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Old 05-19-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
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Where to fill up with water?

We are travelling to about 8 hours through the VA mountains to do some dry camping this weekend. I'd rather not tow with a full water tank. Does anyone know if truck stops or rest areas have water I could use to fill up my tank once we get close to our destination? Any other suggestions?

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Old 05-19-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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Ranger station?
Last town/city you will go thru, check with the water department.?
Will you be going by a RV park or private camp ground?
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:44 AM   #3
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Are you staying at an organized campground? Or boondocking somewhere public? (and if so- where? )
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:47 AM   #4
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Where abouts in VA? You get close me you can swing by and fill it up at our house.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:55 AM   #5
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Is there a state park along the way. Usually a private campground will let you fill or dump for just a few dollars.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:36 PM   #6
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My wife and I used to own a little grocery in a small Colorado town and very often campers and hunters would ask to fill up with water. Absolutely was the standard answer. Its good for the customer and good for business. We have also stopped and asked homeowners if we could use there outside spigot to fill up and never been turned down.
Park of the allure of camping is meeting new people anyway and locals will often point you in the direction of activities and events you didn't know about. Planning ahead is best but in a pinch, stop and ask. You'll be glad you did.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:39 PM   #7
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Good ideas. We will be travelling up 81 past Harrisonburg. I was hoping the Loves or Flying J's had water since they have dump stations, but I have not seen a potable spigot when I have stopped there in the past.
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I work in Harrisonburg. If you're coming through Friday before 4:00 you could swing into our office parking lot and I could hook you up with water.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:15 PM   #9
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call the flying J or or Loves in the areas and ask. They might have spigots. I've seen them at a few, but not many.
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The Flying J,s are not as camper friendly as they were a few years ago imo...better to call ahead!
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