How to charge the onboard water tank with natural spring water …

What if there is no camp ground or service point with tap water connection on your way?

Fresh spring water
On our travels, we often find natural springs with very good drinking water, but until now we could not use this water source for our onboard water tank.
Natural spring beside a mountain road
Clear drinking water
We invested in a 15-meter hose, some hose connectors, a Gardena water pump, an external filter system and a battery drill.
In Greece, we had the chance to test the setting. It worked very fine with this natural spring.
The pump and the battery drill could provide enough pressure to work the two filters and fill the tank in the same speed as a usual water connection at a camp ground could do.
Hose with primary waste filter 
Just 10 cm deep water
Gardena pump 
Battery drill
running full speed @ 1400 revs
We use big external water filters
Delivers about 15 litres per minute
To fill our tank, we need 25 minutes
Filter after 2 months of use (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece)


After 3 month / old vs. new filter
After 3 month
Product details

2 thoughts on “How to charge the onboard water tank with natural spring water …”

    1. ja, das stimmt. Wir haben das System nun seit mehr als 1000 Tagen im Dauereinsatz und nutzen das Wasser auch als Trinkwasser.

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