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Old 05-07-2019, 11:19 AM   #1
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Run Out of Fresh Water - 8 days or 1 day

Last month we spent 8 nights at the Cottonwood Campground in Big Bend National Park. There is no potable fresh water hookup, nor a place to dump your tanks. All dishwashing/personal hygiene/toilet flushing) was done with the non-potable water (extremely hard water that was available for washing dishes and bathing, that you do NOT want to put in your tank). We did rinse in the shower with decent fresh water (we travel with the fresh water full). They also encouraged you to throw your gray water over the fence in the campground. We had 1/2 of our fresh water left and the gray was only 1/2 full. We now know it's possible to go eight days when needed with judicious use of our water.

Went camping with our grandaughter last Saturday/Sunday. One five-year-old managed to use up all our water in 24 hours.

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Old 05-07-2019, 11:46 AM   #2
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We now know it's possible to go eight days when needed with judicious use of our water.

Went camping with our grandaughter last Saturday/Sunday. One five-year-old managed to use up all our water in 24 hours.

Enjoy,

Perry
Try sailing long distances without water access or a water maker and you'd do even better.

No five year on our boat would ever go through all our water in a day. Our policy was to turn off the pressure system, not only when guests were on board but even for just ourselves. Water was available from a foot operated manual pump only. That habit formed by years of sailing still carries over to the trailer. Our water pump stays off most of the time.

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Old 05-07-2019, 01:21 PM   #3
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The best I've done between water fills & dumping was 18 days at Quartzsite - Solo, and showers at the laundromat...
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:38 PM   #4
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I'm always surprised at how little we use while camping, yet shocked at how much we use when at home.
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I'm good for about a week if I shower every other day. For me it's no big deal because I keep a jerry can to add more when necessary.

I recently installed an Oxgenics shower head, but I don't know if that will help or hurt. I haven't been out long enough in one spot to run out of water since installing it.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:10 PM   #6
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I'm always surprised at how little we use while camping, yet shocked at how much we use when at home.
My thoughts exactly!
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I'm good for about a week if I shower every other day. For me it's no big deal because I keep a jerry can to add more when necessary.

I recently installed an Oxgenics shower head, but I don't know if that will help or hurt. I haven't been out long enough in one spot to run out of water since installing it.
I installed the Oxgenics head on my 19 and it definitely made a difference. It has been transferred to the new 5.0. My wife and I alternate taking a shower every other day when boon-docking.
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