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Old 06-15-2007, 06:03 AM   #1
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Hi, I just registered with this site this morning. I have visited it a few times before with the recomendation from a friend. I just purchased a 2007 Itasca Sunova. I love the new motorhome and am looking forward to a lot of traveling with it. I have a question concerning using fresh water from the tank. We usually stay at sites with full hook ups and seldom use water from the tank. Because of this the water sets in the tank for many weeks. my question is should we use the water from the tank even while at a camp ground with water and then fill the tank as needed. It seems like we get better water pressure when we are using the pump than when we use water straight from the City water. Please offer me some advise on this matter.
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Hi, I just registered with this site this morning. I have visited it a few times before with the recomendation from a friend. I just purchased a 2007 Itasca Sunova. I love the new motorhome and am looking forward to a lot of traveling with it. I have a question concerning using fresh water from the tank. We usually stay at sites with full hook ups and seldom use water from the tank. Because of this the water sets in the tank for many weeks. my question is should we use the water from the tank even while at a camp ground with water and then fill the tank as needed. It seems like we get better water pressure when we are using the pump than when we use water straight from the City water. Please offer me some advise on this matter.
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:19 AM   #3
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Welcome to the site. You have come to the right place for answers and we hope you share your experiences with us as well.
I have copied this question to the general discussion forum so you get more exposure to the question.
First of all, as far as using the city water versus your on board water, I use a filter on the outside of the rig where the hose connects to the rig. I use a 2 gallon per minute(GPM) one. It is used to reduce sediment, chlorine and bad taste. I have found that filters reducing the flow lower than 2GPM just makes the water flow too slow.
You should also be using a water regulator to protect your rig from excess water pressure from the campground. I use one that has the guage on it so I can see what kind of pressure I am getting. If the pressure is too low, I will switch to the onboard tank.
Now, as far as the on board tank, I do not leave water in it more than a couple of days before a camping weekend and drain it after I get home. I always add 3 tsp. of liquid bleach per 30 gallons of water to the tank when filling to add needed chlorine. If I am going to a full hookup campground, I still carry about half a tank in case it is needed. Then drain after I get home until the next time I go out. Your manual also tells you how to super clean it yearly.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:31 PM   #4
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Welcome. Your new motor home should provide a pleasant experience for you and the wife. Travelling around the county is what many of us seek as we age. "Something we have always want to do." So enjoy yourselves.

I agree with Islapp. Carry enough water to overnight if you are going on a long trip, but on short trips just enought to flush with. Reduced weight makes a better and cheaper drive. If you get to a CG with hook-ups, and plan on staying several weeks, I would drain the water. Since its potable, I would see no reason not to dump it on the grass-- I do it all the time. Also I see nothing wrong with using the tank water. I have never put anything in our tanks except pure water. I just keep the tank dry when not using. s/Toby
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:09 PM   #5
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Hey, Guys thanks for the advice. I'll curtainly use it My wife and i are relatively new comers to RVing but we are really enjoying the adventure.
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rwzegers, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to readign of your adventures and experiences. Congratulations on your Itasca Sunova. I am sure you will enjoy both it and this website. GOod luck and have a great summer.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:27 AM   #7
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Good advice so far. If you haven't used your tank yet it would be a good idea to fill it and add chlorine and empty a couple of times. It may have bits of plastic or even saw dust in it.

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