Diameter of water tank inlet - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-05-2015, 06:24 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Bobbito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Trailer: 2015 Escape 21
Posts: 549
Diameter of water tank inlet

Can anyone give me an exact diameter for the water tank inlet. I am putting together hoses for a water pump to transfer water into the Escape. I gather the hose or tubing needs to go into the inlet a ways to prevent it back flowing. (I believe I read that the inlet to tank tubing doesn't have much slope)

Thanks,

Bob K
__________________

Bobbito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 06:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,934
Bob, what you can do is to just have the hose with no fitting go about 8-10" into the city water fill, and this will eliminate any backflow.
__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Bobbito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Trailer: 2015 Escape 21
Posts: 549
Thanks Jim. Will the opening accept 1 inch diameter tubing?

Bob
Bobbito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 07:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,730
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
Bob, what you can do is to just have the hose with no fitting go about 8-10" into the city water fill, and this will eliminate any backflow.
But, the city water fill won't fill the fresh water tank, will it?
City water fill is on left and uses standard garden hose fitting. Fresh water fill is on right and my garden hose fitting goes inside ( but only about a half inch ).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg fresh water 2.jpg (125.4 KB, 6 views)
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 07:05 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: Escape 17B, April 2014
Posts: 78
Assuming the different sized trailers have the same water inlet fittings (likely...) here's the photo I took of the fresh water fill on our 2014 17B so that I could find a piece of tubing the right size for our fill funnel (used when dumping in jugs).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2014-04-22 14.14.00.jpg (178.1 KB, 6 views)
KLRchickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 07:12 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: Escape 17B, April 2014
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
Bob, what you can do is to just have the hose with no fitting go about 8-10" into the city water fill, and this will eliminate any backflow.
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
But, the city water fill won't fill the fresh water tank, will it?
City water fill is on left and uses standard garden hose fitting. Fresh water fill is on right and my garden hose fitting goes inside ( but only about a half inch ).
The "City Water Fill" won't fill your fresh tank, and has a check valve in the opening, so you can't stick a tube down its throat. The "Fresh Water Fill" (open in my photo, closed in Glenn's) can have a tube stuck down it, but I can't remember what diameter tubing I used for the funnel. There is also a spiffy adapter that I bought in the RV supply section at Walmart that screws onto a standard garden hose so that you don't have the "only fits in 1/2 an inch" problem. Ball valve & everything
KLRchickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 07:38 PM   #7
grc
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Oak Harbor, Washington
Trailer: Four Wheel Camper
Posts: 33
Get the Camco 40003 water tank filler with shutoff valve (less than $6.00) that screws onto the end of a garden hose. You can hear the change in sound when the tank nears full and then use the shutoff valve.

Camco Water Tank Filler with Shutoff Valve - Walmart.com
grc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 07:45 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2015 F150 Ecoboost
Posts: 7,598
Quote:
Originally Posted by grc View Post
Get the Camco 40003 water tank filler with shutoff valve (less than $6.00) that screws onto the end of a garden hose. You can hear the change in sound when the tank nears full and then use the shutoff valve.

Camco Water Tank Filler with Shutoff Valve - Walmart.com
Great tip. Why did I leave it off my accessory list?
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2015, 01:44 AM   #9
grc
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Oak Harbor, Washington
Trailer: Four Wheel Camper
Posts: 33
Forgot to also mention the Camco RV water heater tank rinser (less than $9.00 at Walmart). Haven't bought this yet but plan to. It also screws on the end of a garden hose and has its own shutoff valve.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Camc...utf-8&oe=utf-8
grc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2015, 01:48 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Bobbito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Trailer: 2015 Escape 21
Posts: 549
I appreciate the advice and especially the photo with the tape measure (thanks Sharon). Based on that I got some tubing and connectors for my hand water pump and two additional check valves (the ones in the pump were a joke). My hope was that the tubing could be extended into the water tank inlet far enough to stay put on its own and also to prevent any water coming back out. It looks like that will be the case. I tried the hand pump with separately purchased check valves out in our kitchen sink and was impressed. Tomorrow I will fill a 5 gal container and do a real test pumping, including elevation from ground to waist height. I was considering using a DC powered pump, but it looked too complicated for me. If the hand pump allows me to transfer even half of its rated 11 gpm I will be pleased. It is a bilge pump, but the materials it is constructed with, including the diaphragm, appear to be okay for transfer of the water. Besides using the trailer water to flush the toilet, we brush our teeth and wash with it. Our drinking water is from a 5 gal water container we keep on the picnic table and fill a gal container from.

Bob K
__________________

Bobbito is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.