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Old 03-09-2015, 07:02 AM   #1
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Trying to pump water from a jug into tank

I'm doing something wrong I guess? I have tried the winterize position, with a tight sealing length of hose, and I can't transfer water from a 6 Gal. jug on the ground into my tank. What am I missing here?
 
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:06 AM   #2
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Mark hold the can level with the fw inlet your loosing vacuum in the pump.If U can't use a hose cut a milk jug cut off the bottom insert into fw opening and pour away Walmart has an open end clear hose with a shut off that you can connect to your hose, hose connection is about 14 inches long
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:29 PM   #3
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Check to make sure a rubber gasket is in the intake connector. Mine did not come with one and caused me significant amount of time trying to find what was wrong. I actually put two rubber hose gaskets in the connection to make mine work.
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:45 PM   #4
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X2 ... set jug in storage area and use 2 hose washers.
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:19 PM   #5
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Either of any of the above suggestions, or just get a pump from Harbor Freight.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:03 PM   #6
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If you're going to do this very often, the extra pump idea is a good one.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:31 PM   #7
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So, the Harbor Freight auxiliary pump is 12v. I assume? Where do you power it from?
I started wondering about how I was trying to pump the water with the system pump and in the winterize position on the valve. That might be wrong? That doesn't put the water into the tank does it? Doesn't that just bypass the tank so as not to let the antifreeze go into the tank, but throughout the plumbing? That wouldn't work so well with antifreeze going into the holding tank, right?
But not having the valve in the winterize position means the pump is drawing from the tank, not the fresh-water inlet right? I've confused myself now...
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The pumps come with battery clips, but I modified mine with an inline switch and a plug that would plug into the trailer outlet that the trailer connects to in the truck bed. After the rally at Quartzsite, I decided one of the 45 gallon bladders from CW would be very handy, and the pump was needed to move the water to the rig.
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:08 AM   #9
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If you're going to do this very often, the extra pump idea is a good one.
I carry a clean 30 gallon plastic barrel for filling my water supply on extended stays. I use an RV water pump with a 12v male receptacle plug on it and plug it in near the tv mount in the basement on our 3402RL. Made a suction tube out of 3/4" pvc pipe to draw from the barrel. Clear hose for the outlet side.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:36 AM   #10
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You also have to open the tank fill valve when the pump is operating. The trickiest part of this operation is to initially get the water to replace the air in your short hose. As mentioned, put the jug in the storage area, not on the ground.
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We dry camp a lot. I use that harbor freight Pump. Works well pumping water from a water jug.
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