Another really handy device to have is a water stealer. Is there any thing else you must do when hooking up to fresh water? Some campgrounds provide only 30-amp service. It will run until it thinks the lines have been primed, but there could be some air in the lines as well. Many rigs already have them and they may be plumbed into the cold side of the kitchen faucet or have a separate faucet for filtered water. They are also certain that the inferior substitute you are using is nowhere near as cheap, effective, safe or easy to use as their favorite.
Where to get Fresh Water Question: I am just starting to look into the prospect of. It is starting to have a musty smell. We have not found a need for holding tank additives for the grey tank. The sloshing motion from driving will clean all the nooks and crannies of your tanks. Be aware of your rig's dry weight by weighing it fully loaded, but without fresh water or propane onboard and with empty holding tanks. My favorite home-brew tip is to put a few gallons of clean water and a small amount of dish soap in your freshly dumped black water tank and then add a large bag of ice cubes.
Any one of these tanks could become damaged and cause serious problems for you. If you do not have electrical hookups, you will also need to conserve battery power. Suggest that you remove pump, disassemble and clean parts. This allows some gray water to build up in the tank. Usually, the fresh water tank is the largest followed by the gray then the black. Holding tank If you are not hooked up to a fresh water supply, then you will need to use the water from your fresh water holding tank.
Some heaters utilize an electric heating element in addition to the standard gas burner. Turn the water faucet down a bit and let the tank fill at its own slow pace. Well, now that I've ruined your day, where do we go from here? When the water is flowing nicely, close the faucet. Don't undertake any project beyond your capabilities. This can be done by dragging a garden hose into the bathroom and running water down the toilet, or you can use a special flushing stick through the toilet dump valve. This is due to the probes getting coated with yuck in the tank and this yuck interferes with the accuracy of the monitor. To use, just force the end of the appropriately sized stealer over the non-threaded spigot and secure with the worm gear clamp.
In most cases it takes years for polybutylene systems to fail. Probably not a good idea to use as a permanent hookup! The easiest way to protect yourself from these nasties is to only use water from an approved city water supply or well. If the tank has a vent tube or valve, the tank will fill faster if the vent is opened. Use a hose that is safe to use for drinking water. Don't be alarmed by all the variety. As the gray water runs through the hose, you can shake it around a bit to help rinse out the inside of the hose, but be careful not to shake too hard and dislodge the hose from either the rig or the dump.
When the summer season gets ready to start, make sure that anything you disconnected is reconnected and that all hoses and water lines are visually intact and in good condition. Patching or welding is often a temporary solution and could fail. Run water into all sinks and shower for several minutes and monitor the black water tank level. Once you have done each and every fixture in the rig, you should have most of the water out of your freshwater system. I took the handle off the valve and with a cresent wrench, moved the valve further than the handle would allow. Be careful not to overload your rig and always be aware that water has weight and must be considered as part of your payload! You can really improve the taste and enhance the safety of your drinking water by installing an under-the-counter water filter.
A little work with pliers and screwdriver and you'll have your own set of stealers! At this point, your new holding tank and water system should be ready to use. This keeps your potable water hose and entire water system free from both bacteria and hard water mineral deposits. Most folks find that after a year or two, the sensors in the black water tank stop working. The hoses are usually white or blue and come in lengths ranging from 10 feet to 50 feet. Attach your hose and you're in business. And consider carrying an adapter to connect to spigots that do not have a hose bibb, as might be the case in some public places. It's best to turn the pump off at this point until you refill the fresh water tank.
If you are interested, for more info. If you won't be having the convenience of a fresh water spigot at your destination, then you'll have to take water with you using your rig's fresh water holding tank. These little homemade items allow you to hook up a hose to a faucet that has no hose threads. Simply slow down and let the tank fill at it's own rate. To bypass the water heater, drain it and then close the valves on the heater inlet and outlet and open the bypass valve. The expansion tank will absorb the pressure fluctuations and smooth the water flow in your rig. It looks like this: Click for a bigger picture.
Then the simple hose extension is run to a convenient spot under the rig and provides the hookup point for your garden hose. Most of the time, yes, but sometimes, no. Basically, you will need to cut a small hole in the side of the holding tank and attach the flusher head using the provided screws and some silicon sealant. Another possibility is to step on the small pedal to fill the toilet bowel full and then quickly flush the toilet. It's a great idea to wash your hands at this point. It should not have anything to do with the water lines going to the kitchen? Connect the potable water hose to the threads on the side of the camper.
Easy installation and comes with a replaceable plastic city water fill check valve. Personally, until recently, I rarely put any kind of chemical in my black water tank. If you have closed the valve and the tank is overfilling, then it seems you have a bad valve that needs to be replaced or repaired. These are some typical barbed connectors and fittings. No doors or locks and mounts in a low profile setting. When this is the case, you may find yourself filling up the gray tank faster than expected.