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Managing water consumption on a campervan road trip

October 28, 2021

Managing water consumption on a campervan road trip

Road trips are full of adventures, exploration, discoveries and all kinds of other activities. But they can also be an opportunity to work on oneself and how you live during your trip.

Although they are designed for optimal efficiency, hiring a campervan nevertheless comes with certain limits in terms of the available space – it’s not unlimited! And the same goes for water tanks. Holidays in a van therefore require some restrictions on your consumption, unless you want to have to fill up the tank several times a day.

So, if you’re planning a trip in a van without having to visit emptying/refilling points on a regular basis, you’ll have to use your on-board water reserve sparingly. While renting a campervan means that you’ll have a sink and an electric shower outside (or even a real, hot shower in converted vans), holidaying in a van also means that you’ll have to restrict washing (except for showering at campsites or having a scrub in the great outdoors with lots of 100% natural soap), and that you’ll have to do the dishes in an efficient way, using a basin to collect the water for rinsing. Top tip: why not take along a jerrycan, preferably with a tap, or a solar-powered shower to increase your water reserves.

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