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Old 10-27-2008, 10:40 AM   #1
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Extra Water Storage

I know this question has been asked before. I even remember seeing a thread for it, but I can't seem to find it.

Anyway, the question is... Is anyone using an extra tank or water bladder for extending their water use? I have a 2006 19" Bambi and it doesn't hold much water. I plan on boondocking in Yosemite later this week and I have heard that hooks are few. Water is always the problem on extended stays no matter how conservative we are. I have a Ford F-250 that I can carry the unit in. No worries there.

any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 10-27-2008, 10:46 AM   #2
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Rikki, do you tow with an SUV or pickup?
I've seen bladders that would go in the bed of the truck, and hold an extra 60 or so gallons of water. I don't think I'd try that on the roof of an SUV, though. 60 gallons is kind of heavy, and you really don't want "that lowered look".
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:50 AM   #3
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I have a 35-gallon plastic round tank (looks like one of those insectiside or fertilizer tanks) that I put in the back of the pickup and use a 12V pump (Harbor Freight, don't you love them?) to refill the AS tank. I think 5 gallong jerry cans would work fine, too, or even the deflatable ones at Wally World.

When it's below freezing, I just carry 7-8 one gallon milk jugs so that I can keep the plumbing empty. Just don't forget to pour a little anti-freeze in your J-traps each night!

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Old 10-27-2008, 10:51 AM   #4
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We drove through Yosemite last week. While there were almost no places with hook ups, there is potable water at campgrounds - just not at campsites. With some planning, you should be able to fill up regularly - be sure to bring a water thief along - taps are often not threaded.
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If you want to carry water in the truck bed this is a starter.

Plastic Water Tanks - 15-42 Gallons on Sale

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Old 10-27-2008, 11:07 AM   #6
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I have 4 7gal. (28gals) portable containers. They are e-z to fill and e-z to empty. Can carry them to the water sorce with no problem. They do not leak and only cost $9 ea.
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Thanks for all the responses! I think I will more thank likely do the bladder this time out. My Ford is a pick up and I'll have two Honda Ruckas mini bikes, two bicycles, firewood and a generator in the back. (plus some other camping stuff.)

Again, thank you!!!
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I have taken the 3rd row seats out of my Ford Excursion and put in a 100 Gal Black thank and a 100 Gal fresh water tank.On the fresh water tank I have the same pump that is used in the trailer hooked up and pluged into one of the power outlets.I then hook a hose to my city water hook up.Now when you use water in the trailer the pump runs and when you stop the use the pump shuts off.Or you can just use it to fill your trailer tank.
For my black tank see this website United States, North America. this is a good way to haul your black water.
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I have taken the 3rd row seats out of my Ford Excursion and put in a 100 Gal Black thank and a 100 Gal fresh water tank.On the fresh water tank I have the same pump that is used in the trailer hooked up and pluged into one of the power outlets.I then hook a hose to my city water hook up.Now when you use water in the trailer the pump runs and when you stop the use the pump shuts off.Or you can just use it to fill your trailer tank.
For my black tank see this website United States, North America. this is a good way to haul your black water.
Now that's what I'm talkin bout
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