A Newbie Question - Water Tank Filling On A Cl

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  1. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    We've now had two mini trips away in our new to us MH :):):) and on both occasions we had a water tap within blue hose length from the van.
    What do you all do when staying on a CL where the water is a bit of a distance. We sold our Aquarolls with our caravan, and wouldn't have room to store one anyway. Do you drive over to the tap? or what?
     
  2. brynric

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    We have 2 hosepipes of different lengths, it's very rare we can't get close enough to a tap to fill up. I know many favour a watering can and a walk.
    Our full tank (120lts) lasts about 3 days so we usually fill as we arrive or leave a site.
     
  3. beacons

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    You can go to tap or keep tank topped up
    we have a callapsable bucket (from b&m)
    &a funnel with a short flexible hose atta hed to it ( bought ours from a car acessorie shop) just feed nozzle in water filler
    It works for us .hope this helps.
     
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    Just drive over to the tap. One of the MH advantages over a Caravan is mobility. Plan B : carry a watering can and do a bit of walking. Plan C : abandon the tea washing up etc. and drink beer and save the water!
     
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  5. Lenny HB

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    My Motorhome has wheels & an engine, so I drive to the tap.:D
    Much easier that messing about with an aquaroll (still have one in the shed & wastemaster must get around to flogging them).
    Carry 3m, 7m hose plus a 20m roll flat one for the odd tap can't get close too (used once in 7 years), can all be coupled together if needed.

    I will own up to having a couple of 20 Lt containers & submersible pump in the van garage for topping up, but only use them when wilding and several miles from a water tap, as our van only has a 100Lt tank.
     
  6. Gin Palace

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    As newbies I asked this question only a few weeks ago the conclusion was if I have a Aquaroll a hosepipe of different lengths a watering can and collapsible water carriers with a trolley I should be ok! :giggler:
    Each to their own we are going to carry a hosepipe and a couple of collapsible 15ltr water carriers toolstation were selling them at just over £2 each in their sale.(y)
     
  7. Simson

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    Hi :hi: We carry a 20m hose plus a short hose and a collapsible water carrier, but most of the time we drive to the tap (if there is one ) when we arrive, no problem:clap:.
     
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    I pretty much always drive. Unless I am leaving the next day in which case I will do a few runs with the 10L watering can. I carry 3 different types of hose. A short normal blue one. A coiled one and a roll flat one. On one site I am known to be incredibly lazy and have the whole lot out all connected back to back. The owner had a giggle first time he saw this.
     
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    We drive to the tap if possible. If not we've got an aquaroll and a whale pump.
     
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  10. mike mcglynn

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    I find a small 10 litre watering can from wilkos very handy as the spout unscrews and fits inside the can .(y)
     
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    We carry 2x long hoses + some shorter ones but it is still easier to top-up with a watering can (10l).
     
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    I walk and use a 10ltr container to top up..
    Gives me some exercise and more than often end up chatting along the way... :)
     
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    We have a couple of hoses of different lengths but I tend to always use the 2 watering cans we carry. The tap is not usually far away and I can put enough water in the tank for a few days in 3 trips to the tap.

    Paul
     
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    2 x 5litre containers and 2 legs work for me, I never put in more than about 6 containers at any one time and am never more than half full to save weight, plus I get some exercise and have had many an informative chinwag as well.
     
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    Always take the Aquaroll in the shower. Much prefer one walk and chat to about six! A couple of sites we have stayed on (and yes, we do like to break up the constant travelling with a few days relaxing on a site!) would have made driving to the tap really inconvenient, so the Aquaroll is perfect.
     
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  16. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    Thanks for all your comments. But if you take an aquaroll, how do you get the water from it into the water tank? 29 or 40 litres is quite a weight to lift.
     
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    Fill the tank when you arrive, top up with a can/watering can or just secure any fragile so and drive over to tap.
    When people use an Aquaroll they either have an external pick up or they use a separate pump! Trouble is an Aquaroll is a big thing to cart about unless of course you have a garage!
     
  18. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    Which we don't. But you've all reassured me that it won't look daft to drive over to the tap! Either that or string a number of hoses together!
     
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    We carry a 5m hose and 2 10L plastic Jerry cans with which to fill the tank based on circumstances.
     
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    I load 25 litres for travelling and drive to the tap on site to fill up on arrival. I carry a 25 litre water container and a fold up luggage carrier which I fill if needed and load on to moho with a Whale submersible pump - simples.
     
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