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Source for water fill??

Postby Steve Frederick » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:41 pm

I'm looking for a pour-in fill inlet. Like the type used in older TD's
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Postby TRAIL-OF-TEARS » Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:13 pm

Steve,
You can check with Cary Winch they have those.
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Postby madjack » Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:42 pm

...Steve, I used one very similar to this I think the one I used was from Perko(can't find it now) and ordered from Defender...it has a much cleaner look than most of what else I found and had a built in "opener" instead of the key that most of these "deck fill" type use
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Postby Cary Winch » Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:44 pm

Steve,

We have the plastic version. I sure would like to find a better metal one if anyone knows of one. I keep asking George at the fixit shop to get his tooled up but nothing so far. Gosh darn it we are going to have to tool one up ourselves someday.

I keep looking at those deck fills like Jack showed but don't have a practical way to use them in a side wall application.


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Postby AmyH » Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:31 pm

Steve, West Marine has a really nice one that I am going to use: Here. The one I have says "water" on it.

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Postby Steve Frederick » Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:30 pm

AmyH wrote:Steve, West Marine has a really nice one that I am going to use: Here. The one I have says "water" on it.

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I was looking at that one this afternoon, online. Is it nice? Is the key big, so I won't lose it?
Is the Stainless thick?
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Postby Ken A Hood » Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:31 pm

Here's the one I picked up. Also shown are some neat little folding hooks, and a "clamshell" type vent.....
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And there 316 Stainless, and the water fill is plenty heavy...

Forgot to mention, I also picked up a "hose" fill,(not shown in the pics) also 316 Stainless, if I ever camp with a water hose hookup.
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Postby madjack » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:34 pm

Cary Winch wrote:
I keep looking at those deck fills like Jack showed but don't have a practical way to use them in a side wall application.


...Cary, have you seen one in person, I am using it a side wall application, the opening is plenty big enough to insert a water hose...there is also an attachment for a water hose that is (about) a foot long plastic tube that just screws onto the hose and is then iinserted into the "fill"
I looked at the type Ken showed but didn't want to worry about losing the key, the one I found had the "key" built in as a flip out tab
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Postby Woody » Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:30 pm

You know that you should install a pressure regulator for water hook ups that attach the trailer, with a hose, from a hose bib to the trailer. Just to be on the safe side not to blow off hoses and fittings. Many campgrounds have variable water presure that you don't find in a residential setting. A leak at night would be a real drag unlees you can blame someone else for the wet spot or raging flood inside
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Postby madjack » Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:38 pm

...Woody, you are absolutely correct however Steve is looking for a "gravity" type of fill :R
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Postby Woody » Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:42 pm

I know, but, considering the way threads get hijacked around here, you know like that one in the "Suggest a Gathering" section for example and the the topic " They came from all directions". I thought I would add it here so it wouldn't get lost in the shuffle :lol: :lol:
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Postby madjack » Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:46 pm

...Shuffle...shuffle, are we going to play cards now ;) and I am not sure what you mean about hi-jackings...do you mean to say that somebody would bring up a totally unrelated topic in someone else's post...no, no say it aint so Joe :lol: :lol: ;)
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Postby Woody » Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:54 pm

Sorry Steve,
Madjack is right about the openings on the deck water fills for sidewall mounting you posted I have dealt with are big enough for the hose to fit in no problem

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Postby AmyH » Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:13 am

Steve, the metal is nice and thick. It is stainless steel, and it has a very sturdy, good sized, key that comes with it. I am pretty happy with the purchase myself, and since there are many West Marine stores in my neck of the woods, I was able to really look at it before purchasing it.

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