Originally Posted by rseagle
Do any of you use Hydropneumatic tanks to provide pressurized water while "Boondocking".
I talked to a guy this summer who always carries two 50 gallon plastic water tanks in his pick-up truck. After he fills them with water, he pressurizes them to 20 psi with a portable DC air compressor. He connects the tanks to his city connection on his trailer and has plenty of water. That sure beats hauling many 6 gallon Jerry cans.
I'm thinking about this idea for next camping season, but wanted to see if any of you have already used it.
My '63 came from the factory with this feature. It has since been removed.
If you don't want to pressurize the tanks, you can also siphon the tanks into the fresh water holding tank in your coach. You may have to siphon water a few times, but you won't have to do any modifications to anything, and still have plenty of extra water.
If you don't want to do that, you can use a fluid transfer pump to do the same thing, only electrically. After all, we do have on-board water storage and pressurization systems in our coaches, why make things more complicated? I am a firm believer in the KISS principle.