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Old 05-12-2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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RV washer/dryer and well water.

We are installing a Spendide washer/dryer soon and are wondering if it's all right to use well water? Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:13 PM   #2
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All water comes out of a well........as far as testing and the quality of the water you use, is up to you. I have "Well Water" at my home, I also fill the Coach up from time to time as needed......
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You need a sediment filter between the hose bib and the water input into your rv. Well water generally contains a lot of minerals, at least mine at home does - main problem I have is sulfur. Some wells have filters built into them, don't know if yours has that feature, mine doesn't. Having a filter between the spigot and the water connection removes a lot of the stuff. You don't want that build up in your water lines inside for sure. I always use an outside filter whether well water or not when camping and you would be amazed at what that filter catches.
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Check the iron content as that can cause rust to appear on your clothes.


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We will be running all of our water through an RO system. Our well water has enough iron to build a tank so . . . . .
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All water comes out of a well........as far as testing and the quality of the water you use, is up to you. I have "Well Water" at my home, I also fill the Coach up from time to time as needed......
Unless it comes from surface water. Lakes, rivers, dams etc.
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And add a water softener to your input line!
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:21 PM   #8
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All water comes out of a well........as far as testing and the quality of the water you use, is up to you. I have "Well Water" at my home, I also fill the Coach up from time to time as needed......
The water in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and all areas along lake Michigan use the water from the lake. This is common along the great lakes. so... all water does NOT come from a well.
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Buy a portable water softener and don't look back. I've been using a Flopur 8000 for years and it keeps the coach plumbing and appliances free of mineral deposits. On average hardness water it will soften about 800 gallons of water and can be regenerated for 50 cents worth of salt.
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Your Splendide will do as well on well water as you and everything else in your RV. The general precautions about sediment, iron, other minerals, etc. apply across the board and not just to the washer/dryer.
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so... all water does NOT come from a well.
I suppose one could argue that surface water is just a very shallow well. It still is pumped ground water, and still potentially mineral-laden.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:57 PM   #12
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Yes, well water is just fine to use in your washer. The rest of the answer is that you need to find out what else is in the well water, and treat it accordingly. If needed, that might be filters, softener, and or reverse osmosis. Depends on how pure you want your water.
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