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Old 02-28-2015, 05:03 PM   #1
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Water softener

We are looking for recommendations on water softeners
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:26 PM   #2
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:51 PM   #3
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After a few trips through Arizona and New Mexico it is a must have item. I elected to purchase the Mark8000 and it general lasts 2-4 weeks between salt treatments. If you buy one make sure that you get the test strips available on Amazon. That way you will know when to refresh the unit.

A Mark 10,000 obviously provides more capacity but it was heavier and a bit more awkward to set up when I am on the road so I selected the next smaller size.

Also if you are going to be long term at one location Culligan often rents the larger units by the month and provides you with a fresh unit each month if required.

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Lots of good threads on this subject. Just Google RV water softeners and you will find plenty of info on iRV2.
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There are several good portable watersofteners out there. "On the go" and the "Watts RV Pro" are just two that work very similar.
I have the On The Go and it works very well. Like some of the others it uses a one pound box of table salt, $0.57 generic, and I recharge about once a month depending on the incoming hardness.
Helps with washing the coach as well.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:11 PM   #5
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Hello - another vote for the On-the-Go. It is a 8000grain unit and uses a 1 pound box of table salt. I find that I need to recharge once a week in Yuma.

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Hello - another vote for the On-the-Go. It is a 8000grain unit and uses a 1 pound box of table salt. I find that I need to recharge once a week in Yuma.

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Geez. You don't drink the water in Yuma. You have to chew it....
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We also use the water mark that Bullheaded recommended.
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There are threads about water in QT's # 3.
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They are all pretty much the same, just shaped a little bit different.

We have an On The Go.
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One more thing.....not sure if anyone covered this....you will need some test strips to monitor the performance and know when to recharge your softener.
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