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Old 05-16-2021, 05:50 PM   #113
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Yes, I've been drinking from the tank for many years and have not had a problem.
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Old 05-16-2021, 05:51 PM   #114
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Another that doesn't drink from the fresh water tank. We too use bottled.

I wonder if anyone is tabulating these results.
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Your link has nothing about water.
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:12 PM   #116
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I have a ClearSource Ultra water filter. It filters out most stuff although since we purchased our system the newer version also filters heavy metals and viruses. We will get the upgraded filtration when we change our filters. In front of that is a regular Camco blue water filter to get out the big stuff so campground water won't clog our filters.



However We don't drink the water directly from the ClearSource filter. We had a special drinking water filter installed at the sink that removes heavy metals . It further filters water from the ClearSource Ultra. Most of the time our filters are filtering campground water but occasionally they are filtering water from the fresh water tank.
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:14 PM   #117
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I have friends that both they and their dogs got sick from park water. Stick to bottled, dispensers at Sam's and Costco and others cheap.
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:50 PM   #118
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I always drink the water from our tank. The kitchen faucet has a filter. My husband drinks bottled but sometimes I slip him some faucet water in his bottle and he never knows it. 🤣. I have never had a problem. Plus Iíll drink the water from whatever RV park that we are staying.
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Old 05-16-2021, 07:15 PM   #119
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Campground Water Supply

Stayed @ a KOA outside Sequoia Nat forest. When checking in we were notified not to hook to the water supply because it had a bad bacteria in it that the health department wouldnít clear for consumption for another week. We had to buy bottled water. When we got up to leave in the morning we noted that an RVer got in after the office closed and hooked right up, not knowing about the bacteria. We left before the newly arrived RVers got up, but always wondered how their day turned out. I suppose your own tank couldnít be worse than connecting at that CG.
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Old 05-16-2021, 07:15 PM   #120
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I've been RVing since 2006 and I've never drank from my RV's fresh water tank. I always used filtered water either from Walmart or a filtered water station for about .25/gal. I'm in the SW now and I'm guess I'm drinking 3/4 gal of water a day, plus coffee, soda, beer. Water is too important to my health to risk it.

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https://www.hindawi.com/journals/criid/2013/286347/

I tried the old bleach treatment once or twice, but it wastes an incredible amount of water to get it finally rinsed out again. Most other water purifying treatments add a nasty taste of some kind. I eventually discovered this, which is nontoxic, and purifies water as fully as bleach, plus it gets rid of a lot of chemical contaminants as well, causing them to precipitate into a harmless bit of solids in the bottom of the tank.
https://smile.amazon.com/PURINIZE-Pa...213629&sr=8-13
In addition, I use a tabletop Reverse Osmosis filter that works off the water pressure created by a typical RV water pump. This stuff tests out very much like distilled water! Even with the need to replace some of the canisters once in a while, it's affordable and what price do you put on fresh, clean water?



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Old 05-16-2021, 07:20 PM   #121
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Yes. but I have 2 filters before I drink it and I maintain my fresh water tank
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Old 05-16-2021, 07:25 PM   #122
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Yes - we've always regularly sanitized the fresh water system and have no issues using the water from it for any reason. I would second twogypsies recommendation on rvwaterfilterstore.com. As we are dry camping and boondocking more we have added their 3-stage Essential system + Metal Trap for filling the fresh water tank and have an additional under-sink filter specifically for the drinking water. In addition to that we always add the recommended amount of Purogene (also from rvwaterfilterstore.com) when filling the fresh water tank.

I like Purinize better because it doesn't have a taste, plus it precipitates out any chemical contaminants. I also use the RO Buddie countertop reverse osmosis sytem. It's cheap and effective.
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Old 05-16-2021, 07:31 PM   #123
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In our case, we carry bottled water for Coffee and making ice.

We use the tank (100GA) for extended boondocking trips and use this water for showers, cooking, washing, brushing teeth but bottled which we fill from our home RO system before hitting the road and refilling as needed.

We don't drink tap water at home and have an RO system, so I guess we just keep the same thing going on the road

You can buy a counter top RO system from RO Buddie (on Amazon) for about seventy bucks. It removes EVERYTHING.
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Old 05-16-2021, 07:32 PM   #124
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We use bottled water, but drink from the tank too. I flush and sanitize ithe tank and lines regularly. When I fill it, I use an inline filter, so the same as city water.
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I've been RVing since 2006 and I've never drank from my RV's fresh water tank. I always used filtered water either from Walmart or a filtered water station for about .25/gal. I'm in the SW now and I'm guess I'm drinking 3/4 gal of water a day, plus coffee, soda, beer. Water is too important to my health to risk it.

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We make coffee and tea with it once a lot has been pumped through for freshening it up. Always have without issue. Cold water is most always from the bottled variety. I mean there's ice cubes and water in the door of many fridges, so....................
Don't see the problem as with any other container you might fill up.
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Old 05-16-2021, 08:05 PM   #126
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filtered only

Campground water flows through a 5 micron filter, my water softener (never let unfiltered water pass through a water softener), and my house filter which is also 5 micron. Drinking water then flows through another house filter to the drinking water faucet at my sink. It also branches to my refrigerator which also has a filter. I change my 5 micron filters at the first of every month and both drinking water filters when my refrigerator tells me it's time. My pet gets filtered water only. If I am drawing water from my fresh tank it flows through all of the house filters. I have safe and tasty water always available.
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