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Old 01-28-2022, 11:58 AM   #1
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Water Softener Size

Looking into getting a water softener for the RV. From what I have been reading the 16,000 grain units seem like they might be too heavy to easily move around but wondering if an 8,000-grain unit would be too small. I haven't seen any softeners in person yet. We're on the road about three to four months out of the year.

Is there any brand that is highly recommended?
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I have the 1,000 grain Watts RV-PRO and have been happy with it.

Mainly bought it for using in Arizona where the water is very hard, but I also use it at home to wash cars, PU and MH. It softens the water enough to stop those annoying hard water spots.

Not too heavy, but I did make a handle to carry it around easier. Probably around 30 pounds full of water. lighter if you drain it, but be careful not to loose and of the resin.

Easy to re-generate. Just add 2 pounds of table salt in the top, let it sit for 1/2 hour then flush it using the attached small drain.
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I have the 1,000 grain Watts RV-PRO and have been happy with it.

Mainly bought it for using in Arizona where the water is very hard, but I also use it at home to wash cars, PU and MH. It softens the water enough to stop those annoying hard water spots.

Not too heavy, but I did make a handle to carry it around easier. Probably around 30 pounds full of water. lighter if you drain it, but be careful not to loose and of the resin.

Easy to re-generate. Just add 2 pounds of table salt in the top, let it sit for 1/2 hour then flush it using the attached small drain.

I think he means RV Pro 10,000 excellent bought mine in July of 2016 - it's $195 and did include free shipping



https://flowpur.com/collections/rv-p...table-softener
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I think he means RV Pro 10,000 excellent bought mine in July of 2016 - it's $195 and did include free shipping



https://flowpur.com/collections/rv-p...table-softener
Yep, missed a zero!
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I have the same RV Pro 10,000 and it works well.
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We have been using the On-the-Go Double softener for 8 years and very happy with it. It takes two boxes of table salt to regenerate the resin bed. Depending on the water quality where we are, it will last 2 to 4 weeks between regeneration cycles. We also run a 5-micron sediment filter and a 5 micron carbon filter in front of the water softener unit to keep trash from accumulating in it.
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We have been using the On-the-Go Double softener for 8 years and very happy with it. It takes two boxes of table salt to regenerate the resin bed. Depending on the water quality where we are, it will last 2 to 4 weeks between regeneration cycles. We also run a 5-micron sediment filter and a 5 micron carbon filter in front of the water softener unit to keep trash from accumulating in it.


Me too. It is heavy, and we only use it the 3 months we are in the RGV. The water is not the best here.
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Traveled FTfor 7 yrs using an 8000 grain On-The-Go portable water softener

S/W USA.....go about a week between regens (30 minute job)
2 adults, showering/dish washing, cooking, drinking etc
*Alamogordo NW--------about 4 days due to HARD HARD water
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I have had 8,000 grain which used 1 pound of non iodine salt to recharge. Usually lasted us 3 to 4 weeks. Also, had a 16,000 grain which used 2 pounds to recharge and lasted 5-6 weeks. While the 8,000 needed recharge more frequently, I found it easier to recharge than the 16,000. For either have a cup or two of water to dissolve the pile of damp salt as you load the softener.
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Here's my softener with the handle I made and put on it. Checked the weight and it's 14 pounds empty.
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https://www.amazon.com/MOBILE-H2O-Wa.../dp/B07NDH45W4

they have bigger units and smaller ones available. Keep your tank out of the sun as much as possible.
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