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Old 11-02-2016, 02:12 AM   #1
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Filling Freshwater Tank Using Onboard Pump

Spent 5 days at Martinsville Race dry camping. I brought along an extra 25 gallons of freshwater in collapsable 5 gallon jugs. Getting the water into the tank was a chore in itself. I got to thinking of how I could use my pump to get the water from the jugs into the tank. Installed 3 tees and 2 cutoff valves. Now all I have to do is move a couple valves and pump water from any source, bucket or drum into the tank. It just reverses the plumbing.
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Old 11-02-2016, 02:14 AM   #2
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Empties a 5 gallon bucket in 1 1/2 minutes.
I also replaced the cheap Artis pump with a 50 psi Shurflo.
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Old 11-02-2016, 10:16 AM   #3
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great mod for sure! Thanks for sharing
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Old 11-02-2016, 11:24 AM   #4
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Wow--I realize that your freshwater system is all sealed up, but really Thor: Putting the fresh water pump right next to the sewer outlet!?
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Old 11-02-2016, 01:36 PM   #5
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Nice addition to your RV, and inexpensive also. I was thrilled to see my unit had a manual fill door when I purchased it. I still think it is a mistake for manufacturers to do away with them.
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Old 11-02-2016, 11:26 PM   #6
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Hittntheroad, Wow, what a Great idea!!! Thank you for sharing, I think!!! Now I have another project! Really is a Great idea, I have to run a hose to my fill port to fill the tank, would be nice to do a setup like yours just in case. This weekend I'll have to look at my pump and see what I'll need.
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Old 11-02-2016, 11:58 PM   #7
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Hittntheroad, Wow, what a Great idea!!! Thank you for sharing, I think!!! Now I have another project! Really is a Great idea, I have to run a hose to my fill port to fill the tank, would be nice to do a setup like yours just in case. This weekend I'll have to look at my pump and see what I'll need.
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My tank is under the bed and the fill port is kind of high especially when up on the jacks. I had to use a ladder at Martinsville and holding 5 gallons up that high was kind of hard. I'm going to put a hose fitting on the pickup tube so I can add some length if needed. These pumps pull pretty far.
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:36 AM   #8
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Thanks for that too, my tank fill is fairly high also! Will add an extension hose that will reach a ways on mine since I'll have to go shopping anyway.
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