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Old 02-09-2014, 07:24 PM   #11
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why are you so worried about add water on the road? why not wait until you get to where you
are going to dewinterize? Carry a couple of gallons of bottled water with you to flush toilet or just
use campground facilities

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Old 02-09-2014, 08:25 PM   #12
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Where were going for the first few days there is no water , or sewer accommodations and it's going to take us 2 days to get to our first stop, so I thought I might ask you fine folks for advise, Thanks All !!!!
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:44 PM   #13
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I'm on the road for 5-7 days at times. Would love to find an easy way to get potable water while traveling.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:45 AM   #14
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I have a thought on Pilot/Flying's non potable water, What makes it "non potable" wouldn't it be piped in from there "store" ? I'm sure they wouldn't have a good water pipe and a bad water pipe and decide to connect to bad water pipe ? just a thought...
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I live 7 miles away from a Flying J now Pilot. They have had all kinds of problems with the water going to the RV islands. From freezing in the winter to pipes leaking the summer, you name it. They have replaced it on several occasions and still haven't gotten it right. I have gotten to know one of the maintenance people and they told me that none of the water that goes to the RV or truck islands is filtered or treated, hence they have determined that it is non-potable. On more that one occasion, I have used the water there to flush my black tanks and the rust in the water was amazing. I would not use any water from any truck stop for my tanks. Instead, I would pull into a campground for 1 night get my water that way if necessary.

The other thing with water is after I de-winterize, I want to make sure that I don't have any leaks before heading out on the road. I prefer to put the heat on in the RV, De-winerizer, fill with water and check for leaks. I have done this, regrettably, when the temperature was in the 20's. Running water, from the house to the unit won't freeze. If the unit is setup for cold weather camping, that is also not a problem. Just make sure that you disconnect the hose from the hose bib on the house to keep it from freezing and bring the hose in the house and drain it so it won't freeze.

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:23 AM   #16
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I always carry a folding two wheeled hand cart and a 5-gallon water can. Never know when you need to haul the water a few feet.

We never use our fresh water tanks for potable water- Just for toilets and showers and washing dishes. We bring along bottled water for consumption and cooking... I know there is nothing wrong with using the fresh water tanks for consumption - We just never got into that habit...

Being a fresh ground bean coffee lover we have to have the same water everywhere we go to make our coffee taste we like so just add a few more jugs of bottled water for our consumption...

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You guys make good points ,Thanks again Guys !!!
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