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Old 06-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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Water up

We are boondocking for a few days but don't want to haul full tanks over the mountains. I would rather fill up close to our destination. Where do you fill your water tanks when traveling? Do truck stops have good water?
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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When in doubt, the water tank is full.

It's the rule of the seven "P's".

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Ok Fred ...I'll Bite...Seven "P"'s ?
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We seldom boondock so our tanks are usually at 1/4. However, if we expect to boondock, I will fill the tank and empty the black and grey water at the last campground we stop at the night before our expected boondocking. That gives us a chance to know if the water is good!
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Ok Fred ...I'll Bite...Seven "P"'s ?
"Proper Prior Planning Prevents P**s Poor Performance"
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I know in Washington State that all state parks have to have a source of potable water. When we are drycamping at a state park I will travel with less then a 1/4 tank and fill when I get there. Mine will hold a 100 gallons so I seldom will fill it full. Some may differ with me on the potable water comment, but by law potable water is water that is fine to drink because it is from the city water supply. If that doesn't fit your liking then fill up and burn more gas. It's up to you.
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When you say "good water" I assume for drinking and cooking. We carry gallon size, certified, no B.S., spring water. Balance of water supply is up to you.
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Jake21....I thought you were in a small gasser or something until I checked your profile. Why would you worry about hauling water in your American Eagle. It won't know if it has a full or empty tank.
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Jake21....I thought you were in a small gasser or something until I checked your profile. Why would you worry about hauling water in your American Eagle. It won't know if it has a full or empty tank.
Because I am NOOOOOOOOOB.

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It's okay to be a nooooob. You won't see any fuel mileage increase and you may actually experience a rougher ride. I guaruntee you can make identical runs with and without water and I doubt you would see a 1/10 of a mpg increase.
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Jake21,

You asked where is "good water"- It's right at home- if you have a city water source. Almost all city water sources have chlorine added- so no "critters" will grow! Well water can also stink!

Who knows what you'll get on the road?
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Jake21,

You asked where is "good water"- It's right at home- if you have a city water source. Almost all city water sources have chlorine added- so no "critters" will grow! Well water can also stink!

Who knows what you'll get on the road?
It depends on where you live. We live in ne PA and the water going in the pipes is fine but by the time it gets to your door..... if there is a fire in the area, within 3 days there will be pipe work in that area as the high flow of water flushes the sediment from inside the pipes and exposes holes.
Our well water is close to being hard but at one point we were supplying 3 different relative households with drinking water (they are on city water).
Best idea, get the water from your tap tested.
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We are full timing it, so I do not have a tap to draw from. So far, we are filling up when we are about to leave the RV park. This seems like the best idea, but if we boondock for a week, we will need to find a source n the road.

Seems like Wally World should out in a watering station in their parking lots. Might be good for business, or not.

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Seems like Wally World should put in a watering station in their parking lots. Might be good for business, or not.

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Sounds like a bad idea. Too many possibilities for abuse to list. If the thugs and low-lifes can think of it, they will do it. Anything for drug buck$.
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