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Old 07-30-2014, 06:12 PM   #1
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adding water when there is no water hookup

Looking for what people use when they need to add water when there is no water hookup at site. We tend to camp at state parks alot, and not being able to add water at the site becomes kind of a pita.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:19 PM   #2
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We have a couple Reliance blue jugs we use. Camping world sells a soft 34? Gallon bladder you can put in truck and fill at station. Otherwise people have made portable fresh water tanks for their trucks. Also I've seen people make adapters for their hoses that clamp onto the state park water taps. Hook up, run hose to RV, fill, and disconnect. Only issue with truck tanks is the tank must be higher than water fill port, or you have to get a cheap water pump.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:54 PM   #3
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We use the following two items to fill the tanks. The electric water pump I got on amazon and the water bladder I got at camping world.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:03 PM   #4
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Looking for what people use when they need to add water when there is no water hookup at site. We tend to camp at state parks alot, and not being able to add water at the site becomes kind of a pita.
Same problem....I put a small version of this kind of tank in the bed of my pickup http://www.water-storage-containers....tankwater.html

Then bought a small 12 volt pump with a long cord and cigarette lighter plug on the end. Also long clear tubing to go on outlet side of pump.


Works great.... fill tank at some outlet....back up close to trailer. Put pump in tank...plug in to 12 volts and let the water flow.
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We camp alot of the times off the beaten path mostly in the NATL FOREST. When w drive in we spot out water is available... Usually you will find a primitive outhouse some where going in the Natl Forest and most often they have water available there.
I carry two fresh water 5-gallon cans and two 7.5 gallon Aqua-Tainers for GRAY Water disposal...

I use a couple of the 5-gallon water cans and go fetch water with them. Having the cassette potty I take with me and dump at the rest facility and bring back fresh water. It is a daily chore keeping the waste water and fresh water replinished. All part of camping for us...

We drink and cook with bottled water so fresh water is for dishes and showers etc... I think my OFF-ROAD POPUP has a 30-gal fresh water tank on it...

I have a two wheeled folding cart that I carry water cans on if it is just a short distance away. If it is a long ways away then I use my truck...

Ice and getting enough gasoline to run the 2KW generator for three hours each to recharge batteries is our bigger problem...hehe I have a cipher hose to get gas from the truck if needed and also have a 5-day ICE CHEST which we fill up with ice. Sometimes I have to drive back to civilization and get more ice and more meat for the grille...

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What kind of position ate you using. Having a hard time finding an non submersible pump. Already have 3 7.5 gallon jugs just lifting them and holding them there till they are empty is taxing on the arms. Looking for a small pump that I can use to transfer the water with.
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see my post above cheap pump that will suck water from numerous sources.
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I use the pickup tube from fresh water winterization valve (the one that would normally suck up antifreeze) to pump water from 5 gallon water jugs. Works fantastic.
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Where would I look on Amazon for that pump, and did they have one that uses 12 volt power?
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