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Old 08-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #15
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I use 2 6 gallon fake plastic GI cans as it is easier to carry 2 jugs than one since the weight is balanced.
I have a spare Shurflo pump rigged with a cigar lighter plug and a 12 volt outlet in a compartment near the water fill.
The pump avoids the problem of holding up the jugs and pouring the water in, plus I have a spare pump if needed.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:03 PM   #16
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I'd add one suggestion. I carry about 125'--2x50' + 1x25"--of white water hose and a thief with us when camping. I've had no problem "hogging" the water faucet, however it's configured, for the 10 to 15 minutes it takes if I simply fill up after hours. Late at night, a flashlight helps my wife let me know that the tank's full.
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These are all great ideas but I am curious as to how long Mifair plans to stay in this location. My wife and I have survived three days without re-filling our 50 gallon fresh water tank. For a regular weekend stay of two nights, 50 gallons is more than enough with some water conservation like navy showers. If we used campground showers we could probably add another day.

For situations where we think we may need to take on fresh water, either a longer stay or having guests, the first thing I will do is try to get a map of the campground and determine the location of the water faucets in relation to my site. Then I bring what I think will be the right amount of hose.

We have 75' of white hose but I usually bring 50' of green garden hose just in case. The garden hose works okay since we don't drink water out of the trailer faucets. I also have a water thief that works well when needed.

I always have one of those collapsable water jugs on board that holds about 2 gallons. In 8 years of camping there were only a few times that I got that out and lugged two containers full from a remote faucet and dumped them in the tank. We hadn't run out of water but it was getting low so that effort was more for my peace of mind.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:38 PM   #18
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A flexible poly bladder (often sold for use with gray water holding) can be filled with from 1-5 gallons of fresh water as you prefer. We just keep one in the TV for emergency use.
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A flexible poly bladder (often sold for use with gray water holding) can be filled with from 1-5 gallons of fresh water as you prefer. We just keep one in the TV for emergency use.

Talking about flexible bladders.
When I backpack or canoe trek., I have found that the aluminized bladder that comes in the box of wine containers to be reusable to carry water and fit in a small space when empty.
Probably too small to use adding water to the trailer but would work out well for a day hike. Or like you say, "in the TV for emergency use".
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