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Dutch_12078

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Posted: 07/26/20 05:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On our current and previous motorhomes, the way to suction fill the water tank is to set the valves just as you would for winterizing from a jug, except set the "City/Fill" valve to "Fill" instead of "City".


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gbopp wrote:

I didn't realize some RV's had suction ports to draw in water.
Don't you have a regular gravity fill where you use a hose to fill the FW tank? That would work with a drill powered pump.

Nope...No gravity fill.


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MountainAir05 wrote:

Yes it will suck water from a say 5 gal can to your tank. Have done it in the past when we had a tank issue and needed to get water back in the system but no city pressure line.

thanks...I will try this

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wa8yxm wrote:

The suction port (if you have owe) if for pink stuff in the winter.. Often there is no path from the on-board pump to the tank (easily fixed but can cause issues later)

Suggest a 2nd pump for the transfer. Several kinds out there or you can just use another RV pump not that expensive.

thanks...I will try a small one...as I don't boondockl often

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

On our current and previous motorhomes, the way to suction fill the water tank is to set the valves just as you would for winterizing from a jug, except set the "City/Fill" valve to "Fill" instead of "City".
I will check this out...again..I have done it before years ago...but memory is not as good...[emoticon]

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If you are running out of water in your potable water tank, where are you disposing of your waste water?





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bigred1cav wrote:

If you are running out of water in your potable water tank, where are you disposing of your waste water?

Ihave always had a siphoning effect while driving down the road, so depending on distance and starting with a full tank, I end up losing anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 tank...so need to fill when we get there and be there for a few days...

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It seems like it would be a lot easier to fix the siphoning issue!


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Gdlow wrote:

gbopp wrote:

I didn't realize some RV's had suction ports to draw in water.
Don't you have a regular gravity fill where you use a hose to fill the FW tank? That would work with a drill powered pump.

Nope...No gravity fill.


No gravity fill on my new 5’er either. With 40 gallons useable I needed a way to add more.

I cut an older 25-ft hose in half, added fittings from Ace Hardware, found a 12-v pump on Amazon and added a length of wiring and a plug that fits the solar panel plug. Hooked up to the city water input, with valves set correctly, it’ll transfer a 6-gl jug to the tank in a couple of minutes.

I’m wondering where you’re losing your water?


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I use a 12v marine pump. I wired a switch to turn on and off and wires clip onto my 12v house batteries. Run a short piece of hose into 5 gallon container and regular water hose to fill location switch to fill tank or connect to city water. Takes just a couple minutes to put in 5 gallons. Just used this week

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