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Old 03-15-2015, 01:07 PM   #21
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You could solve the problem by extending the garden hose. Put the nice white RV fresh water hose onto the end of the garden hose. Then fill the tank from the white hose. Ta Da!

For extra extra add your filter onto the end of the white hose. This one might actually work.

We've found bad tasting water travelling around Arizona. We now taste the water before hooking up to the tree or filling the fresh tank. If it's objectionable we don't connect but use water from the fresh tank. When it gets low we use a 7 gal portable tank and transport water from these Glacier water vending machines, invariably available near bad water. Good tasting water for about a dollar. We use a small 12V pump to transfer water from this portable tank to our fresh tank. So, if the white RV hose is too short this option would work, even outside Arizona.

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Old 03-15-2015, 01:58 PM   #22
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I can't help but wonder if the garden hoses of our collective youth had a higher rubber content, ergo less plastic taste than what I can/have tasted recently.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:17 PM   #23
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Garden hoses aren't all the same. I have 200 feet of Gilmour Flexogen 8-ply hoses, with a lifetime guarantee.
I actually had a hose replaced under warranty. Took a while, but they came through. I caused it to burst by connecting it prior to the pressure reduction valve at my home and leaving the water turned on, with a spray gun on the other end.
Had to cut off the ends and send them in order to get a new hose.
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200 feet? Good lord, that would be a work out moving that around the garden.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:30 PM   #25
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It is excessive, and I only ever use a bit more than half of it to wash the trailer. It is all coiled up in a large galvanized wash tub. Pull out just what I need.
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:14 PM   #26
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We've found bad tasting water travelling around Arizona. We now taste the water before hooking up to the tree or filling the fresh tank. If it's objectionable we don't connect but use water from the fresh tank. When it gets low we use a 7 gal portable tank and transport water from these Glacier water vending machines, invariably available near bad water. Good tasting water for about a dollar. We use a small 12V pump to transfer water from this portable tank to our fresh tank. So, if the white RV hose is too short this option would work, even outside Arizona.

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This is a good idea, as long as there is a supply of good drinking water somewhere. It usually is not contaminated, where it will harm you, but I just can't handle the taste, or the smell very well though.

We almost always carry at least a couple gallon jugs of filtered water for coffee and drinking, especially if going to a campground.

I most times bring a 5 gallon jug to, to set up outside for water use there too.
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:07 AM   #27
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For what it's worth... Takes about 80 lbs off the pin weight...

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Old 03-17-2015, 03:09 AM   #28
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And a couple more...
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Nice work, Larry, where did you find the brackets?
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:36 AM   #30
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Hi Jim,

Custom... Had them made at a local trailer shop...

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