The first couple of times I filled my water tank, it didn’t last as long as I had expected. I finally realized that it wasn’t actually getting “full” because water was running back out the fill hose unnecessarily. To combat the problem, I created a small ramp for one wheel to sit on which helps angle the tank for proper filling.
The concept is quite simple really – I just purchased some thin wood, cut into different increments, and screwed them together in a ramp form. I then back the trailer onto the top, as shown by the image above.
This results in my camper sitting slightly elevated at the water inlet side, which means the water doesn’t accidentally flow back out the inlet, but completely fills the tank. I feel this gives me about 2 additional gallons of water, to be truly “full.”
I place this ramp on the opposite wheel to truly empty my water tank, tilting everything toward the drain spout.