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Posted: 08/26/20 01:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are finding ourselves camping without water hookups often due to the increase in camping families in our area. After an initial fill at the potable water spigot, we have been "topping off" the freshwater tanks by using 6-gallon potable water jugs and a funnel system. These water jugs are heavy and the funnel-holder member of the family is often getting wet due to splashes. Any suggestions for pumping water from our 6-gallon potable water storage containers into the freshwater holding tank of our RV, as opposed to just dumping it in the traditional way we have? Looked online for liquid transfer system, but finding mostly things rated for automotive fluid transfer and not potable water. Thanks for any suggestions.

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I purchased a cheap (~$10) drill driven hose pump to use for that situation a few years ago. Can’t say how it works though as we have been able to refill our fresh through hookups or moving and haven’t needed to use it yet.


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https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Sprayer-ATV-25-gal-Tank-Capacity-SAO-H3-025B-MM-/313004681532

We haul in backof truck. Fits in basement so we will also fill it at last stop before boondocking site.
Comes with 12 volt pump. Makes it all easy.


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X2, Ron.


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Posted: 08/26/20 01:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like my link doesn’t work. We bought a 25 gal ATV sprayer tank that comes with 12 volt pump that has enough wire to reach the batteries.

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Harbor freight 12 volt liquid transfer stick. Very inexpensive. Just but that and several plastic jerry cans. No longer than the water is in it shouldn't make you glow in a dark.

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I use a regular 12v RV pump that I replaced years ago, due to it not holding pressure. I can run it from batteries, but normally just use a 12v jump pack. I just put a piece of pex hose on each end, one in 6 gal jug, other in tank fill.

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I bought a spare sure flow pump for the trailer and mounted it to a small cutting board. I attached a 2 pin plug for power and added fittings with hose barbs so I can pump from a container into the water tank fill on the trailer. My winterizing tube is long enough that I can insert it into a water jug and draw from it to supply the trailer using the trailers pump just the same as if it was my water tank. This came in handy when my tank under the trailer started icing up in the wintertime.

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Posted: 08/26/20 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MFL wrote:

I use a regular 12v RV pump that I replaced years ago, due to it not holding pressure. I can run it from batteries, but normally just use a 12v jump pack. I just put a piece of pex hose on each end, one in 6 gal jug, other in tank fill.

Jerry


This is what I do. Except since I have a fifth wheel, I use a large transfer tank instead of the 5 gallon jugs.


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Your trailer has a pump, make some minor changes to the plumbing and use it. On mine, I had a winterizing hose that I connected to the hose behind the city water inlet with a tee, if necessary add a similar hose. I gutted the check valve out of the city water inlet and added an inline check valve inboard of the added tee. I bought an 8 gallon Hydroller portable tank with wheels that I modified with a dip tube, but any tank will work.

No lifting, funnels, wires, switches or battery connections. I can't understand why folks won't use a pump that is already there. A check valve, clamps and a tee were the only purchased items.

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