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Old 08-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #15
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If I'm hooked up to a strange water supply, I just run it through my RO system and filter and dump it in my fresh water tank and use the coach pump.. Better than soft any day.
So I've got an 80 gallon water tank.. What do you do with the 240 gallons of waste water that the RO system generates?

I have a massive softener at home.. we're on well water that is very hard. On the RV, I don't worry about it...

Note, with really hard water and a softener, you're still going to get some deposits. Also note that the softener adds sodium to your water supply.

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Old 08-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #16
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I'm on the side of those who recommend a water softener. I noticed lime deposits on my faucets almost right away before I purchased my softener. After using the softener, no more lime deposits. I figure I might even be saving money in the long run by cutting repair costs for the water system, and we very much enjoy the soft water when washing clothes, hair, taking a shower etc.

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:18 PM   #17
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SO when using a water softener does it have the same affect on laundry as using fabric softener? Can't stand towels that have been laundered with fabric softener. With all the pores in the fabric closed just too hard to dry off.

If this is not the case then I could see myself trying one out to help protect the plumbing.
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We have used a softener for years in the stick home and DP. Worth every penny. Expect detergent cost to reduce maybe 75%, you will probably never change out a faucet and shower glass walls remain almost spotless. We also have a RO unit in our stick home kitchen for drinking and ice. I would like to add one to the DP soon, but storage space in the RV is tight, and we will probably have to decide what will go if we add something.
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We got the 8000 a few years ago when at many camps, our skin was so itchy after a shower and the water for dishes would never keep any suds at all. It has been such a great improvement to using our rv. Would not be without it.

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