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Old 12-29-2014, 12:04 AM   #57
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Originally Posted by Dutch Star Don View Post
40 years of RV water from the tank, still no side affects. I also drank from the hose today while I washed the coach.

I think the better question is.....who's foolish enough to pay more for bottled water than gasoline.
Bottled water has so good marketing. Tap water in a bottle for $8 a gal.

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Old 12-29-2014, 12:41 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by BFlinn181 View Post
Water from a tested well or city system is a no brainer.
In most cases, you're probably right.

However, during 2009/2010 the CDC said that 33 drinking water–associated outbreaks were reported, comprising 1,040 cases of illness, 85 hospitalizations, and nine deaths.

Since bottle water is $$$, I prefer to filter my water before I drink it. Just in case.

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Old 12-29-2014, 01:12 AM   #59
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I commend you on the design and very workman like installation of your water system. I currently just have a 2 filter head setup with sediment and carbon block filters. I've been considering adding the UV filter for sometime & it's currently on my list for 2015. I hadn't really considered a flow meter. Did you get your components from the RV Water Store or another source?
Thanks, Steve. I bought the flow meter to figure out what UV filter to buy because UV filters are calibrated by flow rates (gpm = gallons per minute). Besides that, a flow meter is handy when I'm filling my water tank and someone asks me "How long till you're done?" Now I know.

Anyway, I bought my under-the-sink RO (Reverse Osmosis) system, Watts regulator ("A" in the photo below), and water softener ("D" below) from the RV Water Filter Store. I had many conversations with Richard Dahl, the store owner. He's a great source of info. However, I suggest shopping around as I bought a couple years go.

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Old 12-29-2014, 01:22 AM   #60
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:53 AM   #61
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My wife and I used our RV 6 months a year for over 10 years always dry camping used tank water regularly no problems.
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:31 AM   #62
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Most often I drink water from the tank. When in doubt I clorinate, UV filter and sometimes boil. Have filled my RV from lakes and pristine looking streams and I use appropriate precautions in this scenario and always flush and treat my FW tank after using an unknown quality water source.
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:47 AM   #63
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Heh. I recognize that pedestal. We own the lot next door. Yeah, HSG has their own well, and while the water is perfectly safe, it does have a lot of sediment in it. I use a 20 micron pleated paper filter before the water softener, but I have to rinse it off every week or so and change it once a month. I get 3-4 months out of the 5 micron sediment and carbon filters that are in the water bay.
Nice to meet ya ,we waved and said hi a couple of times during our stay.......Nice looking King Aire you have, I had to take a photo of it! , and I was checking out your water softner and filter also, thinking someday, I will need to get one ........I hope our parrot Otis did not bother you
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:36 AM   #64
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I mostly use bottled (1 gal. cheap supermarket water at $.80 for coffee) because the taste is pretty consistent. I use tank or city supply for everything else. I really don't think about it ...
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:16 AM   #65
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We spent our first 20 years of travel in our boat with a 100 gallon water supply. Always sanitized the tanks in the spring. Always drank the water after going through a 1 micron filter to remove cyst.
Now four years in the MH and we still have a 100 gallon supply and we still drink the water. Same quality filter only on the drinking water tap. Never ever got sick from our water. have gotten sick on bottled water.

When a very young boy, used to drink the water straight out of the river in North Jersey. Never got sick. that was 60 years ago before the EPA.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:29 AM   #66
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"Because YOU lived that somehow is relevant. I did the same crap as well but I hardly brag about it or thump my chest...I often wonder HOW I survived being the young, dumb idiot I was way too much of the time."

I never said we were smart and some people did die from the things we did.......I was just pointing out that before all the regulations that we live with now life was much simpler and a little common sense goes a long ways.....

I am glad that safety first is the way we do things now a days......And I was NOT THUMPING my chest, thank you.......I'm done........

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Old 12-29-2014, 08:30 AM   #67
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I get sediment filters because I know what kind of safe to consume but may taste bad particulates can occur in usually well water. I also get some minerals can be a problem. What puzzles me is why one would stack UV on top of RO. One could run their black tank into that setup and safely drink the output ala space station.

Note: I am not complaining. If somebody wants to do all that it's their business and their money. What I am curious about is what is the benefit. Maybe there is something I need to understand better.
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Old 12-29-2014, 09:10 AM   #68
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Our city has it's own well. Been drinking it since the early 70dies and before that we had our own well. Drink out of the garden hose in the summer after running awhile to get cold yum. We always fill the tanks and 2 containers(14 gallons) when we go. I have a $30 dollar filter in the hose @ CG's before it goes in our tanks.
I bleached out the tanks last summer really haven't noticed anything different. While visiting the Fater-in-laws the doggies won't drink his well water of course neither did I, pee U
Ive been known to soak the corn on the cob in the St Croix River the day before cooking too.
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:14 AM   #69
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LJ's comment on riding in back of pickup and seatbelts sort of motivated me to comment that even though I can remember the days when seat belts were not mandatory in cars I wear them now when in my car or driving the motorhome. And even though I have drank in the past a lot of water from the tap in all variety of RV parks I don't care to do that any more without the water going through a working filter that is rated to take out taste issues, odor, some bacteria, and chemicals. Water that is OK from the city water tap may get degraded when passing through the labyrinth of pipes in the typical RV park. Some of that water may sit in the pipes for a long time. Plus you have sewage close to all those fresh water feeds that do not have anti syphon on them.
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One further comment. As I said, we use the CG water and the freshwater tank when we're in the MH. When we're in the toad we use the Sams or Wal-Mart brand bottled water which costs us .10 per bottle. I think it's as good as any other bottled water and WAY cheaper!

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