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Old 09-27-2021, 11:26 AM   #1
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Best water softener

I'm looking to buy a water softener for my Newmar mh. Ive had to fix my faucets several times due to hard water.
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Old 09-27-2021, 12:05 PM   #2
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I found a possible low cost work around if you're interested...

I just installed this on the incoming PEX pipe in my RV. I have no idea if it really works but from what I've read, it's possible I suppose.

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Here's a link to my ad free article about installation. Water - Scale Reducer...
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Buy ANY Brand of portable water softener that is ON SALE
That is the Best one as they all use resin beads, then salt to regen etc
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Old 09-27-2021, 12:14 PM   #4
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Buy ANY Brand of portable water softener that is ON SALE
That is the Best one as they all use resin beads, then salt to regen etc
True Some are easier to regenerate some have good pre filters some have pre-filters with expensive filter cartilages
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A lot main portable brand units look nearly the same to me, some have different color tanks. The smaller the unit/ the harder the water, the more often it will need to be regenerated .
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Old 09-28-2021, 08:53 AM   #6
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on the go water softener. almost 6 years of use and very happy with it. we have a whole house water filter with a carbon filter set up between the park water and softener
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I use the On The Go portable water softener. They make several sizes. I started with the 8000 grain and now have the 16,000 grain installed in the wet bay.
https://www.amazon.com/Go-OTG4-DBLSO...2866272&sr=8-8
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I found a possible low cost work around if you're interested...

I just installed this on the incoming PEX pipe in my RV. I have no idea if it really works but from what I've read, it's possible I suppose.

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Jim thats interesting as there are other units such as EDDY and Scalesweeper that are 100's times more in cost and people are saying they are getting results

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None of them work...
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I found a possible low cost work around if you're interested...

I just installed this on the incoming PEX pipe in my RV. I have no idea if it really works but from what I've read, it's possible I suppose.

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Here's a link to my ad free article about installation. Water - Scale Reducer...
I worked in industrial refrigeration, and we supplied evaporative condensers and cooling towers which required water treatment to prevent scaling. There were several electronic and magnetic treatment devices on the market. Most did not work very well if at all. Most fall into the classification of "snake oil".

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I worked in industrial refrigeration, and we supplied evaporative condensers and cooling towers which required water treatment to prevent scaling. There were several electronic and magnetic treatment devices on the market. Most did not work very well if at all. Most fall into the classification of "snake oil".

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Since I didn't find any ads for the devices where it was tested in an independent lab (except one), it's just guess work. I couldn't find any such documents so I'm doing some field testing. And at under $20, worth it if it works. Only out $20 if it doesn't. I'm of the opinion that it might work better in a low use situation, like an RV, and not work well in a high use situation...like a roof mounted swamp cooler for a huge building.
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I will suggest that the "On The Go" unit is popular and I see a lot of them. I recently bought the 15000 grain model, called their Double Standard size. I was surprised at the weight of it, before I added water. It's very heavy. I know I will get lazy and not use it if I have to haul it out each time I connect it. Consequently, I intend to mount it in the coach and plumb water to it and back to the wet bay.
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Weve been on the road for almost six years as full timers. Clean fresh water was the first item and at the top of our list from day one. Keeping our water supplying equipment, faucets, water heater, dishwasher, washing machine, and so forth from scaling was also important. Moving water filters and a softer, in and out of a compartment, due to weight, was also at the top of the list.

So, we decided on the on-the-go 1600 gram water softener to take care of our water along with some in-line water filters. We also decided to plumb the whole system into one of our bays to keep from having to move the setup in and out every time we moved. Its worked awesome over the time its been installed. We can change filters without any issues as well as performing a regeneration and back flush without taking the water softener out of the bay.

I would recommend this type of a setup for the clean soft water and convenience and ease of use. Good Luck!!
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Weve been on the road for almost six years as full timers. Clean fresh water was the first item and at the top of our list from day one. Keeping our water supplying equipment, faucets, water heater, dishwasher, washing machine, and so forth from scaling was also important. Moving water filters and a softer, in and out of a compartment, due to weight, was also at the top of the list.

So, we decided on the on-the-go 1600 gram water softener to take care of our water along with some in-line water filters. We also decided to plumb the whole system into one of our bays to keep from having to move the setup in and out every time we moved. Its worked awesome over the time its been installed. We can change filters without any issues as well as performing a regeneration and back flush without taking the water softener out of the bay.

I would recommend this type of a setup for the clean soft water and convenience and ease of use. Good Luck!!

Nice setup. I saved the photo for future reference when I install mine. I don't want to be lugging this stuff around, so I will do the same. Thanks
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