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Old 08-24-2014, 02:31 PM   #1
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filling water tank

I have a 02 Jayco 26ss. Seams like I never have enough water after a few days. I add what I think is enough. I checked the water tank level indicator light, and it shows I have enough water. I don't know if the water tank level indicator in the water tank is operating correctly or not. I know my waste tank level indicator is not correct. We are very careful with usage. For fear of rupturing my plastic water tank seams like I never put in enough water. I was thinking of purchasing a water meter so I will know just how many gallons I put in my tank. Does anyone have a better idea filling water tanks where a hose is attached with full house line pressure? Thanks Stan
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:55 PM   #2
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Stan, you should have an overflow on the fresh water tank. When water starts to come out of the overflow, you are full.

Give the overflow a few seconds to drain too.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:04 PM   #3
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Fill a 5 gallon bucket with water from your hose and make note of the time it takes. Use a little math to figure out how long it will take to fill your TT tank to capacity. Or just fill it till it overflows. I never heard of a tank rupturing before, but I guess it's possible.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:16 PM   #4
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When a full tank isn't enough, I carry a 6 gal water can to top off the tank. Refill the can when ever we are driving around the CG or park and come upon a faucet. On a couple occasions [1 when I got set up before realizing my site didn't have water and my tank was only 1/4 full] I used a couple large coolers to carry water to the TT and then a funnel and 2 qt drink container to transfer it to the tank. Just be creative and don't get set up before fillin up.
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:14 PM   #5
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I tried the bucket filling thing. It took longer to fill my tank because it was going through a 1/2 inch line. So it took a lot longer to fill my tank. If it took a minute to fill a five gal bucket, when a minute only filled my water tank with one gal. It took me a couple trips to figure that out. Stan
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Old 08-24-2014, 06:32 PM   #6
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Check out https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=21314 and it may help
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:12 PM   #7
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Just let it fill slowly. It may take a few extra minutes but it won't be backing up in the fill tube giving you the false idea that it is full.
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