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Old 02-28-2015, 07:58 AM   #225
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I drink from my tank, but I fill it with bottled water. It takes forever to pour them in.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:14 AM   #226
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This thread has gone on for more than 200 posts now. A similar question, "Does anyone actually sleep in their RV?" How about, "Does anyone actually cook in their RV?" Burning minds want to know!


As I drive around the country and see the hundreds of thousands of RV's sitting in these HUGE storage facilities my question would be:

Does anyone actually USE their RV?

I know that people do and I for one use mine Full-Time but it simply amazes me of the number of RV's that are sitting in these storage facilities baking in the hot sun.

What a waste!

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Old 02-28-2015, 08:23 AM   #227
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As I drive around the country and see the hundreds of thousands of RV's sitting in these HUGE storage facilities my question would be:

Does anyone actually USE their RV?

I know that people do and I for one use mine Full-Time but it simply amazes me of the number of RV's that are sitting in these storage facilities baking in the hot sun.

What a waste!

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And how many of them have stagnant water sitting in the tanks?....Yukk

Bottled water around here is $2 for a case of 24........I drink that, use the tank water/hookup water for everything else.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:27 AM   #228
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It might just be me, but I don't even drink water from our S&B spigot. Even if bottled water is from the same place, I still drink only bottled water.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:34 AM   #229
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I drink from my tank, but I fill it with bottled water. It takes forever to pour them in.
I actually did that for a few months during my assignment just after Hurricane Katrina. All we had available was bottled water so I made a scaffold to get me high enough to pour them into the gravity fill spout and made a multi-bottle fill funnel where we could place 5 bottles at a time to drain. Then we found a supply of 5 gallon water bottles and that made the process sooooo much easier!
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:50 AM   #230
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You guys need to watch more TV! On the show Moonshiner's Ol Tickle solved any problem any of you might have with bad tasting water. He filled the tank with moonshine and simply filled the jugs at the sink as he sold it?

Now that should keep the tank clean! Now I guess you would want to shower with bottle water!
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:58 PM   #231
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I keep my tank nearly full all the time and use the water regularly. Water from the tank goes through the same 2 filters as the shore water. Drinking water goes through a final filter in the galley. 8 years full time. I have never understood RVers reluctance to use the fresh water tank. We rarely buy bottled water.


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Sounds good Steve and I would do the same. My question would be, as a fulltime RV'er what are your options for filling up your fresh water tank when it runs low? Thanks
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Sounds good Steve and I would do the same. My question would be, as a fulltime RV'er what are your options for filling up your fresh water tank when it runs low? Thanks

When we are getting really to leave a location with shore water I top up the tank. We rarely dry camp for more than 2-3 over nights. If we are dry camping for a week or more then water/holding tank rationing is much tighter.


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Old 03-15-2015, 05:24 PM   #233
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I do don't drink the water from my tank

However I always stay in campgrounds with full hookups...And I do drink there water,I change the full house water filter on a monthly bases...I have an automatic ice maker in my refrigerator and use it so whats the difference...
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:29 PM   #234
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boondock camping

I never wilderness or boondock camp...I know we maybe missing something but if there isn't a 50amp service,fresh water and sewage hookups I'm not staying there...
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I didn't bother to read the first 4 pages of answers, so I may be repeating (sorry if that is a no-no).
The fresh water tank is nothing more than a huge plastic container - just like you buy bottled water in. Empty, winterize (if necessary) and sanitize it, and it's no different than drinking out of a rinsed out water jug.
If you don't sanitize it from time to time - that is a different story!
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I didn't bother to read the first 4 pages of answers, so I may be repeating (sorry if that is a no-no).
The fresh water tank is nothing more than a huge plastic container - just like you buy bottled water in. Empty, winterize (if necessary) and sanitize it, and it's no different than drinking out of a rinsed out water jug.
If you don't sanitize it from time to time - that is a different story!
If you read the reports about what turns up in bottled water the story might not be so different. At least most of the plasticizer leaches out in the first few tanks. ;-)
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I filter it going in and have a filtered tap. I drink from this all the time, everywhere.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:53 PM   #238
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I really think the question should be: "Does anyone NOT drink the water out of their tank?"
Been doing it for over 50 years with no problems, but then I drank out of water hoses laying in the sun too. Went swimming in municipal pools BEFORE swim diapers were invented.
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