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bsbeedub

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ReneeG wrote:

If you can use a funnel to put bleach in your tank, why can't you use a funnel to put fresh water in from a bucket?


The bleach is not just added with a funnel. As explained in my original post, the bleach is added to my fresh water hose with a funnel. The hose is then connected to a water spigot which is pressurized from my house and the water forces the bleach from the hose to the fresh tank.
It’s my understanding that just trying to pour water into the inlet on the trailer does not have sufficient pressure to flow into the tank. Many new trailers ( including mine) have no gravity fill inlet. That is why an external pump is needed to fill it if there is no city water connection.


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Posted: 07/23/21 02:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Use the winterizing connection. Connect a hose to it. Drop the hose in a jug or bucket of water and pump it into the FW tank. When sanitizing add bleach to the jug or bucket. Make sure to set the valves in the wet bay to the proper positions.

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bsbeedub wrote:

ReneeG wrote:

If you can use a funnel to put bleach in your tank, why can't you use a funnel to put fresh water in from a bucket?


The bleach is not just added with a funnel. As explained in my original post, the bleach is added to my fresh water hose with a funnel. The hose is then connected to a water spigot which is pressurized from my house and the water forces the bleach from the hose to the fresh tank.
It’s my understanding that just trying to pour water into the inlet on the trailer does not have sufficient pressure to flow into the tank. Many new trailers ( including mine) have no gravity fill inlet. That is why an external pump is needed to fill it if there is no city water connection.


Thanks for the explanation.


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mobeewan wrote:

Use the winterizing connection. Connect a hose to it. Drop the hose in a jug or bucket of water and pump it into the FW tank. When sanitizing add bleach to the jug or bucket. Make sure to set the valves in the wet bay to the proper positions.


The winterizing inlet bypasses the fresh tank as well. This assures that the anti freeze goes into the water lines only and does not pump excess anti freeze into the tank.

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bsbeedub wrote:

The winterizing inlet bypasses the fresh tank as well. This assures that the anti freeze goes into the water lines only and does not pump excess anti freeze into the tank.
The connection is on the suction side of the pump and the pump output does not go to the fresh water tank.

I add bleach, fill the water tank, then purge the water lines so that they get sanitized.

If you sanitize the hot water then drain it and the fresh water tank, refill and purge everything with fresh water.

Alternate: We use a reasonable amount of treated city/utility water in our travels and hence have very rarely sanitized.


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If you’re not opposed to spending a few bucks for convenience, get a ballast bag and pump for a wakeboard boat.
Couple garden hose adapters will allow you to fill from any spigot with a hose connection and 12V fit lighter ballast pump will empty a 40-50 gal sack in about 2 minutes.


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There should be a setting in the valves that will let the onboard water pump suck water from a bucket (or jug) into the system for winterizing. There then may be another setting that will suck the water into the fresh water tank - that setting would be used to draw water mixed with bleach into the tank for a full sanitizing of the system. That setting can be used to replenish the tank from a bucket.

I can't believe the tech you talked to in the original post didn't know how set the valves!


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My sister recently bought a new trailer with these valves and has battled them all summer......looks like a cockpit on an airplane.
I imagine once procedure is learned things may simplify.

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