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Old 12-10-2015, 12:06 PM   #11
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That stinks! We are getting ready to order a 29.5 BHDS and it has a valve at the water service inlet (hopefully it works......) While not as bad, you have to be hooked up to pressured water and operate a valve to fill. It seems these units are more and more designed to only be used at a full hookup rv site.

We like to camp in National parks, and often are without hookups. I get around this by putting a couple 6 gallon jugs into the gravity fill every other day on my current 5'er. (I learned long ago that it's easier to carry water than to fight with the family over strict water conservation). While Jayco supposedly will "pump"from a jug into the fresh tank, I expect it will be painfully slow. I plan on seeing if a gravity fill can be added to the unit, or some other way of modifying the fill to make use of gravity and make it faster.
Also, I've never timed the country fill, but'm pretty sure the pump in my unit will easily pump your 12 gallons in less than 5 minutes.

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Old 12-10-2015, 12:48 PM   #12
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I'd suggest posting a video on Youtube showing the Jayco designed water fill procedure; perhaps embarrassment would get Jayco to make it a bit more convenient.

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Old 02-28-2016, 03:31 PM   #13
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Any developments regarding this problem, we are considering a 26.5bhs?
Can you get at this valve from the outside locker which gives access to under the bunk?
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:23 PM   #14
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Any updates, photos?
We just took delivery of a 2016 Eagle HS 26.6 BHS (Sacramento RV, Calif) and the tanks were filled before we took delivery. During the walk through no mention was made other than put the water hose in the receptacle on the outside at the docking station and add water.
Now I'm very interested as there was no mention of lifting the back lower bunk bed to access the pipes/valves underneath during the walkthrough.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:16 PM   #15
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We just took delivery of our 26.5BHS. I was aware of this being an issue when i ordered the trailer and figured I would just deal with it when it comes in. I know one can buy a 12 volt or 120 volt water pump with garden hose threading pretty cheap, under $80. I figure this would simulate the pressure that comes from a city water hook up and fill up the tank through tank fill/city fill.

Has there been any other developments on the issue that anyone else is aware of?
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:02 AM   #16
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Thumbs down Long awaited video

Well, here it is. Finally posting a video of this arduous process (I've sent this to Jayco as well). I have hung up while on hold several times over the last two years, but this time I held out for the full hour since I am almost out of warranty (my warranty runs out next week). I have an open issue with Jayco, but not expecting much given their cool responses so far.

My favorite response they gave me was "yeah, when it comes to filling the tank that model is not consumer-friendly."

Doesn't look like the video uploaded, so here is the link to the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZF1D5c_Lxko
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:22 AM   #17
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So did your rig turn out to have the same plumbing as mine?
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:53 AM   #18
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My 2017 does not have this. You do have to access the pump from the bunk in order to winterize.

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