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Old 11-27-2012, 01:43 AM   #1
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Want more fresh water. Ideas??

My wife and 4 kids and I are looking to upgrade to a new TT. We have been looking at Jayco Jayflight and Rockwood. we found a floor plan from each at we really like. although the rock wood seems to be a higher quality TT, it only has 43 gallons of fresh water compared to the Jayco's 86 gallons. Yes, 86 gallons of fresh water!

Our current TT has 40 gallons and that is not enough for dry camping which we like to do some of the time.

The local dealer says they can add a second 43 gallon tank to the Rockwood. The service dept. will have to install this as apparently the factory will not.

Im just a bit concerned with tearing into a brand new trailer
...will the dealership do a quality job??

Anyone have another suggestion?? I would greatly appreciate some idea's!
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:23 AM   #2
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I am replacing my 2005 Trailmanor 2720 with a FR Solera. We have boondocked with 5 adults since 2008. It is my experience that we consume water at the rate of 5 gallons per person per day. This includes:

1. Navy shower every other day
2. Sponge bath and shampoo hair in between days.
3. All cooking water, including coffee
4. washing dishes, pots, pans (we do not use paper plates)

For a 4 day weekend I carry 40 gallons on board plus another 38 gallons in containers. I always have some water left at the end.

My wife and I, our daughter (32) and our son (29) have all done some multiple day backpacking over the years. We know how to conserve water. Our daughter-in-law is accustomed to camping, but not backpacking. She is learning how to conserve water.

If you are using substantially more than 5 gallons per person per day then instead of carrying more water, practice using less of it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:45 AM   #3
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You might consider purchasing this Portable RV Fresh Water Tank from a supplier like Camping World. (available elsewhere as well!)

I like this set up better than using an aux ridge Poly-ethylene tank because this will fold up when not in use and is easy to store in the camper.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:50 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:47 AM   #5
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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.
I did the same. Bought a 26 gallon tank from Northern Tool and a transfer pump from Harbor Freight.

NorthStar Spot Sprayer Tank 26-Gallon Capacity | Sprayer Tanks| Northern Tool + Equipment

http://http://www.harborfreight.com/...ump-94639.html

Total cost $100.00

This setup has served me well for several years.

BTW my 33 foot Rockwood has a 30 gallon fresh water tank! Dumb!

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:49 AM   #6
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Just curious, what models of the Jayco and FR are you looking at?
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:17 AM   #7
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Just curious, what models of the Jayco and FR are you looking at?
Jayco - Jayflight 29rlds, and the Jayco Eagle 30' with a rear kitchen.

FR - Rockwood 8310ss. Brand new floor plan with a front sliding bed. Tons of closet/dresser/storage space for clothes, etc. and a lot of walk around room in bedroom.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:02 AM   #8
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We Dry Camp 2 times a year at race tracks...with the shower house on site we never really use up our 40 gallon tank for 4 days between 5 guys. With the family at State park CG's with Electric only for two night stay it almost always runs dry. It does not help things that my three year old liket to turn on the water in the bathroom to listen to the "Funny Noise" of the water pump. I use two of these portable tanks that are small enough to pour in the tank if need be. Works great for us. Usually we run short on the last shower before we break camp.

I found ours for like 9.00 at walmart.

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:27 AM   #9
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I did the same. Bought a 26 gallon tank from Northern Tool and a transfer pump from Harbor Freight.

NorthStar Spot Sprayer Tank — 26-Gallon Capacity | Sprayer Tanks| Northern Tool + Equipment

http://http://www.harborfreight.com/...ump-94639.html

Total cost $100.00

This setup has served me well for several years.

BTW my 33 foot Rockwood has a 30 gallon fresh water tank! Dumb!

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Which Model of RW do you have?
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Which Model of RW do you have?
2007 8315SS

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