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Old 08-17-2007, 01:49 PM   #15
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My low cost method. The can from Wally World, the stand from Home depot and the Super Siphon from the Internet.
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:15 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by muddy_hollow
General question, when you are boondocking and run out of water how do you refill your tanks assuming there isn't a hose nearby?

Move the trailer or lug smaller jugs of water? if you do it in jugs, how large do you use?
hmm ... maybe you could walk a little distance and ask the guy in the funny looking trailer who happens to be in the same predicament if you could combine hoses?

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Old 08-17-2007, 02:24 PM   #17
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I've been somewhat reluctant to put just any water in my fresh tank. Way back when, we were in the UP of MI (where I typically still go) the water there has lots of iron in it. It stained the tank tanish/brown. I'm not suggesting that it's an issue everywhere, but I filter all the water going into the tank. When low I buy about 5-6 of those 2.5 gallon filtered jugs at places like Kroger, IGA, etc. All 6 cost about $18 to $20. That typically can tide me over if I run low. To use these types of jugs though, I found a plastic transmission funnel that is flexible works great.

One way I also conserve my fresh tank when boondocking is to bring along one of those Coleman 5 gallon water jugs and those solar shower jugs with shower head and hose. I fill them up at the manual water pumps at the state forest campgrounds and use it for handwashing, brushing teeth, showering, etc. Doing these extended my fresh water supply by about 5 days, and I didn't have to buy those 2.5 gallon water jugs. If those $10 jugs get stained, so be fresh tank still looks the way it did when it was first installed.
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Old 08-17-2007, 03:55 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by InsideOut
Ours are a little different, but close!

You can see it in this photo:

Gotta have water for the Donnarita-machine...and boy, is she thirsty!


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Old 08-17-2007, 05:15 PM   #19
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Now, that's camping!
...and boondocking at that! Didn't say it had to be dry...

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Old 08-17-2007, 05:59 PM   #20
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We have seldom had a situation where we needed additional water but when we did we use the collapsible 5 gallon containers like wjboswell. We attached a piece of clear plastic hose to the nozzle, place in the potable water inlet and let it flow. Fewer showers and more deodorant seems to work for us.
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:09 PM   #21
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We've never had to use it, but we keep one of those collapsable 5 gal containers in the stow compartment in case...anything more than 5 gal gets heavy if you have to go far with it.. I like those solar outdoor shower things, too, though we haven't gotten one of those just yet....

And then there's that deodrant thing flightlevelv5 mentions to help extend the water supply!

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Originally Posted by InsideOut
Ours are a little different, but close!

You can see it in this photo:

Gotta have water for the Donnarita-machine...and boy, is she thirsty!

OMG! You must be towing with the Oscar Myer Weiner truck too

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