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Old 05-04-2013, 10:53 PM   #99
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If you avoid drinking water from your storage tank do you brush your teeth with it? If you're concerned about germs, bacteria or whatever, even a few drops in your mouth when showering is gonna GETCHA !
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:58 PM   #100
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to aid Ted on making 8 pages...lol

Does anyone still use a cistern for their water or fill their RV from a cistern water source?

I grew up on cistern water(concrete hole that was filled from rain runoff from the roof of the home). That is 1 source, if I used that would need chlorinaters, filters, UV bacteria removal system, etc etc
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My goal was met, 7 pages talking about water...
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I'm guessing you are all boondockers, otherwise your FW pump would not be on.
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We want to PUMP YOU UP, regardless if you drinking water while hooked up or not.....
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #104
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If you avoid drinking water from your storage tank do you brush your teeth with it? If you're concerned about germs, bacteria or whatever, even a few drops in your mouth when showering is gonna GETCHA !
I don't think anyone has a storage tank full of cyanide.

Besides which the issue is ingesting bacteria, the little bit of water left in your mouth after even a mouthful of water is highly unlikely, even if the water's fairly tainted, to cause any problems.

Human saliva contains natural antibacterial compounds which go a long way to keep you healthy.
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Just want to add that I wouldn't wash my dog with some of the water we find at campgrounds, much less put it in my freshwater tank and drink it without extensive filtering! JMHO
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Just want to add that I wouldn't wash my dog with some of the water we find at campgrounds, much less put it in my freshwater tank and drink it without extensive filtering! JMHO
That's what I was thinking too.
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I have RO system with ultra violet on mine. Sanitize it a couple times a year. Also allows for spot free washing. No calcium build up and when your using RV parks water, who cares about the waste. Three filters with parallel 50GPD membranes.
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Just want to add that I wouldn't wash my dog with some of the water we find at campgrounds, much less put it in my freshwater tank and drink it without extensive filtering! JMHO


A good water treatment system is a "Pay me now or pay me later" proposition. I would rather spend a few hundred bucks up front to filter and soften my water than spend hundreds or thousands later on for plumbing repairs, appliance failures or health issues.
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RO you don't need a softner. Membranes are only about $35 to replace.
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RO you don't need a softner. Membranes are only about $35 to replace.
I flush and regen my softener every couple of months. Total cost is around $1.50 depending on where I by the 2 lbs of table salt that it requires.
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All my water is double filtered before it comes out of the faucet. For convenience we generally drink bottled water. DW is addicted to Fruit 2O Peach Flavored water and will usually not drink anything else as far as plain water goes. We do make coffee, tea and ice cubes with the water from the shore source or tank. The tank water has been filtered and clorinated. 7 years, no problems.
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I must be a zombie from drinking tap and tank water. At least when I'm in the hospital dying, I'll have a reason.
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