Question from new Hymer (JLo) Owner

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  1. JanGar

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    Day 2, finally sussed opening the fresh water tap, thanks to an earlier post on here, thank god drove me nuts.

    Bought proper fresh water sterilising stuff (caravan shop) and blue/pink toilet chemicals. Want it fresh and nice and squeaky clean. Short electrical hook up cable arrived today (house to 3 pin) main one due tomorrow.

    Question is - what do I need to fill the freshwater tank, when I'm out and about, hose, connectors etc?
     
  2. StitchesnFluff

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    A hose & tap connectors of various sizes so you can connect to taps and fill up fresh tank. Try the various hozelock or similar connectors.
     
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    ½ BSP is the most common tap connector throughout Europe, same as a UK garden tap. We always carry a few of the tap connectors easy to leave them behind after filling up, also carry a selection of other sizes, a 3m hose, a 7m hose this allows filling from either side & a 20m roll flat hose taken off the cassette (only used twice in 8 years) for emergencies. All the hoses can be coupled together.

    Here is my collection.

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  4. JanGar

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    Thank you, we haven't been on a site yet, so didn't know what to expect.
     
  5. JanGar

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    Thank you Lenny, a fine collection, Im on the case and will have my collection by Sunday!
     
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    We use a watering can and put in only what we think we will need. Always aim to be travelling nearly empty with drinking water in plastic bottles.
     
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    As said Std garden tap fitting plus a watering can. No matter how difficult you can use a can anywhere.
     
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    deleted duplicate post
     
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    Don't think you'll need the toilet pink. Most MHs toilet flush comes from the fresh water tank and don't have a header tank.
     
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    By contrast we won't leave home without a full tank & often carry another 2 x 20Lt full containers in the garage, never know how far the next place is we can get water, we can't live without a morning shower.:)
     
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    Poundland is a good source of cheap hose connectors and much better quality than B&Q's own brand ones, have to buy loads of bits with them that you don't need and of course only a pound.:)
    The green ones in my pic are Ploundland ones & the big tap connector.
     
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    I also carry 2 watering cans.
    I top up daily so it's not such a chore.
     
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    Two or three items to make it even easier.



    An inline shutoff tap, a very short section of hose, and a filler cap fitted with a hose connector.

    The Heos hose inlet adapter comes in two variants - the universal which fits every MH except mine, and the Hymer special which fits. How do I know? Yes, I got the universal one first...:(
     
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    Don't have a garden in the van so don't need watering cans.:ROFLMAO:
    Believe it or not my vans got an engine and wheels and I can drive it to the tap.:LOL:
     
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    Here's the pic I couldn't post earlier
    hosebits.jpg
    Heos filler cap hose adapter, short bit of hose, and shutoff tap
     
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    Good point, thanks
     
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    More good points, thank you.
     
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    Thanks everyone for their contribution, water connecting equipment purchased and on its way.
     
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    Gary there are many threads and much discussion about travelling with full water tanks . Displacement and weight / payload being two reasons not to travel full.
     
  20. JanGar

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    Yes I have seen them, I think travelling empty for me, unless going wild. Just treating my water tank to a descale and de bug today. Noticed theres a screw loose that holds the awning in place!!!
     
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