Mains water

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  1. Mark5204

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    We are going on our first trip very soon in our first Motorhome. We have a 2004 swift Kon tiki. Probably a daft sounding question to you experts but how do you guys connect Motorhome to mains water when on the "super" pitches. What's needed and how'd it done?
     
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    Unless you have an RV with a city water connection, (which you don't have) you just fill up as normal.. it's just a tap on your pitch
     
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    Does your MH have a suitable connection?
     
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    When I had the caravan we had a ball cock for the aquaroll that connected to a service point to give 'mains' water. I'm sure such a thing must exist for mohos
     
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    That's what I was wondering. Probably the same principle. That's the kind of set up we used on a caravan years ago.
     
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    RVs have a city water connection, you plumb in the supply and use like home.. pump is switched off.

    You could do the same with a Eurovan.. but you would need a pressure control valve as the pipework may not take the mains pressure.. which of course varies fromm site to site .

    A ballcock in the tank would also work.. but I've never heard of anyone fitting one,.. frankly, more work than it's worth unless you always use super pitches..
     
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    I don't think it would be very much effort. A ballcock fitted in the tank on the inlet.. would be fiddly to get in there, probably need the tank out to do it, then fit a hoselock connection on the filler. Wouldn't do any harm when filling normally although would prevent quick top up from a watering can I guess...

    Of course as you say, whether it's worth the effort depends how often you plan to use that type of pitch.
     
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    thank you very much for your reply. New to all this and just trying to get my head around everything.
     
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    You stick a hose pipe in the tank filler hole and attach other end to a tap.You then turn on tap until tank is full and then turn it off. Proper job (y)
     
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    Lol there's always one
     
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    Not if it's like ours image.jpg
     
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    So with that would you connect a Aquaroll or similar then pump directly from it via pump on Motorhome
     
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    Hi. Sorry could you put link up again. It's not working.
     
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    Mark If you require any help we are home all this weekend, give us a phone call.
     
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    Thank you very much. Really kind of you.
     
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    Aquarolls are quite big,they take up storage space and need to be trundled to a tap,filled,trundled back to the van then the water has to be pumped into the tank.
    Why buy a MotorHome and then try and use it like a caravan-I'm mystified.:LOL::LOL:
     
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