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Old 04-10-2013, 08:52 PM   #15
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I have seen some portable water softeners in a RV park that would work. Just like a home unit, you could isolate the main drinking water faucet and only feed that with water that is not softened.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #16
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We like our softener and there is no salt taste. I just regenerated it today. Our RV had a large inline filter in a compartment. We tossed it and use the softener in its place. Recently I bought some brass quick disconnects because unscrewing the hose is a pain. I actually bought 3 of the disconnects so I can leave the pieces connected to the softener when I take it out and use the other one to connect to an outside faucet. The softener is insline with the fresh holding tank so we alway have soft water.

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:27 AM   #17
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This is exactly what I would say.
We have been full-timing for 8-years and would not be without a softner.
As far a drinking, we just take our gallon jugs and buy water out of machines for coffee and drinking.
The only thing I would add. I plummed my softner into the trailer so don't have to lift it in and out everytime we move and it will not freeze inside.
We have had no issues with any plumbing since we boght our 5th wheel new in 2007. I believe in water softners.
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Bought our softener in early 2007. I has been working well. All fixtures in our 2004 and other water systems have given no problems. We live in our MH about 5 months a year. Never run any water into holding tanks or city water inlet unless it is softened.
No salt taste, Drinking water is double filtered.
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I've recently been gifted a Rinse Pure water conditioner, but haven't used it due to lack experience with it. No instructions. How do you recharge it? It came with a small bottle of tablets, but no instructions. Anybody know about this unit? Thanks.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #20
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Michael, The double filtration with Britta gets rid of the soft water taste?
It does. Its a cheap solution-the water tastes very good and we always have cold drinking water.
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We like soft water and the unit is just not a problem to store or maintain.
The softener is mounted in the bay just forward of the wet bay. It is mounted with two 4in Velcro straps. The hoses remain attached all the time except for recharging. When disconnecting from city water I simply pull most of he hose into the softener compartment. The pressure reg and Y valve remain on the end inside the wet bay but off the bottom..
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