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Old 09-16-2015, 09:08 PM   #15
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Bold and Adventurous... 1. the link too me to your blog that had not been updated since your first week Full-timing... Had any recent articles? 2. I also have a Ram 1500, pulling a 25' Safari. Until I had a tuneup lately, I was thinking it was underpowered. Working fine now. What kind of milage do you get pulling the A/S?

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Old 10-21-2015, 04:16 PM   #16
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Boondocking with fresh water

My wife & I were campground hosts for 6 weeks in 2012 at Slough Creek Campground in YNP. There are no services at Slough Creek. The park supplied the hosts with solar panels & a 30 gallon water tank with a small 12 volt pump to transfer water to RV tank. I liked the system so designed my own. (see pics) I bought a 50 gallon flat bottom water tank from a farm supply store (make sure to ask if it is approved for potable water) & a 12v demand pump, just like the RV uses. I think the whole system cost around $200. I then built a plywood shelf to fit in the bed of our F-150 to set the tank on & mount the pump to. I wired the pump so I can plug it into my trailer 7-pin plug on the pickup for power. I can either fill the freshwater tank on our Airstream, or hook it to the RV city water hook-up & let the demand pump do it's job when water is needed. The tank is out of the way under our topper & we still have storage below it. Another advantage is I always have a replacement water pump along for the RV should I need it. I never travel with water in the tank. When I need water I make a trip with the pickup, fill the tank, then return to camper to fill tank.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:06 AM   #17
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Scout1 - that's pretty clever and certainly meets your needs.
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Before you pull your black tank, I would make sure your bathroom sink isn't plumbed into it. Some of the newer AS are...


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