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Old 08-16-2018, 01:43 PM   #1
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Water connection advice.

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ID:	123378 These are the water connection on the outside of our '65 Aristocrat Trailer. Know how they work? Advice?
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:57 PM   #2
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Those both look like fresh water fills. Are you looking to fill the on-board tank or connect to campground/city water?
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:57 PM   #3
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The top pic appears to be a fill port, the second a pressure relief? You might want a cap of some sort for the second, keep nasties out of your tank.
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They both appear to be fresh water fill ports, used to fill a fresh water tank inside your camper. I am confused as to why there would be two. A fresh water fill port is connected to your fresh water tank via a large tube for filling the tank. The smaller hole in the fresh water fill port is an air vent which is connected to the top (or near the top) of your tank via a smaller tube.
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Probably should investigate where the pipes go at the other end before you turn on the hose.
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I concur, those are fresh water fills, with the smaller vent tube on top.

newer ones tend to look like this...
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Hoping to connect to "city" water, but don't know how or why these work. Thanks. "Fresh water fill ports" ?? Hoping so.
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Nice. Thanks!!
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Yup. Good advice for the uninitiated. ty
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the fill port is for filling the tank, not for connecting a hose to use city water on the fly.

a city water connection has threads for screwing on your fresh water hose and leaving it attached.
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Look for a connection that resembles the female end of a hose. That is the campground/city water intake. The campground/city water does not fill any internal tanks on the trailer. You only get that water as long as you have a hose attached to the water source and the trailer. The ports you show in your pictures are designed to be used with either a hose or jug. The water put into these will run into a tank that is inside the trailer. This will supply water at any time until the tank is emptied.

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Thank you very much. That's what I was thinking. Helps a lot.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:08 PM   #13
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The bottom pic looks like someone used a 1/2 pvc pipe cap to plug the hole.
have to wonder why.
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The bottom pic looks like someone used a 1/2 pvc pipe cap to plug the hole.
have to wonder why.
I'm guessing its to prevent insects and/or critters from getting in because the cover has fallen off.
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