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Old 03-09-2013, 12:30 AM   #15
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Okay, are you ready for another stupid questions? My first road trip with the Scamp will be in May. I have Scamp's standard issue water filler on the fresh water tank. So here's the question...how do you know when the tank's full (other than having someone inside the trailer scream "STOP" when it gets to the top? If you overfill, will the water just come up and out the filler, or do you risk springing a leak in the vent (honestly, I haven't looked closely at the tank, I'm assuming it is vented).
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:45 AM   #16
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Wait for the water to come back up out the filler. Thats what I do. You will see when it starts to fill back into the outside cup area of the filler.

Hint: Dont run the water into the tank to fast or it will will back up even if its not full due to air in the lines. .
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Okay, that I can do Carol. Just a little concerned since I will mostly be a solo camper. Thanks.
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Okay, that I can do Carol. Just a little concerned since I will mostly be a solo camper. Thanks.
Linda so am I and you shouldn't have any problems filling the water on your own. You may want to pick up a water tank filler with a shut off valve. It helps a lot to be able to stick the end of it a bit down the filler and to be able to shut it off if the water starts to back up.
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Okay, are you ready for another stupid questions? My first road trip with the Scamp will be in May. I have Scamp's standard issue water filler on the fresh water tank. So here's the question...how do you know when the tank's full (other than having someone inside the trailer scream "STOP" when it gets to the top? If you overfill, will the water just come up and out the filler, or do you risk springing a leak in the vent (honestly, I haven't looked closely at the tank, I'm assuming it is vented).
Take a look at the tank, there should be a tube which come out at the top of the tank and exits through the floor.
If you over fill the tank, the water run out onto the ground. This tube also acts as a vent to allow quicker filling of the tank.
The stock filler takes water slowly, the one I showed in my previous post pours quickly and much easier.
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Perhaps Joy A's solution would work for you?
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Okay, I think I got it.
There is a matching set in this style:
  • Water Tank
  • City Water
  • Cable Hatch

I've seen "Water Tank" commonly available in the RV supply stores in the San Diego area, but "Cable Hatch" is quite rare.
I'm using the set on my Compact Jr. rebuild.

I seem to remember an old thread where a member needed one of them because his Trillium originally came with them and he wanted to maintain the "Look".
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There is a matching set in this style:
  • Water Tank
  • City Water
  • Cable Hatch

I've seen "Water Tank" commonly available in the RV supply stores in the San Diego area, but "Cable Hatch" is quite rare.
I'm using the set on my Compact Jr. rebuild.

I seem to remember an old thread where a member needed one of them because his Trillium originally came with them and he wanted to maintain the "Look".
Where is it? Do you have a link? I've seen locking door fresh/city water but none including cable.
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Steve I believe the ones in the original photo may be made by a company called J & C and they do have a cable hatch as well but they dont seem to have a combo hatch that you are looking for or at least in my search I havent seen one.
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Where is it? Do you have a link? I've seen locking door fresh/city water but none including cable.
I found them at the local "Brick & Mortar" version of this:
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These aren't "Locking Door" however...
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:11 PM   #25
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Floyd, Where did you find that one. Does the hose screw in for filling? I found one I thought looked good but forgot to bookmark it! I haven't learned to drill out rivets or put them in but I have a feeling I'm about to!
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Jan, when looking at your options for filling your fresh water tank you need to look at the ports that say they are gravity feed and not city water - the city water connections look very much the same but you need to screw the hose on to them for filling. The gravity fill ones do not require you to screw the hose on them - so you can fill it just using a portable jug if you need to.
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I might go with this one. It locks and it looks like there is plenty of room to drill a hole for a cable attachment.

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Wonder if you got a plastic plug like the type used on the hot water tanks and put it into the connection you want the cable coming out of and drill a hole in to the middle of it to hold the cable if that might work.
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