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Old 02-14-2015, 03:19 PM   #1
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Hi all. Question is....What do you folks do about potable water when boondocking?. The tank capacity isn't very much on these guys. Thanks
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:33 PM   #2
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Our Casita has a 25 gallon fresh water tank . We also carry 6 ,one gallon jugs of water for drinking ,coffee, and cooking. You learn to conserve water or you make a lot of trips to town.
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Hi all. Question is....What do you folks do about potable water when boondocking?. The tank capacity isn't very much on these guys. Thanks
If you are only drinking or cooking, a full tank will go a long way. We generally carry water in 1 gallon Arizona tea jugs for drinking/making coffee. I frequently freeze a full one and stick it in the refrigerator to assist in cooling. When it melts, it is used for consumption. If you use the water in the tank to take a shower, you better shower with a friend! A tank full will not last very long if you use it for bathing.
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I use an external reservoir, has many advantages including: easy to refill, easy to clean, in hot weather add a block of ice for cold water , ...
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I probably have to go to town to get more beer anyway. . .
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We don't drink campground water. We bring water from home or we buy it. I keep the 2 1/2 gallon water jugs. They're good for water and if needed, an oil change. Raz
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We never use holding tank water for cooking, only for washing and the loo.
Fresh water comes from refillable 1 gallon containers and up to three Coleman, 5 gallon collapsible containers. We can boondock in Joshua Tree NP (where there is NO water in the park) for about 4-5 days with a 10 water tank and 15 gallons of fresh water+ about 20 frozen 1 liter water bottles in the refrigerator.
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:23 PM   #8
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I use an external reservoir, has many advantages including: easy to refill, easy to clean, in hot weather add a block of ice for cold water , ...
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Neat Idea, I may just add that with another pump to my Hunter
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I added a second 12 gal fresh water tank to our Scamp 19. I also have 3 colapsable 5 gal water jugs to refill.
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I also have a few collapsable 5 gal water jugs I take with me when exploring the area to refill. I do not drink the water from the fresh water tank - its used for dishes, showers and loo only.
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Yea I don't drink it either.
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We used collapsible bottle/jug in our car, and refilled it whenever we were in town or a gas station, to add to our small 10 gallon Scamp water tank. We also conserved water usage quite a bit by adding a water saving device to the sink faucet. This seemed to have cut down and saved about a 4th of our usage.
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Thanks all for good suggestions.
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:48 PM   #14
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It's interesting to see that folks don't drink from the fresh water tank (we don't either). What are your reasons for not doing so? Does anyone worry about contamination and do you regularly disinfect yours?
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