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Old 05-20-2018, 09:04 PM   #1
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Simple ?? for filling fresh water tank.. Casita 2018

WE have a 2018 Casita Independence Dlx 17' and... we want the cleanest water availble and wonder:
1. how you all filter the water you are pouring into your fresh tanks?
2. Where did you find a decent food-grade flex funnel for use in filling that pesky tank from portable 5 gallon water cans?
Camping World in Panama City Beach had nothing in the way of water funnels.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:19 PM   #2
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#1 - We use an in-line filter on a potable water hose (normally white.) https://www.campingworld.com/tastepu...n-water-filter


#2 - We don't use a funnel. https://www.cabelas.com/product/camp...5.uts?slotId=1
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:10 AM   #3
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I use a 5 gallon water bottle of the type used on water coolers, for which I have a Dolphin brand hand pump... I replace the normal nozzle of this pump with a 1/2" clear vinyl hose a couple feet long
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:10 AM   #4
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Question Fred, are you planning to use the F/W tank for drinking water? I have in all the RVs I've had and fill the tank with the white RV hose. I do have a 6 gallon blue water jug with an under cap pour spout but it's a pain to use with the little filler port. I also use a 24" section for a wash machine supply line that I put on the end of the white hose so I can get it inside the tank which eliminates the burping as it fills. Can't see any health issues for a funnel not being food grade as it's a temporary contact unlike water just sitting in supply lines or the tank. JMHO & YMMV
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:25 AM   #5
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A few times I've been camping where I can't reach the fill port with a hose, so had to fill 5g at a time with my water bottle...
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:32 AM   #6
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EZ fix for that filling issue...

Ive done this and it works really well...

The drain on the bottom of the fresh water tank...remove the plug and go to a hardware store (or one of the big box stores). Use the plug and match the threads with a pvc stub. Then add a 90 degree L and then a standard on off gizmo (maybe its called a check valve) one with a handle to open/close. Then add a standard hose fitting. Filling the tank from the bottom thru this hose fitting is an easy thing to do and you can add a filter to your hose. Just remember to remove the cap from the original and hard to use filling opening to allow air to escape as the tank fills. The whole thing will cost 20 bucks or so.

While youre working on the tank you might want to add a marine deck plate in the top of the tank so you can poke your arm inside to clean the sediment that will accumulate on the bottom since the tank never really empties totally when you drain it. I usually clean mine annually.

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Old 05-21-2018, 09:51 AM   #7
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I did mine similar to Patricks with a few parts from Home Depot. We have a Casita Liberty Delux with the water tank in the right rear compartment with the drain easily accessible so it was an easy fix. Fills in short time and no gurgling and spitting and trying to top it off. None off our other trailers have been this easy. I would post pics. but not sure how.
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:26 AM   #8
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I got a siphon pump similar to this one. You can fill your 5 gallon jug and hoist it up onto the spare tire, then siphon the water from the jug to the fresh water tank. The pump is good for getting it started, but you don't have to pump continuously as long as the jug is higher than the fresh water tank inlet. You just stand there and keep the jug on the tire. Super easy!
Pumping continuously with this little pump is very slow and tedious, but works in a pinch.

https://www.amazon.com/Koehler-Enter...ds=siphon+pump
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:42 AM   #9
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I have an 8 gallon rolling water jug to fill from a spigot, and purchased a water pump meant for a fountain, and attached a flexible clear hose. Drop the pump in the jug, plug into electric and hold the hose to the fill opening. I only use the pump for drinking water.
I also bought a 12V pump, so I can fill if no electric available.
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We bought a funnel for this purpose, many years ago in South Fork, CO (at the Rainbow Grocery & RV Supply). It has a screen and fill tube. Of course the screen isn't much of a filter, but it keeps out the bugs and other debris that might fall into it while you're using it.

Used with single gallon water jugs (can carry four in a milk crate) this can be a one person job.

FWIW, the Rainbow is the only place I've ever seen these for sale...
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:08 PM   #11
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Potable water

I use the white hose to fill when tap water is available. When in a camp ground that only has hand pumps, I use a 5 gallon container with a foot and a half hose attached, which I carry for that purpose.

We do not drink the water in the tank. We carry our drinking water in another container.
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I fill the fresh water tank on my trailer at home, or near camp, using white potable water hose. I also fill a 5 gal. Reliance water container which sits on the picnic table and is refilled as required. Most water used comes from that container. I've never actually used all the water in the fresh water tank.
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I use this for transferring water from container to tank.
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