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Old 06-22-2020, 07:53 PM   #41
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Water tank fill

I use a little pump from harbor freight. Draws out of 5 gallon jugs.. 12volt alligator clips to rv battery.
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:58 PM   #42
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I will give a low cost option since you have a big tank already.

Place that water container on your truck rail backed up near the camper.


Another option is this using your same method and tank for ONLY $19.99! https://www.buyturbopump.com/?mid=11...BoCpk0QAvD_BwE

That or the RV pump if you have a solar setup already

I have one of those turbo pumps and it works great, I use it to pump the gas out of the fuel tank in my jet ski, my yard equipment, lawnmowers and generator.


Here's another pump option, it's from Harbor Freight:
https://www.harborfreight.com/20v120...nly-56733.html


The best thing about this pump is that it works on 120Vac or a 20V battery, if you already have some of their 20V Bauer tools you can just use one of those batteries instead of having to buy a battery and charger separately.


The battery is either $25 or $45 (1.5Ah or 3.0ah), and the charger is $23, they also have a 20V leaf blower ($50), I rounded each of the prices up by a penny.
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:20 PM   #43
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Wow that Bauer Pump is pretty cool. If I didn't already have it covered I would probably go for that.
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:22 PM   #44
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Here is what I put together. I now use a portable power pack with a 12V plug instead of the alligator clips to power the pump.
I use a similar setup only wired it to a seven pin trailer connector, I'm at the back of the truck anyway, might as well get the power at the back of the truck also. (Connected to the hot supply with a on/off switch and the ground.
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I use a similar setup only wired it to a seven pin trailer connector, I'm at the back of the truck anyway, might as well get the power at the back of the truck also. (Connected to the hot supply with a on/off switch and the ground.
Now thats good thinking, I should have thought of that
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:41 PM   #46
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Wow that Bauer Pump is pretty cool. If I didn't already have it covered I would probably go for that.

As I never boondock I've never thought about stuff like this, I just make sure the water tank is full before I hit the road. I don't use the rest stop facilities anymore now that I'm retired and not driving a big truck.



I also have to have 120V for my O2 concentrator and the bedside monitor for my pacemaker / defibrillator.
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:54 PM   #47
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How big is your water tank that you can only go 4 days? We can go 2 weeks.
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How big is your water tank that you can only go 4 days? We can go 2 weeks.
My tank is only 32 Gallons and its good for about 5 days to a week.
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:27 PM   #49
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My new 5er has a 51 gallon water tank so I have no idea how many days it would last before having to refill it, normally it's only me and my 2 dogs whenever I go camping, unless that trip is for a mandatory hurricane evacuation, then it's 3 adults, 4 dogs, a puppy and 3 cats.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:48 AM   #50
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Portable pump

There were a lot of nice and some complex pumps suggested. I use a small pump that runs on D cells and available from Amazon for around $20 - $25.
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:03 AM   #51
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The Drummond Pump from Harbor Freight looks like a dandy at $49.99, then use one of there always available 20% off coupons and for $40 looks like a darn sturdy pump.

Me, I'd go the on board pump that is easily accessible in my wet bay, how convenient.
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:18 AM   #52
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Submersible 12 Volt Water Pump

I purchased a small submersible 12 volt transfer pump from Amazon for $15.00 and attached a hose to it. It fits perfectly onto the spout of a Sparklets type water jug. Here's the link.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:29 AM   #53
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This is my 7 pin adapter that I plug into the 7 pin trailer plug. Copy & Paste.
Hopkins 47675 Multi-Tow 12 Volt Adapter




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Old 06-23-2020, 09:36 AM   #54
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I use this transfer pump I got at Menards. It pumps a 6 gal container into fresh water tank in a couple of minutes.
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:57 AM   #55
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we primarily boondock, i obtained a 50gallon milk pasteurization plastic barrel, purchased a little giant 120v transfer pump, iíve used others from harbor freight and craftsman which end up failing, but the little giant is stainless steel and you can replace the impellers because they do wet out. Iíve had mine for about 6 years now, i made a pvc pickup that goes down to the bottom of the barrel with a 90 fitting that just clears the top of the barrel and connects to the inlet of the pump, i then use a garden hose on the outlet to fill the trailer. 12v or 120v doesnít matter, i like my 120v because i just plug it into my generator and it sucks down the barrel pretty quick.
i put a spigot near the bottom of the side of the barrel and it works great. Had the pvc pipe but a pain in the butt.
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Old 06-23-2020, 10:01 AM   #56
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portable fresh water refill pump

Greetings, I don't know if this has already been shown but I have been using this for a while. I always carry 2-3 6 gallon jerrycans of fresh water. If needed to refill while boondocking this has worked nicely.

https://www.harborfreight.com/batter...ump-63847.html
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Greetings, I don't know if this has already been shown but I have been using this for a while. I always carry 2-3 6 gallon jerrycans of fresh water. If needed to refill while boondocking this has worked nicely.

https://www.harborfreight.com/batter...ump-63847.html
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:26 PM   #58
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Greetings all,

I did a search and was not able to find any info specifically answering my question. Which is:

We dry camp quite a bit and have to haul extra water with us in order to last past four nights. Iím looking for a pump to use to pump water from portable tanks up the the gravity fill for my fresh water tank. Please give me some suggestions on a 12v or 120v pump that would be considered food safe. I see lots of pumps for sale but they seem to be pumps for pumping sump type of applications.

I have read many posts about placing a short hose in the water jug and attaching it to the city water inlet and using the water directly from the jug. While that would certainly work for me I would prefer to just refill my FW tank and do the task only once.

Here is how we do it when we are at our property but Iím not going to haul that 8í ladder and that wood monstrosity I cobbled together on a road trip.

Thanks for your suggestions.
Get a 12v pump from harbor freight. Cheap. A couple of shorts hoses and you are good to go
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:05 AM   #59
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Portable pump

Like many others I use an rv water pump to move water from the 35 gal water tank that I fill and keep in my tv. I went a little further and installed a 1/2" water line from the front of my trailer to the frame below the water fills and use a short jumper hose to either hook to the city water connection or fill the fw tank. When I can fill the tank from a nearby spigot but cannot keep a hose attached I put it on the ground, by the trailer, and hook to the city water connection. This keeps the pump noise outside the trailer, allows me to monitor how much water we are putting in the gray water tank and adds 35 gallons to the trailers fresh water supply.
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Greetings all,

I did a search and was not able to find any info specifically answering my question. Which is:

We dry camp quite a bit and have to haul extra water with us in order to last past four nights. Iím looking for a pump to use to pump water from portable tanks up the the gravity fill for my fresh water tank. Please give me some suggestions on a 12v or 120v pump that would be considered food safe. I see lots of pumps for sale but they seem to be pumps for pumping sump type of applications.

I have read many posts about placing a short hose in the water jug and attaching it to the city water inlet and using the water directly from the jug. While that would certainly work for me I would prefer to just refill my FW tank and do the task only once.

Here is how we do it when we are at our property but Iím not going to haul that 8í ladder and that wood monstrosity I cobbled together on a road trip.

Thanks for your suggestions.
I bought a 60(?) gal water bag, and a replacement pump for my sabre (doubles as a spare). I rigged it for easy battery hook up and hose fittings, so now it's easy fw tank refills.
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