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Taking a Tacoma around the world, need advice

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Round the world, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. May 17, 2020 at 7:33 PM
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    Man, I read this whole thread from start to finish this afternoon. What a wild, well planned ride! It sucks that your trip is postponed, but I’m glad you are being optimistic about it. I’m really interested in your long range gas tank. I’ll have to PM you for more info. Keep up the good work!!
     
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  2. May 17, 2020 at 8:24 PM
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    Ha! Happy to provide from relief from the Kung Flu. We’re hanging in there, I’m 1/4 retired. My wife is working three jobs trying to keep her organization, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival afloat.

    Happy to chat about the Long Range automotive tank. It works really well, just wished the truck’s range to empty could be adjusted.
     
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  3. May 17, 2020 at 9:50 PM
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    I love those seats!
     
  4. May 18, 2020 at 7:10 AM
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    These seats are definitely super nice for my stiff back. Slid in and go “ahh!’
     
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  5. May 19, 2020 at 5:11 AM
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    This looks like an interesting water disinfection system. Has anyone tried it?
     
  6. May 19, 2020 at 10:14 AM
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    I have one for my house!
    I catch and use my own water here in Hawaii and it has been nothing short of fantastic.
     
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  7. May 19, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    I'm just going to put this out there so don't shoot the messenger.

    I have been in water treatment for forty years, retiring the end of the month. If any of the gee whiz magic bullets that have come down the pike in that time actually worked everyone, including municipal water districts, would be using them.

    From magnets in the 1980's to the latest nano-filtration all fail when it comes to both scale formation (not a problem in most drinking water) and biological control.

    The things that have proven themselves to work are, filtration (you can include carbon bed filters in this as they both filter and absorb undesirable elements). Chemical treatment, most usually chlorine or chloramine. Lastly ultraviolet exposure and ozonation.

    One more note, the absolute last person's word you want to take on something that will effect your life (quite literally, you can die from bad water) is the person trying to sell you something.
     
  8. May 19, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    I agree as well but i don’t want to be the first, if you know what i mean. I’m happy using leadin edge technology but not bleeding edge.

    Sounds very promising though and will Keep my eye on it
     
  9. May 19, 2020 at 2:07 PM
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    Ends in Romania...not Russia, I know because I'm from overthere...talking water filtration, how about Berkey ?
     
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  10. May 19, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    Ooooops, I had the "R" correct...lol. I did not get the "Berkey" comment.
    Thanks
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  11. May 19, 2020 at 3:04 PM
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    I carry one of these as a basic filter. Even though the marketing lists that it filters microorganisms, it also mentions on the label about not for use in biologically unsafe water... so ? Also it definitely does not taste pure after filling my 15G tank from house water through it. But for a simple filter and adding a small amount of chlorine bleach (epa.gov guidelines), it can cover a lot of nasties. Boiling can help too. Just depends on your risk comfort level.

    The water flavoring drops can help on long trips to mask flavor and add variety.

    note: listed 3mo lifespan

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006IX87S
     
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  12. May 19, 2020 at 4:52 PM
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    Thanks Ken. That’s definitely a cheap option. Looks like it has a 20 micron filter which will remove the larger dirt (sand and silt) particulates, with activated charcoal to improve taste. But you’d need to inject/add chlorine to take care of the remaining nasties like viruses
     
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  13. May 19, 2020 at 5:02 PM
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    I think @DAS Taco meant the Berkey water filter system. I haven’t heard of it before and am not sure if it would fit our travel needs but it looks quite effective for home use in that it purifies water as opposed to just filtering it. The short of it is that it can remove viruses and chemical pollutants that filter can’t touch. Filters only go down to around 0.3 micron which still allows for viruses and chemicals to pass through.

    Looks like the Berkey system would be great for stationary household use.
     
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  14. May 20, 2020 at 6:25 AM
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    Correct, Berkey can purify water from any source, and what is great about it is that doesn't rely on power, pumps...gravity it's all you need!
    They have a Camper model that can be stashed almost anywhere...I'm not payed by Berkey to say these things but we have been using them for years now and I wouldn't use anything else to not just filter my water...but to purity it.
     
  15. May 22, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    The berkey water filters are a popular item..

    The black filters are what is being talked about regarding chemical removal and taste improvement .

    Been ages since i have kept up with there product line. Funny story... the name actually changed slightly due to the voice over guy mispronouncing the name. It was. Not caught until after the ad ran for a bit. The owner, said sales and calls where higher than ever, and people like the way the name was mispronounced so he changed the name to match..

    Geeze, that has been over 20 years ago now.. how time flies
     
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    Dan from The Road Chose Me did a nice video on filtration systems. Looks the same as the one that you have although he did it a little differently in that he filters the water both on the way in and the way out.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geGO_yNmVKM
     
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  18. May 23, 2020 at 12:05 AM
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    Btw, that's really sweet the way you have set that up in the back seat pumping directly into the camper. I was wondering it the dealer had some options.
     
  19. May 23, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    Totally funny that you noticed my system is basically the same as Dan Grec of The Road Chose Me cause that’s where i got the idea from! I’ve shamelessly copied his system. I’ve even contacted him a couple of times with questions about his system. He’s had no problems with it over 3 years of driving around Africa; that is good enough for me. I did upgrade to a dual filter system because there’s two of us where he usually was traveling by himself.

    If anyone has not heard of his story and you’re curious about Africa check out his site, http://theroadchoseme.com/
    He’s a good writer and has spoken at several overland expos and many Jeep get togethers.

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    Can you tell that I’m very impressed with what he’s done. Taken at the 2018 Overland Expo
     
  20. May 23, 2020 at 9:09 PM
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    Maybe I missed it, but how and where are you storing your water?
     
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