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Roy&Lynne

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Posted: 10/15/19 12:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

while boondocking. We plan a trip thru the southwest this winter and wonder where you fill you water tanks? Is it even an issue?


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Posted: 10/15/19 12:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not always, but often the same places offering a dump station have a potable hose outlet nearby.
If you havent used it, Sani Dumps may help with both task.

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Posted: 10/15/19 12:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Believe it or not, ranger stations will often let you fill up. Tip: before asking about the water, first go to the front desk and buy a forest map (which are very useful).

Then ask about the water. [emoticon]

Be sure to carry a Water Thief (bad name, good gizmo). It slips over unthreaded faucets so you can connect your hose.


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Posted: 10/15/19 12:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where to fill fresh water 2009
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Well............. to be honest we fill ours before we leave home. I mean this is what the tank is for. For out 30 gallon tank the weight is like having one extra person in the car. No biggie


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Posted: 10/15/19 04:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've found that many service stations will also allow a fill. Purchase first can't hurt.


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Posted: 10/15/19 04:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rule for boondocking in the West...dump and fill whenever available. You’ll be fine.


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Am I the only one that reads a post title and thinks of a clever answer like "...in low spots?"

There is probably a good reason I don't post a lot!

That being said, we leave home full of water also. When we need more, all of the answers so far have worked in the past.


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Oasisbob wrote:

for out 30 gallon tank the weight is like having one extra person in the car.
Just one?

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If we need water during our travels, most often we pull into a state park and fill up. Most of their day-use areas have a water spigot. As another poster said, make sure you have a "water thief" so that you can use any type of spigot connection.

Other times we have found water fill-ups at truck stops at no charge or a small fee.


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