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Old 01-23-2013, 04:42 PM   #15
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I struggled with this for a while...had a water jug that had a spout on it but it kept popping off the jug and I had more water on me than in the tank.

So I bought a plastic offset funnel something like the one shown below (though not exactly)...I found it either at an auto supply store or Camping World, can't remember which. The one I have unscrews at the base of the main funnel and the nozzle fits inside the funnel for easy clean storage in a 1 gal zip-lock bag.

I cut the last turn of the nozzle off... You can then stick it into the water port far enough that it stays there on its own and you then have 2 hands free to pour the water. I carry a 5 gal collapsible bladder for water emergencies but it's like handing a glob of Jello, so I now use a 6-gal water jug that I can lift easily enough by myself to pour into the funnel.

Haven't had a problem since. Very low-tech but it works great.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:45 PM   #16
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Now that's what I'm looking for. A low-tech solution to a low-tech problem. I've never seen a funnel like that but that's a nice idea. Have to hold that thought.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:29 PM   #17
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I struggled with this for a while...had a water jug that had a spout on it but it kept popping off the jug and I had more water on me than in the tank.

So I bought a plastic offset funnel something like the one shown below (though not exactly)...I found it either at an auto supply store or Camping World, can't remember which. The one I have unscrews at the base of the main funnel and the nozzle fits inside the funnel for easy clean storage in a 1 gal zip-lock bag.

I cut the last turn of the nozzle off... You can then stick it into the water port far enough that it stays there on its own and you then have 2 hands free to pour the water. I carry a 5 gal collapsible bladder for water emergencies but it's like handing a glob of Jello, so I now use a 6-gal water jug that I can lift easily enough by myself to pour into the funnel.

Haven't had a problem since. Very low-tech but it works great.
TBRich, thanks for sharing. I was looking at this thread, wanting the same thing Polarlyse was looking for. Something low tech that wouldn't take up space. I think this will work.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:14 PM   #18
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I just cut the bottom out of a 2L pop bottle and used the top 80% of it as a long funnel. Not nearly as nice as the other ones shown on here, but it worked
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #19
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Well now, pouring water into a funnel is just about as low tech as it gets, for sure. Even a caveman could do it (probably). Only thing lower is pouring it on the ground. But, I have seen BAB's water rig and it is indeed slick and is still low tech. Not as cheap as a funnel, but a low tech way to refill the fw.

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Old 05-23-2013, 08:25 PM   #20
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I was think about using this.
12 Volt Sprayer - 12 Volt, 15 Gallon Tank Garden Sprayer

It hold 15 gallons and has a 12 volt pump on it with a hose. Just pull the spray wand off and wire a plug to your 7 pin trailer outlet.
With a 20% off coupon it's $79.00
What do you think?
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:45 PM   #21
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That's what I use. 15 gallon tank and pump.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:47 PM   #22
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Somewhere I saw a Bladder that one put on top of the TV, filled with water and it had a hose that went to the fill port. I believe it was 20 or 40 gal.
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We have a 7-gallon, Reliance Aqua-Tainer (about $15) that I think we bought at Walmart. After fiddling with cut-off plastic bottles, funnels, etc., with little success, and most of the water on my pants, shoes and the ground instead of in the freshwater tank, I took the cap/spout (see below) to Ace Hardware and purchased some clear, heavy-duty plastic tubing (suitable for drinking water) that fits up inside the spigot. I got 6-8 feet, but the length you'll need is dependent on the distance between the water container and the freshwater fill port.

Cut a notch in one end of the plastic tubing to match the ON/OFF hole inside the rotating plastic valve portion of the spigot. Then, push the tubing fully up inside the spigot nozzle.

When properly installed, water should flow through the tubing when the "faucet" is turned ON.

We place the Aqua-Tainer on top of the propane tank cover, which is above the level of the freshwater fill port; so the water in the container drains by gravity. However, use care not to damage the propane cover; because 7-gallons of water are heavy.

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Boondocking, ran out of water, took every available container in the back of my pickup to a local fill. Washed and rinsed containers, then filled them, but kept water in the supply hose, and screwed the ends together when done filling containers. Drove back to camp, spilling about 1/2 of water out the back of my truck. Siphoned water from the various containers into my tank. For about an hour.....
I still use the siphon technique, but I have 3 X 7 gal water containers to help refill tanks.
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