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Old 07-23-2015, 06:41 PM   #1
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When The Well Runs Dry RW Shines!

Well, interesting times here for us in our park hosting gig. After some guy came in a stole hundreds of gallons of water from the park while we were on a 10 day vacation last week, (we have security cams, he will be surprised to learn) AND washing his car and truck on our vacant camp host pad
Our well has run nearly dry and is pumping nothing but dark rusty water. Naturally, we stopped using it. It cannot be filtered.

So, we have gone to "boondocking style" water use, for the first time in the RW, and I thought I would share, because it's working SLICK. We went and purchased a portable freshwater tank at Camping World for $104 (the collapsible blue bag, 45 gallons) and took it in the truck bed to fill at my sons house. We then bought a pvc adapter to screw the winterization hose directly into it from the truck bed and used our on-board pump to fill our FW tank. Works AWESOME! I know a lot of people buy a pump at harbor freight for these, but I thought "What's wrong with the pump I have??" SO, if any of you need to do this, it works wonderful-sorry, don't know why pic is upside down.
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We then just ran our clean blue-coiled hose into the freshwater tank fill and turned on the faucet in the convenience center. Wa-La. It takes about 20 minutes to drain the portable tank this way.

Yes, Washington State is in a terrible drought. We have never seen conditions like this, certainly not in the last 25 years. We haven't had any measurable rain since about May. It's bad, lots of fires and wells running dry. Praying for rain!
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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Wow, yes pray for rain! We live in Michigan and take water for granted. But when you don't have it, you find out fast how important it really is ..
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:15 PM   #3
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Glad that worked out for you! And very interesting on the pump! I wouldn't have thought of that.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:35 PM   #4
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I hope you can catch this person and at least make him pay for your investment.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:30 PM   #5
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(we have security cams, he will be surprised to learn)
Let us know if this is what you see on the security cams:
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:14 AM   #6
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LOLOLOL Brad! I should put in some avocados
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:19 AM   #7
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Texas has been in a drought for the past several years & if their wells were drying up after a couple months they would be in one helluva pickle! Doesn't sound like it was much of a well if after a couple of car washes it dries up.
We are in Graham, Wa. right now & it is definitely dry for this area, but the news is blaming falling trees & broken branches on the dry weather, trees must be very delicate.
Hope they get rain quick.
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That is funny LMAO!!!!


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apparently all the rain is in the mid-west area. All the rivers are so flooded here that boats are banned. This entire summer has been one giant flood.
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apparently all the rain is in the mid-west area. All the rivers are so flooded here that boats are banned. This entire summer has been one giant flood.

Dave........you sure have that right! We have lived at our current location for 41 years and I have never seen water standing in our yard (we live in a wooded rural location) past the end of May. Currently still have 2 to 3 inches of water in some areas. The farm crops around here (northeastern Indiana) are the worst that I have ever seen in the past 60 years. Even the reservoirs and associated conservation lands have turned into giant lakes.

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