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Old 09-15-2016, 10:52 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by stormrider15 View Post
bottle water for everything except showering and flushing. We don't boondock so the fresh water tank has never been used. After everything I had to clean out of the grey tank there's no telling what they dropped into the fresh tank.
It really doesn't matter what they dropped in it if you have sanitized it properly and the water comes out freely.


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Old 09-16-2016, 05:04 AM   #16
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I appreciate the great responses, it looks like a mixed bag of some do and some don't drink from the tank. I might drink the tank water if I had just cleaned it and I had no bottled water around. I am sure if I had to it would be down the hatch.

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Old 09-17-2016, 10:06 PM   #17
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I appreciate the great responses, it looks like a mixed bag of some do and some don't drink from the tank. I might drink the tank water if I had just cleaned it and I had no bottled water around. I am sure if I had to it would be down the hatch.

Just out of curiosity, no offense intended... what has you questioning the FW tank?

We sanitize yearly, and keep the tank full. During Tavel days we use the trailer as a "travel trailer" so we have no problem using the toilet, washing hands, showering, dishes, etc.

Honestly, since the system is sanitized to 200 ppm chlorine annually, the camper plumbing is 100's of times cleaner than my house system.

When's the last time anyone sanitized their copper or plastic piping system in their homes?

Even folks on city water, the residual chlorination is lower than 18 ppm.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:27 AM   #18
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Campsite water and fresh tank

We drink a lot of water. A lot. We have the camco blue filter (replace annually) and always drink from the tap.

We camp mostly in federal or state parks. And a few RV parks. Overall we camp 1.8x/mo avg.

Regarding the tank, we sanitize annually and fill it about 1/3 for traveling water (toilet, washing hands and yes drinking)
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:05 PM   #19
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We full time RV and use our fresh water tank often, chlorinate tank once a year. We have never had any any problems or worries 😀
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We use 5 gallon water bottles for drinking water. We don't necessarily buy water - we also fill our 5 gallon bottles with tap water when in good areas. But I don't drink water after it's run through a hose or from the rv tank. I don't like the plastic taste. Plus we have more water for boondocking with the extra bottles.
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Bottled water here for drinking and cooking. Whole house water filter and sanitize the fresh water tank a couple times a year.
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I installed a 1 micron pre filter followed by a 1/2 micron carbon filter followed by a water softener. All water going in the tank passes through all these filters. The city water also must pass through the filters. There is a below sink Reverse Osmosis system used just for drinking water. The filters and softener are permanently mounted in the water bay with a pressure regulator.

The RV water pump was upgraded to supply additional pressure for the RO system. I use the old pump to pump sanitizing solution through the hoses used for city water, both filter housings, and all the RV plumbing. This is the only method I have found to sanitize everything. Following the owners manual will miss a considerable amount of plumbing. Lastly, I carry a small spray bottle of sanitizing solution to clean the water spigot at the campground.
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:36 PM   #23
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Currently looking for a new fresh and drinkable water tank, I'm happy to have found this discussion.
Naturally, the tank sanitization is obvious, but my question is more about the different plastics and health.
Case in point, I just ordered a lead free, BPA free, and drinking water safe hose to fill the new water tank.
Now, I am looking for a drinking water (healthy) safe water tank.
Any suggestion ?
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:46 PM   #24
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The one that is in there is probably as good as it gets.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:29 PM   #25
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I never drink out of mine just from paranoia, the tank has no lock on it and you just never know if someone has tampered with it. Especially after parking and boondocking for awhile. I only drink bottled water, even at home.
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Ya that's a bit paranoid. Who's going to tamper with your water? Be more worried about bacteria.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:36 PM   #27
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Our FW tank is filled with filtered water and the water we drink goes thru a Brita. We normally don't use any water that doesn't go thru our tank so we can keep tabs on how full our black/gray water tanks are.
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Originally Posted by 1bigmess View Post
Since last August, if I haven't been hooked up to a hose bib source of fresh water, I've been drinking out of the trailer tank. It's designed for that kind of stuff, you know. Drinking water regulations are pretty tight in the US. Any water intended for public consumption in a public water system or utility is regularly tested. I used to get regular water reports from the City of Vancouver USA even though I was on a well outside of town.

I'm fine, except for this arm growing out of my forehead, but I don't think that's related to the water at all. Nope.
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