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It's no secret that water tanks are an important factor when it comes to choosing a travel trailer, especially if you're going to be doing a lot of boondocking and camping without full hookups. You want to be able to utilize your trailer to its highest potential, and your water tanks play an important role in that! When you're choosing a trailer, one of the biggest factors you should consider is the water tank holding capacity. 

What is the trailer's fresh water holding capacity? What is the gray water holding capacity? And most importantly, what is the black water holding capacity? 

Before we get into the specifics, let's talk about why these factors are so important, when you'll need to think about your trailer's water tank holding capacity, and how to get the most out of your tanks when boondocking. 

Why is Water Tank Holding Important? 

When you're boondocking, it's important to have a large water tank capacity so that you can continue to enjoy your trailer and all of its amenities without having to worry about running out of water. 

If you have a smaller fresh water tank, for example, you'll need to be more careful about how you use your water while boondocking. You might need to take shorter showers, or make sure you're doing laundry and dishes less often.  

However, if you have a large fresh water tank, you can continue using your trailer as you normally would without having to worry about conserving water as much. This is especially important if you're boondocking with a family or group of people. 

The same goes for gray and black water tanks. If you have larger holding tanks, you can continue using your trailer's bathroom and kitchen without having to worry about emptying the tanks as often. 

How to Get The Most Out of Your Tanks While Boondocking 

Even if you have a travel trailer with large holding tanks, there are still some things you can do to help conserve water while boondocking. One way to do this is by investing in a grey water diverter. 

A gray water diverter allows you to connect a hose from your shower or sink directly to your gray water tank. This way, any water that would normally go down the drain is instead diverted into the gray water tank. This conserves fresh water and helps you make the most out of your gray water holding capacity. 

Another way to conserve water is by using eco-friendly, biodegradable cleaning products in your kitchen and bathroom. These products use less water and will help extend the life of your black water tank.

Finally, if you have a dishwasher in your trailer, make sure to run it only when it's full. This will help you save water and energy, and it will also help extend the life of your black water tank. Same with a washer and dryer – if you plan on doing laundry, make sure you have a full load every time and you're using your washer sparingly. It's a great feature to have, but it can use quite a bit of water if you're not careful! 

If you are careful with your water consumption and usage in your Oliver travel trailer, you can go on long camping trips (potentially weeks long) without running out of water.  

Now that we've gone over some of the basics, let's take a more detailed look at Oliver travel trailers and their water tank holding capacities. 

Oliver Travel Trailers' Water Tank Capacities 

Oliver travel trailers have some of the best water tank holding capacities on the market. The Legacy Elite model, for example, has a fresh water holding capacity and gray water holding capacity of 32 gallons each, and a black water tank holding capacity of 15 gallons. The Legacy Elite II has the same water tank capacities. 

Other travel trailers might have larger fresh water tanks, but they typically have smaller gray and black water tanks. This can be a problem if you're doing a lot of boondocking and need to empty your tanks frequently. With Oliver travel trailers, you don't have to worry about this – you can use your trailer's bathroom and kitchen without having to empty the tanks as often. 

In addition, Oliver travel trailers are compatible with a water filtration system that helps to keep your water clean and fresh. This is especially important when you're boondocking and might not have access to clean water sources. 

What Can You Do With Oliver's Water Tank Capabilities? 

With 32 gallons of fresh water, you can take showers, wash dishes, and use the bathroom without having to worry about conserving water. You'll also have plenty of water for cooking, cleaning, and general use. And with a black water tank capacity of 15 gallons, you won't have to empty your tanks as often as you would with other travel trailers. 

Why You Should Choose Oliver Travel Trailers for Your Outdoor Adventures 

If you're looking for a travel trailer that can accommodate your family or group's needs, Oliver travel trailers are a great option. With large water tank holding capacities, you'll have plenty of water for all of your needs while boondocking. And with a variety of floor plans to choose from, you're sure to find an Oliver travel trailer that's perfect for your next adventure.

Aside from having large water tanks, Oliver Travel Trailers are lightweight, compact, and easy to tow.  And with a variety of optional features and upgrades, you can customize your Oliver travel trailer to fit your specific needs. 

If you're looking for a travel trailer that can accommodate your needs while boondocking, Oliver is a great option! With large holding tanks and plenty of amenities, you'll be able to enjoy your trailer to its fullest potential. Contact us today to learn more!

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13 hours ago, JWalmsley said:

A gray water diverter allows you to connect a hose from your shower or sink directly to your gray water tank. This way, any water that would normally go down the drain is instead diverted into the gray water tank. This conserves fresh water and helps you make the most out of your gray water holding capacity. 

Gray water already goes directly to the gray tank from the sink and shower drains.  Not sure I understand this.

13 hours ago, JWalmsley said:

With 32 gallons of fresh water, you can take showers, wash dishes, and use the bathroom without having to worry about conserving water. You'll also have plenty of water for cooking, cleaning, and general use. And with a black water tank capacity of 15 gallons, you won't have to empty your tanks as often as you would with other travel trailers. 

Fresh and Gray tank capacity are good for an Oliver sized trailer.  Black capacity is the limiting factor for boondocking.  A 20-30 gallon black tank would be better!  Mike

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@Mike and Carol I had the exact same two comments!  @JWalmsley please explain the Diverter Valve statement.

 

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1 hour ago, Brian and Brandelyne said:

 I had the exact same two comments!

Yep, sorta like daylite savings time. Take some water from one end of the tank and put it back in the other, therefore, saving water! 😉

These blogs all look like they were copy/pasted from some RV industry promotional literature, with very few of them having to do with Oliver specifically. 15 gallon black tank more than most other travel trailers??

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We've found the 15 gallon black tank to be adequate, but it's the smallest we've ever had in a trailer (even our 26' Sunline held 30 gallons). 20 would've been nice.

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56 minutes ago, Steve and Deb said:

15 gallon black tank more than most other travel trailers??

Agree Steve, 15 gallons is the smallest Black Tank we have seen in a trailer this size.  Anything more would have been nice.

Also agree on the “nature of the blogs”, them seem to be addressing a completely different crowd (Washer/Dryer or Dishwasher??) and then somewhat tailored to address Oliver owners.

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