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Old 11-13-2016, 10:58 AM   #15
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Tank water

We drink bottled water only. We take one of those five gallon jugs with a tap with us and bottled water in fridge. Just simply do not have that much faith in the water supply at some campgrounds. Probably a little paranoid...?? But if you have ever had the dreaded "Beaver Fever" from bad water you will never forget it.
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:54 AM   #16
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I drink the water from my motor home's tank, but I also drink the water from a 350' deep hole in my backyard.

I don't like the taste (or non-taste) of most bottle water.
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:21 PM   #17
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Yes we do. We also use a proper hose, and proper hose hook up process including an inline water filter. Run the water for several gallons before hooking up to the coach. Sanitize the entire system at least once per year sometimes twice.
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:32 PM   #18
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I thought that's what it's for.
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:54 PM   #19
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We drink water from the motorhome fresh water tank, and I keep it filled all the time except for winter storage. The only time we use bottled water is when the campground water taste terrible or I suspect something is wrong. Like a KOA on our last trip that had the campsite fresh water supply as a garden hose from an adjacent site that ran under ground across our site and where is terminated the hose end was lying directly on the ground about 2 feet from the sewer hole!
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:16 PM   #20
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I drink both from the RV FW tank as well as bottled water. I change the filter in the RV as recommended and bleach my tank annually as part of my dewinterization process. My wife's likes ice cold water so we also use a Britta in the fridge. I am a Refrigeration tech so I have seen the dark side of the food industry equipment. Everything from food prep tables to walk in coolers/freezers, meat cutting rooms ect... if you ever seen the internals of a neglected ice machine you might think twice about using the ice. So a properly sanitized tv FW tank is just fine in my books.
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Old 11-13-2016, 03:00 PM   #21
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I use the water from the our tank. Mainly because it is the soft water from our home. However one condition - always top off the tank monthly to ensure that the city chlorination is fresh.

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Old 11-13-2016, 06:20 PM   #22
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Yes, we drink ours when city water is unavailable. Have done so for the past 20 years...
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:49 PM   #23
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We have a high-quality water filter under the sink with a separate faucet. We get all our consumable water from it, including that from the tank!
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:06 PM   #24
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Nope, we don't drink from our fresh water tank no matter how many filters or chemicals we use to treat it.
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:35 PM   #25
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I drink from the tank. I throw in bleach when it's convenient. It's not a big beal to me. After 70 plus years of drinking water that would supposedly kill or harm me (fluoridated or not fluoridated, mountain streams, straight from the hose, etc) I'm either already dead or damaged but I feel great.
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:38 PM   #26
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Been RV'ing since 1957, the only time we didn't drink from the tank was if we got funky water someplace. But I have good filters in the system too.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:21 PM   #27
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I'll add a story we saw on the local news several years ago. (I've posted about this before, and was at that time able to recall most of the numbers. Now memory has faded, so I'll generalize!).

Local news station bought several different kinds of bottled water (Key word here is 'bottled', and should off the shelf. Individual small bottles, and 2 gallon bottles too.), including some big name brands. They also went to five different grocery stores that had the stations where you bring your own bottles an pay for the usually reverse osmosis water.

They finally took a few samples from the producers and reporters kitchen faucets.

The results showed all were 'safe', but something like 40% of the bottled waters tested, had higher numbers of 'bad stuff' compared to the two municipal water samples from the kitchen faucets.

This was one of my major reasons for spending a $300-400 I did to augment the quantity and quality of our in coach filtration. We have one more mod to make, and will do this during our holiday off the road time.

My main reason for sharing this, is that the money being spent for bottled water - is not necessarily always providing safer drinking water.

As as the pro's at the RV Water Filter store point out. Even if you're not drinking water form your tanks, chases are you're taking a shower, or washing our teeth with it, from time to time... It only takes a few ounces of water with contamination, to cause a problem.

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LOL - it has to be the marketing. We have RO water in the S&B. Kids will come over to visit and bring a bottle of 'designer' water!! It's their money and while they complain about the price of fuel they will pay more for water.
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