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Old 05-15-2014, 05:32 AM   #1
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Two water inlets

I just bought a 95 Honorbuilt, it has 2 water inlets, one says potable water only, why 2 ?

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Old 05-15-2014, 06:01 AM   #2
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One to fill up your fresh water tank (potable water) and the other for shore water (city water).

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Old 05-15-2014, 06:02 AM   #3
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I have an Itasca with two water inlets. In my case one is the fill for the fresh water tank. The other inlet is to hook up city/park water.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:17 AM   #4
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Two water inlets

One is for filling your on board fresh water (FW) tank the other is for hooking up a FW supply when you are at a location that has a potable water supply at your site. You will need the following:
Pressure regulator to protect your plumbing from excess water pressure.
White potable water hose (25') maybe two or more depending where you camp. You can determine this over time. Keep potable water hoses separate from other cleaning and flushing hoses.
Optional a 90 degree connector to reduce stress at the camper hose connection.
Optional a water filter to keep sediment out.

Sanitize your FW system. 1/4 cup bleach to 15 gallons of water capacity. Fill tank with solution open faucets to run water into lines and close then soak for 12-24 hours. Drain and flush twice or until bleach odor is gone from faucets water.

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Old 05-15-2014, 06:21 AM   #5
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Not sure on your unit but mine has a second one for flushing the black tank.
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My second is also for flushing the black water tank.
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Water inlet

Thanks for the info
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:36 AM   #8
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I just one says Potable water.. Then I'd guess that one is your city water inlet and may ALSO be the fresh supply tank fill inlet (Via a quick fill valve)

The other is the black tank flusher.

Some folks use Y connectors to hook both up at the same time.. And of course when a bit o seepage gets past the safety featurs built in to the black tank sprayer...... Get sick on their own sewage.

Suggestion from Fred (Google RV 101 by Fred) is to disconnect the hose from "The Flusher" when not in use to prevent that.

On mine I have a dedicated rinse hose. IT ends with a vacuum breaker and a check valve and a quick disconnect.. This goes to a short (like six inches) hose to the inlet or the flusher, and rom there to a Vacuum breaker Damon installed, from there to the Tornado I replaced "The Flusher" with, the Tornado has a spring check valve as well.

So i lush with two belts and two pair o suspenders as it were.

And when I'm done, I quick DISconnect (this by the way allows a lot of back flow out the motor home end of the quick disconnect, draining the line up to the vacuum breaker Damon installed)

I've seen folks .. Do it diferently.

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