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Old 07-12-2015, 10:59 AM   #15
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We do a lot of dry camping at out of town sports car events, sometimes don't stay at a campground during the entire trip, so we leave home with full water and empty holding tanks. Depending on trip length, we may need to replenish fresh water, and dump the tanks. Most campgrounds charge for a "Dump & Fill", but this is less than for an overnight stay. The city owned campground in Lincoln, Nebraska charges under $10, and a KOA in South Carolina charged $20 a few years back. While a municipal site may have free water and a dump station, paying at a commercial campground is usually our most efficient solution.

If I know we plan to use one or more campgrounds, I leave home with minimal water since our TREK holds 80 gallons; amounting to significant weight.

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Hi so probably a dumb question but what do most people do about water fill ups when on the road. I know there are apps for dump stations and I assume (we all not what assume does) that you could fill up there, but I remember seeing something a few months back when I first started reading these forums about using local town water company sites. Thought I had booked marked it but apperantly not.

As always thanks in advance
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I've always wondered if they put those signs there to scare people from filling their tanks with their water. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure water regulations state that all water from any tap has to pass all EPA regulations and be clean enough to drink. Having said that we never drink water from our coach, just use it for bathing and washing dishes and always fill up before leaving home.
Not so! Irrigation water flows from taps around here. WA state has a very large irrigated presence. The water comes from lakes, streams, canals, wells, and of course the Columbia River. If the tap says Non Potable, BELIEVE IT. Same thing in the RGV, and any where else!
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I've always wondered if they put those signs there to scare people from filling their tanks with their water. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure water regulations state that all water from any tap has to pass all EPA regulations and be clean enough to drink. Having said that we never drink water from our coach, just use it for bathing and washing dishes and always fill up before leaving home.
Not quite, if its marked as "not potable", it means just that. As for my MH drinking water, we carry 1/4 tank all the time, drawn from potable drinking sources. Just in case we need to stop on the road.
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