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Old 07-10-2020, 09:03 PM   #1
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Dry camping fresh water fill-up

How does everyone fill their pop up freshwater tank when dry camping? Via gravity feed obviously, but what's the easiest way to get the job done?
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Old 07-10-2020, 09:54 PM   #2
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Not sure what you mean. If water is in a hose then I have an 18 inch piece I cut off to thread down into the water inlet. If I have to bring it in a water carrier a funnel with a long bendable spout is the way to go.
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Old 07-10-2020, 11:03 PM   #3
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Not sure what you mean. If water is in a hose then I have an 18 inch piece I cut off to thread down into the water inlet. If I have to bring it in a water carrier a funnel with a long bendable spout is the way to go.
Yep, that would be what I'm asking. I'm totally new to this. Maybe a silly question but how do you know when the fresh tank is full? Overflows?
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Old 07-11-2020, 06:32 AM   #4
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There is an overflow tube at the top of the tank. You'll see water pouring out under he camper once the tank is topped off.
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Or buy one of these for your hose...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Wat...BoC-FgQAvD_BwE
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Old 07-11-2020, 09:29 AM   #6
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Or buy one of these for your hose...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Wat...BoC-FgQAvD_BwE
Oh, that and a water bandit look like a great combo! Arrive at the park, fill up, go to the site and you're done. Just turn it off when it starts overflowing from the valve?
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For 25 years I had to gravity fill my Lance Camper. After many years I found it was much easier to have my sons hold the jug up and do the filling for me. Definitely much easier for me.

Another thing I tried which worked was get an old 12 volt water pump and use it to transfer from our jugs to the camper. That worked well.

Now I have a Greyhawk and love their method of sucking the water in.
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Or buy one of these for your hose...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Wat...BoC-FgQAvD_BwE
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Oh, that and a water bandit look like a great combo! Arrive at the park, fill up, go to the site and you're done. Just turn it off when it starts overflowing from the valve?
At first I used a water bandit with a water tank filler on the end of my jerry can. Worked good. Still get some water on my feet.

With my current TT, may or may not work for you. I use my pump flipped to winterizing mode, and my outside shower. I pump the water out of my jerry can, through the shower hose, and down into my gravity fill port. May or may not work for you.
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Or buy one of these for your hose...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Wat...BoC-FgQAvD_BwE

My gosh, I always hated trying to keep that thing in the gravity fill tube. Just before my last camper was totaled, I found this.



https://www.amazon.com/VALTERRA-LLC-.../dp/B07JDZMC82

It is a much better design.
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Or buy one of these for your hose...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Wat...BoC-FgQAvD_BwE
I use the Camco filler tube with a cheap meter like this attached to it. I know exactly how many gallons Iíve filled and when to stop.
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My gosh, I always hated trying to keep that thing in the gravity fill tube. Just before my last camper was totaled, I found this.



https://www.amazon.com/VALTERRA-LLC-.../dp/B07JDZMC82

It is a much better design.
I agree, too bad that wasn't available 20 years ago when I needed it..
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My gosh, I always hated trying to keep that thing in the gravity fill tube. Just before my last camper was totaled, I found this.



https://www.amazon.com/VALTERRA-LLC-.../dp/B07JDZMC82

It is a much better design.
I'll have to see if I can find it in Canada
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A 35 gal tote, that I carried in the back of the PU and filled at various water stations in locations where we camped, a 12 volt water pump, and enough clear hose to go from the tote to the pump and to the tank fill.
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One of these is handy for the faucets that don't have a male threaded connection


https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Connect...38452695&psc=1
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A 35 gal tote, that I carried in the back of the PU and filled at various water stations in locations where we camped, a 12 volt water pump, and enough clear hose to go from the tote to the pump and to the tank fill.
YEP...even works great with the new pump fill set up. Just need a male end on the hose and two pumps are better than one....
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