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Old 06-04-2015, 10:40 PM   #1
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Extra water storage?

Hello everyone, I was wondering what people are using for extra water storage for dry camping?

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Old 06-06-2015, 11:59 AM   #2
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We have used a food grade drum with a removable head. I installed a ball valve in the side near the bottom. When on the truck, it can be filled at the water station and you can either use gravity to fill your camper tank or use a 12v RV water pump to speed the process. We used this set-up to serve water to three campers dry camping on the beach in Maryland.

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This is what we have been using for 2 years now and are very happy.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:23 PM   #4
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I have 6 water jugs.

Four 8-gallon jugs from Walmart. I can set them on their side and they have a spigot. I leave one set up outside for washing hands and faces after riding the motorcycles and ATVs on the dusty dirt trails.

Two 7-gallon jugs from Big5. These have a short pour spout that is small enough in diameter that it just barely fits inside the filler tube of the RV. Note: holding up 7 gallons of water is a little over 56 pounds. You need at least a little bit of strength to do that. My son is 4 inches taller than I am. If he is with us then it is his job.

That is 46 gallons of extra water.

I have not used them since we replaced the TT with the MH. We used them a lot with the TT.

FWIW, when planning a trip I estimate 5 gallons of water per person per day. That allows a Navy shower every other day and a sponge bath in between. This is for 5 adults. Everyone but me drinks bottled water.

I recently bought a bladder. I have not used it yet. There a lot of campers at Quartzite that use them. They are only useful for shuttling water from a local source back to camp. I think my bladder holds 40 gallons. It fits in the back of the truck. I have not tried it in the back of the Jeep Wrangler, but I think it will fit with the rear seat removed.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:19 PM   #5
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X2. There are a lot of options and price ranges, but a water bladder is really versatile over fixed containers or jerry cans when it comes to weight to cost to space. IMO.
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6 gallon water jug from Walmart, to shuttle water with.
plus we always travel with a full FW tank of home water.
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ID:	79255This is what I have gone with, it is 29 gallons and it just fits between the fw rails and the front of the box. I put a venting lid and a water valve on it. I attach it to the winterizing intake on the fw and turn the valve so the fw water pump sucks out of it. Now we have 72 gallons of water and I don't have to carry any heavy jugs around. Cost me about $135 and seems to be working pretty good so far.

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