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I will soon own a 22 ft converted school bus. I wild camp so am never in a camp ground. I haven't seen too many places to fill with water. Gas stations have them less and less. My water tanks are small portables, but I'd be inclined to install a large tank if I felt sure I can keep it full.

A clever way to fill jerry cans is with simple clear drinking water hose from home depot. Have two different diameters. they are so pliable they can slip over a faucet in any restroom. I searched on amazon for such a connector, but could not find and realized I was overthinking it and just use the home depot hoses.

Looking for ideas of where to look for outdoor water faucets.

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The Camco "Water Bandit" adapter lets you connect a hose to most common faucets.

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I made my own with some different size heater hoses , hose adapters & garden hose end along with some clamps to hold onto the water spigot, had to use it this week under pressure…

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Okay, so you fill a couple jerry cans and then what? Do you use the school bus to drive to the water, fill cans and then back to dry camp site? Then repeat the next day?

The faucet adapter I have is a called the water thief. Works on any faucet in the campground. I know the clear tubing you mentioned and it should work for you.

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I return to town every couple of days. 10 gallons can last a long time, if I river shower or also fill a few porta-shower bags. I am thinking of a larger installed tank but seeking ideas of where to find places to fill it.

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Any of your friends houses would work. Take them a six pack.

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If you don't mind paying for water, most RV parks will let you fill for $5-$10 (ask to use their potable fill and dump). Also add the Watermill Express stations to your list, again paid, and if set on free, check gas stations and truck stops, etc. We usually don't mind paying that ~$10 for a week of water, especially considering the costs if we were paying for accommodations.

rvdumpsites.net and campendium.com usually have comments on facilities - including whether or not they have potable water.

We use large bladders to get water in bulk in addition to collapsible 5 gallon jugs, so that when we do pay for water at a RV park, for instance, we get enough to last us a while.


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I don't own one but here is a thought for you,
https://www.amazon.com/WaterBasics-Emerg........rgency+water+bladder%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-18

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dccamper wrote:

I don't own one but here is a thought for you,
https://www.amazon.com/WaterBasics-Emerg........rgency+water+bladder%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-18


That 30 gallons of water is going to weigh 250 pounds. Going to take some serious manhandling to get it up the steps of the bus, when you do find a place to obtain the water


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Getting water while traveling can be a serious issue. In a few States, rest stops provide free water and dump stations. Those are rare, nationwide. It is amazing how difficult it can be to find water in many locations. There are often no spigots available at rest stops or truck stops. There is never any water available at other travel stops such as Walmart or gas stations.

In many locations filling with or without a water bandit does not work. The only option in many areas may be just filling a jug if that is even possible.

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