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Old 05-31-2018, 09:57 AM   #21
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Why not just leave the 5 gal. container outside on the picnic table and save yourself the trouble of transferring water to the fresh water tank?
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:23 AM   #22
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Why not just leave the 5 gal. container outside on the picnic table and save yourself the trouble of transferring water to the fresh water tank?
pretty hard to flush the toilet that way, or get hot water for dishes, shower.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:02 AM   #23
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I start with a full fresh water tank in the trailer. That has been enough for ocscasional shower, coffee in the morning and flushing the toilet. Dish washing, cooking etc. usually takes place outside at the picnic table, so it makes sense to have a separate water source there.
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my casita 16, I think the fresh water fill hose might be partially kinked, as its quite hard to fill from the port, I have to run the water quite slowly or it backs up, even when using one of those clear hose valve thingies.
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pretty hard to flush the toilet that way, or get hot water for dishes, shower.
Lol, I don't have a toilet... or a water heater... or a shower.
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:01 PM   #26
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We don't drink campground water. We buy or bring from home. If it looks clear we wash dishes, hands, etc. We fill our tank with a 2 1/2 jug only from spigots in the camp ground. I watched a fellow clean his stinky slinky with the potable water hose at the dump station. It takes all kinds.
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When i am not hooked up to water, I use a 7 gallon container set up on picnic table and then use the containers spigot to fill one gallon container and then pour into fresh water tank, enough for a day or so to operate the necessities. I use a new one gallon container on every trip. The seven Gallon container sets on the picnic table for everything else. I use bottled water for drinking. Carl
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We don't drink campground water. We buy or bring from home. If it looks clear we wash dishes, hands, etc. We fill our tank with a 2 1/2 jug only from spigots in the camp ground. I watched a fellow clean his stinky slinky with the potable water hose at the dump station. It takes all kinds.
In all my years of camping I don't recall ever seeing potable water at a dump station. I just figured that they labeled it as not potable due to its proximity to the dump station and the fact that the hose was provided for rinsing the dump pad and the slinkies.
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In my experience, the hose at the dump site is labelled non-potable water and the potable water faucet has no hose and is located at least a hundred feet away.
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We don't drink campground water. We buy or bring from home. If it looks clear we wash dishes, hands, etc. We fill our tank with a 2 1/2 jug only from spigots in the camp ground. I watched a fellow clean his stinky slinky with the potable water hose at the dump station. It takes all kinds.
I also wondered about a potable water source AT the dump station, but perhaps it was nearby if not right at the dump. In any event, its a good point that the potable water source at a campground is often of questionable quality, sometimes because of misuse.

This also reminds me of another "it takes all kinds" situation. Last week at Hunting Island State Park, which is beach camping, I saw a few people wash the beach sand off their bodies at the dump station. One that I particularly remember was standing about two feet from the sewer in bare feet. And this while there was outdoor shower, with high and low shower heads, just 150 feet or so away. I mentioned to them that if they didn't want rinse off at the dump station, there was a place to do it on the side of the bath house. They said "OK, thanks" with that "why are you talking to us?" look.

And my neighbors.... one washed the dishes and dumped the water behind their site which was 20 feet from my camper..20 feet- I measured it. And this while, next to the outdoor shower and still about 150 feet away, was a outdoor sink with running hot and cold water for doing dishes...

And the other neighbor.. left his fancy blue outdoor lights on ALL night. I had to find something to block my windows so I could sleep....

yes ...it takes all kinds.
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:53 PM   #31
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Water fillings

We use an in line filter between the pressure regulator and hose. Always use a white RV/marine hose with lead free fittings. We have found it convenient to use a quick connector at the camper end
Regularly run a bleach solution thru your hose, especially before storing it, let it drain thoroughly and be sure itís dry before you store it. Just to be safe, replace it every few seasons.

For a flex funnel I just got one from an auto parts store and sterilized it with bleach.
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:41 PM   #32
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I have taken a on demand water pump, put 1 line into a 5 gallon water bottle and the other in the fill spout and puld it in I have 5 bottles I use and i take 1 with incase I need more water.
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I would not use the RV water tank for drinking water.
We have a water container/dispenser in our refrigerator at home. It has a Brita filter but even so we have to keep an eye on it because occasionally little green, feathery things will grow in it. This is in a refrigerator, and from our public water supply. I can imagine what can grow in a tank at ambient temperature that can't be monitored.
Different water supplies could contain different flora/fauna.
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I use what ever water is available, usually campground water, if not I use from the on-board water tank. Sometimes a stream, if I have my MSR filter pump it gets filtered, if not it's usually good enough, or has been so far.



FYI, Some dump stations process the black water to use as the non-potable rinse water.

All the dump stations I've used there's a potable water with hose. I connect a in line water filter and white water hose to it and fill the water tank. The in-line filter is mainly to keep things that grow out of my water tank. So far (12 years) it's work like it should. And yes I do drink the water out fo on-board tank.


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In all my years of camping I don't recall ever seeing potable water at a dump station. I just figured that they labeled it as not potable due to its proximity to the dump station and the fact that the hose was provided for rinsing the dump pad and the slinkies.
You are 100% right. They do not put potable water near the dump stations. It is always several feet away and marked for drinking. Any water near the dump station is not potable. A lot of the time that water is recycled from the septic system just for rinsing tanks.
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I also wondered about a potable water source AT the dump station, but perhaps it was nearby if not right at the dump. In any event, its a good point that the potable water source at a campground is often of questionable quality, sometimes because of misuse.

This also reminds me of another "it takes all kinds" situation. Last week at Hunting Island State Park, which is beach camping, I saw a few people wash the beach sand off their bodies at the dump station. One that I particularly remember was standing about two feet from the sewer in bare feet. And this while there was outdoor shower, with high and low shower heads, just 150 feet or so away. I mentioned to them that if they didn't want rinse off at the dump station, there was a place to do it on the side of the bath house. They said "OK, thanks" with that "why are you talking to us?" look.

And my neighbors.... one washed the dishes and dumped the water behind their site which was 20 feet from my camper..20 feet- I measured it. And this while, next to the outdoor shower and still about 150 feet away, was a outdoor sink with running hot and cold water for doing dishes...

And the other neighbor.. left his fancy blue outdoor lights on ALL night. I had to find something to block my windows so I could sleep....

yes ...it takes all kinds.
When people are misusing the park in a State Park report them to a ranger. Just turning the other cheek is why we have such idiots dumping water illegally, etc. Those things invite bears to the campground. They love soap, etc.
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In my experience, the hose at the dump site is labelled non-potable water and the potable water faucet has no hose and is located at least a hundred feet away.
You are right. The potable water usually doesn't have a hose in a lot of places. But never ever use the hose anyway. Never know what has been on it or in it. Never ever use the hose at the dump site for anything other than rinsing your tank. Sometimes in National or State Parks there will be a hose on the potable water and it usually won't thread onto a hose or filler. We have a water thief gadget that lets us use the hose if we can't unscrew their hose. It just slips over the unthreadable hose. Our RV requires a hose to be threaded to it to fill the tank. The Casita doesn't.
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I would not use the RV water tank for drinking water.
We have a water container/dispenser in our refrigerator at home. It has a Brita filter but even so we have to keep an eye on it because occasionally little green, feathery things will grow in it. This is in a refrigerator, and from our public water supply. I can imagine what can grow in a tank at ambient temperature that can't be monitored.
Different water supplies could contain different flora/fauna.
The Brita Water containers grow algae because light can shine through the clear plastic. I made a simple cover to put over mine. Dish towels can be draped over them, black plastic bags, etc. Block the light and you won't get green water. Water tanks in RVs are typically inside of a dark cabinet. But if not then you should create a light blocking cover for the tank.
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You are right. The potable water usually doesn't have a hose in a lot of places. But never ever use the hose anyway. Never know what has been on it or in it. Never ever use the hose at the dump site for anything other than rinsing your tank. Sometimes in National or State Parks there will be a hose on the potable water and it usually won't thread onto a hose or filler. We have a water thief gadget that lets us use the hose if we can't unscrew their hose. It just slips over the unthreadable hose. Our RV requires a hose to be threaded to it to fill the tank. The Casita doesn't.
They make thread end hose fittings that have a vinyl tube on the end. That tube will slip inside of the threaded fittings on RVs and it will also work with gravity fill fittings.
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They make thread end hose fittings that have a vinyl tube on the end. That tube will slip inside of the threaded fittings on RVs and it will also work with gravity fill fittings.

That is basically what a water thief is. It threads onto the RV inlet to fill the tank and then over the water hose for when you have to use pressure fill for filling. I'm sure there are other names for it and they are hard to find.
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