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Old 05-10-2019, 04:20 PM   #1
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My New Aire only holds 75 gallons of water. But now my TOAD has another 30. Easy to cross fill with a drill pump. Aquatank2.

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From what I have heard the 2020 New Aire will have a 90 gallon fuel tank and a engine up grade to the 450 ISL engine. Maybe the fresh water tank will be increased?
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From what I have heard the 2020 New Aire will have a 90 gallon fuel tank and a engine up grade to the 450 ISL engine. Maybe the fresh water tank will be increased?
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You are talking about the 35' model. It does have 105 gallons of water. With that bigger engine and significantly heavier weight it will need 90 gallons of diesel.

My 33'9" 3343 is all the coach I need. I don't live in this thing, just take month long summer trips. I have 25 gallons of auxiliary diesel in the basement and my TOAD can keep the water topped without moving the coach.
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Looks like a good solution
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Just do be sure to change out the water in the aux supply periodically. It is easy to forget and let it sit for longer than it should. Water does have a "shelf life."

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Just do be sure to change out the water in the aux supply periodically. It is easy to forget and let it sit for longer than it should. Water does have a "shelf life."

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I don't routinely carry any water in the TOAD. Bag is folded up ready to go. When the water gets low in the coach I just drive the TOAD to a spigot and make a transfer. Much better than taking the coach somewhere just for water.
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I don't routinely carry any water in the TOAD. Bag is folded up ready to go. When the water gets low in the coach I just drive the TOAD to a spigot and make a transfer. Much better than taking the coach somewhere just for water.
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My New Aire only holds 75 gallons of water. But now my TOAD has another 30. Easy to cross fill with a drill pump. Aquatank2.

Another great Turbopilot find! I bought these 5 Gallon Coleman Jugs (3) to take boondocking for safety but the AQUATANK2 bladder seems like a great option. Various sizes but I think what you found is a good price point. Now it's a matter of whether I'll ever use this i.e. go boondocking long enough to need it (solo) as I'm still feeling out the boondocking situation and risk in RV's while still gaining confidence in their reliability.

The next question is transferring the water. I looked on amazon and saw drill pumps, a pump that plugs into 120V, and one that connects to a battery. Any recommendations?

ECO-FLO Drill Pump for $15

JABSCO for $40

Plug-in Type (120V) for $80

Battery connect type for $70

As it's something I'd rarely use I think compact will be the winner. Drill operated. Something with garden hose fittings on each side would be ideal too.

Edit: I ordered a drill pump and the 120V pump. I figured if one fails I'll have a spare of another type.

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Another great Turbopilot find! I bought these 5 Gallon Coleman Jugs (3) to take boondocking for safety but the AQUATANK2 bladder seems like a great option. Various sizes but I think what you found is a good price point. Now it's a matter of whether I'll ever use this i.e. go boondocking long enough to need it (solo) as I'm still feeling out the boondocking situation and risk in RV's while still gaining confidence in their reliability.

The next question is transferring the water. I looked on amazon and saw drill pumps, a pump that plugs into 120V, and one that connects to a battery. Any recommendations?

ECO-FLO Drill Pump for $15

JABSCO for $40

Plug-in Type (120V) for $80

Battery connect type for $70

As it's something I'd rarely use I think compact will be the winner. Drill operated. Something with garden hose fittings on each side would be ideal too.

Edit: I ordered a drill pump and the 120V pump. I figured if one fails I'll have a spare of another type.

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I opted for the drill pump because it was all ready on board and I don't transfer water very often. Bag folds up and takes little space, so it is just a back up device.
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I opted for the drill pump because it was all ready on board and I don't transfer water very often. Bag folds up and takes little space, so it is just a back up device.
Someday would like to see a list of Turbo gadgets for RVing Great stuff!
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I don't routinely carry any water in the TOAD. Bag is folded up ready to go. When the water gets low in the coach I just drive the TOAD to a spigot and make a transfer. Much better than taking the coach somewhere just for water.
Don't want to sound like I am raining on your parade, but how big are your holding tanks on that coach. What I'm getting at is if you keep topping off with 30 gallons in that bladder bag for additional water while dry camping where is it going?

We hold 100 gallons of fresh water but by the time it is about gone my gray and black are about full anyway.
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You have to love Amazon Prime same day delivery! I got both the 120V pump and a drill pump as backup. The 120V pump came today, it's about the size of your hand. Also came was the bladder. It is amazingly small and lightweight, anyone need 3 5 gallon water jugs? Wow, this really helps to pack and travel light.

As to the question above, barker tank is an option among other options people won't want to mention. Also having the Valterra gate valve helps to transfer from gray to black as typically you'll fill gray far sooner than black especially with some outdoor options camping style.
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