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Posted: 05/26/21 05:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is possible to run thru a hundred gallons per day per person. It is also possible to make 29 gallons last two people for a fortnight. All it depends upon is how profligate/stingy you are with usage.





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Agree , try to measure your water supply first.
Why cant you refill the rv at a campground water spigot ? I know its a bit if a pain to move off the site to go refill but it beats going home early.

If close enough to a spigot I sometimes use a 5 gal jug and foldable 2 wheel luggage cart and refill 5 gals at a time.

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I'd guess washing dishes ... Only the barest trickle is needed for rinsing, and just enough soap water to cover a couple plates. If your new unit has a larger sink, you could be using a lot more water to fill it. The other possible culprit would be toothbrushing water in the bathroom. Just a trickle there too. On our old trailer, with a 32 gallon tank, we could go for 4-5 days and we're a family of 5.


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Question for you - how FAST are you filling the tank to begin with? Don't crank the faucet/hose bib all the way on - just a quarter turn will take longer, sure. But it'll allow the air to escape too.


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You're either wasting a lot of water, have a leak, or aren't getting it full. I used to have an RV with a 33 gallon tank. We could go 3 days with the wife and I each taking 2 showers each and still have water left over.

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Some threads are very entertaining!
This is one of those threads!


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I don’t think we’re wasting water. But, each toilet flush seems to use more than I’d like. Yes, time to apply the old saying.
As to filling, we can actual watch it fill. So, I know it starts out full. But, I will check it again once we arrive at our destination.
Several reasons we bailed early. Yes, we could have just gone to the camp spigot. However, we were going home every day anyway to care for my wife’s 85 year old mother who suffers from dementia. Plus, severe storms were predicted. Fortunately, we were home when the power went out.
And, our traveling companions were bailing , too. That was the nail.

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After you figure out if you are arriving with a full tank, get the wife to buy some of this. Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray. No need to fill the sink to do dishes. Spray with the soap, wipe and rinse.


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Good idea!

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I didn't see it any where. but is your grey tank filling up? If not then the water is going out some where else.


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