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Old 05-13-2013, 08:18 PM   #169
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I drank from a garden hose just yesterday. It did taste better than it did 60 years ago.
My hoses never last that long!
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:19 PM   #170
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I filter and treat the water going into the fresh water tank then we filter it again with a Pūr water filter/ pitcher.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:25 PM   #171
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The OP, as quoted, asked if anyone else has concerns about using water form holding tanks. I was thinking most posts have been very much on topic, but sometimes we are all a bit creative in our attempt at expressing our thoughts...
You're right guys. I was too quick on the draw.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:31 PM   #172
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Yes we drink the water from our storage tanks. For medical reasons I need to drink non-fluoridated water, so by the time it reaches my glass, our drinking water has gone through four filters, a water softener and a reverse osmosis system.

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Now that is "clean" water. After my last camping trip, with the worst water we have ever experienced in a park, I am going to start looking at this type of set up.

I may even try to find a way to pump my bottled water through there since it is at such risk of not being regulated by the EPA...
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:55 PM   #173
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We are very lucky. Our well is 450' deep in solid granite. It will frost a glass of water in July and is delicious. We fill our holding tank before leaving home and use it for for all our water needs including drinking. We do have a water purifier which helps when hooked up to park water, but we'll use our tank water until it's gone. I know water from most other parts of the country is tainted with chlorine, fluoride or other treatment chemicals...like I said...we're just lucky.
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Now you got me jealous! Lusting after your well water man!

I was thinking about heading up to Seattle in July. I may need to get a tank full when out that way....
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my well is 275 deep...tastes great and is cold as can be...I always fill our FW tank before leaving home. I am careful though about leaving water in the tank...not having any chlorine in it(like city water)...I doubt it would stay drinkable too long while the coach is parked unused.
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I am careful though about leaving water in the tank...not having any chlorine in it(like city water)...I doubt it would stay drinkable too long while the coach is parked unused.
Yep, exactly why we like our city water with chlorine in it, stays good for a while. The MH has a separate drinking water spigot with a charcoal filter though. Our city water is all well water and is some of the best in the nation according to the studies. Been drinking it for most of my 66 years
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my well is 275 deep...tastes great and is cold as can be...I always fill our FW tank before leaving home. I am careful though about leaving water in the tank...not having any chlorine in it(like city water)...I doubt it would stay drinkable too long while the coach is parked unused.
We always empty the tank on our way home after a trip just for that reason. Then refill before the next one. I can't imagine drinking swimming pool water.
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Water, water - RO system 30 day feedback

I posted earlier about how we disliked the tank water and lugging water bottles. I installed a Reverse Osmosis system on the water tap and icemaker line in my 2013 Entegra Aspire. I bought the system from RVWaterFilterStore.com (not affiliated or compensated). I gotta say we love it. I'll never go back. The icemaker water tastes like Rocky Mountain spring water. The campground I am in now in Mississippi has water with a strong chlorine smell but the RO water is crisp, clean and pure.

Cost about $350. Install time about 2hours. Try it!
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I posted earlier about how we disliked the tank water and lugging water bottles. I installed a Reverse Osmosis system on the water tap and icemaker line in my 2013 Entegra Aspire. I bought the system from RVWaterFilterStore.com (not affiliated or compensated). I gotta say we love it. I'll never go back. The icemaker water tastes like Rocky Mountain spring water. The campground I am in now in Mississippi has water with a strong chlorine smell but the RO water is crisp, clean and pure.

Cost about $350. Install time about 2hours. Try it!
When I researched RO systems it appears that it takes as much as ten gallons of water to produce one gallon of drinking water. We occasionally boondock so that kind of efficiency would not be acceptable. Is this RV system more efficient?
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I believe that you are mistaken that it is a ten to one conversion ratio. It is just one more step of filtration and would have minimal impact on the volume output.

I believe that conversion rate relates to using sea water, where there may be significantly high volumes of contaminants in the water.
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When I researched RO systems it appears that it takes as much as ten gallons of water to produce one gallon of drinking water. We occasionally boondock so that kind of efficiency would not be acceptable. Is this RV system more efficient?
The key here is "up to". The key to acceptable efficiency is high input pressure. If you are boondocking, you wouldn't be producing any RO water anyway, you would be using out of your storage tank. Many RV RO systems put to outlet RO water into the onboard storage tank.
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When I researched RO systems it appears that it takes as much as ten gallons of water to produce one gallon of drinking water. We occasionally boondock so that kind of efficiency would not be acceptable. Is this RV system more efficient?
The number I read was 5:1 for RO conversion and higher pressure is better.

Yes, if you boondock you might not want the RO setup. I have a simple valve to shutoff my RO input supply and then my water tap and icemaker won't work until I return to a city water supply and I can boondock as long as I want. I "boondock" about 5% of my RV time. I think the conveinence the other 95% is worth it. Lug water around if you like.
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