Originally Posted by humbleguru
This is my first year with the 154BH. I have noticed small blue plastic bits stuck in the water aerators in both the sink and shower head. I removed them and pressure has improved, however no matter what, the water from the tap tastes like drinking stagnant water from an old tire or something. YUCK. I even installed an inline filter for when I am connected to water provided by the RV park. Anyone else experience this?
Perhaps drinking water is to be purchased in bottles and not drank from the Fawcett.
I've experienced the funny taste. It hacked me off a bit because I had just sanitized the system a couple months ago. I think the problem is that I didn't drain the water lines between trips. The water sits in the lines and the first water out the faucet tastes (and smells) like it's been sitting in a garden hose on a hot Texas lawn, and basically it has.
So, here's what I do to combat it. First, I have started pulling the low point drains and draining most of the water out of the lines before the TT goes to storage. Second, we use a 5 gallon water cooler jug that we refill at our grocery store for drinking water. We use this pump (http://www.amazon.com/Water-Bottle-P...hin+water+pump
That way we always get the same water everywhere we go (I have problems with "traveler's disease" from the different bacterias in different water systems). Also, before I hook up the city water, I rinse out the hose for a minute or two. And I sanitize the entire system with diluted bleach mixture at least once a year. The real key is to make sure you run the water system enough to flush out the old water (one way or another) that's been sitting in the lines before you try to drink it.
I have to say, this system works VERY well for us. We still use one of the blue charcoal filters on the hose, so the water is probably drinkable. In fact, I would most likely drink it if we ran out of our "bottled" water.
One time, before I started being this particular about our water, our water was SO bad with the plastic/rubber taste that we had to throw out an entire batch of ice. It made our whole freezer smell, and obviously, whatever we put the ice in tasted like crap.
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