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Old 08-19-2016, 11:51 PM   #1
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Getting more water on the road..??

So I use my trailer for work usually I just fill my water tanks at home and it's good for awhile it's just me... I don't stay at campgrounds usually at work sites. Well been out for 3 weeks and not going home anytime soon..

I know there's is dumps all over at truck stops and some rest areas... I've notice many of these places also have water sprockets but it's not for drinking.... I never drink water from the faucets in my trailer or even a home for that matter I just use bottled water... So will that water be ok to fill the tank and use for washing dishes and taking showers? Or is it really that bad of water??

I'm not necessarily talking about the water available right at the dump station I be seen rest areas with water sprockets at ever table but says no drinking some at truck stops at every pump..

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Old 08-20-2016, 12:01 AM   #2
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I would not even consider filling fresh water tanks with potable water. You can often times ding gas stations that will let you use their water.

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Old 08-20-2016, 06:47 AM   #3
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Just carry a spray bottle of bleach to spray on the hose connector before you hook up your hose to the tap.. the only reason they have it listed as non potable is because some people stick their sewer hose on it to rinse out..

I have a 40 gallon bladder that I fill and then use an old water pump to transfer it over to the RV when needing to fill my FW tank.. the bladder fits nicely into the bed of the truck.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:42 AM   #4
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As stated the NON Potable sign is due to the proximity to the sewer dump station and the possibility of cross contamination.

No one will say it out loud but it's the same water in your campsite.

Which BTW is subject to the same contamination. You don't know if the last guy stuck his sewer hose at the city water tap and washed his hose so it's cautious to sanitize it when you start setting up.
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:58 AM   #5
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I keep a bladder in the back of the truck for fresh water. You can hook up a pump like you have in the trailer and plug it into the truck and either use it to fill the trailer tank or hook the hose up to the city water inlet and let the pump pressurize the trailer (the pump will shut off when pressure is reached). I would find a friendly home owner and ask if you could use their hose bib to fill the bladder
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:47 AM   #6
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I would find a nearby campground, pay to use their dumpstation and refill from freshwater spigot while there.
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:52 AM   #7
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We fill our fresh tank with non-potable water all the time but we don't use it for drinking. No problems after 12 years.
It's water that is not regularly tested and doesn't necessarily meet all municipal water standards for consumption.

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