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Postby OurSquishy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:18 am

Hello, all.

Former lurker turned member recently and while I patiently wait for the arrival of my NT+E trailer to start my build... I'm scouring the board for ideas and cleaver ideas. You guys are terrific! Thanks for all the great info and L O V E all the pics! (Also, I did try the search feature before posting but didn't find anything)

Now, on to the question...

Where are ppl finding the RED water storage containers? I mean blue is a nice color and all and I would never say anything to hurt his feelings, but the RED wowza, she's a looker! ;)


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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby OurSquishy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:16 pm

Thanks for the welcome :)

biziedizie wrote: What's a NT+E trailer?


I ordered the 5x8 Northern Tool +Equipment http://www.northerntool.com/ (NT+E) trailer for my build.
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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby alaska teardrop » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:37 pm

    Heather,
      You should post a picture or other information on the container that you have in mind. If you're meaning the red plastic gasoline jugs, don't - obvious chance for a mix up. I've also been given to believe that the chemistry of the red plastic is dangerous for drinking water.
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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby OurSquishy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:18 pm

alaska teardrop wrote:
    Heather,
      You should post a picture or other information on the container that you have in mind.
    :peace: Fred


oops, I guess that would really help... I have seen them a few times around the web, they look to be similar to the blue aqua-tainer models rather than a gasoline jerry can. In the pic, it is below the stove drawer.

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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby slowcowboy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:17 pm

I have seen only the blue ones sorry. I am not much help. slow
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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby alex k » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:29 am

the red one may be for transporting bio hazard ( blood / body fluids ) waste .
an unused one can prob be bought and a spout added .
or this may work

http://www.jegs.com/i/JAZ+Products/547/ ... 6/10002/-1

i do agree that it MUST BE LABLED AS WATER to not be confused with gas
not to be confused with alexk from california

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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby OurSquishy » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:32 pm

Thanks all for posting and reading, I was actually able to track down the source of the pic (a gentleman that builds for others out of Illinois.). He was kind enough to reply that it is actually a regular blue Coleman one that has been painted with plastic paint :)
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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby lancew » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:14 pm

we have a teardrop builder here in illinois ? really ?
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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby slowcowboy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:17 am

nice! great idea. I like making stuff a little to my custome tastes and diffrent. never thought to repaint the water jug!

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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby DMcCam » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:33 am

Hey Heather, Welcome to the forum! It's great to be able to paint the blue containers, never thought of that. As to making them work well, that's easy.
We copied our good friends Debbie and Randy's idea for the water storage for their awesome Monstro Teardrop trailer
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Here's their solution for a neat water storage system. You can check out their build here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=41295&highlight=monstero

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Here's our copy of it. The cabinets doors keep it clean and the slide out drawer makes it convenient.

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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby OurSquishy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:48 am

lancew wrote:we have a teardrop builder here in illinois ? really ?

here's a link to the trailer that he is selling http://dixon-illinois.olx.com/2011-teardrop-woodie-iid-180447102
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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby OurSquishy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:50 am

DMcCam wrote:Hey Heather, Welcome to the forum! It's great to be able to paint the blue containers, never thought of that. As to making them work well, that's easy.
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Here's our copy of it. The cabinets doors keep it clean and the slide out drawer makes it convenient.
All the Best, Dave


Thanks for the welcome, Dave. That looks GREAT! I just may steal your borrowed idea :)
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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby suckerpunched » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:25 pm

Heather ,,,as I mostly camp solo, I went from a five gallon blue water jug to a two gallon one , available in many colors, I can usually find a water source if I run out, which I haven't yet. My truck is horsepower challenged so I look for anyway to cut weight.
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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby Oldragbaggers » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:53 pm

Heather, welcome to the forum. It's always nice to see another lady builder. There are quite a few of us on here. As far as clever ideas....no shortage of those around here. The best place to find them is to go to the build journal section and look through as many journals as you can. Also the galley gallery is awesome and much inspiration for terrific galleys can be found there. Enjoy your build, and start a build journal with lots of pictures. We all love them.

Dave, that water jug drawer is S-W-E-E-T. We are going with smaller jugs as well, so we can just lift then in and out easily, but if I were using a bigger one, I would definitely want a drawer like yours. How do you keep that jug from leaking? We have one just like it and we have to turn it upright when not in use because it seems to drip constantly no matter what we do. That's one of the reasons we decided to go with a couple of smaller jugs instead of one large one. Now we just keep the blue one filled up at home in case we have a water failure.
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Re: Completely unimaginative first post...

Postby nevadatear » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:33 pm

Hi from another lady on the forum, the debbie of which dave speaks with the water drawer. We do love it. Leaking has only occasionally been a problem, when i have forgotten to put the air vent plug back on, or the container is over filled. I did epoxy the Heck out of the drawer, so a little water has been no problem.

Oh and i love the paint the container! May have paint mine purple.
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