Onboard Water Logistics

Joe917

Explorer
What size vehicle do you have/plan?
Options change dramatically with size.
Where do you plan to travel?
For North and South America potable water is readily available, the most treatment needed would be bleach and a carbon filter. The larger capacity you have the easier it will be. We have a 750 liter capacity, out of the question for smaller vehicles. There is no need to heat tanks as long as they are within the insulated portion of the cabin. A calorifier is the easiest way to heat water(using waste engine heat).
 

jnack

New member
What size vehicle do you have/plan?
Options change dramatically with size.
Where do you plan to travel?
For North and South America potable water is readily available, the most treatment needed would be bleach and a carbon filter. The larger capacity you have the easier it will be. We have a 750 liter capacity, out of the question for smaller vehicles. There is no need to heat tanks as long as they are within the insulated portion of the cabin. A calorifier is the easiest way to heat water(using waste engine heat).
toyota tacoma, DCLB. main water tank is 12 gal capacity. thinking about adding a 5g tank for hot water only as I'm not planning on using a heat exchanger
 

Joe917

Explorer
OK, so North America only, no on board filtration needed.
Hiking hand pump for extra drinking water around camp when you don't want to move, MSR, etc.
 

Joe917

Explorer
we got our water guage from here:
easy,
 

Borrego60

Rendezvous Conspiracy
 

Jnich77

Director of Adventure Management Operations
Put the filter on your inlet. That way you do not contaminate your tank.
 

Peter_n_Margaret

Adventurer
From my perspective, what is in the tank is unimportant. Bugs will grow inside dark tanks, especially if they are allowed to become warm.
What is critical is what comes our of the taps.
We chlorinate all water added to the tanks and then filter via a 5um sediment cartridge followed by a 0.5um active carbon and silver cartridge. That process makes pretty much all water biologically safe.
Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 motorhome
 
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