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View Poll Results: Where does your drinking water come from.
The onboard holding tank 33 31.43%
Bottled water 72 68.57%
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:00 AM   #31
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I plan on getting one of the portable water softeners. I find that most water supplies are very hard water, Not good for any kind of water heater. A $250 filter is a lot cheaper than a new water heater. I'll still use a sediment/taste filter before the softener.

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Old 05-02-2015, 10:28 AM   #32
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So you are saying that the water doesn't have anything to do with baldness...

Shoot, thought we had a solution there for a minute.

LoL, that was a good one.

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Old 05-02-2015, 11:48 AM   #33
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This is my filtered water setup and going on 2 years now. The bracket as you can see is mounted on the WH door/ with a back-up plate. That hose loop is 4' long and I got it from Campworld .
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:25 PM   #34
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I use the on board water system just as I use water at home. I do properly sanitize and maintain the camper water system. ALL water entering the camper goes through a blue Camco filter.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:32 PM   #35
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Where do you get your drinking water from?

If there are concerns we buy drinking water or boil the tap water for 3 minutes.
A health inspector advised me when dishes and cutlery have even just air dried after washing with hot water and detergent harmful bacteria is no longer a threat to health and safety.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:34 PM   #36
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Needed to be a multiple choice poll. We use the holding tank to brush teeth, wash dishes, make coffee etc if we fill up at home with municipal water. My wife is sensitive to water with sulfur so we have to be careful. If we are at the campground using their water, we use it the same, except for coffee we use bottled water (for the DW). We also bring bottled water for drinking out at the fire or in the car sometimes and also have Nalgene bottles that I fill from the TT. So we use all combinations.

I sanitize a few times a year especially if the TT has been stored for a while between trips.

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Old 05-03-2015, 11:04 PM   #37
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Typical we drink the cg water. We have been places where the water was so bad we have gone to get bottle water.

We sanitize the system once or twice a year. If we get into a place with bad tasting water, I will flush the system when we get home.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:05 AM   #38
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I use water from my onboard system just like I would in a s&b. I do have a particulate and also charcoal filter inline, but I see no reason to buy bottled water. Besides, the latest survey I read says the plastic in the bottles causes cancer. Of course I will be dead from breathing camp ground air before the water bottles get me!

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Old 05-04-2015, 08:13 AM   #39
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A few years ago, my Army reserve unit performed annual training outside Mineral Wells, TX. Our supply folks went to fill the water buffalo at a county bulk water supply point than hadn't been used for a while and after some water quality test, they determined the bacterial count in the water was too high for safe use. We had to buy a pallet of water from the local Wal Mart to use instead.

I usually don't question CG water but at the beginning of the season, it's not uncommon to get some "iffy" looking water out of the spigot when the lines haven't been used over the winter.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:13 AM   #40
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Until recently we used to bring at least 5 one-gallon bottles of water for drinking and cooking on each trip because we could and didn't really feel fully confident drinking either the CG or on-board supplies. We now use a Berkey water filter system https://www.berkeyfilters.com/berkey-water-filters/ and love it. No more hauling around drinking water bottles! Since it's just the two of us and three dogs, the size of the Berkey 'Travel' system works well for us with a small footprint. A simple gravity drip system with no moving parts that we can also use at home after the trip ends. Great solution for safety, taste, and peace of mind.

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