Water System for
your Camper Trailer
Kate & Paul have devised
an idea to provide water on tap around their camper trailer.
The waterworks box. This picture
shows the outside of the waterworks box. The bottom valve governs where the
water source comes from, either the
purpose built 132
litre stainless steel
watertank or from a jerry, another tank,
creek etc & in which case a hose is plugged into the snap hose fitting above it.
top valve directs the water to either the kitchen/outside tap next to the box
or to the shower via the
snap hose fitting below the valve.
notice a tap on the outside next to the waterworks box which is also plumbed
into the kitchen line. There is a manual caravan handpump mounted on the front
of the camper trailer as well.
Inside the waterworks box. The workings of the
water system is based on a
JABSCO pump. When the tap is
turned on water flows, just like at home.
Anti Surge Unit on left with
12 volt pump next to it.
is an inline
filter which lays along the
bottom of the box.
The whole waterworks system
controlled by a 12 volt master switch on top of the box & is wired to the on board
Water to the kitchen. Picture on left shows the water
outlet to the tailgate kitchen on the rear of the trailer & on the swinging
on the right shows the tailgate open & hose in place to provide water to the
This hose is removed in transit & travels tucked away in the kitchen.
shot of Kate's kitchen showing tap location.
Thanks to Kate for this