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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:26 AM
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Beau Johnston
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Inexpensive On-Board Water System

We live out of the back of our 4Runner for days at a time and to make life just a little easier we built this inexpensive on-board water dispensing system. The water tank sits adjacent to our cook stove and allows us easy access to fresh water when we cook. We can also roll down the back window to fill water bottles while we travel.

Parts List:
1 Whale 881 submersible pump
1 Shurflo 94-009-01 faucet
3' of 3/8"ID tubing
3/4"NPT-1/2"NPT reducing bushing
7-gal Reliance Products Jumbo-Tainer
4' 18ga wire
1 12V cigarette outlet adapter

Tools Required:
Soldering Iron
5/16" drill bit
Dremel Tool

Finished Product
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To learn more about how we made our water system, visit our website at or click here.

Living Overland (new site coming soon!)
Gourmet Cooking * Travel * 4WD
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:34 AM
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Very cool!

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