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Old 04-29-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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where to refill fresh water tank?

We are on the road.... I70 crossing Kansas. Our fresh water tank is down to about 1/3 tank. Wondering where we should consider going to refill? We have been bookmaking and will probably do so again tonight so potentially no campground source. Any suggestions?
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Bookmaking?? As for the water, maybe at a fuel stop? Here's some info... http://vagabonders-supreme.net/Water.htm
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Bookmaking?? As for the water, maybe at a fuel stop? Here's some info... http://vagabonders-supreme.net/Water.htm
Bookmaking? Sheesh, *boondocking... guess my phone doesn't know that word yet :/ thanks for the link with ideas, that helped! Tomorrow we well stop at a few gas stations. Hate the thought of filling with questionable water, not sure how to avoid that possibility, other than taste?
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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Yup, taste it first, and smell it.

We've filled our mohgo from some really questionable campground systems in the past, and had to deal with it for the rest of our trip, even with a charcoal filter on the water hose.
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HI,

Go to Flying J/Petro service stations they have water and a dump station. I do hope you are using a water filter on your water hose though.

A lot of state parks have water fill up too.

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HI,

Go to Flying J/Petro service stations they have water and a dump station. I do hope you are using a water filter on your water hose though.

A lot of state parks have water fill up too.

That's what I would do.
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I try not to drive far with more than about 10-12 gallons of fresh water in my tank because of weight. An RV repairman told me that driving with full tanks would lead to early tank failure. Filling the fresh tank is the last thing I do before stopping when boondocking and I try to dump at the first possible location before driving if I plan to go more than 25 miles.
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We are on the road.... I70 crossing Kansas. Our fresh water tank is down to about 1/3 tank. Wondering where we should consider going to refill? We have been bookmaking and will probably do so again tonight so potentially no campground source. Any suggestions?
i always use an inexpensive filter from wally world, but still taste the water first.
some rest stops, truck stops, and state parks have water.
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In my opinion-

Only use a "City water" source- One that has been treated and has chlorine in it.

Do not use well water- . Well water will grow all kinds of "critters".

Use a charcoal filter to remove the chlorine for your personal use if the chlorine bothers you or your family.
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It has been my experience that not all "city water" is good water. I have been to some places that had city water but coulden't drink it. It was just bad.
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We used to stop in Salina. There's a city park not too far off the interstate with fresh water. Also, the Bicentennial Center in Topeka has fresh water and a dump station for $2.00. A few miles north of Topeka, Lake Shawnee city park & campground has water & dump. Also for $2.00

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I try not to drive far with more than about 10-12 gallons of fresh water in my tank because of weight. An RV repairman told me that driving with full tanks would lead to early tank failure. Filling the fresh tank is the last thing I do before stopping when boondocking and I try to dump at the first possible location before driving if I plan to go more than 25 miles.

" An RV repairman told me that driving with full tanks would lead to early tank failure". hahahaha where do they come from. Whats early 10 yrs 20 yrs? If there was a tank failure it was most likely do to improper install.
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I did have one 56 gallon tank support bracket bolt break on my 5er, after about 10 years for towing full.
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Bookmaking from a RV! Now that's ingenious. Hard to get caught...lol
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