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Old 05-17-2006, 10:39 PM   #1
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We just bought this gadget. It looks like a real winner. The Tote carries 8 imperial gallons or, 30 litres, a generous swig. The wheels and the fold away tow handle removes all labor from the water chore and the gadget is really well thought out. The generous fill opening allows one to get a hand in to wash with a rag if need be. There is a spigot threaded into the inside lid which can be put on the outside when the jug is up on picnic table and you've got a convenient tap. $25. Canadian well spent we thought!
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:55 PM   #2
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Looks interesting Ken.

Did you buy it? If so how heavy duty is the axle? Just wondering how the weight would hold up to typical campground terrain.

Where did you get it?
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:25 AM   #3
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Yes Roy, we bought it at Walmart. And yes, the axle is very sturdy. I would trust it to wheel water up from the creek when I was boondocking. I think what impressed me most was the quality of this product. It is well made and well thought out in it's design.
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:56 AM   #4
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What a good looking water tote! While I am in the middle of getting a water tank for the Lovebug, this may be just as easy. If one set it in the sun, would it get warm enough for a shower? How about a black plastic drape over the top to help with warming?

So, the real question, if one were to leave it outside the trailer, how would you hook it up to the sink faucet?

Great find! Thanks for posting it!
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:49 AM   #5
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Ken, thanks for sharing...great find!

Here is a link to online purchase...
Reliance Hydroller from Bargain Outfitters

Reliance is the company that makes the clear collapsable square water bags. These probably could be found in any camping place. Gonna have to go check out our Cabelas.
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:28 PM   #6
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If one set it in the sun, would it get warm enough for a shower? How about a black plastic drape over the top to help with warming?

Well, the solar shower bags I've seen were much smaller, no more than two gallons. I can't imagine this container would collect enough sun to really heat this much H2O in a day. Then would come the task of lifting it over your head for the showering. Water weighs about 8 pounds per gallon, so this container, full, weighs about 65 lbs. I think it would be much more handy on the wheels.
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This seems more practical and less expensive than the 5 gallon blue tote I had with a popup. The 5 gallon size didn't have wheels. With two you have one for potable water and one for gray water.
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:31 PM   #8
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All right folks! I'm headed for the patent office right now!!!

Let's link this thread with Bob Smith's thread and we have a brand new all-in-one product. All that is left is to install a waterproof 12v plug on the exterior of the trailer to plug the pump into!!
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:36 PM   #9
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If anyone is like me, not the most patient person and likes immediate gratification, I bought one at an REI store last week for $32. I looked at my nearest Walmart, and they didn't carry them. It looks pretty rugged, and 8 gallons is a good size - not too big or small.
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:44 PM   #10
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Let's link this thread with Bob Smith's thread and we have a brand new all-in-one product.
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:50 AM   #11
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This seems more practical and less expensive than the 5 gallon blue tote I had with a popup. The 5 gallon size didn't have wheels. With two you have one for potable water and one for gray water.

How easy would it be to empty if it was used for gray water? I really like the idea of the wheels.

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Old 05-19-2006, 09:23 AM   #12
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Wow!

I gotta buy at least two of those!!!
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:31 AM   #13
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Here's another on-line link for purchase. I looked at this in the latest Sportsman Guide catalog and was impressed. I feel that the wheel was definetly one of the best inventions ever.

Kathy

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=254677
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For those of you that have one, do the wheels look like they will hold up to the 64lbs of water weight when full?
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