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Old 06-06-2017, 01:13 PM   #101
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called a local place to see cost on axle replacement with dexter and it sounds like $1000 is what it would cost. Not too bad. I guess we will see how bouncy this thing will actually be when on the road. I bet par of it is low tire pressure and the case that it was totally empty.

BTW, why does this thing have a garden hose water hook up? The only thing in here is a fresh water tank that is operated with a hand pump.
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Old 06-06-2017, 01:23 PM   #102
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...BTW, why does this thing have a garden hose water hook up? The only thing in here is a fresh water tank that is operated with a hand pump.
Sounds like the sink drain. In the old days you attached a short piece of garden hose and ran it into a bucket. Poured it on the ground when full. In these environmentally enlightened days it's considered better to run it into a closed, vented container with a fitting on both ends (some places require it). There are also different rules about what to do with the grey water when it's full. Best to ask.
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Old 06-06-2017, 01:39 PM   #103
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Sounds like the sink drain. In the old days you attached a short piece of garden hose and ran it into a bucket. Poured it on the ground when full. In these environmentally enlightened days it's considered better to run it into a closed, vented container with a fitting on both ends (some places require it). There are also different rules about what to do with the grey water when it's full. Best to ask.
I am talking about the city water hookup next to the electrical plug.
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Then I'm stymied. In my Scamp the city water hook-up connects to a separate cold-water-only faucet next to the sink. If it's not that, another U-Haul owner will have to chime in, or you can try to trace where it goes inside the trailer.
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:18 PM   #106
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Here is what i got.
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Best of both worlds

You have the capacity to fill from a source, into a fresh water holding tank (right), or connect to a city water source (left). Some sites and locations do not have water hookups. Some only have hose bibs scattered around the campsites. You are good either way. This puts you in a good place for when you are in an electric outlet only site. You can always fill before you get set up.
I don't yet have this capability in my camper, but will be setting up to do so very soon.
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:09 PM   #108
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You have the capacity to fill from a source, into a fresh water holding tank (right), or connect to a city water source (left). Some sites and locations do not have water hookups. Some only have hose bibs scattered around the campsites. You are good either way. This puts you in a good place for when you are in an electric outlet only site. You can always fill before you get set up.
I don't yet have this capability in my camper, but will be setting up to do so very soon.
So when connected to city water do i still need to pump the handle on the faucet?
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You should have city water pressure doing that work for you.
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:15 PM   #110
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so would i just pull up on the faucet and the water would flow?
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Yes the pressure should be sufficient. You will need a proper hose. Camco TastePURE Drinking Water Hose
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Sure, you drank out of the hose off of your house and didn't die, but you will want to make sure your hoses aren't contributing to your early demise. Use a good hose to fill the tank and for regular service. If the camper has a filter in the line, go ahead and change it too. Who knows what kind of bacteria might have set up camp in there.
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Yes the pressure should be sufficient. You will need a proper hose. Camco TastePURE Drinking Water Hose
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Sure, you drank out of the hose off of your house and didn't die, but you will want to make sure your hoses aren't contributing to your early demise. Use a good hose to fill the tank and for regular service. If the camper has a filter in the line, go ahead and change it too. Who knows what kind of bacteria might have set up camp in there.
Yeah.... i dont think i will be drinking out of that lol. Closest this water will get to being inside of me is to may wash my mouth when brushing teeth. But most likely not lol.
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The best thing you can do for yourself is to learn all the quirks of your camper. Chase those hoses and electrical lines. They are probably exposed for the most part. Older campers have a history of modifications without documentation.
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I had to do some checking on this one. I found this statement in another forum: "A common water pump in many Popups is the manual pump but if you push down on it it will run the city water but if you pump it pumps the water." There was also a mention of two-way pumps in this thread: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...one-38903.html. I learned something!

Looks like U-Haul may use one of that type, but I'm still hoping for a U-Haul owner to clarify how the U-Haul hand pump works. Looking at your photos and other CT13s it looks like yours is OEM or an identical replacement.

You will want two devices between your city water connection and whatever comes out of the spigot at a campground: (1) a pressure regulator, so you don't damage lines and fittings with too-high pressure, and (2) as mentioned, a filter, mostly so you don't get sediment in your plumbing.
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Forgot to mention, Scamp and Casita both have a gazillion rivets which can be leak sources
Common myth, greatly exaggerated!
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:40 PM   #116
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We removed the water tank, faucet, and all lines from our Uhaul so can't comment on just how it works. Those old water tanks can get nasty inside so we decided we didn't want it. However we do like the plumbing in our Casita, city water, hot and cold faucets, and flush toilet.
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