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Post by MIKE L on Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:05 pm

I have a 2016 Warwick duo that has a Whale watermaster inlet. The van was supplied with a connector with a pump on and also a hose with a pressure reducer.
Does this fill the on board tank or is it a separate system please?

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Re: WATER INLET

Post by Jaytee on Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:18 pm

Hi Mike and a big welcome to the forum from Filey.

There are a couple of threads on this very subject, the most recent is this one:

http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t17354-filling-van-with-water

Good luck and enjoy your new MH allthumbz

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Post by OAPtraveller on Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:33 pm

Hi The connector with a pump on is for using in an Aquaroll type container and the long hose is for connecting to a tap you can use either system whichever suits you best.
You should also have a separate water inlet, mine is on the other side of the van (2017 model) which you can use an ordinary hose pipe to fill.
I prefer this method to fill and then use watering can when on site to top up.

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Re: WATER INLET

Post by Hubert on Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:14 am

Hi Mike  and welcome
As the filling system requires power, make sure you have the 12V power switched on at the control panel above the side door. Check also that the drain valve under the bench seat next to the water heater is also closed. I also turn the pump off whilst filling.

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Post by bobash on Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:40 pm

I have damaged the connector on the end of the mains hose, I know a lot of people don't like the system so if anybody would like to sell their Aquasource Mains Water Hook-up please let me know.
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Post by Gillyhar on Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:41 pm

Just to add my two penneth, our 2014 Warwick Duo was supplied with the Whale inlet system only.  We found it incredibly faffy, but persevered in an effort to embrace new technology!  Last year the system stopped working while we were away for 8 weeks and there is no alternative way to get water into the tank.  As soon as we returned, we booked into Autosleepers and had a manual fill fitted. 
 
Rather than carry a watering can, we use a plastic plumbing elbow which, with a bit of tape wrapped around one end, makes a good fit into the manual filler cap, as a funnel. Then we use a 5 litre plastic water bottle to fill the tank.  The water bottle is on board anyway for tea/coffee water, as I don’t fancy using the tank water for drinking.
 
I know some folk love gadgets but I work on the KISS principle (Keep It Simple Stupid)!
 

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Post by bikeralw on Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:01 pm

Same here Gill, except I find a drainspout end fitting is even better. Plus I carry a 12 litre water container to fill and also serve as our drinking water.
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Post by Redwink on Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:14 pm

I use a one of those folding buckets and a submerged pump and a short hose to fill, just plug into the 12volt, But I might try bikeralw 
System and not overfill the bucket so I can lift it to the spout.
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Re: WATER INLET

Post by Jaytee on Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:19 pm

I love my whale system loveheartloveheart drinksallround hugegrins

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Post by dbroada on Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:13 pm

Jaytee wrote:I love my whale system loveheartloveheart drinksallround hugegrins
and I love mine, so that's two satisfied customers.

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Post by Hubert on Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:43 pm

The 2016 Warwick Duo and I presume other 2016 A-S van conversions have belt and braces i.e. they have both the Whale system and also a manual fill.
I still prefer to use the Whale system but happy to know there is a backup should it fail.

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Post by opatija on Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:36 pm

Make that three satisfied customers!

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Re: WATER INLET

Post by G8UZQ on Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:29 pm

The whale system also alows you to connect to mains water on serviced pitches so it keeps your tank full.
Just upgraded from 2013 symbol to 2016 warwick duo so I like the idea of having both options.
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Post by inspiredron on Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:09 pm

opatija wrote:Make that three satisfied customers!

Frank
Four!

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Post by Wallis3 on Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:34 pm

The whale system works fine. allthumbz up!
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Post by MIKE L on Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:16 pm

G8UZQ wrote:The whale system also alows you to connect to mains water on serviced pitches so it keeps your tank full.
Just upgraded from 2013 symbol to 2016 warwick duo so I like the idea of having both options.
Steve
Hi, does the whale system shut the supply off when the tank is full?

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Re: WATER INLET

Post by Justus2 on Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:53 pm

MIKE L wrote:
G8UZQ wrote:The whale system also alows you to connect to mains water on serviced pitches so it keeps your tank full.
Just upgraded from 2013 symbol to 2016 warwick duo so I like the idea of having both options.
Steve
Hi, does the whale system shut the supply off when the tank is full?



Yes it does smile!  We use both systems to top up water. If the van is out for the day, we fill by conventional hose on return, if the van hasn't moved, we top up by the whale pump and a small container, if we happen to be on a service pitch, we use the whale filler and whale hose.
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Post by Martin Hall on Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:21 pm

Only used the Whale system once, just to fill the tank. It feels very flimsy and the security of the retaining system looks precarious; I would not feel confident to leave it in place as a quasi mains supply. Will certainly use the plastic plumbing elbow idea for the manual filling inlet. Thanks, Martin
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Post by Mel Battersby on Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:41 pm

Its Five. Reasonably satisfied with the Aquasource mains water hook-up that I regularly use, though the water flow to the water tank is a little slow. Already got a folding bucket & submersible pump, now will seek out short hose to fill the bucket with water and, as Redwink has done, use it as a back-up.
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Post by jes2017 on Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:32 am

I know this is an old thread but does anyone know if the Warwick XL 2017 has the Whale system and/or a manual fill?
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Post by Flaggy on Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:13 am

Ours is a 2014 Warwick Xl and only has the Whale system, don't know if the new ones have both. Steve.
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Post by Justus2 on Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:28 am

Our Warwick XL is a 2015 and has both whale and manual, I think they all do now.....
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Post by logburner on Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:51 pm

That must tell you something, I mean, what m/h manufacturer fits two systems ?  scratch head  I know, the one that knows it's normally existing one is going to cause problems, and most likely fail. oh_blast!
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Post by Justus2 on Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:59 pm

logburner wrote:That must tell you something, I mean, what m/h manufacturer fits two systems ?  scratch head  I know, the one that knows it's normally existing one is going to cause problems, and most likely fail. oh_blast!


I don't see it that way at all... I like the flexibility .. If you come back from a day out you can fill with a short hose from a water point using the conventional filler. If you are on a pitch with its own tap I would use the whale system with its hose as it can be turned on at the tap and keeps the tank topped up without needing to check anything.. If I wasn't going out I would use the whale system via the external pump and a 20 L container which can be left on the floor whilst it pumps to top the tank up and shuts off when the tank is full....  smile!
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Post by Gromit on Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:35 pm

I think it's all down to personality.

There are idle gits like me, and those who love to fiddle and faff!!

While I'm getting my coat, there are no prizes for guessing which system each faction prefers. lol4

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