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Old 01-12-2016, 11:35 AM   #1
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How to fill water tank

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I'm going out to Joshua Tree and I'd like to fill my water tank. There are several knobs which something I'm sure. How do I properly fill the water tank without doing damage or over filling, and then make sure it will work out in the desert?
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:25 PM   #2
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Assuming you have a similar water system to mine.


Here is what I do:

Step 1: open valve(grey plastic knob attached to water tank inside)
Step 2: hook a hose from your spigot to the city water outlet on the side of van
Step 3: turn on hose spigot
Step 4: there is an overflow tube on the water tank so when you see water dripping/flooding from the bottom of the van to the ground the tank is now full and you can turn off your spigot
Step 5: then close the water valve on the water tank
Step 6: disconnect hose from city water outlet

Here is a picture of my 10g water tank:


And here is the page from the SMB manual.
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:41 PM   #3
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DerPo did you go to Saline or scrap that for JTree?
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:44 PM   #4
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I do the same. On a side note, some city water pressures can be high so don't crank it on too high. Also it might be a good time to clean the tank.
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Wow great response!!!
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DerPo did you go to Saline or scrap that for JTree?
What's saline again? I'm going to j tree to go rock climbing and biking. Just for a couple nights.
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Saline is the hot spring in Death Valley you asked for Gps coordinates for. I was going to go this weekend and though it would be cool to meet a fellow SMBer out there. Have fun in Joshua tree!


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Saline is the hot spring in Death Valley you asked for Gps coordinates for. I was going to go this weekend and though it would be cool to meet a fellow SMBer out there. Have fun in Joshua tree!


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Ah yes! Sorry I never saw the name for it! I wasn't sure if my 2wd van would make it out there without getting stuck!
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Without pressurized water you can fill water directly into your tank using the Wonder Funnel. Also you could always buy a portable water pump.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:14 PM   #10
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I got the idea from the forum to use a beer brewing siphon to manually fill up the tank from water jugs when pressurized water isn't available. Works great.
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