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Old 06-19-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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Filling up fresh water tank while camping

During our last two camping trips, I tired several methods to add water to the fresh tank while camping at sites that did not have hook-ups. I have a blue 7 gallon container with a spigot that I use. I found that cutting off a water bottle and setting the container on a ladder worked the best. Today while walking through a local hardware store, I looked down and saw a flexiable hose for a garbage disposal. It had soft rubber gaskets at both ends. I said what the heck and bought it for $12. Got home and set up the container and not only did the gasket slip right over the spigot but the other end fit snugly into the fill side of the trailer. We are going camping this coming week and I plan on using this set-up to add to the tank if needed. I did treat it in a bleach/water mixture just as I would if deployed. Yeah, prior military here and I have done this in the field to sanitze things many times. Will only be filling the container from a known clean source.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:20 AM   #2
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You can also get a small fresh water bladder from places like camping world that hold 45 gallons of water.. and then just use an old or a cheap water pump to pump it from the back of your truck to the fill spout on the trailer or MH.
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I saw those hoses & wondered about trying one. Thanks
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:40 AM   #4
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I have a 55 gallon plastic barrel with a 12 volt water pump that I got from Northern tool. I cut the battery clips that came with the pump and put the wires into a 7 blade tow plug. Worked great the first time I used it last week.
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Just got back from 6 days of camping. I used the hose/water jug set-up several times. I figured out that if I put the jug on top of a 10-12ft step ladder, gravity worked great. I just hooked everything up, made sure of no leaks then went and sat down till the jug was empty. No batteries, no super heavy jug to carry and the 7 gallon ones pack easily.
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Dirtballx2 How many beers did it take for gravity to complete it's job hehehe Larry
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:03 PM   #7
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19H F250,

Actually took two rum/sodas. Least that I can remember. LOL
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Glad you made use of the time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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