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Old 08-17-2018, 08:50 PM   #21
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The bottom pic looks like someone used a 1/2Ē pvc pipe cap to plug the hole.
<_< have to wonder why.
Just a guess that maybe it leaked and was easier to put in a new one. Why would there be 2 fill tubes otherwise.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:11 PM   #22
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Seems so.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:15 PM   #23
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HA. You actually think I understand anything mechanical? Especially in the written word.
Bless you. But, I bet, I can find someone who does. ty!!
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:20 PM   #24
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HA. You actually think I understand anything mechanical? Especially in the written word.
Bless you. But, I bet, I can find someone who does. ty!!
its not magic. in fact its really pretty simple.
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:50 PM   #25
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After re-reading and contemplation, I think I get it. Thanks, again.
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:04 PM   #26
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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.

You might want to reconsider connecting to city water. If your plumbing (especially in an older camper) springs a leak, there's nothing to stop the water from filling up your camper! For that reason, I always fill the tank and turn the water pump on only when I want to run water.
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:27 PM   #27
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You might want to reconsider connecting to city water. If your plumbing (especially in an older camper) springs a leak, there's nothing to stop the water from filling up your camper! For that reason, I always fill the tank and turn the water pump on only when I want to run water.
🤔 This is why when ever we leave the camper we shut off the city water supply just like we would shut off the pump if we where using it.😁
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:09 PM   #28
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Thank you! Both Gary & Cliff!
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:35 PM   #29
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Smile Water tank

We used our on board water tank the first year. After having to drain, add pink anti-freeze and other things, we decided to carry our drinking water in two gallon former apple juice jugs. When we need water to wash dishes, etc, we walk to the spigot at the site and get what we need.
Hint: always run the spigot water before attaching your drinking water hose to it. Some people dip the spigot into a container with bleach/water in it. Consider animals like water too, not to mention insects seeking a dark, closed space. If you attach, be sure to use a special hose and a pressure limiter. We, luckily, were sitting outside Homelet when we heard water running. We quickly shut off the water and discovered that a connection had let loose inside the appliance counter. So if you leave your rig, turn off the water to prevent flooding.
We decided to not go through all the work of yearly maintenance and the concerns of leaks and get our drinking water from supermarket water dispensers when our gallon jugs empty.
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we use our water tank, or city water hookup, for washing, showering, toilet flushing. we use a 5 gallon carboy with a dolphin water pump for drinking water, coffee, etc...
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🤔 This is why when ever we leave the camper we shut off the city water supply just like we would shut off the pump if we where using it.😁
Good habit to get into!
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Attachment 123377 and Attachment 123378 These are the water connection on the outside of our '65 Aristocrat Trailer. Know how they work? Advice?
I think the one in the second photo is the same type of unit as the one in the first photo but the slide out part broke. I have no idea why they did not replace it but instead installed a new one in a different location. You can take the broken one out and create a cover plate out of some aluminum or ABS plastic. Use to same mounting holes and put some butyl tape under the edge of the cover plate to prevent leaks.
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Attachment 123377 and Attachment 123378 These are the water connection on the outside of our '65 Aristocrat Trailer. Know how they work? Advice?
I think the one in the second photo is the same type of unit as the one in the first photo but the slide out part broke. I have no idea why they did not replace it but instead installed a new one in a different location. You can take the broken one out and create a cover plate out of some aluminum or ABS plastic. Use to same mounting holes and put some butyl tape under the edge of the cover plate to prevent leaks. Or you could install something such as a square covered cable hatch there. Those can be handy for lots of modern items such as deploying an external antenna for cell phone reception. portable TV antenna, running a usb cable outside to power devices or little LED light strings running a power cord to the inside from a portable generator.
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:06 PM   #34
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No, if you connect a hose to you fresh water tank it will fill tank and continue to flow out the vent.
Hooking to city water should not fill your tank. If it is happening you have a problem. After all the city fill is after the pump and the pump should stop the water from going into your tank. Your pump may be faulty or there's a valve to close which is unlikely. I ran into that once in a larger class A motorhome but not since.
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Been over a week and we still don't know to what, if anything, those are connected.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:04 PM   #36
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if u r talking to me...been to busy to investigate.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:05 PM   #37
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JasonT, ty. I love this blog!
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:07 PM   #38
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K Corbin, me neither. My plumber might be able to figure it out. Luckily he's a friend and hasn't billed me in 20 years. [Yes. I do send him checks, anyway.]
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We have both of those two ports on the outside of our Burro. one was standard the other I added when I put in the second tank. I tried filling through the single port but the flow through the 3/8Ē supply line to the new tank was very slow so I put in a Second filler port
does any know of a tank supplier who makes a larger diameter connection at the bottom of the tank? there is a half inch one but still not quite enough.

Thoughts?
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:07 PM   #40
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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...
Do they make a hose fitting that connects to this, or are you supposed to just stick the hose inside?
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