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#1 OFFLINE   Snowy Bird

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 04:01 AM

SR Bob,

What is the maximum holding tanks (litres) that you can or have put into your units?

I know in our 2000 we special ordered larger fresh water tanks which were doubled to 181 litres from 90. I beieve since then the fresh water is much larger than 90, maybe 130 litres? We cold still use more than 181 litres as we usually dry camp out in the bush.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 07:23 AM

Dear Snowybird,
Everyone could use more fresh water, that being said very few can handle the extra weight associated with that. We now have 31 gal in the fresh water tank and 6 gal U.S. in the water heater for a total of about 36 gal or 360 lbs. This equates to about 160 litres. This is the maximum we can put into our campers.
I have played with the idea of building a trailer, (similar to yours ) and adding extra fresh water and holding tank in a raised floor, about 8". This would allow you much more fresh and waste capacity without added weight to the camper. If you are boondocking, as in Arizona you would not have to take your camper into town to dump the tanks or fill the fresh water. When I first started building campers in 1965 they had a 15 gal fresh water tank and a 6 gal grey and 8 gal black, somehow we survived. I would love to put 60 gals in my campers, weight wise it is just not practical. One fellow at a show told me my campers were too heavy, and didn't have enough fresh water capacity. Oxymoron, not him, the statement.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 09:28 AM

One of these days when trucks are hydrogen powered & the only by-product is H2O, maybe we can fill our tanks as the fuel goes down & no net weight gain. Until then, Bob is correct, its a trade off. I bought myself a submersable pump & I fill my fresh tank with water out of streams & lakes (through a filter) when boondocking. I add a bit of bleach as well. I runt he pump off my Honda 2000. I usually drink bottled water or use a portable filter that kills guardia. Shower water, who cares? I dump my grey water into the forest, usually digging a hole first. Using environmentally friendly detergents, I see nothing wrong with this, & neither does my wife who is an Environmental Chemist & ex Greenpeacer. This allows boondocking until the black tank fills, & if there is an outhouse you cna strech that one out as well. Its easy in BC of course where clean streams & lakes are readily available. In the SW it woudl be tougher.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 11:41 AM

Lots of way to get around this. We use outside shower for our hair(really gets dirty ATVing) Use inside shower for your other parts. We even carry some of those cleaning wipes and use those if we are staying longer so we wont use up all the water. Can carry a 11 gal tote for the black in case you need it for the real long stays. Hard to man handle anything larger. We use mostly bottled water but for coffee we just installed one of those Britt deals on the faucet. Wont have to carry extra couple of gallons then. Don't like to use the camper water for drinking but thought a fresh fill up and the Britt the coffee would be ok. I am also not opposed to giving the bushes a drink with the grey. We are pretty careful what goes into the sink anyway. Wipe the pots and pans off good before washing and we use paper plates and plastic utensils almost all the time.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 01:22 PM

This is why I need all of the fresh water possible. LOL

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 01:31 PM

OMG, I think you need a pressure washer instead. !! :o
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Posted 15 February 2005 - 02:31 PM

This is why I need all of the fresh water possible. LOL

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Now you do our kind of riding! Dont look for mud holes but dont back away from e'm!

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 04:49 PM

I think Beddows might have a problem with posting dirty girl pic's on this site.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 04:52 PM

Being a fellow mod you have the right to lock thread this down!

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 04:36 PM

I think Beddows might have a problem with posting dirty girl pic's on this site.



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SR Bob, thanks for the info on the water issue.





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