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Old 11-10-2015, 01:15 PM   #1
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Water delivery cost Quartzsite

The Raven carries about 100 gals of fresh water, but we are thinking of long term boondocking next year near Quartzsite and we were wondering does anyone have any idea what the locals charge to refill your fresh tanks and dump the waste?
The average blueboy is smaller than my waste tanks so I could end up spending the better part of a day dumping and filling. I am looking at the alternatives including rigging something to the car dolley to haul water and waste. But if the local cost is reasonable I may just use them.
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When I was in Quartzsite last year I would go to and RV park near the main part of town to dump and fill the tanks, I believe the charge was $15 for the dump and water fill.
This park is right across the street from one of the vending areas, and I believe there were signs up advertising the service.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:08 AM   #3
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Thanks Larry,
I appreciate the quick answer. I will keep that one in mind as I hear there can be long line ups a t the BLM taps.
I had heard though there were a few locals however who delivere water as well.
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There usually isn't much of a line for fresh water. The line to dump can be quite long at times.
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I never saw much of a line at the commercial dump stations. I never used them but was told that the cost was $10 for dump & water. I wasn't there last year. I was there the three years before last year.

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Water Quality?

Whue we were boondocking in Yuma last year we always used reverse osmosis water that we bought from roadside stands because the tap water we came across was so disgusting. This was based on Phoenix and Tucson campsites we stayed at on route to Yuma. We are hoping to stay at a campground in Quartzsite for a few days on our way south to dump and fill up and wondered if the tap water was drinkable?
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Bottled water for drinking - cooking is our rule...

on board water is for showers and toilets
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Bottled water for drinking - cooking is our rule...

on board water is for showers and toilets

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Over the last 12 or 13 years of "visiting" Quartzsite in the winter, it seems water delivery and sewer pumping at remote sites outside the city was common in the beginning. Recently, I have not seen any remote drinking water delivery but still see sewer pumping trucks making the rounds...Water is fairly cheap in town so probably harder for delivery services to make any money, could also be an issue with permits and public health issues on drinking water. Black water is a little harder to "dispose" of in the desert, but suspect more than one grey tank has "leaked."
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We are going to fill the water tank before we leave 70 gallons and also bring a 7,6 and a 5gal container. We will be staying in a resort and hope they have good water for the city water hook up.
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Staying in a camp ground at Quartzsite--sounds rough?????? Good luck [smile]
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Thank You to all for responding with the good info.
I will plan on hauling fresh water, fill up first when I arrive and deal with topping up myself. We do plan on using bottled water for cooking and eating, but DW is not tall enough to hold a bottle over me to shower.
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Question re: Bottled Water

For those of you who use bottled water for drinking & cooking, do you buy the small water bottles or do you use something larger. If you use something larger, what do you use?
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For those of you who use bottled water for drinking & cooking, do you buy the small water bottles or do you use something larger. If you use something larger, what do you use?

We used both. Buy 3 or 4 one gallon jugs for coffee & cooking. Smaller ones for drinking

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