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Old 04-21-2011, 01:44 PM   #29
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This is an old thread but thought I could give some of you a heads up on a product I stumbled on and it's a good price. I went to Amazon website and looked at a square blue 7 gal. water tote container. They had them listed for $21.--. I didn't purchase it and figured I'd look at Walmart. The exact same blue container is $7.--.
This is the Relience Aqua-Tainer w/hideaway spigot on off tap. Model #9410.
I'll use and old fold up cart from luggage to hull it around if I need it on wheels. I actually bought two of the blue containers at that price. I think it's possible to stack them too. Reliance company is out of Canada and warranties the product for 5 years. That is from cracking, leaks or puncture under normal use.

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Old 04-21-2011, 01:49 PM   #30
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Yep I got one of those too. I got a short length of food-quality plastic tubing from the local hardware store, snug fit into the spigot to run to the filler port. No funnel required!

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Old 04-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #31
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Good idea. I'll get some tubing tomorrow.
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:04 PM   #32
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I ended up getting a Moeller Scepter jerry-can like arrangement but haven't used it yet: Moeller Scepter Water Can (5-Gallon): Sports & Outdoors

I think the spout will make this work out OK without a table or pump.
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:15 PM   #33
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When I fill my water containers with reverse osmosis water the store has on hand, spray bottles of hydrogen peroxide solution for disinfecting the container. A shot of water, and a squirt of peroxide, and rinse out your container.

I don't know all the scientific details but I think hydrogen peroxide is a better choice than Clorox (chlorine).
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:39 PM   #34
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Seems to me that peroxide would leave a bitter taste, but I guess you rinse it all off, correct?
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:14 PM   #35
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I must have missed the rinsing part that you mentioned in the earlier post.
I guess I had a brain fart. Never mind.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:19 PM   #36
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The Reliance Aquatainers are an excellent product. We actually own 6 and can then carry enough water (42 gallons) to refill the tank on our Sport twice for longer adventures! I use Purogene in each container to prevent any contamination.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:13 AM   #37
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If we know we can get water in the campground we take a 6 gal container (empty) attached to a luggage cart to bring water to the AS... then we use the old "lift the container and pour into a funnel" method...very low tech... We tried using the tube attachment that came with the jug, but we ended up losing more water on the ground than we put in! I found an inexpensive 90 degree plastic oil funnel at camping world...It has a large funnel opening...I cut off the small 90 degree section at the exit end...the remaining portion fits into the water port and the funnel stays in place on its need to hold it...which has made my life ever so much easier!

If water is not available — and we aren't parking next to Louis & Sergio and their 45 gal bladder — we take two of the 7 gal square blue containers full and conserve usage where we can. This give us enough water for about 5 or 6 days if we are careful.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:18 AM   #38
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I've filled water tanks from plastic 55 gallon water barrels... the hot ticket is a 12 V pump & two RV potable water hoses. Wait for a bit and you're done.

The 7 gallon containers work well - and I like to use the pump w/ them as well....

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Here's another thread (started by yours-truly)... we still use the 50-gallon bladder with transfer pump to this day, although if we just need to extend a bit longer (i.e., one extra day) we'll use a couple of 5-gallon jugs.

Note the key difference in what's being discussed here.

If you want to refill your fresh water tank, you need something that pours eaily with a free-flowing nozzle. That's different from a container with a spigot that lays on its side and can be used to fill another container (or glass). These aren't practical for refilling your tank, unless you use a transfer pump.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:36 PM   #40
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Tin Diesel,
If you were refering to the product mentioned earlier, Relience Aqua -Tainer, it can fill the A/S tank either by spigot or by using a funnel in water fill on the stream and pouring the waterfrom the hole in the top of the Aqua Tainer. Or, a pump could be used with it too, if needed.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by rseagle View Post
Here is my simple solution.
I do the same thing. When I had a LY motorhome, I made a monopod out of galvanized plumbing pipe with a 10-inch square wood "table top". I would lean this against the side of the motorhome and hoist a 5-gallon blue can of water on it. I had changed the cheapo plastic valve for a brass one with a hose thread on it, and I let gravity fill the tank.

Now that I have a 32-foot Excella, I just got a 4-foot step ladder and I'll hoist the 5-gallon blue water jug on it.

I'll be boondocking at Quartzsite (again) where I have to buy the water (5-cents a gallon for well water), and transport it back to the BLM area on Plomosa Road where I'll be camped. I make it a point to always have the 5-gallon jug with me, so I can always top up my water supply.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:35 AM   #42
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I have a 14 gallon container which I carry in the back of the TV. Two trips to the water source will fill the holding tank. I siphon the water into the trailer.

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