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SteveAE

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profdant139 wrote:

Or there is always the caveman way -- fill your five gallon jug at a faucet, lug it back to your campsite, and dump it into the fill spout using a funnel. Lots of great exercise, no need for electricity or equipment. Fast, too!


X2 with the exception that I use two 3 gallon containers.

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I connected the winterizing hose to the fresh water inlet hose with a tee. Removed the check valve from the inlet and added a check valve after the tee. No cordless drill, battery charging, handheld pump, switches, batteries, or wiring to handle. All I do is connect a short hose between the water inlet and the container, open a valve and let it happen. Quick, sanitary and cheap. Materials needed were a check valve, tee and clamps. I think that this method is just too simple.





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Steve, that's brilliant -- three gallon jugs weigh a lot less than the big ones!

Or I could just fill my cans half-way . . . .

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Although most men are allergic to anything that keeps them from injuring themselves, I use a handtruck for carrying heavy things. Handiest, most often used tool I have.

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2oldman, great idea! Now if they would just invent a small portable crane to hoist the water jug up a few feet so I could pour it right into the fill port . . . .

Oh, well. No sense in complaining. This is one reason why I work out (very carefully) in the gym, lifting my senior citizen weights. There was a time when lifting a sixty pound weight up to my chin would have been an insignificant task. Those days are long gone.

The passage of time is very strange.

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profdant139 wrote:

2oldman, great idea! Now if they would just invent a small portable crane to hoist the water jug up a few feet so I could pour it right into the fill port . .
That would be good. Water is heavy. All mine is pumped.

The older I get the harder it is to lug around 3 generators and propane tanks. Hence the hand truck.

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2oldman wrote:

profdant139 wrote:

2oldman, great idea! Now if they would just invent a small portable crane to hoist the water jug up a few feet so I could pour it right into the fill port . .
That would be good. Water is heavy. All mine is pumped.

The older I get the harder it is to lug around 3 generators and propane tanks. Hence the hand truck.


My own rule, if I can't lift it without breaking my back, it's not going with us camping.

However, if the wife can do it without my help, it's negotiable.

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I just ordered a Flowjet 50 psi 3 gpm pump Amazon which will work just dandy as a transfer pump and also can serve as a replacement for the RV water pump. It has sterling reviews too.

I have no desire to be lifting 4 or more 45# containers up and holding them at the fill port while they empty. My nexperience is that at least a gallon ends up on the ground. I do like the adding a port to the unit RV pump but decided to avoid any more leak points since this unit has already suffered from multiple leaks.


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Use a hand truck.
Use solar.
USe smaller water containers or don't fill them up.
Run your generator in the back of the truck with a long cord to the TT.
Learn to conserve water.
Then your back will be fine.

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agesilaus wrote:

I have no desire to be lifting 4 or more 45# containers up and holding them at the fill port while they empty.
x2. And for what, 20 gallons? No thank you.

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