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Old 06-15-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
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Water near Sonoma Raceway

I hope this is the right place to post this, if not I apologize in advance.
For the June 24th weekend we will be taking our X17z to the Sonoma Raceway and will be dry camping on the track property. We will be coming from Southern California, we are all set with our Go Power Solar panels etc.
My concern is water, don't really want to haul So Cal water all the way up.
Anyone out there have any suggestions on good places to fill up water tank when we get closer to our destination?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:59 PM   #2
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You shouldn't have any problems. Any truck stop will have water..
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:13 AM   #3
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I hope this is the right place to post this, if not I apologize in advance.
For the June 24th weekend we will be taking our X17z to the Sonoma Raceway and will be dry camping on the track property. We will be coming from Southern California, we are all set with our Go Power Solar panels etc.
My concern is water, don't really want to haul So Cal water all the way up.
Anyone out there have any suggestions on good places to fill up water tank when we get closer to our destination?
Thanks in advance.
We camped on the Northern California coast last weekend, and on our way back to Reno we stopped at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds RV park. For $10 we were able to dump, and were told we could use the fresh water to fill the tank's if needed. It's a little bit out of the way but the first thing that comes to mind.
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Thanks to both your replies...
Truck stop, looked on Google maps, nothing really that close but will keep on looking.

Sonoma Fairgrounds, further than the destination, but a good alternative if we can't find something closer and on the way.
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Does the track have accommodations? I camp at Road America every summer and they have a dump area and fresh water.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:24 AM   #6
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Does the track have accommodations? I camp at Road America every summer and they have a dump area and fresh water.
They have mobile services for both dumping and potable water, which is OK, but they are not set times and I don't want to have to wait for them to show up in the area I am in. After 8 hours of driving there, I would like to take a shower after we get set up.

Based upon suggestions above I have found Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo which is relatively close and on our way. I am going to call them today to see if I can stop on the way and purchase water from them. Wish me luck.

Of course always looking for other suggestions just in case Solano does not work out.

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Don't fully fill the tank. I don't want to haul a lot of water in the tanks across long distances either, but always have a few gallons in there for flushing the toilet on the road. I'd just bring enough for that quick shower and essential use, and fill up when the truck comes round. You don't need much water for a Navy shower...
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:56 PM   #8
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Don't fully fill the tank. I don't want to haul a lot of water in the tanks across long distances either, but always have a few gallons in there for flushing the toilet on the road. I'd just bring enough for that quick shower and essential use, and fill up when the truck comes round. You don't need much water for a Navy shower...
That's an excellent idea, thank you.
I did chat with the raceway today and they are telling me it will take no more than 30 minutes from the time I call the water truck to get to me.
Of course 30 gallons of water delivered is only $50
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There is a camping world in Vacaville that you are likely to drive right past on your way to the track. I imagine they have fresh water available. If not, I'm sure a call to them can connect you is with a location near by that does.

$50 for 30 gallons is very high. You could go to nearly any grocery store and buy gallon + jugs of water for less than $1 gallon. In fact many have filtered water for sale bulk that you can fill water cooler 5gal jugs for $0.25 a gallon. I would do that before spending $50 for 30 gallons.
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What is your travel route? Are you coming up 101 or Hwy 5? You should not have any trouble finding a truck stop outside the SF Bay Area while on 5.
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