Water sources near Gerlach, Fernley or Reno?

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Water sources near Gerlach, Fernley or Reno?

Post by descanis » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:47 pm

Is there any place between Reno & Gerlach to get about 350 gallons of potable water, maybe more? We're 15 virgins in 2 MoHo's towing trailers with tanks and loads of apparent essentials. I'd love to minimize the distance I have to tow 3000lbs!

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Post by Token » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:55 pm

There are no public sources of water beyond Reno.

There are several vendors in Reno that sell water. Listed on the main BM site.

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Post by dvd-r » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:10 pm

Check Fernley, I am sure the gas stations have potable water.
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Post by Token » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:58 pm

Actually, there is a rest area on I80 west bound where I dump my RV tanks on the way back that has a hose. I don't know if the eastbound direction has one, never stopped.

I would not trust that hose though. Been shoved down too many shitters.

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Post by Playa Tom » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:24 am

I asked the people at the Empire Store about selling water for RV's. NO! Their water is provided by US Gypsum and the company does not allow them to sell it. They will have a supply of bottled water.

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Post by Absolut Jeenyus » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:09 am

Token is pretty much correct. There are some... But nothing really on the way to the playa, and certainly nothing sufficient enough for your needs. There are a few very small sources, but not for what your looking for...


Good luck though. :wink:
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Post by Deb Prothero » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:18 am

At the Love's in Fernley in 2006, they took the hose away after we used it to put a few gallons in our camper. I asked if he wanted us to pay for the water because we would have been glad to. Since then the hose has been removed before we got there.
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Post by AntiM » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:36 am

dvd-r wrote:Check Fernley, I am sure the gas stations have potable water.
NO!NO! NO! Not enough for everyone who wants it. I watch burners at the non-potable spigot at Love's every year. Cheap and thoughtless, water is a precious commodity. Buy it or haul it further.

And then I saw Deb's post. Seems like Love's has wised up. They don't have enough water in that tank to sell to that many burners.

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Post by AntiM » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:43 am

That's a lot of water. Going to evap off that much? Because it will be heavier as grey water, and you have to pack it out .... oh. Pay the Jots guys to suck it up. Yeah, I hope you have a back up plan.

Makes me curious, why so much water? Even for 15 people, that seems excessive. But then, we don't do toilets, sinks or showers, we're minimalists.

I want to know how it all works out, just curious how the other half lives.

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Post by Token » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:53 am

With RV use, 3 gallon per person is pretty good. Not too much at all.

My wife and I run about 60 gallon for the 8 days which is close to 4 g/day.

We could get by with much less but my lady likes her showers and baths.

After my feeble attempt to convince my princes to conserve, I decided this battle was not worth fighting. Easy enough to bring an extra few water bottles. My truck can take it.

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Post by greengrass » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:11 pm

There's a water store in Sparks where they sell drinking water for RV's. Here's their website ww.frescawaterhouse.com

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Post by Sail Man » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:54 pm

40 gallons in my RV heading to the burn from out east is killing my climbs, especially the park city area of slc (hi anti-m :) ended up barely climbing at 35 mph. Would def like to fill up near Fernley next time. Currently in Wendover.
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Post by Thecatman » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:20 pm

Forty gallons kills your RVs climbing abbilities? None of my business but I wonder what "descanis" is driving to be able to haul 350 gallons which is almost 3,000lbs, not to mention 15 people at lets say an average of about 150lbs appice is another 2200 plus pounds, not to mention gear, food, supplies, bikes etc. Unless he's hauling it in a water dog which is basiclly a plastic water tank mounted on a trailer with a pump, a hose bib and some have even sprayers like the water trucks have. A regular fire engine only holds 500gals.

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