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Old 07-12-2007, 11:32 AM   #15
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Now we know what a water thief is.

Today's quiz: What is a grain thief?
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:23 PM   #16
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Now we know what a water thief is.

Today's quiz: What is a grain thief?
Would this be asked with, "WHO'S BEEN TAKING MY BEER?'

I wouldn't do that,
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:55 PM   #17
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That's a creative answer. :;
But incorrect.
Although a brewmeister might have occasion to employ one.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:56 PM   #18
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Whats a water thief gadget?...or is this a trade secret for Rivet Masters only? The only thing I have is a square key for such clandestine operations. (And a Leatherman).

Great story and awesome pics.

Whats that on the barbie?
Richard has provided you with the CW link for the Water Thief. I got mine at Kmart for less not that I was price shopping. I spotted it and thought 'that may come in handy'. It sure did even with the difficulty in outwitting the new spigot. You may consider peegreen's suggestion to 'make' several different sizes. BUT if you travel with a full water tank it may be not nesessary. Several threads have emphasized to conserve on weight in your coaches. I usually carry at least a 1/4 tank but this trip to 7000' from 4500' within a short distance and fully loaded with food and gear for 3, 4 days for 6 people I decided water could be gotten at the campground. As it became evident our big Buick TV could have easily carried a linebacker or 2 in the coach too.

Rusty, the campfire grill is keeping baked pototoes and corn on the cob heated while I was BBQing chicken on charcoal behind me as I was taking the picture. They were delicious! In that photo l to r is daughter, openning her birthday gift, her husband, 4 year old grandson (6 mos old gs is napping in the coach), and my wife.

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Old 07-12-2007, 02:24 PM   #19
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Hi Neil,

How were the mosquito? I was up there last year about this time and there were a billion of the little boogers. We are going to Union Resevor in a couple of weeks. Thanks for sharing your photos.
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Rusty, the campfire grill is keeping baked pototoes and corn on the cob heated while I was BBQing chicken on charcoal behind me as I was taking the picture. They were delicious! In that photo l to r is daughter, openning her birthday gift, her husband, 4 year old grandson (6 mos old gs is napping in the coach), and my wife.

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Sounds delicious too!
Thanks for the update. I'm thinking if I use the thief, my pressure regulator, and my "Y" I wont need such a long hose! I use my Overlander for short trips (<100 mi) so I rely on bottled water for drinking and campground for cleaning and bathing and such. So I am always empty and have rigged the plumbing to bypass the tank, hence the pressure regulator. The tank can be filled with the turn of a valve but I only have a valve stem for air pressure. Someday I may use the tank, but not this season.

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Old 07-12-2007, 04:29 PM   #21
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How were the mosquito? I was up there last year about this time and there were a billion of the little boogers. We are going to Union Resevor in a couple of weeks. Thanks for sharing your photos.
Mosquitos are healthy. We have been going to Wright's for 20 years with the exception of the last few. Last year I am sure the bugs were thick coming off a very wet and snowy winter. This year the precipitation was minimal as you know so even though the mosquitos were there and bitting their bites did not seem potent. None of us displated many 'wealts'. Late July and beyond is the best time to go. The Lake water was warmish for swiming for this time of year. As for the water coming from that troublesome faucet (got to keep this thread on subject) was c-c-cold. Refreshing! We have reservations there for the Labor Day weekend. Hopefully some Forum members can join us for a mini rally and bring a margi ball.

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That's a creative answer. :;
But incorrect.
Although a brewmeister might have occasion to employ one.
I'm still thinking......

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Mosquitos are healthy. We have been going to Wright's for 20 years with the exception of the last few. Last year I am sure the bugs were thick coming off a very wet and snowy winter. This year the precipitation was minimal as you know so even though the mosquitos were there and bitting their bites did not seem potent. None of us displated many 'wealts'. Late July and beyond is the best time to go. The Lake water was warmish for swiming for this time of year. As for the water coming from that troublesome faucet (got to keep this thread on subject) was c-c-cold. Refreshing! We have reservations there for the Labor Day weekend. Hopefully some Forum members can join us for a mini rally and bring a margi ball.

Neil and Lynn.
Sorry i wasn't trying to hi jack your thread. We are going there this weekend. I know know to buy one of those water theifs and modify it a little for the faucet. We are like you and try not to travel with the water tank fully loaded. see you on the road
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Nice pics Neil! I really like the one of the "drop top" in front of the Tradewind!And the family shots are bringing back some good old memories of camping when I was a youngster. Thanks man.
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Hi Neil -- From the thread title I thought I'd be reading on a somewhat different subject. I started reading the first post absent mindedly, scrolled down to see the tow vehicle and I suddenly knew exactly whose thread I was reading! Lovely picture of the lake -- well, all the pictures y'know.

Last fall I was at a Nat'l Forest Service campground with a single well building in the middle of a large loop. It was not reachable by a hose! I was bailed out by a buddy who picked up a cheap plastic jerry can and funnel for all eventualities. I now own one too. When I have to, I can fill my water tank in a fair number of trips but I'd sure prefer it when I can use a water thief.
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Hi Neil -- From the thread title I thought I'd be reading on a somewhat different subject. I started reading the first post absent mindedly, scrolled down to see the tow vehicle and I suddenly knew exactly who's thread I was reading! Lovely picture of the lake -- well, all the pictures y'know.

Last fall I was at a Nat'l Forest Service campground with a single well building in the middle of a large loop. It was not reachable by a hose! I was bailed out by a buddy who picked up a cheap plastic jerry can and funnel for all eventualities. I now own one too. When I have to, I can fill my water tank in a fair number of trips but I'd sure prefer it when I can use a water thief.
That's similar to my solution too. I keep one of those collapsible 5 gallon water containers in the AS and a funnel for emergency use. I have used it on numerous occasions.

The water thief comes in handy if you have a faucet available but i found the same problem as Neil. I end up holding the faucet end and Jan holds the hose in the tank inlet. Between the two of us we get water in the tank. (and a shower to boot!)
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Last fall I was at a Nat'l Forest Service campground with a single well building in the middle of a large loop. It was not reachable by a hose! I was bailed out by a buddy who picked up a cheap plastic jerry can and funnel for all eventualities. I now own one too. When I have to, I can fill my water tank in a fair number of trips but I'd sure prefer it when I can use a water thief.


The last time we were camping at this forest service campground was before their renovations. I had remembered the old fashion water faucets with the threaded spigots. So I thought nothing of arriving with empty tanks, why haul all that weight. Good thing I had the Water Thief. I had also brought along a camping 5 gallon plastic jug (empty) to use near the picnic table. Without the thief the jug would have been the saviour.....with our son-in-law doing the honors. Very difficult for me to lift that jug full of water now. However, the purpose of this thread is/was to find out if the gov't parks are really discouraging people to 'tank' up. The responses so far indicate to me that it is a non issue because most of us are carrying a full compiment of water unless perhaps they expect to patronize full hookup parks. I thought I was 'helping' with the environment in saving fuel. Instead I seem to be nothing more than a 'Water Thief'.

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