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Old 06-28-2022, 12:11 PM   #1
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Holy Water Usage

So we went camping this past weekend at a local state park, and decided to stay an extra day.

We have a 48 gallon fresh water tank and no water hook ups, just electric. We ran out of water after the 2nd night. I was astonished how fast we went through the water. (2 very little ones are messy)

The other part of this story, I have a 6 gallon can/jug with a spout to get more water. This worked great on our old MH where the water access was on the back outside wall. This new trailer has the water access inside a small compartment. This jug did NOT work! Now panic started setting in.

Luckily another friend camping down the road had a 12v pump set up that we borrowed. After many trips and 25 gallons later, we were all set. He also had a long funnel that did not work either.

This situation is making re think all the things I transferred over from the MH hopefully everything works the way I intended it lol
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Yes, sounds like a lot of water usage. Was that showers included? Washing dishes?

We always use paper plates and disposable everything when not hooked to water…..

Quick Navy showers every other day…..with practice can get it down to less than 5 gallons per shower.
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Personally I'd save the Holy water for more important tasks and use regular water in my camper...
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Personally I'd save the Holy water for more important tasks and use regular water in my camper...
Lol!!! Thats what I thought when I read the title!!! I was like wait, what???? Thats some desparate times right there!! But hey, when ya gotta go.
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Lol!!! Thats what I thought when I read the title!!! I was like wait, what???? Thats some desparate times right there!! But hey, when ya gotta go.
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So we went camping this past weekend at a local state park, and decided to stay an extra day.

We have a 48 gallon fresh water tank and no water hook ups, just electric. We ran out of water after the 2nd night. I was astonished how fast we went through the water. (2 very little ones are messy)

The other part of this story, I have a 6 gallon can/jug with a spout to get more water. This worked great on our old MH where the water access was on the back outside wall. This new trailer has the water access inside a small compartment. This jug did NOT work! Now panic started setting in.

Luckily another friend camping down the road had a 12v pump set up that we borrowed. After many trips and 25 gallons later, we were all set. He also had a long funnel that did not work either.

This situation is making re think all the things I transferred over from the MH hopefully everything works the way I intended it lol
My water pick uses more than 48 gal over a 2 or 3 day period!!
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Personally I'd save the Holy water for more important tasks and use regular water in my camper...
I didnt even think of it that way! Too funny. Well at least we won't have vampires to worry about.
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Water conservation can be a steep learning curve. But unless you are always connected to fresh water, it is necessary. Maybe use that 6 gallon water can to wash off the kiddles instead of drawing from your tank.... You have probably seen people camping with a jug on a table.
Navy showers, already mentioned.
Capture the shower's warm-up water to flush the toilet or shave with or to heat up for washing dishes.
Save the water used to rinse dishes to wash the next batch of dishes...

You are wise to carry a 6 gal water jug with you. Next time be sure it's full when you set out.

I always carry a 12V transfer pump with me, too. Bought it on sale a few years ago for $50 and well worth it.
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There are many, many ways to reduce water usage. It can get pretty extreme if you boondock in the desert.
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Bathroom sink is one of the highest water users......

Turn water on
*wash hands, wash face, brush teeth, comb hair, shave, etc
THEN water gets turned off
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Bathroom sink is one of the highest water users......

Turn water on
*wash hands, wash face, brush teeth, comb hair, shave, etc
THEN water gets turned off
My Dad spent WWII aboard the lead minesweeper /USS Implicit for the Atlantic fleet; believe me, I was taught how to conserve water just as soon as he returned home. Our house was on a cistern, supplied by rain water from the roof of the house.
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YUP the old water gremlins...

It is tough , it is not home..

Tips ??

Fill water tank, also pre fill black water with 5 gallons.. then top off fresh.. Black tank needs a start up with chems and avoid clogs, thats another thread..

I bring 2 cases of gallons and 2 24 packs of bottles, and keep stocked..
Depends where we are, I use a gallon in the potty room, if just a P.. ten a use the gallon splash/ rinse.. Then when I go for a walk, I refill 2 gallons from local source, even a stream.. those 2 gallons or so a day, add up to an extra shower etc..

Army showers and just general use is a masterful craft in an RV..

I also have a larger cooler or two with just some ice, it becomes extra water, use in dogs bowls ( 3 huskies) .. it helps in your drinks etc..

Stuff you normally never think of...

All cooking water is from gallons or bottles we bring..

Use more "wipes" in bathroom etc, I hate them but.....
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Ah water usage, "How much do we really use?"

I have been do an experiment since April 18th. I have been tracking my water usage. Why one may ask? My sensors on my black and grey water tanks don't function as designed and I like to know when they are getting to the point as to when they need to be dumped. And replacing the sensors is a low priority.

My wife and I are site hoists for a Forest Service property in Hereford AZ, so we have full hook ups. When we got here I bought a garden hose water meter, it measures immediate usage and cumulative usage. I use the cumulative total to track our usage overtime between tank dumps. I reset after each tank dump. We also track our showers between tank dumps.

So we live as normal in the RV. sometimes we use paper dishes sometimes not, we don't do dishes every day, they are done by hand (we have no dishwasher). All drinking water comes from the RV, no bottled water is really used. We do how ever have a composting toilet which saves a huge amount of water, but I have no reference as to how much since the toilet was here before I bought the water meter. And we don't shower every day. Laundry water is not tracked since the washing machine is not part of the RV.

Attached is a spreadsheet of water usage as of yesterday.
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My wife's mother use to travel with us. She never did get the concept of water conservation so we had to continually monitor her, pretty much everything from washing hands, washing dishes, toilet flushing and even showering. A constant battle, which we never did win.



Your best friend is the water pump, if you think there is too much water being used shut the pump off.
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