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Old 04-23-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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Water Softner

I do not know how many of you use a portable water softener, but in New Mexico there is very hard water. A few weeks ago I purchased a Watts RV Pro-10,000 portable water softener. The unit lasted three weeks before leaking from the bottom of the unit. I have made 12 telephone calls to demand a replacement. With no success at all. Watts stated they were not at fault, the distributor will not even accept my calls and the RV dealer in Kentucky told me to contact Watts. My point is this do not spend your hard earned money on this unit. I have since purchased a SoftSpot 400 water softener, which is of better workmanship and includes a water filter.

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Old 04-23-2015, 06:11 PM   #2
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southwest, thanks for the heads up. I've been thinking about a water softener for our Missouri hard water.

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I have spent time in Arizona and New Mexico and came to the same conclusion. After a lot of research I finally decided on the Mark 8000 and have been pleased with the results. I typically have to recharge it every 3 weeks or so. This size is very easy to handle and store.


Here is a link to one of the many discussions on this subject.

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Also they can handle the iron in the water. I use a 5 micron pre filter in front of the Mark8000.
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I have the RV Pro -10,000 and have had no issues with it. Really came in handy while in texas - water is very hard. easy to handle
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I too have an RVPro 10000 that is probably 10 years old. I always pull it out and store in my basement during the winter months, but besides changing out the resin this past year, I've had zero problems with mine.
From what I've understood, Watts makes the parts, but I believe they are assembled by another company.
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I have the RV Pro -10,000 and have had no issues with it. Really came in handy while in texas - water is very hard. easy to handle
We were in the RGV this winter and the water was as hard as a rock and just as dirty. Folks without water softeners and good filtration showered at the clubhouse and bought gallon jugs of water there too. They had a water machine - twenty five cents a gallon. In 3.5 months changed filters once and regenerated softener 3 times.

I think anyone full timing should have a good softener and filtration system. I can't imagine living with the single #8 filter the Bounder came with and using those throw away blue carbon filters.

It's a Watts...

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