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Old 02-24-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank

We have a 2012 351skts Fifth wheel. With our previous fifths we have been able to spout fill the fresh water tank. Never had to do it but carried a extra 7 gallon tank of water that we could just pour straight in if we needed to (gave us peace if mind). With this fifth there is a screen that keeps you from being able to stick a spout into the fresh water tank to pour extra in if we run low on an electric only site. Anyone know if I am missing something or if something can be done to change that.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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Could you cut a garden hose down to like 3 foot. Put a male hose on one end and use country fill? I think country fill uses pump and sucks it oit of container. Sure somebody else can tell me if im right!
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #3
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rickjp you are correct thats how its done
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I have a water bandit; I just push it onto the spout hooks up to my 4 gallon portable water container. With that you could easily add a section of hose to fill the tank.
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Use the "country fill" valve settings and put a short section of hose from the water source( 7 gallon tank) to the rig water hose input and run the pump until the water is pulled into the tank.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:57 AM   #6
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Is it true that the "county fill" valve setting could also be used if you simply want to "gravity fill" your tank using a garden hose or similar pressurized water source? in other words no need to use the pump in that case?
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Believe you use normal fill that way. I do
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Is it true that the "county fill" valve setting could also be used if you simply want to "gravity fill" your tank using a garden hose or similar pressurized water source? in other words no need to use the pump in that case?
I have tried to gravity fill using the city fill and country fill settings and haven't had much success either way. City fill should work but due to small hose diameter and lack of pressure it takes forever. Your best bet is to use country fill and the pump. Rig a hose to your jug. I boondock quite a bit and use a 45 gallon water bladder. I use an auxiliary pump and city fill to save wear on the house pump.
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It depends on how your rig is piped. Mine has a "city fill" option which is used to add water to the tank when I have a pressurized water supply.
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I looked at my 2013 Pinnacle owners manual this morning and discovered that there is zero mention about the Utility Center or any of its contents. I contacted Jayco customer service and they sent me a PDF copy of a 2011 Eagle Fifth Wheel owners manual, which does contain an excellent description and is the same setup that is used in 2013 Pinnacle units. According to that guide, the equivalent of 'gravity fill' is accomplished with the valves set to "city fill tank". Whether you are using a pressurized source to fill the water tank, or want to top off the tank using a portable water source "city fill tank" seems to be the right setting. I believe topping of the tank would involve a hose connection from the portable source to city water connection inlet and then let gravity do its thing or make use of the same setup with the valves set to "Country fill' and let the pump do the work.
If I had anything to complain about with the Pinnacle so far, it would be the owners manual. In my opinion they went a few steps too far in providing a very generic manual.
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