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Old 10-04-2017, 12:57 PM   #1
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Drink tank water or not?

Another thread got me to thinking about this. What do others do and why/why not. Hereís us. We usually have a case of bottled water on board, throw some in the fridge, grab one when we take off in the toad. Not sure why! When in fill up the water tank, I use a filter at the spigot. When it comes into the coach, it goes through a whole-coach filter, and when we get it out of the fridge water spigot, it has went through another filter. Filtered 3 times if out of the fridge and probably filtered more than the bottled water I just loaded up. I donít have problem drinking from the fridge spigot and usually fill a recycled bottle or refillable bottle when around the coach. Hmmmm, now Iím really wondering why Iím loading up bottled water, except maybe to offer to others. What do you do?
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:02 PM   #2
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I keep my water tank flushed out fairly well but we still use bottled water for drinking. Maybe it's our better safe than sorry approach.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:10 PM   #3
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I drink the tank water all the time. No issue.
But then, I'm a good south Georgia girl and have been known to drink out a water hose or two in my day.



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We use the Camco blue in-line filter outside in the hose, and have a high-quality .5 (1/2) micron filter under the sink with separate faucet that we use for all water that we consume. We believe that is probably filtered better than any bottled water. We do keep bottled water for taking day trips in the toad.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:24 PM   #5
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I sanitize my water tank every year but we have learned to drink bottle water when we camp. We fill up five or six 1 gallon jugs of water for drinking and cooking with. A long time ago my son came down with a severe case of dysentery, when we were camping in WI.

So lesson learned.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:26 PM   #6
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We use bottled water but then we also do so in our S&B. Also on the road dogs get bottled.

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Old 10-04-2017, 01:31 PM   #7
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We drink tank water, if it is from our fill up at home. We have great well water at home.

Now, when we are at a campground and hooked up to the campground water, we will usually switch to bottled water.

I flush out the fresh water tank a few times every year and sanitize it at least once per year. So far, so good.
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We sanitize the tank yearly and use a filter when filling @ the S&B, and are very choosy on where we refill the tank if traveling or camping for any length of time.
Knowing the quality of water in the tank we prefer to use it instead of the unknown quality of most campground water systems.
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I drink from the fresh water tank. That's what it's for.
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Never drank tank water. Donít drink tap water at home either.
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Fill my tank at home through a go online filter. Use Spring Great to clean fresh water tank. On CG water, runs through two water filters. Never a problem. We have been to a lot of CGs in 5 years. I also drank water from a garden hose!
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The only thing we'll do is brush our teeth with our Fresh tank water. We use bottled water for drinking, making ice in our awesome portable ice maker and also for coffee.

Truth is...how in the world do any of us know truly where our Bottled Water comes from??? Maybe not as clean as what comes from our taps or tanks....oh well.......

I also drank gallons of water as a kid from our not so clean Garden Hose, never wore a Bike Helmet, and no Knee Pads when we roller skated on those clamp on steel wheel roller skates...and we could go on and on...

WOW...maybe that explains LOTS O' THINGS

So, in the end...do what works for you, we do! I'm not saying our way is right it just seems to be working ok for us...I'm not my own customer yet!
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I drink from the faucet, the wife prefers bottled. Never have had any issues.
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Been drinking RV tank water for ten years in 30 countries and never had a water-caused health problem.
Only exception was in parts of Baja, Couple of areas in the USA and in Argentina where the mineral content was so high it was impossible to drink tea or coffee made from it.
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