Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-01-2017, 02:11 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28
Year: 2001
Engine: DT466
Would be 200 gallons too much?

I need your help making my mind.
I already bought two 100 gallons tanks for the fresh water, but now I'm concern about the weight. I has the option of buying two 50 gallons and take the $300 that I paid for the 100 gallons as my lost .
I also considered placing only one 100 gallons and balance the bus, putting the bank batteries across.
What is your advice?
Hernandez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 03:46 PM   #2
Skoolie
 
bigskypc50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Anaconda,MT
Posts: 210
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Amtran
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466 Turbo
Rated Cap: 90
Need to figure out how long you want to go without hookups? If you will be boon docking all the time and have a family of two or three, I would say no. It's tough make that call without knowing your usage.

Then you have plan the black and gray water tanks to deal with 200 gallons of waste water.
bigskypc50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 04:06 PM   #3
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 2,627
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Saf-T-Liner MVP ER
Engine: Cummins 6CTA8.3 Mechanical MD3060
Rated Cap: 46 Coach Seats, 40 foot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hernandez View Post
I need your help making my mind.
I already bought two 100 gallons tanks for the fresh water, but now I'm concern about the weight. I has the option of buying two 50 gallons and take the $300 that I paid for the 100 gallons as my lost .
I also considered placing only one 100 gallons and balance the bus, putting the bank batteries across.
What is your advice?
It's common to not fill the fresh water tanks until you get close to the destination. If you carry just enough water to use enroute, weight is less of an issue.

For reference ... Burning man recommends people take at least 1 1/2 gallons of water per person, per day.

If you double that, a seven day stay for two people is under 50 gallons. If you want to have plenty of water, triple it and you are still under 75 gallons.

I would expect 100 gallons to be easily enough to manage a week off-grid for two people.

On the other hand ... if you want a jacuzzi ...
__________________
Steve Bracken

Build Thread
Twigg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 05:13 PM   #4
Bus Nut
 
Jolly Roger bus 223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Swansboro,NC
Posts: 823
Year: 86
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Ford B700
Engine: 8.2
Rated Cap: 60 bodies
As you use water out of the fresh water tanks the black and grey tanks start filling up.
So the fresh water tank weight might seem important going into the camp area but the sewer tanks have to be hauled out to a disposal sight with the same or even more weight than what you went in with. For example If you are doing a composting toilet then your the concerns would only be between the fresh and grey.
Go in with a 200- gallons fresh and 100 gallon grey then that will leave some extra for outdoor showers,outdoor sink,or a spigot to fill buckets for the fire pit stuff or hose the kids down and let it hit the ground.
Just for thoughts and ideas
Jolly Roger bus 223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 09:22 PM   #5
Almost There
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 71
Burning Man doesn't account for showering at all.
Drop out is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 09:28 PM   #6
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 2,627
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Saf-T-Liner MVP ER
Engine: Cummins 6CTA8.3 Mechanical MD3060
Rated Cap: 46 Coach Seats, 40 foot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drop out View Post
Burning Man doesn't account for showering at all.
Well the proposal here is ten times the Burning Man suggestion. If that's not enough, maybe a motel room?
__________________
Steve Bracken

Build Thread
Twigg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 11:58 PM   #7
Almost There
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 71
A low flow shower head is 1.5 gpm so if two people each like 10 minute showers daily, that uses all 200 gallons in one week.

If you want to flush the toilet, you have to cut back on showers.

If you want to drink water, wash your hands on occasion or cook with water, you have to cut back more.

So if you can master the art of boat style showers or do without, 200 gallons is more than enough for a week, if not you could run out early.

I don't think that level of conservation is hard but if you try to live off of Burning Man guidelines, you'll look and feel like a crusty, dirty hippy by day three. If it's hot and you have to do physical labor that will hit you day #1.
Drop out is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 07:48 AM   #8
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28
Year: 2001
Engine: DT466
Thank you fellows for your input.
To clarify my question let me say that we are a family of 4 and looking to do boondocking for 3 to 4 days at the time. By the way, I would need a black water tank, since we are using a rv toilet.
My hesitation is about carrying all the 200 gallon's weight around.
And because the water tanks would be encase in the bed frame I will like to have a better idea before I start the framing.
Hernandez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 08:27 AM   #9
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 17,997
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
200 gallons is 1600 lbs. And it sloshes around.
You want the weight as centered and low in the chassis as you can get it.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 09:30 AM   #10
Bus Nut
 
tobeamiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NY
Posts: 736
Year: 2002
Coachwork: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drop out View Post
Burning Man doesn't account for showering at all.
Right. How on earth does a person shower and survive on 1.5 gal a day?

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
__________________
oh yes she did!
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/to...-it-16557.html
tobeamiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.