Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-13-2016, 01:03 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Daytona Beach
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by klassic View Post
How about something with a quick connect and short pieces of hose.
That way you can screw the hose end to the trailer first. Easier if you don't have anything on the other end.
Then attach to the quick connects.

Clicky
Amazon.com : Sumnacon® 3/4" Water Hose Shut Off Valve Brass Garden Hose Splitter Easy 2-Way Y Hose Connector : Patio, Lawn & Garden
+1
__________________

__________________


2015 Silverado 2500HD LTZ Diesel
2015 Eagle HT 28.5 RSTS
F14man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2016, 07:05 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: GBO
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redbird7 View Post
Has anyone made a manifold to rinse the black tank without unhooking the main water line? Working on one now but i am thinking that brass is too heavy after putting it together.
I purchased a brass Y with cutoffs on both legs from Lowes. At Camping World, I purchased 2 white six inch long hose extensions. Also bought a quick disconnect for the water hose. Hook one extension to the city water fitting and the other to the black tank wash fitting. Hook the Y to the two extensions. Connect the water hose to feed the two legs. Use the cutoff valves on the two legs of the Y to alternate between your water supply and tank wash. When I wash the tank, I learned to NEVER EVER NEVER leave the valve open and walk away!!!! ALWAYS make sure the DRAIN VALVE for the BLACK TANK is OPEN. Sewage from the black tank can and will enter the camper and make a mess that never leaves.
__________________

__________________
2015 Eagle Premier 371FLFS
2015 Chevy Silverado CC, DRW, 4X4
JaycoAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 11:34 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Rock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Mexico Beach
Posts: 1,026
My unit has a caution sticker on the panel about moving the valves while under pressure that damage will occur and is not covered. Has anyone figured out what exactly that means. And what gets damaged. Like u said why not have a separate open fill for water tank.
Rock
__________________
2016 Pinnacle 36 FBTS
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4
SB SRW 5.9
Rock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 11:49 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: smithville, ont.
Posts: 1,746
Can anyone come up with valid reasoning of why it's better to have the tank fill work off the valving instead of a simple gravity fill?
I have yet to be at a water fill station that had a hose connection that A-wasn't stripped. B-even had a connection. C-had an air gap filler handle that can't take any back pressure what's so ever.

In the instruction manual it says to "country fill" where there is no connection. That means fill a bucket and use the supplied short hose and pump the water out.
Why would I want to do that?
I would rather hold the hose in my gravity hole and fill the tank...I'm sure the folks waiting in line would rather I did that too.
__________________
2016 North Point 341RLTS
520watts of solar. Morningstar MPPT
2017 F-350 Platinum CC SRW
klassic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 12:14 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Rock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Mexico Beach
Posts: 1,026
Yup X2
__________________
2016 Pinnacle 36 FBTS
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4
SB SRW 5.9
Rock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 12:19 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: smithville, ont.
Posts: 1,746
Quote:
Originally Posted by klassic View Post
Can anyone come up with valid reasoning of why it's better to have the tank fill work off the valving instead of a simple gravity fill?
I have yet to be at a water fill station that had a hose connection that A-wasn't stripped. B-even had a connection. C-had an air gap filler handle that can't take any back pressure what's so ever.

In the instruction manual it says to "country fill" where there is no connection. That means fill a bucket and use the supplied short hose and pump the water out.
Why would I want to do that?
I would rather hold the hose in my gravity hole and fill the tank...I'm sure the folks waiting in line would rather I did that too.
I hate to quote my own post...but I also wouldn't need that dumb over flow tube that siphons half the water back out of the tank.
Obviously that engineer has never been camping in his own design.
__________________
2016 North Point 341RLTS
520watts of solar. Morningstar MPPT
2017 F-350 Platinum CC SRW
klassic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 12:42 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Rock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Mexico Beach
Posts: 1,026
I dry camp ad took the overflow and just added a garden hose on off valve. The plastic male end screwed right into the hose. And since the TT was gravity fill u did not worry about over pressure on tank. Now I can keep a full tank while towing to site The FW fill is terrible for me since I use the river on my site for the water tank. Bottle water for drinking. So now I have to be careful filling and I will need to also siphon or make an inline injector to add a cap of bleach to the water tank
Rock
__________________
2016 Pinnacle 36 FBTS
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4
SB SRW 5.9
Rock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 08:43 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Camping Grandpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Out west somewhere
Posts: 397
No joke on the gravity feed filler. Never had a rig without one. I know 81 gal of fresh water is a lot but a week of boondocking will use that up quickly. I've always carried a flex funnel and collapsible water containers and am happy to add 10 gal every other day....no can do now....at least not ad easily.

Just my two cents worth.
__________________

Camping Grandpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.