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Old 12-04-2018, 10:19 AM   #41
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Same here, still do! Grand-Daughters do as well, much to their mother's dismay. lol!
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:00 AM   #42
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I used to get 5 gallon buckets from Dunkin Donuts for free. They are food safe (I hope).
Just had to clean out the remains of donut fillings.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:31 PM   #43
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Inexpensive, works great (but not cheap)

About two weeks ago we added a 46 gallon tank to our trailer and the same could be done on an RV. Several sizes of the tank are available on Amazon.

Although a little more expensive, it's very easy to fill the tank and transfer to the RV. No doubt we'll recover at least some of that cost when we eventually sell the trailer with this added feature.

We put in a 12v pump underneath and an "out" hose connection on the trailer. When the RV runs empty, we connect our RV fill hose to the trailer and start the pump.

About 10 minutes later the RV fresh water is full again.

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Old 12-07-2018, 02:25 AM   #44
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Remember, bladders need a method of transferring water to the TT's tank. Add cost of pump.
I live in a climate that does not require winterizing. That avoids this pump. I simply connect the tank in the TV to my winterizing inlet and switch the RV's pump inlet to it. Presto, I have water from the TV throughout the RV. Pressure is good because the TV bed is higher than the RV's fresh water tank. I have a slip-joint in the hose between the RV and the TV tank to avoid damage should I drive off without disconnecting (done that twice). This setup came after reading about it here a few years ago.

We now only use the RV's fresh water tank unless we wont have access to water for a week or more and need to carry more. Every few days during a longer stay we refill the tank in the TV.

The TV tank is a 46 gallon RV fresh water thank. $106 shipped. It sits across the bed just behind the cab.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:02 AM   #45
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I've used these bladders for almost 2 years. The bladder and pump fold into a small pouch. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Transfer pump: https://www.harborfreight.com/110-hp...ump-63317.html
7 way converter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 12-07-2018, 08:57 AM   #46
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About two weeks ago we added a 46 gallon tank to our trailer and the same could be done on an RV. Several sizes of the tank are available on Amazon.

Although a little more expensive, it's very easy to fill the tank and transfer to the RV. No doubt we'll recover at least some of that cost when we eventually sell the trailer with this added feature.

We put in a 12v pump underneath and an "out" hose connection on the trailer. When the RV runs empty, we connect our RV fill hose to the trailer and start the pump.

About 10 minutes later the RV fresh water is full again.

*Added pics of the frame (we made), appearance under the trailer and the "fill" and "out" fill connections.

Nice mod!
Well done!
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:16 AM   #47
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I've used these bladders for almost 2 years. The bladder and pump fold into a small pouch. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Transfer pump: https://www.harborfreight.com/110-hp...ump-63317.html

7 way converter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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I wonder if you can use these tanks for black and grey water
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:37 AM   #48
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I started doing this last year. It works exceptionally well for us.
We store our toyhauler out of town and near to where we usually camp. So I can't just fill the fresh water tank with the garden hose at home like some of you. So to find a place to get water in the desert or mountains had been a challenge. Most places charge $10 for 50 gallons once you find them. And I refuse to get water from a dump station hose.
So, after researching getting a 50 to 100 gal tank to fit in my truck bed, I didn't like the cost or the idea of having this massive tank in my truck all the time. That was a no go.
So, I bought 15, 5 gallon buckets w lids at the orange home store. Cost about $80 total, collapse into a small space inside each other when empty.
I also bought a Ryobi cordless transfer pump for about $80 as well. And a 30 foot hose that I attach the water filter to when filling the trailer.
I fill the buckets while in place in the truck before leaving the house. I empty the buckets in place in the truck and stack them as I empty them. I never have to carry heavy buckets or cans.
So. For less than $200, I dont have to worry about water again.
Sure, they aren't airtight, and can leak a little, but water sitting a few days in the buckets and then run thru a filter seems fine.
Disclaimer... we don't drink the water, just use it to wash dishes, shower, flush toilet, etc. I would not recommend drinking the water carried this way.
Hope this helps.


Can your truck handle 600+ lbs in the bed? Most wonít with a 5er in tow.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:59 PM   #49
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I've used these bladders for almost 2 years. The bladder and pump fold into a small pouch. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Transfer pump: https://www.harborfreight.com/12-Vol...ump-63324.html
7 way converter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I had the wrong transfer pump
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:04 PM   #50
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I wonder if you can use these tanks for black and grey water
They have a hose end connector, so yes for grey and yes for black if you have macerator pump.
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