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Old 07-11-2013, 12:35 PM   #11
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I did something similar as well... to a point. I bought a 30 gallon tank I found on Craigslist just by luck. Someone who thought they'd take an enclosed utility trailer and turn it into a camper and gave up. Had several parts and one thing was a brand new 30 gallon fresh water RV tank. I think I gave 35 bucks for it. I bough the same pump the OP has from HF and set the tank in the bed of my pickup up front by the cab. I usually travel with it empty as I can fill it at most parks, and it's just peace of mind. When we camp for more then 4 days, I usually need to take that extra water. I did buy a 7pin plug at Wally World and wired the pump into the 7 pin. This works so much better I set the pump right in the bed of the truck and plug it in where the trailer connects. It uses the trucks 12V charge line to the camper and I don't have to fart around with the batter cables. Works great! We conserve water but with a 2 yr old and a 6 month old, and two adults, baby bottles galore and a toddler playing hard, it's hard to get more then 4 days out of 55 gallons. With our extra 30 gallon tank, we seem to do just fine.
What an awesome frickin idea...I am on it ( the 7 pin plug, that is)

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Old 07-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #12
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Great idea I would be interested in the how to instructions

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Old 07-11-2013, 11:53 PM   #13
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How many gallons are those blue jugs?
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:18 AM   #14
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6 gal. From WallMart.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:58 AM   #15
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I could do a write up with the dimensions. I will see what I can do this weekend it up.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:43 AM   #16
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I just use a funnel. Nice idea though.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #17
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We, similarly, use the CW 45 gallon collapsible tank in the bed of the pick-up, with a 3gpm pump from Northern Tool. Wired a 7 pin adapter to a 12v plug (two prong) which I use to power the pump, my macerator pump, or any other 12v appliance....
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:12 PM   #18
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Excellent post! Clever idea; I may try and do that too. Thanks......

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Old 07-12-2013, 12:29 PM   #19
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Here's one I worked on in 2007, only holds 210,000 gallons and is 75' x 75' when flat.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:39 PM   #20
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That ought to keep mine full for a few days!


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