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Old 07-02-2014, 07:28 PM   #15
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My water tank fill inlet is adjacent to my refrigerator vent door. I bought a second Shurflo water pump (exactly the same as is in my water system). I wired the Shurflo into a handy 12 V connection (fused, of course), and bought enough plastic hose so that I can put one end into my 5 gallon blue container, and the output hose into the fill opening. SO, I just flick a switch and pump the water from the container into the tank. No lifting, no funnel, AND I have a spare water pump that I put to use once in awhile....and have a spare in case the main one goes South.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:18 PM   #16
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:15 PM   #17
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Back to original question: 2.5 gal min jug with fill connection to be handled by one person?
Now do not laugh!
I think one of best arrangements is the 2.5 gal container they use for DEF (urea solution for modern diesel operation, available at any gas station and other places). The pouring spout is long and well designed. Urea is very soluble in water so cleaning the jug is no problem. Urea is clear substance used mainly as fertilizer, about as harmful as clorox so do not worry about using the container.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:53 PM   #18
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I use a 5 or 7 gallon blue tank, place it on a 4-ft step ladder (where the shelf swings out to put a paint can), attach a clear plastic tube and allow the water to drain into the fresh water tank.
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:00 AM   #19
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Go to an Auto store and purchase a transmission funnel.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:27 PM   #20
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My water tank fill inlet is adjacent to my refrigerator vent door. I bought a second Shurflo water pump (exactly the same as is in my water system). I wired the Shurflo into a handy 12 V connection (fused, of course), and bought enough plastic hose so that I can put one end into my 5 gallon blue container, and the output hose into the fill opening. SO, I just flick a switch and pump the water from the container into the tank. No lifting, no funnel, AND I have a spare water pump that I put to use once in awhile....and have a spare in case the main one goes South.
Better idea than ours, Bab. We use a submersible pump which also works for filling from any other potable water supply such as clean stream. We are limited only by the length of the water hose and electric cord.
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:22 PM   #21
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use that "bladder" that one puts on the top of their vehicle and fill it, That is what it is made for. They are found in survival books, CW ect.
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Funnel for freshwater fill??

++ to the bladder - best, if you're filling your fresh water, chances are your boon docking as well so double-plus to gravity-fed zero-energy solutions.


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