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bigrig26

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Posted: 03/07/22 10:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello fellow Canadian RVers! Looking for some advice here.
We are going to be staying at a seasonal in Northern Sask this summer, the only issue is that it doesn't have water/sewer hook-ups. I do have a tote for taking the sewage when required, but looking for options for transporting potable water.

In a previous life I had a nice tank I had bought from Can-West out of BC which they shipped to me fairly reasonably on the Greyhound. I then had a pump from Princess Auto I used to pump it into my RV.

What do you folks use? I'm finding it hard to source a potable water tank now. There are some Amazon options but they look fairly cheap. Was thinking of going that route with a submersible pump even.

My RV holds about 272 L fresh so even if I did two trips to the tap with a 150 L tank wouldn't be so bad for a full fill when required. Looking forward to your advice and experiences. Thanks!

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Posted: 03/08/22 02:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi
Have you looked at Norwesco (Edmonton), Marmit Plastics (Edmonton) or BARR Plastics (Abbotsford BC). All kinds of tank solutions.

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dockmasterdave

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We have a collapsible bladder and a pump. Kinda like a water bed mattress. It holds about 60 gallons and folds up to smaller than a briefcase. We use a regular 12v rv water pump, wired to a spare battery to transfer it to the rv tank.


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thomas201

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Posted: 03/08/22 07:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many meters to the tap? Maybe a hose reel is better?

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I bought a 35 gal water storage tank from Amazon ( which I just looked, and they no longer carry) with a 12 volt RV water pump and a 12 volt battery pack. I also installed a small micron screen on the hose to the inlet side of the pump when filling the water tank. I use the same pump to fill our camper. I used 12 volt 2 pin plug on the end of the pump power cored, then I could either use a small car lighter plug or a small set of alligator clips to provide power with the same 2 pin plugs.
I didn’t plug the impeller in the pump with small bits of leaves, needles etc… after I installed the screen… [emoticon]

Picture below is just an example of what a 12 volt 2 pin plug looks like.

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Posted: 03/08/22 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I haven't done this but thought about it. A fresh water RV tank (new or from a old RV being sent to the wreckers) may fit into the back of a pick up truck if that's what you haul with. I have a spare RV water pump that we used to increase water pressure when in Mexico, you could plug it into your truck's trailer plug and pump the water from the truck tank via your water hose to the RV. Lot's of other plastic tank options out there as well.





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we used to camp in our truck camper.we used the onboard tank for shower,dishwashing,and used those refillable water cooler jugs with a pump mounted to the top.by the time we were out of water we were out of food/booze anyway.we could usually go for 6-8 days.


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I bought a 25 gal ATV sprayer with a tank and pump already attached. Did away with the spray wand and put a garden hose quick connect on the pump and a regular 7 way connector on the electric cord to plug into the truck. Some might not like it but it works for me.

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bcbouy wrote:

we used to camp in our truck camper.we used the onboard tank for shower,dishwashing,and used those refillable water cooler jugs with a pump mounted to the top.by the time we were out of water we were out of food/booze anyway.we could usually go for 6-8 days.


We got two 5 gal water jugs for drinking / cooking. We do the same as you, onboard water is for toilet, doing dishes, shower…etc…
When we were camped on BLM land near Yuma AZ, we also lasted about 7 to 8 days before the beer ran out, I mean before we had to dump and refill tanks….. [emoticon]
We still use the water jugs for drinking water for a lot of years.
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One of these works great

https://www.bayteccontainers.com/60galwaterbag.html?utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=cse&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=&scid=scplp860GLAQUA2&sc_intid=860GLAQUA2&gclid=Cj0KCQiAmpyRBhC-ARIsABs2EApZYHj1CIg1H1bJ-_OrFMM8tVVxA3q8TXiQV3m1CMToRCGe615wM2waAvYnEALw_wcB

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