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Old 07-31-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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How to fill fresh water?

Hello,
I have a Open Range Roamer 247FLR TT and the only way I can fill with fresh water is to connect a hose to the fresh water hook up location.
But some times we need to fill when we don't have a place with pressureized water hose location.
The inlet to the fresh water fill has a internal check valve and only has a male hose fitting that we can connect to.
I need to haul water and pour into the fresh water tank some how???
Any ideas.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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5 gallon plastic bucket with fitting screwed in the bottom with a cutoff. Cut a length of water hose with female end attached and fit to the bucket with a hose clamp. Use the female end to screw into your fresh water tank. Turn cutoff and fill. Takes a couple trips but does the job
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trackman,
I tried to fill in that manner but I have a check valve inside the fresh water fitting and it takes pressure to open it.
The bucket method I tried would not work
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Buy a 12 volt transfer pump. Have a short hose going into a bucket and attach your normal hose to the outlet side. I have filled from a flowing creek with the pump.
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I tried to fill in that manner but I have a check valve inside the fresh water fitting and it takes pressure to open it.
The bucket method I tried would not work
I use a 12VDC RV water pump with hose fittings and hoses attached, to suck water out of a 5-10 gal bucket and force it into the tank via the freshwater inlet, (the water pumped is at a sufficient pressure to open the check valve).
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12vt water pump
Great idea I would have never thought of that -DUH
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Install a three way 'winterization' transfer valve on the pump inlet and use a suction hose long enough to reach the bottom of the bucket.
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I hooked a hose to the winterizing inlet and sucked it in with the onboard pump. ;-)
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When using the winterizing bypass, how does the water get into the FW tank? The pump, I thought, only outputs to the faucets with no output going back to the FW tank.
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When using the winterizing bypass, how does the water get into the FW tank? The pump, I thought, only outputs to the faucets with no output going back to the FW tank.
Mine has a gate valve so when winterizing you can deliver to the plumbing and then to the FW tank. Should be able to arrange, me thinks.
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That's how my plumbing works, YMMV.
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Install a three way 'winterization' transfer valve on the pump inlet and use a suction hose long enough to reach the bottom of the bucket.
Our Dutch Stars have both come that way. Very useful to put bleach or anti-freeze in the system.
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The obvious.... Install a gravity water fill inlet

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The obvious.... Install a gravity water fill inlet
Not to me!
I've gotten along just fine for 12 years without another hole in my water tank.
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