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Im doing an extended overland trip and will be out for several days at a time and want to carry more than 5 gallons of water - has anyone found a good solution - i want to find a way, if possible that keep it out of the cabin ,
Which is occupied by a fridge and sleeping platform. I bought this cheap but not sure about it, has a motor and pump/12v
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I wouldn’t store it on the roof, too much wieght too high.

There is a slim tank, I think Frontrunner, that fits flat up against the rear of the rear seats which would be my choice (only I can’t fit it because of my dog cage). I use a 40litre water bag stowed under my cage and also have several 10litre bags, one at a time I hang on the spare for water on tap. Works well for me for 3 week trip, refilled once.

Various options fron FrontRunner

https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/en/be/water-solutions/front-runner-upright-water-tank-with-two-cut-outs-flat.html
 

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If you really want it on the roof then maybe this is a possible option. Might be possible to mount it under the rack so retain the rack space too (I store my solar panel under the rack at the rear)

https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/en/be/water-solutions/front-runner-upright-water-tank-flat.html


These are the bags I use, 10 litre versions. They can be stuffed in any space so very useful. Also by having several smaller containers you can be sure that not all your water is contaminated hopefully. I also have some MSR ones but 2x the price or more and the Orlieb ones have better caps for using as a tap. The Ortlieb and MSR caps both tske the MSR filtration pump so you can filter if filling from a stream etc.

https://www.ortlieb.com/en/Water Bag/
 

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If you really want it on the roof then maybe this is a possible option. Might be possible to mount it under the rack so retain the rack space too (I store my solar panel under the rack at the rear)

https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/en/be/water-solutions/front-runner-upright-water-tank-flat.html


These are the bags I use, 10 litre versions. They can be stuffed in any space so very useful. Also by having several smaller containers you can be sure that not all your water is contaminated hopefully. I also have some MSR ones but 2x the price or more and the Orlieb ones have better caps for using as a tap. The Ortlieb and MSR caps both tske the MSR filtration pump so you can filter if filling from a stream etc.

https://www.ortlieb.com/en/Water Bag/


Thats amazing. I never knew such a thing existed. Just perfect , 3 of those that fit anywhere. Thank you very much.


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What 40l bag r u using and any pics or description of how u mounted it. Pump??
Those 10l bags are sounding pretty good.


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The 40L bag came from Australia.

Couple of options

Home - BluBag Australia


http://zodiacmilpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/TDS-EN-fuel-bladder-fuel-tank.pdf\\

https://www.turtlepac.com

This is the one I have

Home & Car Bladders - EZPack

It comes with a tap that you can add a standard hose attachment to. I have it just slid in the back under the dog cage/platform where it fits perfectly with about 30l fill.

Nice thing with the bags is they can be stashed anywhere and take no space when empty.
 

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expensive but I'm planning on using the 19gal Man-a-fre auxillary gas tank as a water tank. I'm still working on a way to use the heat off the exhaust pipe to heat the water for showering
 

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I use Dromedary bags from MSR, Have had great luck with them over the years. They are a standard widemouth nalgene bottle thread, so they work with many accessories for those such as water filters. When I first get them I tend to fill them for a week with tap water and a tablespoon of baking soda. This allows me to both check for pinhole leaks and get rid of any lingering plastic taste.

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I use Dromedary bags from MSR, Have had great luck with them over the years. They are a standard widemouth nalgene bottle thread, so they work with many accessories for those such as water filters. When I first get them I tend to fill them for a week with tap water and a tablespoon of baking soda. This allows me to both check for pinhole leaks and get rid of any lingering plastic taste.

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I have some Dromedary bags as well as the Ortlieb. To compare the MSR ones are twice the price. The fabric is nicer and seems tougher but their lids are rubbish. They start to leak quite quickly as the threads wear. The Ortlieb lids have a better closure for using as a tap which is pretty impossible with the MSR and a dust cap too. Both are compatible with the MSR filter pumps if you’re filling from a river. The Ortlieb don’t look as nice but work much better for water on tap and I’ve had no issues with them whatsoever.
 

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Take a page from a backpacker's handbook: To conserve space and minimize weight, carry only as much water as you'll need for a day (or two), and filter more as needed. This makes storage systems like the MSR bags, coupled with a gravity filter, ideal for multi-day outings.

Of course, depending on how important comfort is to you, you may want to carry more water to facilitate showers, cooking gourmet meals, and the like.
 

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Yep, if you'll have access to water, you can set up an easy, fast, hands-off gravity-feed filter with a dirty bag, a clean bag, and a filter. Sawyer and Platypus are popular and highly-regarded filter brands for camping/backpacking.
 
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