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Old 07-08-2015, 02:41 PM   #1
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Water purification

I've heard from many sources to never drink the water from the main water tank. Drinking only bottled water for everything is a hassle. Can I use those purifiers that attach to the kitchen faucet? Sure would make things a lot easier.
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:00 PM   #2
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I drink mine from the tank. It's filtered before it enters the trailer.
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But yes, you can add a faucet filter.
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:04 PM   #4
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Fill the FW tank from the hose near our campsite. Chlorine added to keep it safe. Used for washing and flushing.


5 one gallon containers water filled at home. Used for drinking and cooking.
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:09 PM   #5
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We drink bottled. It's really not much hassle. We have one of those 5 gal water cooler jugs, and a pump that fits on top. We fill the jug at a "Glacier" fill station outside our grocery store for $1 and it's worth every penny to have consistent water. It begins with municipal water where we live and uses various filtration and reverse osmosis to treat the water, so it works well for us. We use it for drinking water and some cooking. We have gotten to where we'll use more than 5 gallons, so we supplement with gallon jugs refilled from our filtered water at home.

I also filter the water that goes into my tank, so there's no problem drinking that water either as long as you sanitize the tank and lines at least once a season (which I do). I do try to avoid drinking the water locally where we are traveling if I can; it usually just doesn't do good things to my gut... But even that water gets filtered at the city water connection before it enters the trailer.
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:50 PM   #6
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Lots of options on drinking from the tank. We do. Key is to flush and sanitize the entire water system at least once a year. The issue comes from the water source used to fill the tank. Most of our state poo arts have excellent tasting water, some do not. Private CG seam to be more questionable in flavor. We do carry some bottled water, and I have a 3 gallon jug I fill and carry in the shower in case we need water while travelling.
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We flush and sanitize the system at the beginning of the year, but we only use the tank a few times during the season. The rest of the time we're hooked up to the campground's water system. If we're using the tank, we fill up at home with water of known quality so we don't filter it, but if we're using the campground water, it's filtered before it enters the trailer, and once again at the faucet for drinking and cooking. New filters are bought at the beginning of the season.
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...Most of our state poo arts have excellent tasting water, some do not...
What in the world are "poo arts"? Sounds like something a young child might do when no one is watching.

I've been drinking the water from my FW tank for years. I filter it going into the tanks, and again at the faucet-installed Brita filter.
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I sanitize the system at the beginning of the year, we fill at home and use the water for everything, including drinking. But I do carry bottled water because I like my drinking water cold and can put them in the fridge door or in the cooler.
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What in the world are "poo arts"? Sounds like something a young child might do when no one is watching.

I've been drinking the water from my FW tank for years. I filter it going into the tanks, and again at the faucet-installed Brita filter.
Lol, this is what happens when using the tablet to type, and it has auto correct, it changes words. Then dont proof read. Poo arts = parks
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