Getting water in Nevada

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Getting water in Nevada

Postby headead » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:42 pm

We have two RVs which already come with 50 gallons on board, and we also have 2 50 gallon barrels for drinking etc. The problem is that we don't want to carry the weight from San Francisco to Nevada, so I was hoping to stop somewhere in Nevada and fill up the two barrels if possible.

Any suggestions on how to do this ?

thanks!

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Re: Getting water in Nevada

Postby Minnesota » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:21 pm

Just search for RV dump stations, many of which will also have water. Most Flying J truck stops have water spigots that you can use to hook up a hose. I have filled up my camper and a lot of water jugs at the Flying J in Winnemucca the last two years.

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Re: Getting water in Nevada

Postby danibel » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:22 pm

Do you get the JRS? There is a water fill up in Gerlach. It has limited hours but that is the closest place to fill that I know of.

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Re: Getting water in Nevada

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:28 pm

Except there is likely to be a huge clusterfuck trying to get water in Gerlach.
I also don't like the idea of waiting for the very last opportunity to get my water. What if that plan fails?
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Re: Getting water in Nevada

Postby danibel » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:30 pm

There are quite a few places on the list - it's just that the Gerlach place is closest, and with that amount of water weight it might be worth waiting in a line for a bit. The poster will have to decide...
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Re: Getting water in Nevada

Postby headead » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:55 pm

Thank you!

I called up a Flying J and that will probably work :)

Hopefully someone else can find this thread useful as well

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Re: Getting water in Nevada

Postby Goodwolfe » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:11 pm

You can also check Fresca Waterhouse in Sparks, they do RVs and barrels and the like (http://www.frescawaterhouse.com/)

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Re: Getting water in Nevada

Postby Meat Hunter » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:03 am

Before arriving at BRC, I overnight-ed at a motel in Fernley so that I could rest and arrive at the gate just after the break of dawn.

Not wishing to tow an additional 200 lbs. all the way from Mississippi, I requested and the desk clerk loaned me the tool that opened the outside water spout and I used the 5' section of garden hose that I brought along to fill my 5-5 gal. water containers.

I have used this procedure many times over the years and no motel that I was ever staying at has ever refused this request.
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Re: Getting water in Nevada

Postby AntiM » Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:42 am

I used to advise not to get water in Fernley. Ignore any old posts on that. The good news is that Fernley got a whole new water treatment plant to remove the naturally occurring arsenic in the tapwater about five years ago.

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Re: Getting water in Nevada

Postby Sunbeam56 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:24 am

We glamped with water. MECO provided a big tank of potable water, we shared with everyone we could, hydrated RobbiDobbs, and still had some leftover. Yeah MECO!!!
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Re: Getting water in Nevada

Postby Dr Helix » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:25 am

KOA campground in Boomtown. Nicest folks going and I filled 2each 55 gallon drums plus my trailer for $10.00. And the dump on the way back is the same. They love Burners too.
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