Originally Posted by john5646
Just throwing this out there.
Dawn blue dish soap. Yes I'm a guy. But try it sometime at home a shave with it also. Works awesome.
So anyway lots of people put this in there grey tanks, so showering with it makes it duel purpose. Don't forget this product is widely used to treat wildlife and that works for me.
Great idea and you can save your rinsewater for soaking your dishes.
One thing we also do is add a little bleach to our fresh water tanks. It really helps us stay fresher between showers-I'm not joking as was about shaving our hair.
We also carry spare water which we pump into our fresh water tank as needed.
We used a cheap Harbor Freight water pump 12 Volt Marine Utility Water Pump
with hose attachments and power cord modifications that allow us to pump water into the tank easily.
Here is what we did to the pump:
. Made a very long power extension cord (long enough to reach battery bank in front of camper) with various power plug options each using Anderson Pole power plus
** One plug is standard battery alligator plug that can attach to battery terminals
** One plug is a 12 volt plug (cigarette lighter style) that I can plug into a running ATV as backup power
** One plug goes into a waterproof 12 volt jack that I installed on the camper wall right next to the fresh fill tube.
** One plug is designed to plug into the 12 volt output on my generator.
Both sides of pump have a hose quick connect/disconnect fitting for ease of use.
Hose output to tank has a camoco rv water tank filler which allows hose to stay put when feeding water to tank-no need to hold hose: Camco RV Water Tank Filler with Hose | Sportsman's Warehouse
Entire setup is stored in a clear tupperware container type that has a carry handle and stores easily.
I think it is safe to say that I have enough power options that I don't need to worry about not having a way to fill my water tank.
Get the cheaper Harbor Freight 12 volt water pump. It draws much less amperage at 12 volts (5 amps) then the more expensive one which draws more than 10 amps. The cheaper pump has 23 ft of head pressure and that is enough to run a long water hose from the back of your truck bed to the fill hole. Pulling those 7 gallon Walmart purchased water containers is a bit difficult for me because my F350 is very tall and I'm not.