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Old 04-23-2012, 04:44 PM   #11
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I fill them about one half full and make more trips. Seems easier to me.

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:01 PM   #12
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I have never understood that paragraph in all the manuals about somehow pulling in water with the pump. Based on the plumbing I don't even know how it is possible.

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:12 PM   #13
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You might try a pump like This one from Amazon.

The price is not that high and you can transfer 6 quarts per minute with the batteries. Do not know how long they will last but that might be another problem.

Good luck with it.

That is the pump that I use. I set the 5 gallon jug on top of my 2 step, step ladder and let it pump the water into my holding tank.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:25 AM   #14
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I have never understood that paragraph in all the manuals about somehow pulling in water with the pump. Based on the plumbing I don't even know how it is possible.
Me niether. Anyone know a contact at Jayco from whom we could request clarification on this?
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #15
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It might be really stretching what you need to do and also a royal PITA but you could use the winterizing hose to draw water into the system via the pump. Then you would need to use the outside shower to spray water into the fresh water gravity fill via a hose extension.

Not good, not right, not easy but doable. Also not something I'm going to do.

Gravity fill from a jug is the easy way.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:55 AM   #16
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Jayco may be utilizing some existing instructions from model to model to save which is why you might be finding something in your manual that does not seem to exist or make sense.

Contacting Jayco through the Jayco.com web site will most likely get you the answer you need. You will need to enter your vin to assist in a response and get one.

Just as a side note on my unit and others there are now features in our utility centers that have 4 valves and combinations of such for winterizing, sanitizing, regular plumbing uses like the bypass and city or water pump use. There is no gravity fill on my unit, only a city water connection and this is the only way to fill the water tank. You can select country fill or city fill for the tank. With the country fill the winterizing hose is put into a tank and with the proper valve combination, water is drawn into the tank through the pump.

This is where the confusion could be occuring with the multiple manuals having all be it similar features, some units have very specific ones too.

I read the excerpt in your manual and it is confusing.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:10 AM   #17
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I use one of these... but rather than carry it on the roof I carry it in the bed of the truck and use an old water pump to refill my trailer tank... <my system also works well to wash the RV while boondocking> from the roof of a vehicle the system will gravity fill your tank

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #18
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I just use an old pump I salvaged from a scrap TT attached 2 hoses and lengthened the wires and attached large alligator clips. When I need to add water I hook up pump to TT or TV battery and transfer water from portables into main tank.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:51 AM   #19
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I only have a city water fill, will the pump overcome the pressure needed to fill through this port?
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:27 AM   #20
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My starcraft 14RT has a fresh water fill port that look like this...

I can use a 5-gal water can with water fom the bath house spigot or connect a water hose to city water spigot and fill it using that.

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Yes the 5-gal water can gets pretty heavy - having a 12VDC transfer pump (Walmart) would really help that out alot.

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