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Old 04-09-2016, 08:42 AM   #1
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What do you use to transport water ?

While boondocking , what method do you use to transport water to your trailer ?

I was looking a the waterbob :https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_no...2Ck%3Awaterbob

Anyone tried it ?

I want something with at least 70 gallons to avoid doing 2 trips. It also have to be very compact and lightweight because I don't have much room to spare , Any idea ?


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Old 04-10-2016, 05:37 AM   #2
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I use my built in fresh water tank which I use for all water needs when boondocking. I holds just shy of 90 gallons and serves me well.


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Old 04-10-2016, 07:06 AM   #3
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What you are looking at is a ONE TIME use product.. (see description) here is something better. I have been using this for over 10 years now.. same one never had to replace it yet.
Portable RV Fresh Water Tank: 45 Gallon - New World CW1605 - Fresh Water Tanks - Camping World
OR if you need more water then look at this

I keep it in the bed of my truck and use a 12 vdc RV water pump to transfer it from the bladder to my holding tank
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A couple of milk crates with 8 one gallon water bottles. They are easy to handle and work with. Also easy for filling the FW tank on campsites. Simple and cost effective.
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:22 AM   #5
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For the last couple months of boondocking, I've been using the four water containers I have (two 6 gallon and two 7 gallon). I added a longer section of tubing to the "Winterize" fitting on the pump, run the hose under the bottom drawer (it doesn't shut completely, but that's OK with me), and into the water container set next to the cabinet.

I can go two days or so with 6 or 7 gallons. Doing it this way makes me really conscious of my water usage and forces me to manage it well. The less water used, the less I have to deal with dumping. And also, hoisting the water jugs every now and then is good (forced) exercise for me.
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We don't boondock, but many of the sites we get don't have water available. We use a 7-gallon blue Aquatainer jug to fill the trailer's freshwater tank when it gets low. I found a small submersible 12 volt bilge pump which fits into the Aquatainer hole. Two alligator clips on the wires and a length of food-grade PVC hose makes water transfer very easy. I just put the hose into the tank and connect the clips to the trailer's battery, and stare at it until all the water gets transferred.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:26 AM   #7
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We use this. Holds 8 gallons.
Rolls to the water spigot and rolls back to the camper.
Handle folds out of the way so it can sit on the picnic table for water and washing hands, etc. Has a spigot on the lid (not shown in photo below).
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:16 AM   #8
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We usually camp at Forest Service 'grounds, where there is water, just not to hook up to. We use 4-6 6 gallon tanks - because that's what will fit under the tonneau on the truck. We go with a full tank in the trailer, and refill as necessary. We generally empty the tank before we leave for home. When we're nowhere near extra water, we are very conservative of water.
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I use 2 six-gallon jerry-cans and a 5 gallon bucket to transport water from 'source' to the RV. It may take a trip or 3 to cover all 50 gallons.

To move the water into the RV, I use a 120V pump and the genset. No sense pouring all that water!

(The bucket doubles as a rain cover for the tongue jack)
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I've got 4 of these I use when camping w/o water hookups...
Ozark Trail Desert Patrol 6-Gal Water Jug - Walmart.com

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