What is a fill dish?
The fill dish is located on the outside of your unit so that you can easily add water to your tank without the need of opening a compartment or climbing under your unit. The fills dish also includes a small vent that allows you to connect your water tank vent to the outside of the unit, if your tank overflows it will overflow outside your unit. You can find the fill dishes in the Plumbing Category.
For adding water to the Fresh / Gray Water Tank you need a Gravity Fill Dish, the hose rests in the port it does not screw onto the port this allows you to place a garden hose into the Gravity Fill Dish port without making a sealed connection so the supply is not pressurized.
For using water directly from a garden hose you need a City Fill Dish, the hose makes a sealed connection and the water supply is pressurized. The water supply bypasses your water tank and water pump hooking directly to your water heater and sink. Units that have metal water tanks can use city fill dishes because the metal tank can withstand the pressure, Class A Customs water tanks can not withstand pressure so can not be plumbed in such method.
We carry Gravity Fill-Dishes, City Fill-Dishes and Combo Fill-Dishes that have both gravity and city, the benefit of having both is you can have a water tank of fresh water but if you go to a location that supplies pressurized water (campground - fair - etc.) you do not need to use your water tank supply of water you can simply use the water provided. Be sure to look at the provided example plumbing diagram for more reference.
Using a pressurized line, garden hose, hooked to a sealed connection (city-fill / boat-fill, etc) will damage tank.
This will void any warranty on the tank. Turning a garden hose on half way does not work because you can control the amount of water flowing but not the pressure in the line, leaving the tank to fill risks exploding the tank.
Examples of Fittings you could use, depending on your application.
Can I hook more than one tank together?Yes, sometimes this is called "daisy chaining" the tanks together. You will need to check with a certified plumber to see what fittings and set-up will work best for your unit, remember to vent each tank.
You can hook the tanks together using the provided fittings or by making a fitting in the side of the tank using a Uniseal fitting.
For my application I am not using a fill-dish.
For gravity feeding you can place a larger fitting such as a PVC elbow in the tank and allow your hose to rest in this when filling. Do not make a secured/sealed connection as this would then be pressurized.
You will still need to vent the tank, this can be as easy as placing a fitting with a screen secured over it. Be aware that if you overfill the tank the excess water will exit the vent fitting, placing the vent fitting overflow to an outside location is recommended. Be sure to screen over the vent fitting overflow to prevent anything from entering the tank. Do not over-tighten fittings as damage will occur.
Examples of Items to Vent Tanks - We do not sell these products they can be found online
Oatey® 1.5 in. NPT ABS In-Line Vent
Straight, Black Plastic Tank Vent
What fitting will I need for my plumbing?
Do you have a plug-n-play set-up?
Do you have a kit with everything I will need for my food truck?
Due to the vast amount of plumbing applications and set-ups needed for RV's, concession trailers, tiny houses and more we aren't aware of what all items you will be needing for your project. This is something you need to research. Have a certified technician install all parts to prevent product damage and personal injury.
It is recommended to use plastic NPT male fittings with plastic female NPT fittings to avoid damaging the threads, metal thread fittings can crush the plastic threads. Very little, if any, pipe thread tape is needed using too much pipe tape will damage the threads. We do not recommend pipe dope as you can not remove the fitting later, if used be sure to use a food safe brand. Do not over-tighten fittings as damage will occur.