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Old 10-11-2018, 12:48 PM   #15
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Yeah, I was spit-balling the idea of using a second water pump and a long hose (with a screen on the inlet) to be able to pull water ourselves, even when it wasn't available out of a hose or tap.

I don't know if I'd want to waste a good drinking water filter by pushing ALL of the water we take on through it (prior to our fresh water tan). Much of that water would be just going to the shower and sink anyway. But I am planning on using a decent water filter for filtering any water that we intend to drink from the fresh water system.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:56 PM   #16
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I use sealable water containers I bought a Walmart. I bought 3 - 6 gallon containers and 4 - 7 gallon.

I get water at state parks when I dump the black tank. $10 to do this.

I get water at a city park, fresh water springs, and even a cemetery that has water.

I dump the water in a 28 gallon tub. Then I have a water pump with a hose and pump the water from the tub into the fresh water tank. I run a generator to put power the outside outlet. All in all, it is simpler than it sounds.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:28 AM   #17
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I normally don't worry about filtering city water in an RV park. But I do use an online sediment filter when filling my tank.

Once that really paid off. We were in an RV park in NM that was hit by very high winds. To keep the trailer from rocking, I filled the tank with fresh water from our park faucet. A few days later, a construction crew hit a water main just a block away and the city water turned dark brown. Signs posted around the RV Park warned people not to drink the water or do laundry due to potentially stained clothes. More fortunate than most in the park, we just switched from city water to the tank water and lived normally. It was 3 days before the city water cleared up.

Accidental solution, but a good lesson!
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This is one of the mods I plan to do soon so I won’t need an extra pump to transfer water from a portable water barrel.

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I use a hose to fill the onboard storage and filter my cooking and drinking water thru an onboard filter and then a ZeroWater. I have drawn up plans to fit a small 100 GPD RO unit into the basement and process my drinking water through it. Next year . . . .
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:03 AM   #20
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This is one of the mods I plan to do soon so I wonít need an extra pump to transfer water from a portable water barrel.

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Barb, Maybe I'm wrong but it seems like a lot of work, when a 12volt pump from Harbor Freight is only about $20

I've bee using the same cheap pump for at least 20 years. Just pumps right into the fresh tank "fill" on the side of my RV.
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Barb, Maybe I'm wrong but it seems like a lot of work, when a 12volt pump from Harbor Freight is only about $20

I've been using the same cheap pump for at least 20 years. Just pumps right into the fresh tank "fill" on the side of my RV.
That $20 pump is now $44.99, weighs about 5 pounds and is another thing to store and keep up with. Plus it would require 2 dedicated hoses. My poor little 24í Moho just doesnít need any more stuff - she's already overstuffed. You're right, it might be easier if I didnít have to drive 180 miles round trip to get one. Thanks anyway.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:00 AM   #22
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Yes to the jugs...and this might help:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5D2XZQ...4-9143b7b890b1
This is a much better transfer option for 20$.
https://www.amazon.com/L-Winyer-Batt...fer+pump&psc=1
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That $20 pump is now $44.99, weighs about 5 pounds and is another thing to store and keep up with. Plus it would require 2 dedicated hoses. My poor little 24’ Moho just doesn’t need any more stuff - she's already overstuffed. You're right, it might be easier if I didn’t have to drive 180 miles round trip to get one. Thanks anyway.
They must have changed ( I've had this same pump over 20 years) my pump is under one pound, very small. As far as hoses, on the discharge side I just use my 25' fresh water hose that I keep in the RV, the suction side is just a 4' piece I cut off a old hose.
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We are not full timers....and carry 2 ea dedicated, 25' hoses to fill our tank. Also, we use chlorine as we are filling. For drinking and cooking....bottled water only.
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A place often overlooked is a home with an RV. People w/ RVs will often let you obtain water from their hose bib. But you have to ask. Many are afraid of asking. The worse response I have ever gotten was "no" , which is were I was in the first place.
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A place often overlooked is a home with an RV. People w/ RVs will often let you obtain water from their hose bib. But you have to ask. Many are afraid of asking. The worse response I have ever gotten was "no" , which is were I was in the first place.
I've stopped in front of homes where people are outside who can be asked for permission and never been denied. But they get to meet and play with Sena while the tank is filling. I call that "playing the monkey card".
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