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Old 06-08-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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Fresh water for boondocking

If I am camping somewhere with only a handpump well for fresh water, how do I fill my water tank in trailer? (X23B) I have a 5 gallon bottle, but how do I get the water into the trailer? Is there an adapter (do I use a funnel) I hope this isn't a silly question, but we're newbies, and learning as we go. Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:15 PM   #2
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I use a 6 gallon water container that has a screw-on flexible plastic nozzle that fits into the fresh tank fill opening, works for me. Looks like this:



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Old 06-08-2014, 10:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob! Great help!
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I have a 35 gal tank from the CO-OP, would put it in the back of the truck and fill it up. When needed, I used to use to refill my old trailer 30 gal RV tank by normal gravity from the back of the truck. Slow, but it did finish.
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If you can raise the container a little above the inlet port for your fresh water tank, you could use your "white hose" or any short hose to siphon into your tank.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:49 AM   #6
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I went out and found that container Bob! Got a few, and also thanks for the advice about siphoning. I learn something every day!
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:33 PM   #7
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We have 6 of those exact ones in Bobs picture...we used to have 8. They have proven priceless at times.
Bear in mind that they are made of plastic and if put on rocks too often can develop a leak or split the bottom seam a tiny bit. It is probably rare but we have had it happen to 2 of them before realizing what the cause was. Now I simply avoid storing them directly on the gravel pad and we have had no further failures.
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If you do this often, I would go with a little more automation.
You could get an inexpensive RV water pump and configure it to pump from the container to the fresh tank inlet. If your well is in close proximity, you could pump into your container and simultaneously turn on the pump to fill the water tank. This way you could also pump through a filter to remove any potential solids.
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Go to Harbor Freight and get a marine transfer pump. They are very reasonable in price. I run our pump off the trailer battery or sometimes the truck battery. It sure beats trying to hold up my 6.5 gal blue tanks while they trickle into the trailer tank. Sometimes I can just leave the tanks on the tailgate and siphon the water into the trailer.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:38 AM   #10
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Thanks! Checking out the pumps right now!
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