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Old 03-02-2011, 05:24 PM   #11
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I used to use the gas can method to fill up and it worked great. About 3 years ago I got a great deal on a 15 gallon RV water tank and 12v pump at a surplus place that was closing its doors. It works great. This winter I got a 30 gallon tank and will set it up as soon as the weather gets warm. I went to the bigger tank because it was always 2 trips to fill the trailer.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:20 PM   #12
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Pictures? And where you get it?
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:38 PM   #13
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unfortunately I don't have any pictures and ever thing is put away until spring. the ebay link is a tank similar to mine, I went to the surplus store in Elkhart to get mine. I just ran a hose from the tank to the pump and then have an adapter on the output side that will allow me to hook up my water hose.
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I used clips to attach the wire to the battery and this year will use a some type of plug so I don't have to take off the battery cover.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:20 PM   #14
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I use a Half-moon style 48 gallon tank. (Sold for horse trailers...)

Half Moon Lay Down Water Caddy tank 48 Gal High Country Plastics

I comes with a standard garden hose connector & a shut-off valve. Fits in the truck and does not move around.

I hook the hose up to a 12V water pump from Harbor Freight Tools. 12 Volt Marine Utility Pump

I cut the alligator clips off and wired on a standard male 7 pin trailer connector. Now I just plug into the TV's trailer plug, and can pump the water from the tank as far as my hoses will reach!

Hope this gives you some ideas...

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That is a darn good idea. I love how cheap the pump was. I may get one for furture use.

I found out that wife was not going for the idea of a water bladder. I called the place we were dry camping and they said there is places to get water. It sounds Like I will probably get two 5 gallon callopsable jugs for there. It will only take 6 trips to fill tank Unsure of distance to water.
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Scubie,
If you are close enough to a water spigot (that's not threaded) then maybe this would help. (I keep one in my kit of water hose "stuff")

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