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Old 07-12-2015, 06:46 PM   #15
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I usually mix a little Crown Royal with my water. No problems so far.
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We use the water that the park has and filter through a filter on the sink for drinking and coffee.
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Old 07-12-2015, 06:59 PM   #17
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Crown Royal mixed with frozen water is better.
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:05 PM   #18
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Total newbie question, how do you ensure water quality and taste when full timing around the country?
I use a water filtration system that includes a sediment, carbon, an UV filters. Plus, I use an under-the-sink RO filter for drinking water.

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Do you just drink bottled water and use city water for showers and sinks?
Bottled water is too expensive and takes up too much room in an RV.

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I know different places have water quality issues just wondering what advice you can give, and what experiences you have had with differing water quality?
I don't think we've gotten ill from bad water yet, but I'm not taking chances considering that immune systems degrade with age.

However, I've had water with excessive amounts of sediment (I hope that's what it was) that fouled my filters. Also, I've had some Arizona municipal water that had a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) reading of over 800 -- 300 is considered high.

That said, you would probably not get sick if you just drank unfiltered water from around the country. Probably.

Probably isn't good enough for me so I filter.
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:19 PM   #19
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I believe that all water from every municipal water supply anywhere in the U.S. is safe to drink.
Google "boil water advisories". Also, besides municipal, there are many other water systems.


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Am I the only RVer concerned that multiple water filters, (or even a single filter), might remove all of the chloride in municipal water...resulting in unprotected tank water?
If the municipal water system's chlorination was effective, by the time the water reaches you, the microbes should be toast.

If not, all the more reason to filter.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:07 PM   #20
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We use a RO (reverse osmosis) system at home.

We recently had to reduce water usage by 36% in Clovis and I discovered my RO system produces three gallons of waste water for every one gallon of good water.

I capture that bad water now and use it for watering plants and flushing the toilets.

So a RO system in an RV would fill up your gray tanks a little faster. Sure makes good water though.
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My filters are just before the water enters the house plumbing from either the tank or shore. True the water actually in the pipes when the demand is turned off is chlorine free but that's a tiny volume and only there for a short time. I agree that I would want a chlorine component in the fresh water tank.
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We use one of the "blue" camco filters inline with the hose from the camp water supply. We then use an RO system installed under the sink for the refrig water dispenser and ice maker as well as cooking. Simple install on our unit, and is really necessary in areas like Yuma, AZ where the salt content of water is so high. Goes without saying that you need a water pressure regulator inline before the filter.
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We use a Pur faucet filter for drinking, cooking and coffee water. I have a sediment filter at the CG faucet. The fluoride is unhealthy at present levels, and chlorine makes coffee have an odd taste, depending on residual level.
ALL licensed RV parks,CG's, resorts, whatever they go by, must meet EPA regulations for water quality standards for human consumption.
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We just drink whatever water is available at campgrounds and filter it. We have never had a problem doing that. In my opinion, bottled water is expensive and usually is just filtered tap water anyway.
Yep, even the companies admit that.
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The Magna came with a 3M filter that is supposed to take out 99.9% of most everything, including chlorine. We haven't tested it anywhere but locally though. Maybe if we ever get to go full time we will.
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The fluoride is unhealthy at present levels . . .
According to John Birch Society??


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ALL licensed RV parks,CG's, resorts, whatever they go by, must meet EPA regulations for water quality standards for human consumption.
True, but sometimes they screw up.
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The fluoride is unhealthy at present levels,
ALL licensed RV parks,CG's, resorts, whatever they go by, must meet EPA regulations for water quality standards for human consumption.
How do you know the present Flouride level?
Each Water System does not put the same amount of Flouride into the water.
And most well water already contains flouride.
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Am I the only RVer concerned that multiple water filters, (or even a single filter), might remove all of the chloride in municipal water...resulting in unprotected tank water?
Or are water filters so smart that they leave everything beneficial in the water and filter out only things that are potential harmful?
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Mel, I agree, the water that is going into the holding tank from a municipal supply should not be filtered to strip away the chlorine, all municipal water systems have to carry a residule amount of disinfectant in their system, If you strip away that disinfectant before it goes into your holding tank, that stored water has no protection against any biological contaminants, that could enter your rv system.

Most larger municipal systems have switched to Chlormine disinfection which holds a longer residule than regular Chlorine disinfection.

Any typographical errors can be attributed to the fact that I just returned from an eye appt. and my eyes are dialated so I can't see squat.
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