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buffy1711

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Fresh water inlet question Mon, 09/24/12 11:12 AM (permalink)
What is the purpose of having a hatch on the outside of the truck? Can't I simply attach the hose directly to my fresh water tank?
 
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    roadkillgrill

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    Re:Fresh water inlet question Mon, 09/24/12 2:10 PM (permalink)
    keep contaminants outs. You really need to ask your HD representative not a forum. I cant imagine cutting corners, especially for a <$10 part. 
     
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      jcheese

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      Re:Fresh water inlet question Mon, 09/24/12 3:01 PM (permalink)
      Things crawl in.......
       
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        THE WILD DOG

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        Re:Fresh water inlet question Mon, 09/24/12 5:39 PM (permalink)
        it's actually a $3.99 part + shipping. If you are going to cut corners like that, sell ya rig cuz if you cut corners like that, then what else are you going to cut corners on ? that = no business
         
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          buffy1711

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          Re:Fresh water inlet question Mon, 09/24/12 7:04 PM (permalink)
          Boy, you guys are rough!!!! It was a simple question!! I have no plans on "cutting corners" on any part of my truck!! I didn't plan on sticking a garden hose in a hole of my fresh water tank!!! I was just wondering if there was another way to fill my tank without having a water hatch on the outside of the truck.
           
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            Dr of BBQ

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            Re:Fresh water inlet question Mon, 09/24/12 7:39 PM (permalink)
            Buffy,
            Actually I was proud of them for their answers. But that said you have to keep in mind there are a lot of guys that come on here and are looking for a short cut or a way to beat the system. So don't take it to heart. LOL
             
            Your local HD may require a one way valve (check valve) in the system so that your tank water can not get back into the public water system. You got some good advice  in check with your local HD.
             
            good luck in your build
            jack
             
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              buffy1711

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              Re:Fresh water inlet question Mon, 09/24/12 7:48 PM (permalink)
              I'm not looking for short cuts or a way to beat the system, I'm looking for suggestions and ideas.
               
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                BTM676

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                Re:Fresh water inlet question Mon, 09/24/12 7:55 PM (permalink)
                buffy1711


                Boy, you guys are rough!!!! It was a simple question!! I have no plans on "cutting corners" on any part of my truck!! I didn't plan on sticking a garden hose in a hole of my fresh water tank!!! I was just wondering if there was another way to fill my tank without having a water hatch on the outside of the truck.

                Yeah that was a little rough. lol My fresh water tank is mounted inside my truck i could of mounted the inlet hose piece on the inside wall of the truck. Reese77 did something like what i'm talking about on his truck. I ended up mounting my on the outside of the truck cause i didnt want to clean up water if i over filled the tank
                (i did over fill the tank already just to see what would happen)
                 
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                  buffy1711

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                  Re:Fresh water inlet question Mon, 09/24/12 8:11 PM (permalink)
                  Thanks BTM676 That's the kind of feedback I was expecting lol. My fresh water tank also is inside of my truck. The placement of the water hatch on the outside of the truck would be difficult but not impossible so I was just seeking other options.
                   
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                    THE WILD DOG

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                    Re:Fresh water inlet question Mon, 09/24/12 10:09 PM (permalink)
                    mine is ALSO inside my truck and I have a locked hatch so that I can sleep at night, well that and also my hose runs upwards so that just in case someone gets into it, ( which wouldn't be hard since it's plastic ) that nothing will get into my tank without pressure. It may seem harsh, but trust me, the things we have seen in here would blow your mind.  check out the thread by reese which he built his truck pic by pic pretty much.  I can't remember the thread name, but i'm sure someone will post the link
                     
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                      roadkillgrill

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                      Re:Fresh water inlet question Tue, 09/25/12 4:14 AM (permalink)
                      We'z be full of tough love....lol
                      Protect your water, just as you would protect your food.... Food grade hose, no garden hose. sealed when not in use. (connected to itself). Flush hose with sanitizer regularly, just like HD requires for soda fountain and Ice Machine. My vent tube is even hidden so no one can find it.  amazing how one bad poisoning case or frivolous  or even not so frivolous lawsuit could just ruin a perfectly good day. Owned a biz for the last 40+ years. It's ashamed you have to live in defensive mode, every.... single.... day... Just to keep what is yours.
                      C.O.D.B
                      Cost Of Doing Business 
                       
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