Filling caravan water tanks

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 20:33
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I think this topic may have been covered previously, but I will let you know how I fixed my problem. It has always been a pain in the to fill the water tanks. had to do it slowly to prevent water blowing back through the filling points. We have 2/ 90L tanks, both have a drain tap at the bottom. I simply joined both taps with black poly pipe and a "T" piece in the middle. Then another length of black poly pipe to the outside of the van with a plastic gate valve and "Click on" hose connection at the end

To fill both tanks, open both drain valves, click on the water hose, remove the caps of the normal water filling ports, turn on the tap, open the gate valve then sit back and wait till water starts to come out the normal water filling ports. At that stage both water tanks are 100% full and twice as quick.

I will try and take a photo of the set up and post it on the forum. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - George (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 20:41

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 20:41
I should make mention that it is important to remove the normal filling caps when filling the water tanks. If you don't, the air may not escape quick enough and when the water tanks are full, the excess water has to be able to escape otherwise the system will pressurise and possibly rupture the water tanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Johny boy (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 08:58

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 08:58
Hi George,
yep I agree with you 100 % I have been doing it this way for a while and as far as Im concearned the locking water cap is just an expensive breather for me now and is used only for filling with a jerrycan,Im just about to walk outside to finish fitting my 2nd tank and will have to nab your idea of linking the two.
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:26

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:26
I look forward to your next post as I spend ages filling the three 80 litre tanks on my van.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 16:57

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 16:57
Agreed Geo - was alerted to this solution here recently - fitted a some water pipe and hose connector to my front tank's outlet yesterday - even made a holding bracket too (what an achievement) - works a treat for filling, as you say. My rear tanks fill ok from the standard filling point - the front filler point is quite dysfunctional though - too far away it would seem.
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