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Old 11-27-2012, 08:18 PM   #11
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Interesting that it only has 30 gallons of fresh water. I am looking at some newer ones and the literature shows 43 gallons....I hope their numbers are not that far off, or I may need more water than I'm planning.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #12
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Reliance Products - Hydroller 8-Gallon Wheeled Water Container - Walmart.com

I use my elec. pump to off load into trailer, and its easy to store........
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heres what I did- its a 40 gallon RV water tank with a 12V pump that I attach to the battery. works great. also have a blue sewer tote for the grey water.
This gets my vote over modifying the camper.

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Interesting that it only has 30 gallons of fresh water. I am looking at some newer ones and the literature shows 43 gallons....I hope their numbers are not that far off, or I may need more water than I'm planning.
The 43 gallons listed is actually includes the water heater and all the fresh water plumbing (which includes the whole house filter if installed).

Usable water is much less.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:56 PM   #15
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These are great ideas, the last two times out to the desert, we ran out, or at least very low on water. 100 Gallons for 4 adults + dogs for 5 days... Weight is just such an issue with my 1/2 ton truck. I usually have the front half of my bed full of firewood... Hmmm, but that 26 gallon tank sure would be nice.

Which reminds me, I have a 40 gallon plastic tank. Too bad its part of a power sprayer I used to spray pesticides out of...
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:53 PM   #16
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This gets my vote over modifying the camper.

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where do you put this thing on your trailer?
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #17
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really? 8 gallons??
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Being a backpacker, I have a hand operated pump/filter. I can pump about a half gallon per minute. If there is a creek nearby then I have an unlimited supply of fresh water.

While backpacking I have pumped from flowing water that was a "creek" that was 3 inches wide and less than 1/4 inch deep. I can do the same with for MH.
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where do you put this thing on your trailer?
I would store it collapsed (should fit most anywhere); fill it when needed and use it to refill the main FW tank using a 12VDC water pump.
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Interesting that it only has 30 gallons of fresh water. I am looking at some newer ones and the literature shows 43 gallons....I hope their numbers are not that far off, or I may need more water than I'm planning.
My trailer specs state 36 gallons fresh water, 6 gallons is in the HWH . The tank itself is 30 gallons.

The 43 gallons stated for the newer models is actually a 37 gallon tank, with 6 gallons in the HWH.

If you are considering adding an extra tank to the trailer, you need to look at the cargo carrying capacity of the trailer. Forest River tends to undersize axles, tires, and rims, leaving little capacity to carry more water or anything else for the matter.

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