Liquid Transfer Pump

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  1. Tecnikal

    Tecnikal Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,

    We have an old motorhome. The only way to fill up the water tank is by sticking a hose in the hole and filling it up manually. When we run out of water, we have to drive the motorhome to the tap and plug in the hose and fill it again manually.

    If we can not park within 25 ft the tap I have to walk over and fill up my 25 Ltr water container but then I have no way of getting the water into the tank.

    I saw this on Amazon but it says it doesn't pump uphill and if the container is on the floor it would need to pump upwards into the tank. The only way to get over this would be to try and lift the container on the roof which is ridiculous.

    My question is, does anyone know of any pump that is 12v or battery operated that would do the job? I'm sure there must be other funsters in the same boat as me. Or rather in the same motorhome :)

    Tec.
     
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    Submersible pump from caravan shop!
    Used to use this method now just use a watering can!
     
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    My vote is for the watering can, not a lot can go wrong with that :D
     
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    Really never found this a problem-fill up before parking,then I have a 10ltr plastic 'jerrycan' with a spout.If tap is any distance away then I have light folding sack truck to transport it (and also toilet cassette ) (y)
    Watering can is good,but,I found shape made storage tricky in our little van :)
     
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  6. Tecnikal

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    Hmm all good ideas. I guess I was being a bit lazy. If the 60 litre tank runs out then instead of doing 6 trips with a jerry can it would have been nice to just keep it topped up and only have to fill it every 25 litres. What with two of us and showers and drinking water and washing up etc we can get though 60 litres in a couple of days and then I'm basically pouring water into a kettle and boiling it as I can't get it in the tank if the hose doesn't reach the tap.

    I like the idea of Old-Mo's pump. I can feed the 12v connector through a window and stick it in the 12v charger I guess.

    Alternatively I wonder if I can get a spout for my 25ltr so I can just lift it up and pour it in. I looked for one similar to the flexible ones you get on petrol cans but it was the wrong size screw in so I tried using a funnel but it would have taken an hour and I would need someone to hold the funnel lol.
     
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    The water container I've got is this one, but the petrol can spouts don't fit it and my local camping shop doesn't have anything to fit it.
     
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    go to some where that they have aide blue the fillers off them should fit when the lorry driver fill up with the stuff they some times don't use the filer adapters but ade blue in none toxic any way and a good rinse with hot water
    will do the job
    pity you weren't nearer as I have some that haven't ben used
    bill
     
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    You can use a piece of domestic white waste pipe, a 90 degree bend, and a funnel to make a filler to put in the hole and pour the water in, the green funnel I use is something I picked up ages ago (can't remember where) but before this I just used the standard round black ones and removed the gauze filter in it (just poke/cut it out) otherwise it slows the water down.

    In addition we have a couple of water containers - a 20L collapsible and a 5L rigid:

    funnel 1.JPG funnel 3.JPG water - containers.jpg
     
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    Just a thought - your 25L can will be HEAVY when full at 25kg = a sack of spuds so I don't think you'll lift it and certainly not for long enough to be able to empty the contents! I'd be tempted to ditch it and get a couple of smaller ones, either 2 x 15L rigids or a couple of collapsible 15/20L ones as they will be easier to carry (one in each hand) and store.
     
  12. Tecnikal

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    It's amazing what you can make out of a couple of toilet roll inserts and an egg box. I feel a play school moment coming on. (am i showing my age?)
     
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    It's fairly heavy but ok to lift. don't have any trouble with lifting it up, but then after about a minute it starts getting really heavy so if it takes 10 minutes to fill then there is no way I could hold it for that long. Can't wait to upgrade to something more modern. I'll be selling her in October at the end of the season as I am hoping to upgrade for next year so it's only a short term problem but we have at least another 6 weekends plus a fortnight away this year so it would be nice to find a solution.

    These are all great ideas though and I will try and find the one that works for me.
     
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    the blue peter ones were better :rofl: Valery singleton
    article-0-01AC08E500000578-523_314x414[1].jpg in my early teens the most gorges thing on earth
    bill
     
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    Thought that was how they all filled, why not just get a longer hose, we have a hose that's only about twelve foot and never failed to get close enough to fill up in four years in about six countries, we have a long garden hose on board as well but never had to use it , so it will be chucked out at the next clean up.
     
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    Google 'whale submersible pump'
     
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    Another vote for the Whale pump in Old Mo link (y) dead easy to use and store ;)
    terry
    edit I use mine simply by holding the bare wires onto my battery drill battery -cannot get any simpler than that :)
     
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    we have one of those hose that grow when you switch the water on never had a problem getting water on day 5 of our free loading free camping holiday just ben to the local shop for breakfast stuff sigs and paper
    we had venison last night bought Frome the local deer farm
    bill
     
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    I use the same method a MinxGirl but the elbow I use is 80mm waste pipe version which fits nicely into the bigger bore, the recycles for the cap and then you don't need the funnel. image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  20. Tecnikal

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    No, the newer ones seem to plug in and keep the tank topped up. I think they have an external water pump built in that you just plug your aqua roll into or something. My one is just a hole in the side of the van that you fill in with a hose.

    On your second question, I have a 25 Mt hose and I go to a lot of steam rally's, county shows etc. There is no movement of vehicles once these events are open to the public and there is usually only one water tap in the whole showground so for me it is a regular problem. Not so much if staying on a campsite but definitely at public events.
     
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