How much water do you use?

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  1. jg147

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    Whilst answering a question about seperate showers I realised just how much water we get through, is it normal?

    3 of us easily use the on board tank per day and I am the only one that usually has a shower. I think we are 120L, is this mad? Maybe it is faulty and not registering it is full or empty?

    My hubby carts along our old waste and water hog from the previous caravan to empty and fill up each day to save moving the van.

    I try save water by turning the tap or shower off as I wash my hands ect so I am sure we are not wasteful and I bring bottles of drinking water to chill in the fridge. It is our tap water from home, remember we are from Yorkshire no expensive fancy bottled water for us (apart from original purchase for the bottles:BigGrin:)

    How long will a tank last you?
     
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    Hi

    That seems alot to me! There are 5 of us and when we wild camp probably fill up every 2-3 days we all shower and fill the baby bath too. Although, we do use the camp shower mixed with the cold from the tank when in France for the two adults so that does save a bit. We do have a lot of washing up though.

    It does seem to be alot of filling for 3 :Eek!:
     
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    120 liters a day, I thought we were heavy users at approx (as I can't remember the exact figure) 45 gallons in 5 days, and that's US Gallons as I've never converted them(though ignoring the US bit approx 200 liters I suppose), might be 40, can't remember and that's water for tea, washing up, flushing the loo etc etc. If we shower as well we drop to 4 days maybe. We rairly run out as it goes but 5 days is usually when we're low enough on the fresh or high enough on the waste tanks it's worth an empty/fill move.
     
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    Two of us can get buy 2/3 days 100ltr tank no problem 4 if we have to and can't fill up.

    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Two of us use 20 to 25 litres a day. We have a 25 litre jerry can and a trolley which I use for topping up rather than move the van to the water point. The van has an outside socket next to the water inlet and came with a submersible pump for use with a jerry can or other vessel.

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    With to occupants....................

    On non shower days we use 15Lt's and on shower days 20Lt's, I know this as I use 5 liter containers to ferry the water on my bike to the van.

    So with a 100 Lt tank we get 5 or 7 days out of it.
    Doug...
     
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    2/3 days for us two 70litre tank
     
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    I emptied the grey water when I got home from the Northern MH show on Monday, and was surprised that I'd only used one and a half buckets of water for washing and washing-up over the 5 days.

    Plus 6 litres of (cheap) bottled water for making tea.
     
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    Ah! but its normal for each person to pass 5 Lt's of urine every day so you may have to add that to your gray water.

    Doug...
     
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    How long is a piece of string ?

    The more you use, the more you haul , both ways, fresh and waste .. she uses, I haul :Doh:

    Fully serviced pitches are the best .. no hauling :thumb:

    to answer the question, I can only guess, we had a 320lt tank, but at least 120lt/day and on a wash day over 200lt
     
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    when we go away we just put enough to use for the bog en route, and fill up when we get to our location. Ours holds 120 litres and when its filled we can go maybe three or four days without refilling. Ours services the bog too( electric flush) but we have never used the shower in our van( nor in any other of our vans) due to SWMBO saying that she doesnt want to get " the van damp"

    we tend to use the vanity sink to have washes- or if we go to somewhere with showers, use their facilities.....its been that long since we had a shower away( was in the dim and distant past when Labour was old labour and not New labour and we had a caravan) that I often wonder what that funny thing in the toilet room with a silver thing hanging underneath connected to a tap is....

    I'm going to try and convice her its a phone hahahaha!

    Bessy regs


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    What does "on a shower day" or "wash day" mean? Aren't all days wash days?????:Eeek:
     
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    Every day is a shower day.... :thumb:

    Wash day,
    I should have said laundry day .... we lived in the RV full time for three years, and had a Whirlpool domestic washing machine .. not unusual in an RV
     
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    Why shower when you can dive into the Med and rinse of in free water when you come out?

    Doug...
     
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    no reason... if you are at the Med .. and it's warm

    I look forward to your report when you try that in the North Sea :Laughing:
     
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    Don't hold your breath Jim, apart from the occasional rally or visit to friends and family I don't use the van in the UK.

    Doug...
     
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    the only time I hold my breath is before jumping into the sea... :Laughing:
     
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    I use gallons not litres

    I fill a 5 gallon plastic water container twice in day (loaded at the same time) and load that in to our Winnebago tank .. but we hold 26 US Gallons and we keep it full on sites. Our holding tanks grey and black hold the same each so I would say we use about 40 l a day? may be more. Depends if we wash up onthe RV or in the block on a camp site, same with showers etc., Main use is lots of tea and I mean lots, plus a large water bowl for the Saint Bernard..:Wink:
     
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    Thanks everyone, I still have no idea what the heck we do with it?
    I will keep a close eye this weekend, we do use the toilet and washing hands everytime, washing up, drinks ect all adds up but I think we are just wastefull. I do not deal with water and waste I am the cook, whilst hubby has never moaned maybe things will not change:Blush:

    I should be gratefull we are not on a water metre in the UK but we are in Spain and it has always seemed cheap enough, a lot less than Yorkshire Water but then again we only stay about 6 weeks a year:Doh:

    When we manage to get to a meet you can all happily take the P out of hubby and his water hog
     
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