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Old 07-22-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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Like Drinking Water From An Old Tire.

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.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:58 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-17-2014, 09:49 PM   #3
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I have never drank water from the tap in our trailer. I carry actual drinking water, either from home of another clean source. Also use jug water for coffee.
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:14 PM   #4
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Our water tastes fine, either from the tank or through the campsite supply. I never sanitize the system, just drain and blow out with air before winter. My wife will complain that her coffee tastes funny weather I use water that I bring from home in a jug or campsite supply so its a no win situation.
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:16 AM   #5
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Most every state park in Michigan that has running water is on a municipal system so the water we put in our fresh tank is lightly chlorinated anyway. We fill up an insulated 5 gallon drinking water jug with ice and then water from the CG spigots for drinking. TT fresh water tank is for flushing, brushing and dishwashing.
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:33 AM   #6
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I have always used water in the camper just as I would at home. I have never had any issues with bad taste.

I do sanitize the the entire system with a bleach solution except the water heater at the beginning of each season. All of the water that goes into the fresh water tank is always passed through a filter. All water for the "City water" connection is always passed through a filter. I have never had any sediment problems with the valves/faucets.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:36 AM   #7
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We use to hate the coffee in the morning unless we used used bottled water and never drank water from the spigot. We went to a double filter that has a cotton sediment filter and a charcoal filter that eliminates the chlorinated issue. Since we did that, we simply don't see any difference in water no matter where we go. Made a big difference. If the rig sets for over a month at a time not being used, we drain all tanks including the hot water tank.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:50 AM   #8
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I full time so water from the tap is fine with me. I have a 1 micron particulate filter and a 1 micron charcoal filter for all incoming water. Since I use the water daily I don't have any issues with "old water" in the pipes. I do keep my fresh water tank full so if the park I am in has water issues I'm good on my own for several days. I switch over to the fresh water tank every few weeks and do laundry from it and when empty fill it back up with fresh.

Works for me for over 4 years now.
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Old 09-27-2014, 11:38 AM   #9
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We are getting the same thing happen to ours however it's. A new hose type taste that I can not get rid off. I have done the bleach flew out. Let it sit overnight in the diluted bleach instead of the 4 hrs recommended and it still tastes of rubber. I've tasted the. Ugh water from the tap and no problem there.

The problem seems to be the hose itself.

Would love to be able to get this taste out if the hose for good.
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We are getting the same thing happen to ours however it's. A new hose type taste that I can not get rid off. I have done the bleach flew out. Let it sit overnight in the diluted bleach instead of the 4 hrs recommended and it still tastes of rubber. I've tasted the. Ugh water from the tap and no problem there.

The problem seems to be the hose itself.

Would love to be able to get this taste out if the hose for good.
What kind of hose are you using? If it isn't marked drinking water safe you can and probably will get that rubber taste.
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