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  • How To Attach Fittings To The Valterra RV Water Tank
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank # R8042 being solvent weldable simply means that you can glue the fittings onto to the tank using the Valterra ABS Solvent Cement # A05-0303. To install a valve or hose on this tank you would simply need to use the existing opening or pop out a different one to fit your application and use the Solvent to glue it into place in the opening.
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  • Can Sight Glass be Added to Valterra 24 Gallon Water Tank
  • I don't see any reason why you can't add a sight glass to the 24-gallon Valterra RV Water Tank # R8048. These aren't something we offer or have experience with in regards to installation, so you may need to find a way to fabricate or otherwise install one but you can do so if you like. We do not recommend putting a larger fill port in the RV Water Tank # R8048 but you can add a fill kit to make it easier with the Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit with Threaded Cap # RK909 or Valterra ABS Tank...
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  • Can The Valterra RV Water Tank # R8060 Be mounted On Its Side
  • Yes, the Valterra RV Water Tank - Non-Toxic - ABS Plastic # R8060 can be mounted on its side. It has 3 ports on each side that can be punched out to give you multiple hookup options but you can definitely make your own. This tank should only be used as gravity fed or with a hand pump. It should not be used with electric water pumps.
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  • Valterra RV Fresh Water Tank R8036
  • There are three 3/8" possible drain port locations on each of the small ends. The one centered on the long side, or the corner one, would be the best drain locations if you install it with the biggest foot print orientation, like the 36" X 18" configuration you mentioned. I attached a little drawing for clarity.
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  • How To Mount The Valterra RV Water Tank On A Trailer
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank # R8042 has 6 ports (3 on each side) to allow for different ways to mount your tank. One hole is already cut out with a red plug but the rest would require you to drilling out the hole before attaching your plumbing to the tank. To mount the tank most RV manufacturers just fabricate a bracket to mount the tank to the frame. On the trailers I work on here there's usually a large U-shaped strip of metal around the tank that's simply bolted onto the frame with...
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  • Why You Can't Use An Electric Pump With The Valterra RV Tank?
  • The reason you can't use an electric pump with the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8036 is because they are made from lightweight plastic, and is baffled for surge control so they aren't designed to withstand the additional pressure that is created from an electric pump.
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  • Can The Valterra RV Water Tank Be Mounted Horizontally Or Vertically?
  • Yes, the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8042 can be mounted vertically or horizontally. Additionally, doing this would also make the height 8" tall, like you mention.
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  • Why Can't Water Pump be Used with Valterra RV Water Tank
  • Because the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8072 is a lightweight tank that is baffled for surge control and can't handle large pressure changes like what a pump would product, it is not designed for use with electric water pumps. It would void the warranty if used this way and is why they specifically note on their site: "Not for use with electric pumps, low pressure applications only"
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  • Can the Valterra RV Water Tank Be Used with an Electric Water Pump
  • You could use the Valterra RV Water Tank, # R8036 on a system with a hand pump, but not an electric water pump. At this time we do not have a water tank available that can be used with an electric water pump.
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  • Water Tank and Pump for School Bus Camper Conversion
  • The biggest tank we have is the part # R8072 which is a 36 gallon tank. Then for a water pump the Flow Max part # LC689052 would be a really great option as well.
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  • Can Valterra RV Water Tank # R8048 Be used Laying Flat
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank # R8048 could be used on it's side in the orientation that would put it at being 8 inches tall. I pointed out two of the fittings that can be used when laying down in this orientation. You'd just need to punch out the cover for the fitting and you'd see the 3/8 inch fitting there. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Why Can't Electric Pump be Used With Valterra Water Tanks
  • If you want to use an electric pump with the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8054 that is of course your choice but it would void the warranty and the tank itself is not designed to withstand the high pressure of an electric pump so I do not recommend it. This is a lightweight tank that is baffled for surge control and as such the manufacturer states it is a "low pressure application only." I have also added a link to a video review of this tank for you.
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  • Can The Valterra RV Water Tank Use An Electric Pump
  • While the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8066 tank is vented, it is designed for use with a low pressure pump like the Valterra Rocket Hand Pump # RP800. If used with an electric pump it could result in more pressure than can be supported and potentially burst the tank. While it is possible to be used with an electric pump, they did not recommend that use when I ran this question by them.
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  • Can You Use The Valterra Fresh Water RV Tank For A Gray Water Tank
  • You could use the Valterra RV Water Tank - Non-Toxic - ABS Plastic - 30" x 8" x 16" - 15 Gallons # R8030 as a gray water tank but gray water tanks usually have a larger drain hole to ensure that no food particles clog the drain line. This tank only has 3/8" threaded fittings to install the drain line. It would be a gravity drain and there are multiple fitting locations to allow for different positioning of the tank.
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  • Recommended Black Water Storage Tanks for RV's
  • If you are referring to a black water tank used for freshwater and not a grey water tank used for waste/sewage then yes we do! I have attached a list of these options for you. They range from 4-1/2 - 36 gallon and are offered in multiple different sizes. For example, the Valterra RV Water Tank part # R8054 has a 27 gallon capacity and measures 54" long x 8" wide x 16" tall. They all are made of a sturdy ABS plastic that will not affect the taste or smell of the water supply. I have attached...
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  • Can the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8066 be Installed So That it is Taller or Shorter
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank # R8066 can be installed standing up for laying down as is demonstrated in the 2 attached photos. If you have it oriented so that it sits taller the drain plug will already be in a position to drain properly. Should you choose to mount it so that it has a lower profile you will simply need to use one of the pre-drilled holes as a drain. If you finish drilling them through to the tank you will be able to use them as a drain as you can see in the attached picture...
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  • How To Open The Sealed Threaded Holes On The Valtera RV Water Tank
  • To remove the sealed threaded holes on the Valterra RV Water Tank - Non-Toxic - ABS Plastic - 72" x 8" x 16" - 36 Gallons Item # R8072 you'll want to punch them out instead of drilling to avoid damaging the threads.
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  • Why Can't You Use an Electric Water Pump with Valterra Fresh Water Tanks
  • The Valterra ABS water tanks like the 30 gallon # R8060 are baffled for surge control and made from lightweight ABS plastic, so they're just not designed to handle to additional pressure that is created from an electric water pump sucking the water out of the tank. Using an electric water pump would void the manufacturer's warranty in the event of any malfunction.
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  • Tank Fill Kit for a 6 Gallon Valterra Fresh Water Tank # R8012
  • I think it's awesome that you are building a camper. Very cool. For a water tank the Valterra water tank # R8012 has 3/8 inch fittings. You can use a fill kit such as # RK908 but you would need to furnish your own hose and likely a big funnel so you can pour the distilled water in it. This is a 6 gallon tank so it would not take long to fill it this way.
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  • Does Water Tank Come With Fill Kit
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank - 30 Gallons # R8060 does not come with a fill kit, it is something you would have to get separately. For that you can use the Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit # RK908. I have added a link to a video review of this kit for you to check out.
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  • Can the Valterra ABS Water Tank Be Installed Over an Open Space Without Supports
  • Valterra ABS water tanks like the # R8024 are baffled every 18" for surge control and made from lightweight ABS plastic, so they're just not designed to handle to additional pressure that is created from an electric water pump sucking the water out of the tank; the # R8024 will only have a single baffle. Using an electric water pump would void the manufacturer's warranty in the event of any malfunction, but you can use this on a hand primed water system. In regards to the surface that...
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  • Is The Valterra RV Water Tank UV Protected
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank - Non-Toxic - ABS Plastic - 54" x 8" x 16" - 27 Gallons # R8054 was designed to be under a trailer, out of the sunlight, so it is not UV protected.
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  • Filling the Valterra RV Water Tank
  • One of the 3/8 inch ports is open on the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8030 and is plugged by the red cap like you see in the accompanying photo; this is where the tank would be filled. You would not want to modify the opening to fill up the tank, instead what you can do is use the Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit with Threaded Cap # RK909 to make filling the tank easier.
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  • What Size Fittings Does the Valterra RV Water Tank Use
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank part # R8024 has standard 3/8" NPT fittings. If you were looking for some barbed fittings we have a kit with these, the Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit part # RK908 which also comes with the special solvent you need to seal the fittings.
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  • Is There a Vent on the Valterra R8060 ABS RV Water Tank
  • Yes. I have confirmed with Valterra that the # R8060 can be laid on its' side and all of the holes are 3/8" threaded fittings. This tank does not come with a built in vent, so you would need to create your own vent, which can be done on whichever side you decide to mount up.
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  • Can 6-Gallon Valterra RV Water Tank be Mounted on Its Side
  • You can absolutely mount the Valterra RV Water Tank - 6 Gallons # R8012 if you'd like to. The tank has numerous 3/8" threaded fittings that will allow you to lay the tank down on its side with no problems. I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well of the Valterra RV Water Tank - 6 Gallons # R8012.
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  • How Does RV Water Tank # R8060 Typically Mount
  • The Valterra RV water tanks like the part # R8060 that you referenced have 3/8 inch threaded fittings on each end for mounting. This is the standard way these are installed.
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  • Why Cant The Valterra R8048 Be Used With An Electric Water Pump
  • Because the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8048 is a lightweight tank that is baffled for surge control, it is not designed for use with electric water pumps. It would void the warranty if used this way and is why they specifically note on their site: "Not for use with electric pumps, low pressure applications only" Included is our review video for additional informaiton on this product.
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  • Can Electric Pump be Used With Valterra RV Water Tank
  • An electric water pump should not be used for filling or pulling water out of the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8042, according to the manufacturer. This is designed by the manufacturer as a "low pressure application only." I have added a link to a video review of this tank for you to check out, as well as a link to our entire selection of fresh water tanks, which have a range of 4-1/2 to 36 gallon capacities.
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  • Where are the Fill Ports on the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8036
  • There are 6 total ports that are on the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8036. The drain at the bottom is already drilled out and ready to be used. To install a fill port you would need to punch out the upper ports which are still sealed. I attached a picture that points out the ports for you to see where they are.
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  • What RV Water Tanks Can be Used With Electric Water Pump
  • I reached out to my contact at Valterra, they confirmed that the fresh water tanks are for low pressure applications, however that's to fill the tank. You can use water pumps to get the water from the tank to the faucets. The water pump must be on the suction side of the tank, and the tank needs to be well vented to allow air to replace the water as it drains. Pumps should not be used to force water into the system from the tank, since it not designed to be a pressurized holding tank. I...
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  • Pressure Rating And Dimensions Of Valterra RV Water Tank R8024
  • I contacted the vendor and the Valterra RV Water Tank - Non-Toxic - ABS Plastic - 24" x 8" x 16" - 12 Gallons # R8024 does not have any specific pressure rating since it is designed to be gravity fed or used with low-pressure water pumps. The dimensions are 24" long, 8" wide, and 16" tall (see attached photo). As long as your space is larger than theses dimensions, it will fit. I attached a short demonstration video for you.
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  • Can the Valterra RV Water Tank Be Used with a Pump
  • You could use the Valterra RV Water Tank - Non-Toxic - ABS Plastic - 60" x 8" x 16" - 30 Gallons # R8060 on a system with a hand pump, but not an electric water pump. At this time we do not have a water tank available that can be used with an electric water pump.
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  • Can Air Pressure be Added to Valterra RV Water Tank to Increase Flow
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank # R8060 you referenced is a gravity-fed tank, so adding air pressure to increase flow is not something that should be done with these tanks. They can also be used with a hand pump as well to increase pressure if that is something you want to do.
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  • Installation Of Valterra 36 Gallon Water Tank
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank - 72" Long x 8" Wide x 16" Tall - 36 Gallon - ABS # R8072 can be mounted in almost any position. There are three 3/8 inch threaded fittings on each end and the one with the red plug is open, the others are closed off. It is made of one-piece extruded construction to eliminate the possibility of leaking and the unit has baffles every 18 inches for surge control.
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  • Can the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8036 be Used as a Grey Water Tank
  • If you wanted to get 2 of the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8036 and use one for fresh water and the other for grey water you can but there are a few problems with this. The first, as you noted, is that this tank wouldn't have the correct fittings for your application. If you are handy and can do some drilling and use glue to install some compatible fittings then that takes care of one problem. The second problem is the design of the tank itself. Grey water tanks have a slope to them...
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  • Can Valterra RV Water Tank # R8060 Mount On It's Side
  • You can lay the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8060 on it's side if you wanted to since it has a second drain you could use if it was in that position. See picture where I pointed it out.
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  • Recommendation for RV Water Tank
  • Our biggest RV Water Tank is 36 gallons and with dimensions of 72 inches long by 8 inches wide by 16 inches tall, # R8072. Our water tank manufacturer, Valterra, has excellent products. Their water tanks are light-weight, completely algae-free black ABS plastic. They are one piece construction with baffles every 28 inches for surge control. We have capacities from 4-1/2 gallons to 36 gallons. Unfortunately, we do not offer a tank with dimensions that match those you provided....
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  • What Are The Tank Threads On The Valterra RV Water Tank?
  • The thread size on the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8012 is 3/8" male pipe threads (MPT). Attached is a product overview video for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Valterra Water Tank Install Vertically?
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank # R8030 can mount vertically. It has threaded fittings with one open and plugged by a red cap, so as long as that's accessible you'd be fine. I've added a link to a video review of this tank for you to check out as well.
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  • Location of Fill Fittings on Valterra RV Water Tank # R8072
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank # R8072 referenced in your question can really be mounted in any position. As you mentioned, there are three 3/8 inch fittings on each end. These fittings are indeed in the same position on both sides, but because ADS tanks are solvent weldable, fill fittings can be added anywhere on the tank. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also take a look at.
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  • Can Valterra RV Water Tank be Installed on its Side
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank, # R8018, can be installed in almost any configuration that will allow the tank to fit your application. The tank has 6-3/8 of an inch threaded fittings where you may use for access to the tank water. 5 of the plugs are sealed while 1 plug is open. If this plug is not in the correct place for your application, then the plug can be stopped and sealed. I recommend using the Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit, # RK908, with this tank. The kit includes fittings, plug,...
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  • How Should Ports of Valterra RV Water Tank # R8036 be Opened
  • You'd actually want to drill out the fill ports on the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8036 and not punch them out. You'd then want to rinse the tank out to get all of the debris out from the drilling.
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  • Cleaning Valterra RV Water Tank # R8030
  • Mix one cup of bleach to four gallons of water for a 15 gallon tank like this. Add the bleach solution to your tank, then fill it up all the way with fresh water. Let it sit for a day and then drain all of the water out and flush with clean water at least three times or until the bleach smell is totally gone.
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  • How to Correctly Orient the Valterra RV Water Tank Part # R8030
  • There are a total of six 3/8" threaded ports on the Valterra RV Water Tank part # R8030. There are two on the top of one end and two on the bottom of the other end. There is also a center port on each side. Only one of the holes comes tapped from the factory which is the one with the red cap on it. The other ones would need to be punched out to use. Basically you will want to flip the tank over so that the holes on the top are towards the Valterra City Water Inlet part # A01-2000VP. This...
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  • Can Valterra RV Water Tank be Installed Vertically or Horizontally
  • Yes, the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8036 can be installed vertically or horizontally without impacting its performance.
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  • Will Sunlight Affect the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8036
  • Since the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8036 is black sunlight will make the water and the tank warmer, but aside from that there wouldn't be any other affects due to the tank being out in the open.
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  • Recommended Fill Kit For Valterra ABS Plastic RV Water Tank
  • You will have no problems laying the Valterra RV Water Tank - Non-Toxic - ABS Plastic - 60" x 8" x 16" - 30 Gallons # R8060 you mentioned flat in the bed of your truck as long as you make a bracket to keep it from moving around. There is 3/8" threaded fittings on each side for your mount to attach to, but adding straps to go over the tank would be a good idea to keep it secure. For a fill kit you will need to add one yourself using Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit # RK908 since there is not...
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  • Dimensions of Valterra RV Water Tank # R8030
  • Sounds like you are curious about the dimensions of the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8030 so you can determine if this will fit. This measures 30" x 8" x 16" and can carry up to 15 gallons.
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  • Holes for the Valterra RV Water Tank
  • If for positioning/location of the Valterra RV Water Tank, # R8024, you need to create a new hole location then do so. However, if for your application you can select one of the fitting locations that is not yet drilled through, I suggest using that location as it has more structure.
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  • Large Capacity RV Fresh and Black Water Tank
  • The largest fresh water tank that we carry is the Valterra RV Water Tank 36 Gallons # R8072. This product is perfect for storing fresh water on your RV or motorhome, this non-toxic tank will not alter the taste or smell of your water supply. It features a universal design with (3) 3/8" threaded fittings on each end. And has a sturdy, black ABS plastic construction. In regard to a black water tank, we have Tote-N-Stor Portable RV Wastewater Tank w/ Hose Accessories # TNS20129. This portable,...
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  • Can The Valterra RV Water Tank Be Mounted Horizontally?
  • Yes, the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8009 can be mounted horizontally. This tank has a 17 liter capacity, is made from ABS plastic, and measures 9" long x 8" wide x 16" tall. Attached is a product overview video for you to check out as well.
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  • Could Valterra RV Water Tank # R8060 be Used as Replacement for Jayco Pop Up Camper
  • The Valterra RV Water Tank # R8060 can be used as a replacement freshwater tank like you are looking for. It was intended for your exact style of application as a replacement for campers.
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  • Will The Valterra Fresh Water Tanks Work With RV Showers
  • Since the Valterra Fresh Water Tanks we carry like the # R8018 are not for use with an electric pump you would have to install a hand pump to feed the shower in the trailer you're renovating which would technically work, but would make showering quite a process unless you had someone else there to work the hand pump.
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  • Recommended Replacement RV Fresh Water Tank for Thor Tahoe Transport Travel Trailer
  • The closest match we have for what you're looking for is the Valterra RV Water Tank part # R8060 which measures 60" long x 8" wide x 16" tall. This tank does not come with sensors but we do offer some compatible systems like the SeeLeveL RV Holding Tank Monitoring System part # SE49VR which is what I recommend. Please note, we don't offer exact replacement water tanks for RV, these will need to be obtained through the dealer.
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  • Can The Valterra RV Water Tank Be Installed On Its Side
  • Yes, the Valterra RV Water Tank # R8060 has multiple port locations to fit your needs no matter which orientation you have it. Only one port on the side ahs already been drilled out and is capped but you can easily drill out a different port to fit your application.
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  • Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit Options for the Valterra RV Water Tank
  • For the Valterra RV Water Tank, # R8024 comes with (6) 3/8" threaded fittings for installation. But there is also the Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit - 90-Degree Barbed Elbow, # RK907 and the Valterra ABS Tank Fill Kit - Straight Barbed Fill, # RK908 available too.
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  • Can Hot Water Be Used in the Valterra RV Water Tank
  • There's no reason you couldn't put hot water in the part # R8018. It's not a hot water heater though. For that you'd want the part # AT94180 instead.
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