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Old 04-09-2012, 10:24 AM   #11
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fill tanks using water pump?

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The manual is somewhat confusing on the pump and I have never understood what they are talking about. The city water connection is on the outlet side of the pump, so there is no way it can pull water in. I know they also talk about using a hose to suck water from the gravity fill....dont understand that either - you cant get a seal so the pump will just suck air....It would require pump modification to pull water from a source.
I just got my TT and am puzzled over the seeming option to fill the tanks via a hose from the city water connection to a container of water and then starting the pump.
It seems from this thread that no one thinks it's possible, but the manual sure indicates it is.
Has anyone tried it or had any further experience to indicate it's not possible?

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #12
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you can fill the fresh water tank using the water pump, if I read the manual correctly.

1) Connect a hose to the city water connection.
2) other end of hose goes in your fresh water container
3) turn on the water pump

This will pump water into the fresh water tank from your container.

Why you would do this instead of just pouring it into the gravity fill, I don't know.
Weight. A 7 gallon jug is heavy. When I had my Bounder, it had the ability to suck water out of a jug. It also would fill the water tank frm a hose connected to the city water connection. I used both a lot, and really miss that feature on the Jayco. It did require some valves being turned, though.

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:21 PM   #13
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suck water from container with water pump?

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Weight. A 7 gallon jug is heavy. When I had my Bounder, it had the ability to suck water out of a jug. It also would fill the water tank frm a hose connected to the city water connection. I used both a lot, and really miss that feature on the Jayco. It did require some valves being turned, though.

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Do you remember what valves needed to be turned? The manual instructions do not say this.

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:42 PM   #14
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I just got my TT and am puzzled over the seeming option to fill the tanks via a hose from the city water connection to a container of water and then starting the pump.
It seems from this thread that no one thinks it's possible, but the manual sure indicates it is.
Has anyone tried it or had any further experience to indicate it's not possible?

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I tried this and never got it to work either. So what I do is stick the hose into the gravity fill and fill it that way.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #15
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I tried this and never got it to work either. So what I do is stick the hose into the gravity fill and fill it that way.
I guess why I'm so interested in this is that I can't park my TT at home. So my first night on the road is when I have to sanitize etc.. I thought if this worked, then I could take water to the RV storage area and do some prep work ahead of time. But it's starting to look like what the manual says is not possible regarding sucking water from a container.

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #16
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Depends on your setup. Mine does it just fine. When I winterize, I can pull water right out of the jug into the system.
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Depends on your setup. Mine does it just fine. When I winterize, I can pull water right out of the jug into the system.
You can pull with the water pump to the fresh water holding tank or the presssurized plumbing lines past the hold tank? I can pull into the plumbing to winterize, but I havn't found a way to use the pump to fill the holding tank.
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Just a thought, in the SAR system up here you can not find anything not clearly labeled. I believe the military/fire follows the same rule.

Why not label the RV valves to prevent confusion?

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