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Old 02-23-2016, 05:17 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,
I've been thinking about the water supply for my skoolie, due to the fact thatd I'd like to live in the skoolie full time. How do you guys do it? Where do you get refills or do you have a well system? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:32 PM   #2
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If you're going to park it and not move again you could go with city water, well water and/or rain water off the roof and drain into a septic field if city sewers aren't available. No need for clean, grey and black water tanks in that case. Just plumb it in like a house.

If you're going to be mobile you build an RV water system then fill up and drain wherever you can.
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Right now, I have a 7 gal container bought at Wally World. I fill it at any convenient spigot. Obviously, this isn't enough to run a shower, so I take PTA showers out of a basin.
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I have 35gal fresh water tank mounted under the bus, ill be changing it for a 60 gal, I fill up at home then when i'm on the road we spend I night in a rv park dump and fill tanks, we have filled at information centers, gas stations,
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I lived in an RV for a few years and got pretty good at spotting faucets with handles (and some w/o). I was still working so work was one place. Gas stations were good with permission and purchase. Friend's houses. Some dump stations have potable water. Have filled from a spring with a 5 gal. bucket. Never ran out.
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Just a note...if you plan on ever spending time in colder climates...putting your fresh water tank(s) inside will save you a lot of frosty, frozen grief.
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But I LIKE cold water! Makes tasty iced tea and is very invigorating when you shower with cold water.
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I use a 55 gallon drum of spring water from home and I can go for quite a long time on that much water. It's good to be able to be picky about what water you put in your tanks.
Is anybody using filters while filling up?
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Would a shorter bus (like, say, one of those five window rigs with a Ford cab and a Bbird box on it) have a significantly lower capacity for cargo weight? In other words, would we need to be more concerned with the volume of our water supply?
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Would a shorter bus (like, say, one of those five window rigs with a Ford cab and a Bbird box on it) have a significantly lower capacity for cargo weight? In other words, would we need to be more concerned with the volume of our water supply?
Not unless you plan to hold a ridiculous amount. a bigger concern is where you get the space for the tanks.
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