filling water tank

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  1. DaveandChris

    DaveandChris Read Only Funster

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    hi everyone,just been on a couple of practice runs and got settled on our pitch we were'nt close enough to the water point so had to fill our tank up with a watering can is there any way around this its or are we being daft
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    you need a hose pipe and a few different tap adaptors.

    as long a pipe as you can get or even more than one.

    could fill up on arrival then pitch up.
     
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    Hello Dave and Chris, we always carry about 30 ft of water hose and also a dedicated 5gal water container with spout which we can use to top up in emergencies.
     
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    A roll flat hose is very handy doesn't take up too much space, but reaches the parts that shorter hoses fail to satisfy. :Wink:
     
  5. DaveandChris

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    thanks we do have a hose obviously not long enough we did feel preety stupied traipsing back and forth well dave did thats his job:Laughing:
     
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    Our van has a Euro socket (similar to cigar lighter socket) on the side and came with a submersible pump. We have a 25 litre plastic jerry can and a lightweight trolley to transport it when full. Simple job to pump the water from jerry can to tank. For a van without a socket like ours a similar arrangement could be set up to use a 12 volt socket in the van.

    Graham
     
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    hose

    OOOOerh.. We are getting complicated now.
    Flat roll up hose on container with connections.
    Addaptors to fit various taps. B&Q.
    Job done!:Laughing:
     
  8. Mick H

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    You're certainly not being daft. Many people use the method that you tried, to top up their water tank. Hoses are very useful, but they do add to your payload.

    As you have just started motorhoming, it will be very tempting to keep adding to your onboard equipment, but my advice would be to think very carefully about this.
    I don't carry anything that I can manage without. Like many others, I've learnt the hard way.

    Topping up with water on a regular basis might seem like a chore, but you will be assured of a fresher supply and also get a little exercise at the same time.

    Mick H.
     
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    thank you all sound advice,another one if you dont mind does the hot water tank fill up first,i worry there's not enough water in there and were going to blow up:Eeek:
     
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    Agreed, thats why half the time i leave wifey at home.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    once you've put sufficient water in the tank just turn on the pump, open a hot tap and wait for the spluttering to stop.
    you're boiler is then full and can be turned on.:thumb:
     
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    Yes, I do that - easy peasy.
     
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    same here Graham but the one and only time i've used it i found the pump wouldnt fit through the container neck....:Doh::cry::Rofl1:

    so off with the dinnette seat, unscrew the tank inspection cover and pour it in through there....never again:Angry:
     
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    what you need is a 2litre lemonade bottle with the side cut out .with practice its easy to tip a 10 litre container in the side filla .or become french old person and spend most of the day walking the watering can.
     
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    Feeling stupid

    Wondered why you felt stupid?? Must be very sensitive.:RollEyes: I always fill my van by placing an elbow joint for a drain pipe in the filler hole and fill 2x 10 litre cans and pour them into the tank. I certainly don't feel stupid (Knackjered sometimes):Eeek:
     
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    Have to agree with geoff, I use the watering can method and carry the 25ltr waste container to the emptying point.

    Always amazed at the number of able bodied men phaffing around with hose pipes or using things on wheels to transport a few litres of water around the site.

    Go on Dave, continue as you are with the watering can - you don't have to feel daft just because the typical stereotype on site can't or won't carry anything heavier than a tinnie.

    Lloyd.
     
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    thats no way to relax on holiday, lugging 25kilos of water upto 4 times to fill up.
    that pleasure is reseved for tuggers:Doh:

    dont need to lift 'tinnies' it comes out my taps...i dont have a water tank...i have a keg.:BigGrin:
     
  19. Tony Lee

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    Plenty of grounds have just one tap for the whole place and often it doesn't have a threaded spout either.

    Watering can always works and the exercise is good for you too.
     
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    Nowt wrong with my watering can, or my waste bucket!
     
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