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Old 11-01-2014, 02:05 PM   #15
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... But then we all drank from the garden hoses years ago and we're still here (or at least some of us are!).

That's the way I roll, and still drink from the water hose in the yard when I'm thirsty. Maybe doing it a zillion times might cause discomfort, but that would put me at about 400 years old
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:10 PM   #16
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The water hose needs to be made for drinking water use, and only the white and some gray ones are. So you have a plain garden hose in the rig where it shouldn't be used. But then we all drank from the garden hoses years ago and we're still here (or at least some of us are!).
I have been using garden hoses to fill my tanks for 35 years; guess one of these years I will die.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:52 PM   #17
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To the OP...the MH I bought had a RO system installed under the kitchen sink with a tap next to the faucets up top. I love it. No matter the source of the water I take on, I always know the drinking, coffee, cooking water is purer than bottled water. No funny taste, etc. No worry about any contaminants.

But, because it takes water to make water, I only have it on when hooked to a water source at a campground or RV park. When off a water supply, the accumulator tank will provide several gallons of water till it loses pressure.

I have an RO system in the S&B home. No more buying bottled water because the water here in southern AZ tastes like $hit. Side benefit...we drink more water and don't add plastic bottles to the landfill. That alone justifies (in my mind) the waste of a little extra water to make the pure water.

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To Hobo Bob Just be aware your mineral content is down... you might want to add a mineral supplement to your Daily vitamins...women are usually more concerned about that then men are... but we suffer more broken hips.
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But, because it takes water to make water, I only have it on when hooked to a water source at a campground or RV park. When off a water supply, the accumulator tank will provide several gallons of water till it loses pressure.
Look at putting the discharge of the RO water back into your fresh water tank, no wasted water.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:07 PM   #20
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Agree with the others here that it is a reverse osmosis tank. There should be additional tubes connected to this and fed to a spigot somewhere for drinking.
I installed a RO system like this years ago in my home for drinking and ice maker and the family loves it.
Be advised to google O&M manual for your unit as periodic replacements of stage filters and eventually the membrane are required. Also disinfecting the system annually is recommended for my unit.

Good luck and happy camping.
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Also, the recovery rate on most of these are around 75% so it takes 4 gallons of raw water to get 3 gallons if RO treated water. If it were me, I would plumb RO waste line to outside since it's 1/4" tubing and negligible amount since these systems produce small quantity. If you plumb it back to fresh water tank you will cycle up the mineral content in that tank.
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MartySQ,

Thanks for the info on the loss of minerals. Never thought about it before. But you did peak my curiosity and I started to read up on the subject. For what I read so far, it seems there is a difference of opinion as to the loss of minerals versus the removal of all the bad stuff. May look further into whether we should be taking a supplement.

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Old 11-07-2014, 11:17 AM   #23
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Fresh water hoses are made of different material than garden hoses. Garden hoses can have seams that contain lead, and the vinyl can and will leach nasty tasting chemicals. Fresh water hoses are more than just white, they are specifically made for fresh water.
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