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Dutch_12078

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Posted: 08/04/22 11:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use two 7 gallon Aqua-Tainer jugs to haul fresh water to pump into our fresh tank as needed on non-water sites. The only concession I've made to my advancing age was the purchase of folding dolly that makes moving them easier when full. Our portable waste tank is reserved for... waste.


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I think a bladder in the truck makes more sense (easier to store and transport when empty) but getting a new poop tank that's never been used for poo should be perfectly fine. Talk about the plastic leaching is paranoia.

Don't be surprised when the neighbors freak out though if they see you filling your tank.


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Agree on using a proper bladder for your refills.

I've never been one to care too much, what other people think. However, using an obvious sewer tote, to refill my fresh water supply, is not something I'd want my camping neighbors to witness.

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I use a spray tank with the pump already mounted on it (never had anything in it put potable water). I took off the spray hose and attached a garden hose quick connect and for the electrical changed the alligator clips to a standard rv plug. You can get these sized from 15 to 50 gallons or more.

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MFL wrote:

Agree on using a proper bladder for your refills.

I've never been one to care too much, what other people think. However, using an obvious sewer tote, to refill my fresh water supply, is not something I'd want my camping neighbors to witness.

Jerry

We thought about this. I personally don't give a #@#$ what my neighbors think. But We will definitely mark it for potable water only.
I will look into the bladder though. It might be tough to make room in my short bed pickup. When we travel there's lots of stuff in there.
Thanks for all of your thought and suggestions!


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Better yet, rather than keeping a bladder in the back of the truck to get hot/cold, you could find a spot to put a portable bladder in a bin in the rv. It's basically like having an expandable second FW tank. 12v pump to fill the permanent FW when needed and it's easy. Assuming you don't go through it all and need to fill more than once. Then the bladder in the truck would be the way to go.


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Don't know exactly what you're looking for, but Rural King(if there are any near you) has a 35 gallon stand alone tank with the fill on top and a 2" drain on the bottom. Has no wheels, but would'nt take up much room in the back of a pick up. Search "ace roto mold". Maybe Tractor supply also. Gary


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routeforty wrote:

Don't know exactly what you're looking for, but Rural King(if there are any near you) has a 35 gallon stand alone tank with the fill on top and a 2" drain on the bottom. Has no wheels, but would'nt take up much room in the back of a pick up. Search "ace roto mold". Maybe Tractor supply also. Gary
Oh Forgot-Rural king price about a hundred bucks, Tractor Supply a little more

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

I use two 7 gallon Aqua-Tainer jugs to haul fresh water to pump into our fresh tank as needed on non-water sites. The only concession I've made to my advancing age was the purchase of folding dolly that makes moving them easier when full. Our portable waste tank is reserved for... waste.


similar here. I have a dip tube and water pump in the pass through plumbed into the fresh tank, so it's pretty quick to fill. The 7 gallon aqua-tainer is a reasonable size, but is around 60lbs when full.


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no-logic wrote:

MFL wrote:

Agree on using a proper bladder for your refills.

I've never been one to care too much, what other people think. However, using an obvious sewer tote, to refill my fresh water supply, is not something I'd want my camping neighbors to witness.

Jerry

We thought about this. I personally don't give a #@#$ what my neighbors think. But We will definitely mark it for potable water only.
I will look into the bladder though. It might be tough to make room in my short bed pickup. When we travel there's lots of stuff in there.
Thanks for all of your thought and suggestions!


Folds up out of the way like a shirt. Wakeboard boat ballast bags and pumps are also a great option. Probably some for sale on Craigslist in Cheeseland for cheap.


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