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Old 09-22-2011, 11:00 AM   #15
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I use tank and pump. However, I also have a whole house RO system. All the water in my holding tank goes through the RO system. Never use "untreated" RV park water. The real reason I installed this system was prevent buildup of deposits in the piping. Side benefits, no spots on the shower enclosure dishes, etc, no bottled drinking water, just to name a couple.

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Old 09-22-2011, 12:47 PM   #16
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We only avoid water that looks or smells bad at the hose when in a hookup situation.

We make ice cubes from the tank and shore water. We double filter for drinking water with a Brita pitcher and we rotate the water in the tank to add home water that is chlorinated to sanitize the tank.

Fortunately we live very close to the snow melt water in the Sierras that is very good quality.

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Old 09-22-2011, 01:03 PM   #17
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Since we also camp without water hookups we use water out of our freshwater tank. I fill up at home with softened water. It is what we are used to and it leaves less deposits on the shower walls.

When using water at a campground I like to let the water run for a couple of seconds and flush the water lines and our hoses.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:09 PM   #18
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When the RV park pressure is low we put water in the tank and use the pump. Otherwise we use the park water.
I keep about 10 gallons of water in the tank for times when the park water stops or for flushing if we are traveling. I dump it and re-add water a couple of times per month.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:33 PM   #19
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LIke many others we always use from the tank. But we always check the campground water before filling the tank.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:32 PM   #20
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We lived on a boat for many years and felt it proper to fill a tank and never leave a hose connected with pressure water. We do the same with the RV. We fill the tank and use the water pump but like others above we check the quality of water by smell & taste before filling the tank.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:40 PM   #21
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Good filtration system

I added a whole house filtration system w/water softener + an under sink reverse osmosis unit to get around the whole "bad water" adventure.

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