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Old 07-06-2016, 04:22 PM   #11
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Make it easy on yourself and go buy a 20litre drum (6 gallons?) just for fresh water, 44 gallons won't last long unless you're super thrifty. With a separate 20L drum you can grab water without moving your RV. I also have a separate 40Litre grey/black tank drum Fiamma with wheels. Saves moving the camper to go dump the tanks.
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:34 PM   #12
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most dump/fill stations have potable water. The fill is required to have a certain distance seperation from the dump. The water at the dump is the same water but it is marked as nonpotable because it does not have the required seperation.
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:40 PM   #13
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when I was in the Navy (a long time ago) a Navy shower at sea was three gallons of water.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:24 PM   #14
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For shower check what pump you have, the gallons per minute. The hot water tanks are about 7-8 gallons so mixed with cold water, if you shower until it runs out of hot you will have used 10-12 gallons?
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:54 AM   #15
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Fresh & grey water limit you

I dry camped with 6 people for 5 nights. My sister-in-law could use 3/4 of a tank to shower. I would use 2 gallons. I bought 2 extra tanks for my truck, and a shurflo pump. I pumped the grey water into the truck tank and dumped it after every time she showered. The water tank was mounted high enough to siphon into the trailer with clear 3/8" tubing. That said, we've camped without showers for that long with no issue.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:38 AM   #16
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We completed a cross country trip in May 6,596 miles. One of the issues was finding a source for potable water. We only dry camped for about 2 days at a time and were in a campground, so we were able to dump/flush and refill the fresh water tank then, but while driving I found that most of the big Pilots or truck centers with RV lanes and dump stations didn't have potable water available. I asked a manager how do other RVers get fresh water, he pointed to a sink near the food area and said you are free to fill up some jugs there. I have an 80 gal fresh water tank and didn't want to spend the day there and recruit a water brigade. I highly suggest buying some of the collapsible 5 gal jugs in the camping area of Walmart and bringing extra, that way you can always make a run for water somewhere if you needed to or there was something available at your venue. I've seen some nice 7 gal hard jugs for fresh water, so depends on your available storage space. Also the issue is how to get it in the fresh water tank. One camper on this forum posted about having an old water pump and putting on like 30' power leads to clip on the battery and having a 30' foot hose so he can keep his jugs on his utility trailer or back of his truck and just pump the water over to the camper tank when needed. So depends on how elaborate you water to get. But practice and try it out in your driveway before you go, don't assume your intended method will work without testing before needed.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:56 AM   #17
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I definitely think I will be buying a water container. thank you
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:58 AM   #18
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markb442-I recently became familiar with what a Navy shower was. This info is very helpful thank you.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:24 PM   #19
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20 years in the Navy, including 5 years out in Bermuda where the drinking water was collected off your roof. I definitely know what Navy Showers are. I rather enjoy running water... My biggest waste is the kids flushing the toilet, I know there is a lot of extra water going in the black tank when we are boondocking.
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Avoid the gray water tank by using the outside shower (from my popup days). You can quickly rinse your hair and face. Use too much water and you will be standing in a puddle or have something to stand on.
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