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Old 06-03-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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Where to get fresh water?

We plan to boondock this summer but do not know where to get fresh water.

Any good ideas?
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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Probably the same place where you are going to dump your black and grey holding tanks.......hope you aren't planning to dump your tanks on the ground :-(
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:39 PM   #3
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Sanidumps web site lists dump points and water availability for each state.

Most fuel stations will give you water for free if you ask the right way - as in "I need a hundred bucks worth of diesel but I also need a few gallons of water for the RV tanks. Do you have a faucet I could use please?" If the answer is no, then forget buying fuel until you get to the next fuel outlet.

Almost never any reason to pay for water or to dump. $5 tops if you get desperate, but usually free.
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I see most truck stops will have dump stations but not always potable water.

I guess I will play it by ear and plan to stay one or two days per week at a campground if I can not find water any other way.
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You can usually find a local business willing to give you free water or cheap water.
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Spend some money there of course
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:25 PM   #7
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Flying J has water and dump at alot of there stations or like you said every so often stop at a campground either for the service or to stay overnight, thats where PassPort America comes in handy. This was never an issue in all the years I've been traveling.
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We plan to boondock this summer but do not know where to get fresh water.
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I've filled my 100 gal fresh water tank with potable water at truck stops, Walmarts, rest areas, city and county parks, BLM "long term visitor's areas", friends homes, Cracker Barrels, gas stations, behind the grocery store in Nylan CA, (near Slab City), to name a few free places.

I've paid to have it filled by a "mobile water vendor" while desert boodocking on BLM land near Quartzsite AZ and in California....and I often stay in a RV park, (and/or state/count/city campground), overnight to take on fresh water and dump the tanks.

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Flying J will be quite happy to sell you four hundred dollars worth of fuel and STILL hold their hand out for $10 or $15 to let you dump. Better value to use dump points elsewhere.
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Flying J will be quite happy to sell you four hundred dollars worth of fuel and STILL hold their hand out for $10 or $15 to let you dump. Better value to use dump points elsewhere.
I'm okay with $10 to keep from hauling that crap back home.
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We have the Flying J card so dump is $5 (PA).
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There's an app for that, in fact several. Try SANIDUMPS or similar.
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I want to do some extended dry camping in the future. My idea is to get a collapsable water bladder and 12V pump to be able to haul water in the back of my pickup when needed. Maybe utilize the trailer plug to power the pump. This would also give me a redundant pump in the event that my water pimp ever takes a dive while on a trip. I already have a portable 25 gal holding tank that I could dump grey water. Probably wouldn't attempt black water with it.
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We have a water bladder and a 7 gallon and 4 gallon portable water container. More often than not we will just use the portable water containers. We do use a 12 volt pump that we got at harbor Freight to pump from the water containers. We have a Blue Boy that we use for both grey and black water. We dump black and then gray.

Good idea to use an identical water pump so as to have a spare.
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