Where Do People Fill Up With Water En Route?

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  1. catspyjamas

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    Are there many petrol stations still with water taps? Do they frown on people filling up motorhome water tanks?

    I don't have accessible water at my storage site and would like to fill the tank prior to arriving at the Newbury show. I'm anticipating that I probably won't be able to drive up to a standpipe at the show. Using my watering can will probably take the entire weekend :Eeek:.

     
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    Hi Jane we are able to fill up at home now but used to fill up at BP garages as i found they always had a tap to use and didn't mind (y)

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    I had to fill at a SHELL station and all they had was a little bent fille, for screen washer bottles, it took yonks to make a tiny difference but at least I had some water on board.
    I would rather dehydrate/ die of thirst that give the CCC £7 to use a tap after having to join the party as well.Especially if you have to get to a site to get it. Wildcamper POI have water sites on the TomTom and GPS maps, cemeteries are always a likely source of water.
     
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    When I was at Newbury a couple of years ago I seem to remember reasonable and accessible stand pipes.

    But don't quote me on that.
     
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    Just fill up at Newbury, it will have places for you to be able to fill up using a hose.
     
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    We use garages when we go for diesel church yards but pleas do use them with discretion
    cemetery's always have a tap agene with respect and discretion allotment owners are grate buy sum veges from them and a lot of allotment have a tap
    most pubs will give you water if you have bought a meal
    I have never been stuck for water in all the time motor homing
    BILL
     
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    At garages, don't put any fuel in until you have asked "can I fill up with water if I buy fuel" if they say no drive onto the next garage.
     
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    I normally fill up before leaving home - I have installed a dedicated outside tap that feeds direct from the water softener. On the road, apart from camp sites, we have filled up at various odd places - here are some of them:
    • Public toilets in the Highlands (they often have an external tap)
    • Yacht marinas and harbours
    • Garages
    • Church yards (often have a tap for watering flowers)
    • and once - an artists studio in Portree
     
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    Jane we fill a couple of ten litre containers that we fill at home when attending the shows this gives us a couple of days worth and then top up at the shows at our leisure(y)
     
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    Not sure where were going to be pitched yet, but normally there are plenty of places to fill up on the showground. (y)
     
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    I have been to a couple of C&CC sites and found that if you just want some water they won't charge you the full £7, just put a couple of quid in the collection box. They spend the cash they get this way on flowers / plants for the site.

    Paul
     
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    When we travel to and from Spain from the UK we just fill and use a 10ltr water container, why would you want more? [​IMG]
     
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