a 35 gallon leg tank to my rv holding tank. Worked like a charm! has two clamps to connect to battery or you could wire it with a cig lighter end. Transfered the whole 35 gallons in a couple minutes. here is the link.
http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt...ump-94639.html

guess it was more than 10 bucks or the price has went up over the last few years!
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There are smaller and cheaper ones. This works for me. It looks like it would fit in a standard five gallon water jug. Not sure because i use a 15 gallon cooler with wheels that is used for nothing but fresh water.

I can move the 15 gallons into my tank in about three min or so. Most places i have been it takes longer to get the 15 gallons into the cooler from the spigot than it does to get it into my tank.

I did purchase a little extra tubing to go with it. Came in handy and the extra tubing fits perfect on my small shop vac.


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As others have mentioned you can use the existing onboard pump. On my 5th it has what is called a country fill application which is the manufacturers way of getting water into the tank if you don't have a pressurized supply. It involves changing the valve setup similar to the winterization process but a different valve setting. On our unit it is quite cumbersome to do as you have to take the panel off, crawl in there and adjust the valves. Like you I have decided to just use a container and hose. And opted to do what another posted stated and use one of those 7 gallon blue jugs with the spigot on the end and replaced the spigot with a fitting from home depot and attach a hose. the only problem is holding the 50+lbs of water high enough to get it in. However the blue jug has an air vent on it so it does empty fairly quickly and gets lighter as it empties. Am seriously considering a spare pump as yet another poster mentioned or even one of those pumps that run off a drill which I have used for other applications.
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