Originally Posted by TomK
How efficient are those little pumps? Does it take a lot of pumping to get a gallon of water? If I get the electric pump, do you still get the hand pump?
not very, yes, no.
If you had some water in the tank, the hand pump would be good for pumping a cup of water to brush your teeth at night, or maybe an occasional small pan of water to heat up something on the stove. But not a gallon at a time. I'd say if you plan to do much cooking inside, the electric pump would be a good investment.
I'm with Glenn - we do all of our cooking outside, and keep a 5-gallon jug there. We don't use the on-board water at all. We keep a gallon of bottled drinking water in the trailer for nighttime use.