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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:27 pm

Hi

Can someone tell me if there is a fresh water level meter or display in this MH? (not taken delivery yet)

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:56 pm

On the control panel display. Whether it is accurate or will continue to read after a few months is open to doubt. hugegrins

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Post by -mojo- on Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:57 pm

Yes, it will. You can get an idea of what's likely to be installed by going to the A/S website Handbooks section and downloading the Owner's Manual, which describes a Sargent EC500/480 control panel. For no apparently good reason that I can see they do not have this year's manual available, but it will have the same or a closely equivalent panel.

If you want to know ~exactly~ which panel will be fitted you would have to phone A/S themselves, as they reserve the right to vary specification - so nobody outside the company can tell you with certainty before it's delivered.

As Peter says, don't expect it to stay very accurate for long...
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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:02 pm

Many thanks for the advice
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Post by Mike Cope on Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:45 pm

Hi DDD. Our 2016 Stanton has Fresh and Grey water levels on the Panel described above. They both show the levels in units of 25%, and work fine.
Can anyone help with suggestions. Filling the water tank can take 10 - 20 mins with our hose fitting loosely into the filler, and needing continual supervision . I see that you can buy adaptors to connect the hose to the filler more securely , but they do not seem to be suitable for our Stanton, as it has a Fiamma filler, which is smaller than the adaptors I’ve seen.
Thanx Mike
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Post by spanner on Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:28 pm

Mike Cope wrote:Hi DDD. Our 2016 Stanton has Fresh and Grey water levels on the Panel described above. They both show the levels in units of 25%, and work fine.
Can anyone help with suggestions. Filling the water tank can take 10 - 20 mins with our hose fitting loosely into the filler, and needing continual supervision . I see that you can buy adaptors to connect the hose to the filler more securely , but they do not seem to be suitable for our Stanton, as it has a Fiamma filler, which is smaller than the adaptors I’ve seen.
Thanx Mike
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Post by StewPotch on Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:03 am

Mike Cope wrote:Hi DDD. Our 2016 Stanton has Fresh and Grey water levels on the Panel described above. They both show the levels in units of 25%, and work fine.
Can anyone help with suggestions. Filling the water tank can take 10 - 20 mins with our hose fitting loosely into the filler, and needing continual supervision . I see that you can buy adaptors to connect the hose to the filler more securely , but they do not seem to be suitable for our Stanton, as it has a Fiamma filler, which is smaller than the adaptors I’ve seen.
Thanx Mike
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Put a big cable tie tightly around the hose and cut it (the cable tie NOT the hose), leaving quarter of an inch. Then when filling up, make sure the cable tie goes through your fill up aperture slot then turn it a few degrees (the weight of the hose will turn it enough probably).
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Post by Peter Brown on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:59 am

Mike Cope wrote:Hi DDD. Our 2016 Stanton has Fresh and Grey water levels on the Panel described above. They both show the levels in units of 25%, and work fine.
Can anyone help with suggestions. Filling the water tank can take 10 - 20 mins with our hose fitting loosely into the filler, and needing continual supervision . I see that you can buy adaptors to connect the hose to the filler more securely , but they do not seem to be suitable for our Stanton, as it has a Fiamma filler, which is smaller than the adaptors I’ve seen.
Thanx Mike
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Mike

Have you tried using the whale fresh water input?

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Post by Gromit on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:24 am

Mike Cope wrote:Filling the water tank can take 10 - 20 mins with our hose fitting loosely into the filler, and needing continual supervision .
I can't quite understand this Mike.

I agree that filling via a hosepipe requires constant supervision (holding it in place to be precise) but why it takes so long puzzles me??

Admittedly it feels like ages when you are standing there like a prune, but I manage to fill our 102 litre (I think it is) tank in 4 or 5 minutes with no trouble. I just turn the hose full on and quickly aim at the filler hole. It splashes a bit as you "find" the hole, but if you are quick and have long arms you don't get wet.  Whistle1

It's a contentious issue, but I very much prefer the Fiamma hole in the wall filler - partly because it is so comparatively quick and requires no faffing about with containers, pumps, switching panels etc!! Plus it's easy to top up without moving the van by using the trusty watering can.
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Post by Cymro on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:47 am

Thanks to the Forum (PaulMold again, I seem to recall) I bought one of these, which is excellent: To fill the fresh water (via a large bore standard filler hole) I simply screw in the attcahment and connect the hose, and turn it on. Not a drip leaks. No need to stand by holding the hose but can do other things. Fully recommended.

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Post by Gromit on Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:07 am

I may have been converted.  content

That looks like a handy gadget, but I was a bit concerned about pressurising the tank. However, a bit of Googling reveals that it has a pressure shut-off valve, so presumably it stops when the tank is full.  "Has a built in over pressure valve so is useable for tanks without over pressure valve"

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Post by Peter Brown on Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:57 am

Gromit wrote:I may have been converted.  content

That looks like a handy gadget, but I was a bit concerned about pressurising the tank. However, a bit of Googling reveals that it has a pressure shut-off valve, so presumably it stops when the tank is full.  "Has a built in over pressure valve so is useable for tanks without over pressure valve"

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All AS freshwater tanks are vented so no problem with pressure, it will just overflow.

I'm still wondering how well it fills via the whale input?

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Post by Gromit on Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:12 am

I'm still wondering if I can be bothered with it Peter.

It's so easy to use a hosepipe, and standing there for 3 or 4 minutes is not much of a chore. It's hardly worth "going off to do something else" while it fills, since it would have to be something pretty quick!!  shrugg
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Post by Peter Brown on Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:47 am

Gromit wrote:I'm still wondering if I can be bothered with it Peter.

It's so easy to use a hosepipe, and standing there for 3 or 4 minutes is not much of a chore. It's hardly worth "going off to do something else" while it fills, since it would have to be something pretty quick!!  shrugg
It was Mike Cope's query that I was interested in - does he realise there is an alternative that can be left unattended?

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Post by rgermain on Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:22 pm

Mike Cope wrote:Hi DDD. Our 2016 Stanton has Fresh and Grey water levels on the Panel described above. They both show the levels in units of 25%, and work fine.
Can anyone help with suggestions. Filling the water tank can take 10 - 20 mins with our hose fitting loosely into the filler, and needing continual supervision . I see that you can buy adaptors to connect the hose to the filler more securely , but they do not seem to be suitable for our Stanton, as it has a Fiamma filler, which is smaller than the adaptors I’ve seen.
Thanx Mike
Cheers
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You must have very low pressure if it takes 10-20 mins, I can fill mine in 5mins max, using standard 1/2" garden hose.

As already said, no problem with over pressure in tank, it will over flow under the van.
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Post by BornAgain on Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:28 pm

Assuming you have the Whale inlet then this is the simplest way to fill the tank. You can walk away and forget about it - usually! I say that because we were parked on a bit of a slope and the tank overflowed. I mentioned it when I was at the A/S factory and they moved the level switch and I have not had a problem since.
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Post by Billy Ruffian on Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:32 pm

I have a piece of hose about 2 feet long which attaches to the end of the water hose coming from the tap.    Push the 2 feet of hose into the hole and down the inlet tube, turn on the tap and do something else until water comes out of the overflow a couple of minutes later.   Quick, easy, simple and doesn't go wrong.     If I'd seen the cap referred to above I would have gone for that as it works the same way but easier to stow and keep clean than 2 feet of pipe!

The whale takes longer but is a useful way of filling from a 5 gallon water container if you don't want to move the van to the tap (if say you have an awning attached).
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