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Old 06-17-2019, 01:25 PM   #1
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Fetching water?

Hi all! Newbie here in the dreaming/feasibility planning stage. Which means I have a lot of dumb questions.
If one were to consider full time skoolie living, how does one go about accessing a water source to refill the water tank? Assume shower and sink, but maybe not an actual toilet. PortAPotty is sounding more my speed. Thx!
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Hi all! Newbie here in the dreaming/feasibility planning stage. Which means I have a lot of dumb questions.
If one were to consider full time skoolie living, how does one go about accessing a water source to refill the water tank? Assume shower and sink, but maybe not an actual toilet. PortAPotty is sounding more my speed. Thx!
home, service stations, camp grounds - maybe carry a small pump to access a stream ( boil water advisory )

when we travel with our sled dogs, we often stop at a restaurant and get 5 gals +/- of hot water to mix with their supper
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BLM and other areas sometimes have hydrants that aren't threaded. For those you need a water-thief.
A hose (several sizes recommended) that slips over the faucet. Hose clamp on one end, the business end fitted so you can attach your hose.
You want a potable water hose, btw. Typically, they're white, but I have one that's green on the outside, but the collar (& white interior) proclaim it as drinking water safe.
That is unless you don't mind the tasty toxins that may be found in a typical garden hose...
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Hi all! Newbie here in the dreaming/feasibility planning stage. Which means I have a lot of dumb questions.

If one were to consider full time skoolie living, how does one go about accessing a water source to refill the water tank? Assume shower and sink, but maybe not an actual toilet. PortAPotty is sounding more my speed. Thx!
That has been something we have been dealing with during our first 3 months of travel.

Some fuel stations have potable water. State parks or campgrounds are nice for a night. Flush tank, fill water, empty trash.

Joshua tree and some other Nation parks have water stations as well.
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Here are some links to find dump stations, they also usually tell you whether you can get fresh water...


https://rvdumpsites.net/
https://www.rvdumps.com/
https://www.interstaterestareas.com/dump-stations/


We've had good luck paying to dump and fill at private & county campgrounds, too, even though we don't stay there.
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Thanks for the links! Appreciate the leads..
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Just one thing to add, I keep drinking water seperate, as I do sometimes fill from lakes or streams. Once home will empty and refill from the well though.
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Just so happens that where I am in grant pass you can do a bulk fill with the city!Ill look into other areas as well and if i find anything more like this ill share the link.

https://www.grantspassoregon.gov/1004/Bulk-Water

Not the process for everyone, but it seems simple enough.
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