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Old 12-28-2014, 05:30 PM   #29
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:43 PM   #30
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Normally, this time of year, I'd be using the on-board tank because the city over-chlorinates, Running it into the on-board tanks lets the Bleach dissipate before i feed it to my Brita filter.

However,, This is not a normal winter,, Still I keep the tank full and properly Chlorinated.

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Old 12-28-2014, 05:49 PM   #31
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We use RV water for everything including coffee.
For drinking water we typically have bottled water, I guess mainly for the convenience.
Like a few others have ask, why not use RV water?
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:01 PM   #32
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Let's see, at home I go to the local stand pipe to get water, it comes from a tank higher on the hill. I then transfer it into my water hauling tanks and then drive home and transfer it again, this time into my 3,000 gal home storage tank. When we go somewhere I will again transfer it into the fresh water tanks and my aux jugs (5 gals each, that go to a goose neck at the sink, via a small pump, used for making coffee, ice, and drinking water). It has been years since I "sanitized" my tanks. The only problem I had was when my filter case got all yucked up. So I got rid of them!

So, yeah, I guess I drink water from my tanks!

On the road, when we find water we like, we will top of the jugs. Some water will just not make good coffee and may not taste good! I rigged up the Aux water supply years ago while in Baja in order to keep "good" water for coffee and drinking just in case. As a last resort, we will get water from a store front machine, but never store bought bottled water.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:04 PM   #33
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We have always drunk the water from the fresh tanks of our rvs. We have never purchased bottled tap water. But then we have never been to Quartzsite, AZ where the water is brown.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:09 PM   #34
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Like everyone else, we have a charcoal filter after the water tank, and a second filter for the water to the ice maker/chilled water dispenser. Don't think twice about drinking it, but sometimes I am more concerned with the campground water.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:23 PM   #35
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Hello Again... Does anyone really drink the water in their on board tanks unless it is a last resort? Or to clean your vegtables?
We load bottled water prior to leaving, since our home tap water is terrible.

But, once on the road, when we find decent water we switch to drinking from the tap. Making coffee is the real litmus test: if a municipal supply makes good coffee I consider it good for drinking.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:26 PM   #36
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...Does anyone really drink the water in their on board tanks?..
No. We always have full hook ups and travel with a couple of gallons of drinking water and a gallon to use in the toilet.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:29 PM   #37
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We "drink the water." But we also sanitize the FW tank every Spring. I imagine that if we felt our FW supply had been compromised that we would intiiate "Plan B" (use Bottled Water). \ken
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:49 PM   #38
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In fact if you use a carbon filter you are REMOVING any anti bacterial chemicals and are more prone to breeeding bad bugs in your system.
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The only filter that should be used on water entering the fresh water tank is a sediment filter.
You're both assuming that the incoming water is either chlorinated or just needs the "rocks" removed with a sediment filter.

Since campground water can come from a variety of sources (not just treated city water), my RV filtration system is intended to filter the bejeezus out of incoming water . . . just in case.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:51 PM   #39
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We bought our first camper in 1968. It was a 68 Shasta Compact. We used the water tank in it. We have used the water tank in all 3 popups, 2 travel trailers, and 5 motorhomes. We installed a filter in 1985 in our 78 Argosy. We have used a filter in all motorhomes since then. We have never had a problem with water.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:54 PM   #40
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Yes we drink from the tank water,
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Sure, I drink the water from the fresh water tank. If one knows their coach, does proper maintenance and uses the whole coach filter everything has always been safe. No worries here.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:01 PM   #42
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All the time. We fill the tank with RO water. It makes the best coffee. We use the tank water for everything.

RO waste water is piped to the trees at our RV site.

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