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Old 03-18-2016, 08:38 AM   #1
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Another "hose" discussion (campground water)

I see a lot of pointers on the forum that remind people when buying a hose to make sure you buy a white drinkable water hose. But I really wonder how many people actually make it a habit to drink water from campground wells. I am always a little leary drinking water from any old well. I'm sure that it is more than likely alright to drink, but I just have a slight fear about it. We filter the water and still I can't make myself drink just any cg water. SO, we drink bottled water.
Just wondering if you frequently drink it?
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:47 AM   #2
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We drink the CG water with no ill effects (yet). Our filter is a simple whole house type and removes the "chunks" from the water and little else I suspect.
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:59 AM   #3
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We drink bottled water also, but what about cooking, washing dishes, brushing teeth, etc.... CG water is used for us at those times.... Though the white hose may or may not be a huge deal. I know I have gotten drinks from the "horrible" green hoses for years!!! But, yes, we do have all white hoses for the tt.
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:04 AM   #4
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we also drink the campground water with no ill effects, and we don't use any filter . and for the bottled water, never drink it
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We bring our own potable water. Couple bucks for a couple gallons, no worries.
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Old 03-18-2016, 10:05 AM   #6
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we also drink the campground water with no ill effects, and we don't use ant filter . and for the bottled water, never drink it
From what I find accumulated on my screen before the filter there's no way that I wouldn't have a filter.
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Old 03-18-2016, 10:15 AM   #7
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We have a sand filter for our house so a sediment filter is a good idea. We are wholly anti bottled water. One of the reasons is that we share an aquifer with a major water bottling facility and they have said they have the right to use our water for their benefit and do not care if they bleed our well dry.
Have been using well wateralmost all my life( on well for some 50 years) . I see no need to change. There are products that do clean and purify drinking water. We use them when backcountry camping in the West and Arctic.

https://dayoneresponse.com/product/pg-packets-12-pack/

however for RV mechanisms its best to keep silt out in the first place.
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Old 03-18-2016, 10:38 AM   #8
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We use one of the whole house filters (Camco blue) and a white water hose. We also carry 5-7 gallons of "bottled" water. We get it from a vending machine outside our grocery store. It starts with municipal water and filters it various ways including reverse osmosis. Cost is $1 for 5 gallons, and we fill our own container (well worth it to me). We trade in the container once a year to get a clean one. We use this for drinking and cooking, and sometimes if the CG water is bad, even for brushing our teeth.

I'm fairly sensitive to water from different places, so for the cost and the effort, it's worth it to insure my comfort. I'm not above drinking the CG water, and will do so if I have to (assuming it's not obviously rank), but it's not hard to get "cheap" and consistent "bottled" water.

I also sanitize our on-board water system at the start of each season.
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We use the white water hose with the blue Camco in line filter. We also use a PUR water filter pitcher for drinking and cooking. We have been to several campgrounds where the double filtration was needed to get rid of the chlorine taste.
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We do not drink the campsite water, but only use it to wash dishes and bathe with. We bring approximately four to five individual gallons of drinking water from our house for a typical 3-4 night trip. Then, if we need more, we'll refill them at Water and Ice store or at a reverse osmosis water kiosk.

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I see a lot of pointers on the forum that remind people when buying a hose to make sure you buy a white drinkable water hose. But I really wonder how many people actually make it a habit to drink water from campground wells. I am always a little leary drinking water from any old well. I'm sure that it is more than likely alright to drink, but I just have a slight fear about it. We filter the water and still I can't make myself drink just any cg water. SO, we drink bottled water.
Just wondering if you frequently drink it?
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