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Old 05-16-2013, 04:35 PM   #183
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The Good Sam Highways magazine has an alternative on p. 28 of the May-July issue. But no clue where that water comes from.

We don't have much experience and have been using both city water and water from the freshwater tank for everything. But after reading this thread I am having second thoughts.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:19 PM   #184
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Why have second thoughts? Most bottle water is nothing but tap water from where it was bottled anyway. More bad things found in bottle water since it is not regulated as much as city/tap water. People have been drinking the tap water for decades and no problems so again why second thoughts?
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:28 PM   #185
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I drank from a garden hose just yesterday. It did taste better than it did 60 years ago.
Hey, at least you don't drink from a 60 yr old hose like Dunner.... Lol
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #186
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I'm drinking bottle water right now. I came from my tap. When I'm camping, it comes from my holding tank.
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I have a bottle in my hand, but it tastes better than water.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #188
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Times have changed, a BUNCH!!

In ancient Gaelic (back when Scots & Irish Gaelic was nearly the same) the word we know today as "whiskey" which was then "uisce beatha" (literally meaning "water of life") referred to the fact that they took water from anywhere, distilled it, thus sterilizing it, and then it was safe to drink.

Today, times have changed, technology has changed, but there's no use risking it. A little "uisce beatha" is only being safe and prudent.

Yeah, that's my story & I'm sticking with it! LOL
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Why have second thoughts? Most bottle water is nothing but tap water from where it was bottled anyway. More bad things found in bottle water since it is not regulated as much as city/tap water. People have been drinking the tap water for decades and no problems so again why second thoughts?
Second thoughts about drinking from my freshwater tank that has old water in it and not sanitized between uses.

As far as drinking from the holding tank, isn't that where the gray water lives?
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As far as drinking from the holding tank, isn't that where the gray water lives?
Yes, after it is filtered.
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I just spent the winter in Louisiana, eating crabs, crawfish, catfish and oysters. Those things live in and filter some pretty disgusting muck. If you think that tap water stored in a 100 gallon bottle for a couple of days is going to bother me, your nuts.
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When I was growing up, the white hose wasn't even invent yet. Just a kid at 66.
Right! I don't remember a white hose either as a kid. I drank from the green one, and if I remember right, it was super yummy water.

To the OP, I cook with my tank. And shower, blah blah. But now these days I guess I am a bottle water junkie. I blame society for all these new and improved scare tactics.

Side note: Dunner: you are older than me, so maybe the white hose was invented when I was a kid, but my parents never bought it? As a matter of fact, my parents still have a green garden hose.
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For filling my MH, I have 2 white ones connected together and fill it with soft water. I drain it and connect the ends together after each use. I also flush it well before each fill.

When I was buying a hose for my backyard, Walmart had many to chose from. Long Lasting, Heavy Duty, Anti-Kink, etc. They all felt the same thickness. I bought the cheapest one and it's still working fine after 2 years.

For the front yard, I have a 125' black one. The water out of it during the summer is so hot, I think you could make hard boiled eggs with it. I know it would leave a mark if too much of it got on your skin.
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I drink from the tank but try not to fill the tank with water that I don't like. Not all safe water pleases the palette and the palette is often adapted to home. In the cases where travel requires filling with water prior to finding pleasant water I have bottled water that pleases my palette.
I prep the tank with flushing and chlorination prior to seasonal fill and drain when not in use, flush before refilling. I also keep in mind a farm neighbor that died at 99 and said his well that tested positive probably only had enough e-coli to keep him inoculated.
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I also keep in mind a farm neighbor that died at 99 and said his well that tested positive probably only had enough e-coli to keep him inoculated.
Well there is the answer then. Only drink from wells that test positive!!! You don't want negative water now do we....
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Most bottle water is nothing but tap water from where it was bottled anyway.

More bad things found in bottle water since it is not regulated as much as city/tap water.
I'm a little confused, you say most bottled water IS tap water, but then say bottled (tap) water is not regulated as much as tap (bottled) water.

How is that possible?

What 'bad things' are found in bottled (tap) water?
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