Watering can!

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  1. Kate Morgan

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    You probably already know this BUT a watering can to fill-up your water tank if it's running low and you don't want to move your van is a brilliant idea. We saw this in Italy and LOVED it!:Smile:
     
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    Jan wasn't so keen on it ... ... only ten more to go :Laughing:

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    always carried one .. useful for topping up the toilet water too:Smile::Smile:
     
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    Love love love the photo!
     
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    My fresh water tank holds 5 watering-cans-full.

    Have you ever tried carrying 5 watering cans full of water??? :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Seriously though, it's a brilliant way to top up - I've been doing it for years. :BigGrin:
     
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    I rarely top my tank up using my hosepipe and always fill it using 5 litre bottles. Better exercise than fannying about with a hose that I'd have to dig out the locker :Rofl1:
     
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    I too bought a watering can after seeing the photo on Jims album I thought it was a brilliant idea, well done that man!!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    I think I may have the answer, I have an external shower which is outside the toilet window, I just press the button and it fills the toilet water tank. For the main tank I have a 40ltr aqua roll with a 12v pump system that fills the main tank that in turn feeds the shower, so minimal manual labour :thumb:
     
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    OMG-the bane of campsites,the sound of Tuggers trundling their Aqua rolls and Wastemasters around :BigGrin:

    Mike
     
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    Sensible people carry one at a time.
     
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    That's a big watering can Jim. I bet it gets heavy.

    We have a puny 6 litre one which we use.

    In Spain last year we couldn't find a filling point so had to fill our tanks with one. 120 litres I think so it took a few trips..
     
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    Get an aqua roll and 12v pump, I have been laughing at the watering can brigade here tramping backward and forwards, I have done 3 aqua roll 40ltr trips, no need for the van to leave the pitch. When travelling the aqua roll stores in the shower cubicle, easy :thumb:
     
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    You must be a closet tugger :Doh:
     
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    No just practical :thumb: Why on earth do 8 trips with a watering can when you can do one with an aqua roll? Sorry, it defies logic :Wink:
     
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    20 trips more like.

    20 cool untuggerlike trips though.
     
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    Not cool in this heat, you should see them, mind you mostly the older 'I know better' types, I just laugh at them sweating with their arms growing longer by the trip :Rofl1:
     
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    Dunno .. I'll ask Jan ... :Laughing:

    she was sweating like a horse before it was filled... 32 trips to fill it :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    the reason we had to use it was the nearest standpipe was out of reach .. I carried about 70mts of hose but it was just too far and no way was I manoeuvring around an aire to fill a tank.. and I did help , I'm not a total cad .. :Wink:
     
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    I bet they laugh at you too.....
     
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    methinks swifty boy needs a new handle....... Aquarollman !:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Good old fashioned physics. Syphon it !
     
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