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Old 08-21-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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portable water tank for truck

Anyone know where to get a portable water tank that I can put in the back of my truck? About 20 to 30 gal would do, preferrably for potable water, and with a hose bibb at the bottom. I want to be able to use "tailgate water" and gravity refill my fresh water tank on the AS.

They must be out there, but I haven't found one yet.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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Tetstream,
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:56 AM   #3
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Sportsmans Warehouse has a nice selection of plastic containers in that size range.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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I have 100 gal water tank in the back of my Excursion with hose faucet that is hooked to the same type pump thet is in my trailer.It is pluged into one of the power outlet and the hose is hooked to my city water conection so when I turn the water on in the trailer the pump starts and then it turns off when I shut the water off.it also fills my trailer fresh water tank when I turn on my auto fill switch.
I also have a 100 gal tank to haul my black and gray water to the dump station when boondocking so I do not have to move my trailer.for info on this http://fulltime.hitchitch.com/AZ2005blueboy.html
I got the tank at a farm supply store and they also put all the fitting in for me.But there are places that deal only with tanks.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:59 AM   #5
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You may be able to find several different size tanks at a farm supply store.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:40 PM   #6
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....and would you guys use those farm tanks for drinking water, or just all other water uses? As far as I know, those "farm" tanks are for non-potable water.
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:56 AM   #7
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I've used a 65 gal white Linear Polyethylene tank from Tractor Supply in the back of my pickup for drinking water for a week at a time, no ill effects I can see. We did a march to Gettsyburg for a week this June/July and drank out of it all week. I do a lot of Civil War reenacting and at the big events they use larger versions of the same thing for water supply all the time.

Go to Tractor Supply's site and search for "Tank 65 Gallon Horizintal Leg" and you'll see it.

Using a secondary water pump to transfer it would work if you can overcome the electrical requirements and can't get a siphon to work.

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Old 09-03-2008, 08:07 AM   #8
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What about a boat tank?

Todd Marine Tanks
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:30 AM   #9
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Call me paranoid but..............

Whenever possible I use store bought water for drinking. You can't always know the history of the available water. Who use the faucet last? What was on their hands? What is growing inside your tanks and lines? Even when I bring my own water, I try not to drink it. I don't bleach my aux tanks, hoses, main tanks, and lines after every trip. So I play it safe.
I have been to a few fairgrounds that FORBID drinking the water. To make a short story long......I freeze water bottles ( 1/2 gallon ) and use them
to help the fridge instead of buying ice. When they thaw, I have cold drinking water.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:55 PM   #10
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Extera fresh water tank

To see photos of my EXTRA FRESH WATER TANK.Go to the forums.
Click on "BOONDOCKING".
Click on "BOONDOCKING AND WASTE"
Go to PAGE 4,POSTING 48.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:14 AM   #11
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Plastic Drums As Low As $19.95 Ea. @ BayTec Containers or Water Tanks, Plastic Tanks, RV Tanks, Custom Plastic Tanks
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:59 PM   #12
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water carriers

Walmart carries 40 Gallon drums. Also, check out the 45 gallon water bladder from Camping World. It refills the tanks beautifully.
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Get a Poly Ag spray tank from a farm supply, or search for an Ag Spray tank on the net...there are many Mfg's....Jimini posted lots of good info above about his similar system, and was the driving force behind my project - now we can boondock much longer with this system - our AS only has a 20 gal black tank, and a 16 gal grey tank...so this setup is a real labor saver!

I just set up such a system to carry in our TV...I used a 50 gal Poly tank for the fresh water and another 50 gal tank for a waste tank - pumped from the AS up to the tank with a macerator pump...

There's not enough 'drop' from our Excursion to the AS tank fill, so I used a 12 volt pressure pump, similar to the one used in the AS...works great...I'll post some pic's soon...

I paid $114 each for my tanks from an Ag Supply shop nearby...the fittings are extra, but are easy to attach with the proper size hole saw...
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