Originally Posted by hjmiberry
For those that fill up at home, do you use the RV hose or do you use the garden hose?
Our facuet is about 100'+ away.
I will be the odd man out on this one (not at all uncommon
). When we are at a campground with a water hookup, I will use the white RV hose for the water supply. When filling our fresh water tank at home, I use the garden hose. Everyone has valid concerns about doing so, but in my case we don't use water in the fresh water tank for drinking. We bring bottled water for drinking and use the fresh water tank water for hygiene. There are several reasons for this:
1) Foremost - this increasing my water capacity, which is important for our longer "boondocking" trips.
2) Second - we don't drink tap water at home. I will spare you the reasons, but I won't take water with me which I would not drink at home to drink while camping.
3) Finally - I don't know if they are all the same, but the outlet for the drain on my fesh water tank is not on the bottom of the tank, it is on the side. As a result I can never completely drain the tank. It probably always has at least 5 gallons (probably more) and may sit for months that way. I am not convinced that I can keep it sanitary. I flush it as best I can periodically by adding water and draining and I have a water filter, but I just don't know.
Glenn & Beth (Dad & Mom)
David & Audra (12 year old twins)
2006 Dodge Power Wagon (Adventure & Tow Vehicle)
2006 Rockwood 8281SS (Home away from Home)