One of the features we added to the camper was a secondary water system.
We have the original Northstar water tank which holds 30 gallons of water. The fill location is on the side of the camper. This water flows through the water heater, the kitchen faucet and the shower. This is a closed system which all flows to the grey water holding tank.
But because in Latin America and South America we may want to use water from free sources (RV parks, gas stations, etc) and we do not have a filtration system we decided that we wanted an isolated drinking water system.
We installed a faucet next to the original system which has a long neck for filling water bottles. This faucet operates on a separate pump, through separate water lines and accesses a water tank that is mounted in a sealed storage box on the passenger side of the vehicle. This isolated water system can be filled from a separate filler neck with a vent. The drinking water tank will only ever contain filtered, safe, drinking water. The tank holds 16 gallons of water. It does not pass through any other lines or systems. It runs directly from the water tank to the individual faucet.
This water tank system was designed and installed by our friends at AT Overland
This two-part water system gives us the opportunity to store over 46 gallons of water on board. This increases our boondocking range and allows us to keep fresh, safe drinking water with us at all times.
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