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The onboard holding tank 33 31.43%
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:32 PM   #11
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If you trust the source of your water ... then no worries, but also think about Legionnaires Disease in the US. Whenever I'd travel to emerging world countries ... I never got intestinal illnesses because I used my tried-and-true camping techniques of keeping my mouth closed when showering, drinking only hot beverages (no OJ, milk, ice, etc.), used sealed imported bottled water for brushing my teeth, and avoided prepared uncooked fruit/veggies UNLESS I trusted the source.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:50 PM   #12
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We use gallon containers of bottled water for coffee and drinking and CG water for everything else. On dried plates or in the shower is a very different exposure risk than 32 to 64 oz ingested each day.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:23 PM   #13
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We use gallon containers of bottled water for coffee and drinking and CG water for everything else. On dried plates or in the shower is a very different exposure risk than 32 to 64 oz ingested each day.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:33 PM   #14
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The water coming out of the tap at Texas campgrounds is no different than the water that comes out of your tap at home... That being said. We use bottled water to drink and make or coffee. Other than that we use the tap for washing, showers, etc... I've been camping at Texas campgrounds for 30 years and have never had a problem.. We do however use the standard inline blue water filter sold at walmart or most camp stores and change it out once per year...
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:40 PM   #15
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We fill a 5 gallon water jug cooler with tap water from the house to take along for drinking and coffee making.
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:02 PM   #16
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We don't ever drink water from our tanks or water system. I just bring bottled water or a Britta for drinking water and use the tanks for washing/dishes.
Wife is very sensitive to water change so bottled for drinking and tap for other. We use a refillable 3 gallon as its easy to handle and I don't have a ton of 1 gallon bottles taking space.
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I have to change my previous response. I don't always drink "campground" water. Whenever I'm wintering in Quartzsite AZ, I buy drinking water at one of those outdoor water vending units. Last year, I think it cost $1.00 for 5 gallons.

The deep-well water provided in the QZ long term camp area has too much salt/minerals in it for me to drink. OK for showers and dishes, but I gotta watch my blood pressure.
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:54 PM   #18
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There seems to be a concern about drinking water from a campground water supply and also about drinking water from an on-board fresh water storage tank.

I really don't understand - what is the worry?
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Lots of thoughts, thanks yall!
Thinking I may buy a 5gal water cooler and fill at home thats only 50lbs to loaded weight. Since I have a small child and know how my water at home is filtered.
Not a fan of the plastic taste of bottled water.

Those that mentioned hot water being safe got me to thinking so I got to trolling the bowls of the net strangely enough google knew how to finish my sentences on what I was looking for so they must be common questions.

to be biologically safe - water must be boiled for 1 minute,
boiling is 212F
Water heater max temp is 150F, most commonly 120-140F
coffee makers heat water to 190-205F as hotter will burn the coffee grounds

so the bacteria/cysts would still be present, how long can they live out of water on a dry plate?, that Im sure is specific to each one.
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I'm with RVhiker...

Do you really think that most state campgrounds are going to not be sure that the water is potable? Do you boil your water at home???? I think you are worrying about nothing... There would be so many lawsuits if people got sick from the campground water supply that the state would go broke..
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