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Old 03-09-2015, 08:48 PM   #1
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Vegas fresh water tank fill modification

Finally got around to modifying the fresh water tank fill so that I would not have to fill on the opposite side of the hookups. Who designed that feature?

This may not be a big deal for some folks to fill on the opposite side from the normal hookups, but it became one for me for several reasons, but not worth mentioning here. If it is an inconvenience for you read on.

It took about an hour to do and cost less than $30 for the items which are readily available from home supply stores. The connections are made under the passenger side bed. Requires raising the mattress, access door and opening a ball valve which routes the water into the tank. Close the valve and you are back on water hookup or pump.

If anyone is interested in doing the mod, I can take some pictures and furnish an item list.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:45 PM   #2
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Please do post the pix.

Thanks.

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Old 03-09-2015, 09:56 PM   #3
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Its nice that you didn't remove the ability to fill from the normal filler; you've just added an extra feature.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:27 AM   #4
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Please do post.

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Old 03-22-2015, 01:39 PM   #5
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Sorry about not getting back sooner. Will get some pics and post today if I can remember how to do that.
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:31 PM   #6
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Pics of fresh water tank fill

Here are a couple of pics of the water tank fill mod. It requires some 1/2" pex tubing, two 1/2" tees, one 90deg. ell and one pex valve. In the pic's there is a metal tee coming off the blue exterior water line supply. I would have used a poly tee like the one in the antifreeze inlet riser, but the store only had one poly tee, so had to use the metal one. It is not a "Shark Bite" brand, but is similar. I bought all the fittings at Lowes and would guess most home supply stores have the items to do the job.

What took the most time was finding a suitable clamp for the valve. I found one over in the electrical area that is used on conduit. The clamp had to be bored out so the clamp would not put to much force on the valve. You may find a better way to do it or have something on hand to clamp it. The whole installation should be clamped or supported so that it does not move around while going down the road and cause a leak. I have been back there while moving along at highway speeds to grab something from the frig. and it is kinda rough back there.
Hope this will save you some time and effort as you get ready to head down the road.



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Old 03-23-2015, 12:01 AM   #7
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What model do you own?

It isn't going to be as easy on the 25.1

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Old 03-23-2015, 12:17 AM   #8
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That plumbing arrangement looks like its on a 24.1.
(At least it looks nearly identical--without the mods--as our 24.1)
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:40 AM   #9
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Yes, I think the Axis and Vegas are more or less identical except for the trim and head lights. I would guess the plumbing and wiring are very similar.

The 25.1 may be a little different though. Not familiar with that model and they are so new that I have not seen any on the road or campgrounds as yet. There may be some around at the dealers and I would like to do a walk thru to see what some of the differences are and any improvements.
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