Camper trailer water tank

Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 23:12
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Hi all,

I recently bought a 60l water tank for my custom camper trailer and am wondering why the fill point is half way up the tank? I would have thought as soon at the water level gets to the fill point the weight of the water would overcome the fill tube and come out, I have looked around and most of the fill points are in the same spot

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 23:15

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 23:15
Does it have a breather at the top? You can fill a water tank at any point provided the breather at the top is open.
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Follow Up By: Trent J1 - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 23:19

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 23:19
Yeah mate got a breather I just thought putting the fill point on top would make the whole process of filling up a lot quicker
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 23:22

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 23:22
No makes no difference - I just installed a new tank in the front of my Tvan and fill it through the outlet at the bottom of the tank.
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Follow Up By: Trent J1 - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 23:25

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 23:25
Cheers mate
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Follow Up By: Manfred b - Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 14:59

Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 14:59
They are there to clear the chassis rails.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 17:09

Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 17:09
Your fill point on your CT has to be above the top of the tank. If you have that and a breather you can fill it right to the top.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 17:15

Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 17:15
Not saying Phil G above is wrong, far from it :-) You can have the water enter the tank anywhere, but for gravity fill the filler on the sidewall if the CT has to be above the top of the tank.

If you're pressure filling, it doesn't matter. Both need a breather, of course
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 22:41

Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 22:41
Thanks Frank, You're right - I didn't make that clear - don't think too many can make water flow uphill :-)
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Reply By: Batt's - Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 22:20

Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 22:20
I put one of those caravan 59 ltr water tanks under my ute and gravity feed was a bit slow so I put a male garden hose fitting on the outlet tap so I can fill it a lot faster now from my garden hose and it squirts out the top filler hose when it's full.
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