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Old 09-13-2020, 05:44 AM   #1
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Filling the fresh water tank using a hose. Am I correct in thinking that you if you screw the hose onto the filler port that no water goes into the tank? To fill the tank you have to use a something with a spout that doesn't seal (so no pressure)? Or is there a valve to turn to a tank fill position?
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Old 09-13-2020, 01:54 PM   #2
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I use one of these for filling my fresh water tank.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Shutoff...32597529&psc=1

It's a little easier for me and prevents water on my shoes.

Do you have a fresh water port on your RV?
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Old 09-13-2020, 02:07 PM   #3
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"Filling the fresh water tank using a hose. Am I correct in thinking that you if you screw the hose onto the filler port that no water goes into the tank?"
That is correct.

"To fill the tank you have to use a something with a spout that doesn't seal (so no pressure)?"
A garden hose end will fit in my tank fill port. I use an 8" hose connected to a garden hose shut off valve. The 8" section came with a RV filter kit. It has a spring around the hose that supports it. The shut off valve came from a local hardware store. I used the plastic RV valve Frank recommended for a while, but it is not robust. It will bend too easily.

"Or is there a valve to turn to a tank fill position?"
My 2018 Kodiak Cub does not have a valve with a fill position.

I wish you good luck and happy trails ahead!
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Old 09-13-2020, 04:44 PM   #4
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I use one of these for filling my fresh water tank.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Shutoff...32597529&psc=1

It's a little easier for me and prevents water on my shoes.

Do you have a fresh water port on your RV?
We have a fresh water connection - no hose threads just an opening - and a city water connection (has hose threads).
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Old 09-13-2020, 04:53 PM   #5
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"Filling the fresh water tank using a hose. Am I correct in thinking that you if you screw the hose onto the filler port that no water goes into the tank?"
That is correct.

"To fill the tank you have to use a something with a spout that doesn't seal (so no pressure)?"
A garden hose end will fit in my tank fill port. I use an 8" hose connected to a garden hose shut off valve. The 8" section came with a RV filter kit. It has a spring around the hose that supports it. The shut off valve came from a local hardware store. I used the plastic RV valve Frank recommended for a while, but it is not robust. It will bend too easily.

"Or is there a valve to turn to a tank fill position?"
My 2018 Kodiak Cub does not have a valve with a fill position.

I wish you good luck and happy trails ahead!
thank you - because the City Water connection is near the black water tank flush port I thought it was maybe only for the black water tank.
I think we've got this now!
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Old 09-13-2020, 06:38 PM   #6
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We also have a garden hose connection for the black water flush system on our Cub in addition to the City Water garden hose connection.
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:06 PM   #7
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If you are new to this, use only a Fresh Water hose to fill your tank and/or connect to the local water supply. NEVER use this hose for the saniflush or cleaning up sewer hose or sewer parts. You should also invest in a water pressure gage, and check first to make sure the local source pressure is not so high that it blows your RV’s plumbing.
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Old 09-20-2020, 11:58 AM   #8
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I purchased an orange hose to flush the black tanks with and only use it for that, it was a little pricey but I am sick of getting hoses and they are cheap junk... I also have a backflow preventer on that port so not to contaminate.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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