Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-29-2013, 08:05 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
Barbara S.'s Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Columbus, TX
Posts: 1,708
Send a message via Skype™ to Barbara S.
When I bought my last motorhome new I drank the water from the fresh water tank. After about 15 years I started using bottled water for coffee and drinking water. Last year a friend encouraged me to use the Britta water filter in addition to the filter I have before water enters the MH. I quit using the bottled water.

Two months ago I bought a used motorhome. I have not had an opportunity to completely sterilize the fresh water tank so I used bottled water for the first trip and put a new filter at the water inlet and new Britta filter in my pitcher and now use the water from the pitcher for drinking, coffee, etc.

At home I have a water cooler with bottled water that I buy. For coffee at home I use tap water but I prefer the bottled water to mix with Crystal Light mixes.
__________________

__________________
Barbara Spade
Jaymie (Sheltie/Pom) and Luke (Sheltie/mix)
35' Sea View (Class A) MH & Honda CR-V toad.
Good Sam Charter Life member/FMCA/SI/Escapees/Thousand Trails
Barbara S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-29-2013, 08:41 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
sc3283's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,126
Yes...NO bottled water for me..I never did understand the "bottled" water mentality. Bottled water goes to show free enterprise does work...many have gotten filthy rich on the concept
__________________

__________________
96 Dynasty 36' that does NOT wander, thanks to RuppParts.com and their superior "poly" suspension bushings
sc3283 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
Dunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phx, Arid~zona
Posts: 11,106
I fill my fresh tank with soft water from home. I'm used to it and it tastes fine.
__________________
2004 32' National Sea Breeze 1311 Class A on a F-53 Chassis, CHF, TST TPMS, 5Star Tune.
If Dunner (RVM23) can't fix it, it ain't broke!
Cheap Handling Fix Poll. Click Here to vote?
Dunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
Shadowcatche's Avatar
 
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,219
I sanitize the tank and filter all of the water going into it, down to the microbe level. It is safer than the water you get at home (unless you have the filters I do .
__________________
Shadowcatche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 10:42 PM   #47
Member
 
GuidoDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by larrydp View Post

Ours is the opposite!! My wife hauls gallons of water. I have decided to pick the fights and that is not worth fighting..
Ditto. I drink it or use it to cook when she isn't looking. Shhhhh
__________________
GuidoDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 10:48 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
powerboatr's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North East Texas
Posts: 3,666
YES
but ALL 100% of the water we use for drinking, ice (i plumbed the ice maker water lines to receive ro water) and coffee goes through a 1 micron whole house filter and a reverse osmosis system.

so no matter how bad the cg water may be, we get safe water imo

I do sterilize the fw tank if we sit for a long period.
if we are heading home i fill it up so i can pump it to our large water holding tank at home for plants
__________________
USN Retired, Life time member of the DAV.
Enjoying the 2008 Damon Tuscany 4056, no your eyes are fine, there are really 6 slides
2016 Expedition Toad on Hauler flat bed
powerboatr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 11:27 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
tedgard01's Avatar


 
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 3,009
I have an inline filter for all drinking and ice maker. I still drink bottled water most of the time. But i have used the filtered water for coffee and cooking.

One reason to use bottled water (i.e. like from Costco) is that I like a consistent taste and purity, alkaline, sodium, and mineral level. I drink a lot of water myself. I never have drank soft drinks, etc. As I am traveling in the US primarily, and am fairly sure that the water has been tested for safety, I am not as concerned about the water being safe to drink, as I am in consistency. I also want to be sure of purity, but consistency is also important.

Water from NM is not the same as water from NC. They have different alkaline levels, mineral content, sodium level, etc. They are both safe to drink, but you can tear up your digestive system when you switch to various water sources.

Just my thoughts, for whatever they are worth.

Thanks,
Ted
__________________
tedgard01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 11:39 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,477
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich and Cork View Post
Been drinking from the holding tanks of our motorhomes since our first in 1979.
Same here since 1957!
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 11:41 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,477
Quote:
Originally Posted by sc3283 View Post
Yes...NO bottled water for me..I never did understand the "bottled" water mentality. Bottled water goes to show free enterprise does work...many have gotten filthy rich on the concept
Most bottled water is just taken from the municipal water supply and they add minerals for a little better taste. It's one of the biggest rip offs there is. Same water they use to make pop along with great marketing by the companies too!
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 11:51 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
tedgard01's Avatar


 
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 3,009
Just goes to show you... We all have our own way of thinking about a lot of topics.

For one person, maybe buying bottles of water is a waste of money, for another it is worth the cost.

I love traveling around in my RV, my neighbor thinks it is a waste of money.
__________________
tedgard01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 11:54 PM   #53
Registered User
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: REGINA
Posts: 623
Quote:
Originally Posted by tedgard01 View Post
Just goes to show you... We all have our own way of thinking about a lot of topics.

For one person, maybe buying bottles of water is a waste of money, for another it is worth the cost.

I love traveling around in my RV, my neighbor thinks it is a waste of money.
You hit that one.....................I'm with you on that.
__________________
TRAILERKING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 03:09 AM   #54
Senior Member
 
Tony Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Peru heading for Brasilia, Brazil
Posts: 2,117
We normally just drink whatever comes out of the tap into the water tank, but in countries with suspect water supplies or when filling from roadside springs, we do add either 1 teaspoon chlorox or similar per 10 gallons or a silver compound just in case, especially if there is a herd of goats grazing on the mountain above the spring.
7 years and 20 countries, we have never had a health problem attributable to the water.
I fib a little because I do normally carry at least one bottle of water just in case the main tank springs a leak and I need my cup of coffee to get going in the morning, and at one campsite in Mexico the well water had such a strong swampy taste that the coffee didn't taste right so we did use bottled water for a couple of days.

Buying renewable water at a higher cost per litre than non-renewable gasoline seems a bit crazy to me. Wise precaution for anyone with compromised immune system but hardlu essential for 99% of the normal population.
__________________
Tony Lee - International Grey Nomad. Picasa Album - Travel Map
RVs. USA - Airstream Cutter; in Australia - MC8 40' DIY Coach conversion & OKA 4x4 MH; in Germany - Hobby Class C; in S America - F350 with 2500 10.6 Bigfoot camper
Tony Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 04:41 AM   #55
Member
 
Ralph A's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 97
We drink all the water in the rig. Use a high quality whole house filter and another biological filter for the drinking water. The water in the FW tank is never more than a couple of days old and even as full-timers I sterilize the water system at least annually. I occasionally test the water to verify if the filters are really working.
The whole house filter removes the chlorine as well as other stuff and I'm going to check on changing the filter type to one that will not remove the chlorine but still do a good job with the rest of contaminants.
__________________
2005 Itasca Horizon 40AD (Full-Timer)
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Air-Force One toad brake
Ralph A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 05:31 AM   #56
Senior Member
 
hogdriver's Avatar


 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wintering-Orange Beach AL
Posts: 2,915
Water from tank

We got tired of lugging water bottles so I installed these two products and our water is great now....

1. Portable water softener from SoftCell. Saw them at Tampa RV show.

2. Reverse Osmosis system on drinking water spigot and icemaker from Rick at RVWaterFilterStore.com

Here's a pic....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	250.9 KB
ID:	37906  
__________________

__________________
Dave & Debbie
2014 Anthem 44B
2012 Jeep Rubicon toad
2016 Ford Edge toad
hogdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
storage, tank, water



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.