Filling fresh water

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  1. Road Runner

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    OK hoses, watering cans, how?

    I have several roll flat hoses from RV.
     
  2. aba

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    what ever is the most convenient way.
    we use a hose when its easier to do so
    and if i cant be bothered with that i have a 16litre container that i just pour into the tank through the access hole inside the van.
     
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    I have a flat hose on a reel for long distance, a 5 metre one for short distance, and a collapsible 15 litre plastic container when it is miles away :Smile:
     
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    if you fit a 12 volt power socket near your filler or in a nearby locker then you can use the aquaroll from your caravan and a submersible pump to save trying to pour it in the filler.
    especially if the tap is miles away like on the show fields.
     
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    Yep thats what we do too andy :thumb:

    (If the flat hoses dont reach that is)
     
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    I normally use a hose if the tap is nearby.

    If further than my hose, I fill a couple of 20 litre containers and then use a submersible 12v pump to transfer it into the tank.
     
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    I have a coiled spring like hose, a roll flat long hose and a watering can.

    The watering can is only used if the hoses won't reach to the filling point.

    Coiled one gets used in preference.
     
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    I see you have your Morocco trip in mind John... :BigGrin:

    so always be prepared.. don't depend on finding water.. not much around in the desert.. sooo


    take one of these well drillers.. :thumb:

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    and one of these pumps.. and you'll be sorted .. :thumb::thumb:

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    John ...A roll flat...Mmmm.. No... because if you are close to the water connection, on most of the flat hosepipes on a roll....You have to unroll it all out all over the place :Doh:also kinked pipe... then you have wind it all back in again, and most of the roll ups are of a small bore so it takes.....hours to fill your tank Zzzzzz and there are other people waiting....a normal hosepipe is sufficient...another tip another funster told me..two bendy buckets..this type of bucket

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TUBTRUGS-...ar_Equipment&hash=item3ef73d4d63#ht_500wt_794

    about the size of a normal household bucket...one for waste if you have a side outlet, use if and when needed.....and one for clean water....they bend, so easy to pour and store they go inside each other...so no need for a bulky watering can..also a 10 ltr polythene drum for clean water....for when the water tap is further away....also if you have a water inlet with the screw type cap (and not a lockable flap) then one of these fall pipe bends are good to have...call at your B&Q shop

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Floplast-...omain_3&var=&hash=item84b7895204#ht_618wt_777

    push the knuckle end into where you have removed the cap point it upwards and pour your water in...this sometimes saves you moving for a small amount of water.

    Mel:thumb:
     
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    Had 2 green garden hoses for the last 5 years plus 2 15ltr collapsable containers worked perfect all over Europe. This year bought a fancy lay flat green hose what a waste of money it did'nt last the season went in a skip in Pickering late September. Now back to the originals "If it aint broke leave it alone" :BigGrin:
     
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    Watering can. I also have a bucket for waste. Fill the bucket from the waste tank and carry to the water point, fill the watering can and return to the van and fill the tank. Two trips a day usually does it. If there is a drive over drop point I'll empty the tank completely when leaving a site.

    Bill
     
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    where can i get one of these, and would it be ok to use it on an aire in France ?, are they as noisy as my kipper ?
     
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    hi john just thought i,d better let you know a good rope is usefull for getting water ,and a bucket. hoses and watering cans can be use full in uk not too usefull in maroc .
     

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    looking at those pictures you'd better get an aqua pure filter then you can recycle your grey tank if it gets grim.
     
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    lovely water in maroc . the deeper the well the sweeter the water. some are hand foot pumped some two buckets one up /one down. but can say never had a problem.even way out in the desert .michelin maps show th desert wells . they can be harder yo find very often just a tree withe a flat stone by it .drag stone away to see a small hole and a bit of string . pull string you get a smalltin or container of water .you would be all day filling a camper but a container of say 5-10ltr gets you out of the desert. all part of the fun.
    some of the best are down near tafilalt across to zagora the wells down on the desert track route are brill. always cover them back up though as sand does block them.
     
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    By bycycle with a plastic box on the back and 4 x 5ltr drinking water containers.

    Doug...
     
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    if you need to ask John, it must have been hard work keeping quenched and washed in your RV :Rofl1:
     
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    Send Jack and Jill up the hill (with a pail):Doh:
     
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    Difference is John in the RV carried 2 FULL SIZE HOSES and assorted other to which is not possible in my euromobile:Wink:
     
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