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# Posted: 16 Sep 2010 15:12

looking for ideas

i plan to place an rv style freshwater tank in kitchen area and use 12 on demand rv pump for cold water to sink.
wells are cost prohibitive for me right now.

i am looking for suggestions on getting water into the tank. i hurt my back and lugging 5-7 gallon containers and pouring from them are not helping. i was thinking of a second tank in the back of my truck and similar pump to fill from my truck. i'm sure someone on here has solved this problem before.

thanks in advance

# Posted: 16 Sep 2010 21:22

I have a 200 gal tank on a trailer that I fill at the well. Then I park the trailer next to my cabin. The tank on the trailer has a spigot with a quick connect hose coupler attached. Hose goes from my 12vt pump under the sink out through the wall to the trailer just outside. We only use the water for washing dishes, clothes, and us, so the system works well with just a good cleaning of the tank and hose about every 60 days.

# Posted: 17 Sep 2010 11:22

There are a number of collapsible water tanks, which are essentially large plastic bags that conform and fill your truck bed. Maybe one of these will meet your need.

# Posted: 20 Sep 2010 22:14

if you just looking for basic water but not for cooking.... my uncle set up a gutter system along one side of his roof line. all drains down into a 300 gallon water tank that he got. he uses that water to flush the tolet since he has a leech field but no well. Figured why pay a few grand for a well when he doesnt use the place that much but he got septic done for cheap since he had the equipment to do it. Good for a simple sink set up too if your draining into a small leach field

# Posted: 26 Sep 2010 00:25

I have an rv tank under the sink counter nearest the outer wall with the old fill line attached to a large diameter faucet head thru the wall i run a line from a collapsable water tank in the bed of my truck and open the vent valve installed by me in the top of the tank. Nice whistling sound that drives the dogs nuts, cheap entertainment is what my gf says.
You can get a collapsing tank from able+water+tank&Nty=1&D=collapsable+water+tank&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Dx=mode+match allpartial , this page shows several sizes and bothpotable and non-potable types, be sure to get the potable, the chemicals used in the other type are hazardous ok.

# Posted: 1 Oct 2010 15:19

I have not used this personally, but the filter looks promising:

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