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Hello all I am planning on one last trip out this year in our new rig. Its a open range lite 312bhs with rear docking station.The campground does not have full hookups so I have to fill up with water when I get there.I know how to fill ,there is a lever for city or fresh tank fill. How will I know when its full?

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Usually there is an overflow valve. Water runs out onto the ground when the tank is full.

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You can watch your gauge or it will come out of the overflow when it is full.


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All tanks have a overflow line which is also how air enters the tank as it empties.


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“The campground does not have full hookups so I have to fill up with water when I get there.”

But if the CG water supply goes out, you are sunk. And how are you sanitizing the fresh water tank? Sanitize and fill the fresh water tank at home.


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Posted: 10/25/20 04:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fill before you leave.

We always travel with full fresh water tank


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Old biscuit is correct, if getting water from someplace your not familiar with, at least smell it first, sometimes it's not the best of water, I always drink bottled water on the road, got bad water once, stunk bad!!! Couldn't dump it quick enough.

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I always taste the faucet water before filling. Also travel with a full tank just in case. We carry some water bottles also just in case - knowing we could buy more bottles from whereever.

And then there is this year - about to leave for a week and have 7.5 gallons of bottled water. You know - just in case. [emoticon]

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yup, we always travel with a full water tank, full propane. Pull into campground, park, pull out the chairs, relax, have dinner, sit around the fire. Usually don't bother with water or electric hookup even if available till the next day or later.

and more than once we have pulled into a campground where water or electric was not in service, or we lost service with a storm , pump failure, power failure etc. those w/o water were in a world of discomfort, not us.

Oh, and we do drink the water from the fresh water tank.


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