Best Caravan Water Barrels
When you are out and about enjoying your caravan or motorhome and exploring far-flung places, you will need to make sure that you have a decent supply of freshwater. Unless you plan to spend your nights at a caravan pitch that has freshwater supplied directly to your pitch, it will mean carrying a caravan water barrel that can hold a substantial amount of water.
A typical person will get through at least 23 litres of water per day when you factor in drinking water, tea and coffee, cooking, washing up, hand washing and showering. By far, the easiest way of carrying a supply of fresh water is by using a rolling barrel that you can fill up from a tap and roll back to your caravan or motorhome.
Roller style caravan water barrels are safer because you don’t need to risk your back by carrying a heavy water container. It can also help to have a length of hosepipe with a flexible rubber nozzle that can fit over the water tap to make it easier for you to fill your water barrel.
Almost every modern caravan and motorhome uses a 12-volt water pump that conveniently sits in the water barrel. Still, it helps to dunk the pump in the barrel and shake it about gently to dispel any airlocks that can affect the supply.
It is also essential to keep your caravan water barrel, pump and water pipes clean. If you haven’t used your caravan for several weeks, always flush out the water system with a water steriliser and don’t forget to include cleaning any connecting barrel filling hoses.