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Old 05-18-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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Water Jug Mod for Filling Fresh Water Tank

I know I have seen questions on here before people looking for ideas for filling up their fresh water tank when camping without packing up the trailer or running 100' of hose. This is what I use and it works great for me.

Buy a 7 Gal water jug with the cap style breather hole. Drill it out as big as you can without damaging the treads so you can still do the cap up. 8-10" of 3/4" clear hose from Home Depot, 3/4" male adapter, hose clamp and you are in business. With the 3/4" hose and the drilled out breather hole you can empty a full jug into the fresh tank in less than a minute. I use the kids wagon to haul two 7 gal jugs at a time, top up the fresh water tank in no time.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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Great idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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Old 05-18-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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I did that exact same thing yesterday jayco 228.On our first trip out i found the large funnel to work out as well but the jug is heavy to lift while pouring. I put the same hose as you did but attached it directly to the original spicket on the reliance 7 gal jug purchased at wallmart. It comes with a shutoff that i open up when the jug is ready for pour. I sit it on top of a large tub that sits in my camp chair for elevation. No need to hold the jug while it pours. Sorry I haven't got into the picture thing yet.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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Great idea, I think I'll try it on our water jugs also.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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I do something similar. Still use the same plastic 3/4 tubing, but longer. Stick the tube into the jug into the water, other end in the FV fill. Make sure the jug is higher than the filler, and siphon away. Takes a little over a minute to siphon 7 gals. Works great.

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