canvas water bag

Submitted: Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 19:28
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Do those canvas water bags that mount on the bull bar still exist?, or are they a forgotten relic? Were they any good?
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 19:41

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 19:41
saw a new one for sale at the camping shop the other day for $20. damn near bought it just for the memories!

Muddy
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 08:09

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 08:09
geez i didnt think you were old enough to have those memories hahaha
but i guess your ancient too!!! eh?
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Reply By: Member - Peter (on the move) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 19:51

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 19:51
Yep they exist....they used to provide a cooler than ambient drink of water by the same means as an evaporative AC works, tasted a little canvasy though.

These days most of us have fridges so they are kind of obsolete.

Cheers Pete
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Reply By: crusher - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 19:52

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 19:52
Hi fellow troopy owner
Used one all the time in the sixties and seventies, they work on the evaporation principle eg wet your hand and fan it, inorder for the water to evaporate it requires heat in witch it takes it out of the wet porous bag.These days we have our Waecos and Engles
Kev
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Reply By: Woobla (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 21:02

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 21:02
G'day Sparky,
I bought a few of these many years ago..had to buy a few to finally get one that held water. It is old technology and it uses water to get cool as you know.
If you do get one, take my advice, mount it well out of the firing range of all dogs...nothing tastes worse than dog bleep . just the thought of it brings back a bad taste on my mouth. I recon the fridge is the go mate!
Jeff
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 21:22

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 21:22
It was a wonderful thing years ago. Before airconditioned cars. As a kid I remember travelling in the Old Man's Lancer (Morris/Austin) back in the mid sixties. The Old Man had a canvas bag of water hanging off the bumper, and whilst the water was cool, it tasted like canvas.

Technology is a wonderful thing. Now you can buy a 12 volt cooler from Tricky's for $30 and pack 6 or 8 water bottles in it and have cold water that tastes like water; or soft drink if you please.

You can even have a 12 volt oven to heat your food for $25.

Sitting in an airconditioned car with hot food and cold drinks.

How times have changed.

Cheers,

Jim
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 21:25

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 21:25
amen to that Jimbo!
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 21:27

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 21:27
Sparky,

Used to be able to buy bags fitted with a leather backing. Made the water taste like canvas, leather and..., errr....dog's bleep .
This resisted any wear on the bullbar, or wherever it was mounted. Didn't need to wear much, to start to leak badly.
Winter months makes the water almost too cold to drink, especially in the drier inland areas. They didn't work too well in the Kimberley, from what i remember.

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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 21:49

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 21:49
Sparky, the stories above amuse me a little reminding me that we actually had one on the front of the roobar. Well more of a galah bar of the Capri way back when. I never gave the dogs the opportunity of the front unless they wanted to be run over. We actually had great intentions of a great camping life that came to an abrupt end on our honeymoon with a black frost at Ceduna. The water in the bag was cold too. LOL

It's easier today without them.
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 22:58

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 22:58
I used to have 2 on the ag bike i rode back in my jackaroo days.......water always tasted fine. One concern would be to not block airflow to radiator.
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 09:40

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 09:40
Thanks for the replies. Sometimes it's interesting to reflect on the past! But seriously though, who wastes fridge space on water??? Fridges are for the beer?
Sparky
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 15:28

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 15:28
Finally, someone who speaks the Truth!!

Maybe we should all still be using canvas bags to make more room in the fridge for the important things in life! :-)
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Reply By: Brian - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 22:45

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 22:45
I used to have one on the front of my HD Holden. Did a trip to Adelaide in 1972 from Bathurst in the middle of summer and in 40 Degree heat the water was quite cool. Often thought of trying to get one again just to try out on a trip.

A tip to get rid of the canvas taste and it works. While the water bag is new put it in a container big enough to cover with water and boil it for about 20 minutes. From experience it gets rid of that canvas taste and also stops it from any sort of leaks.The boiling makes it contract and completely seal.

Oh the memories.
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