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Old 02-18-2014, 12:26 PM   #1
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Camp Ground water ??

Getting ready to start my first season of camping. Question is, campground water I feel confident it can be safely used for a shower and washing dishes. Is it also ok for your morning coffee ? I have a water filter to filter or clean the water once it is inside the TT. Is that enough ? Do most campers carry the drinking and coffee water in separate containers.. thanks in advance I am sure I will have many more questions . Chuck in Va

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Old 02-18-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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We use an external water filter attached to the campground water source along with the filter inside the TT. Have never had a problem.

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Old 02-18-2014, 12:44 PM   #3
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I filter the water BEFORE it goes in the trailer.

I would pre boil the water if I was going to cook or drink any water that comes from a well.

We pack bottled water just in case.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:00 PM   #4
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We make ice, coffee, and baby bottles from the campground water. Even brush our teeth with it. However, for drinking- we use bottled water in 2.5gallon jugs (they fit nicely in the camper fridge) and keep bottled water on hand for convenience. We don't have any health concerns- we're just very picky about taste (we even are picky about *which* bottled water we drink).
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:20 PM   #5
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We always bring bottle water for drinking and cooking...mostly because we don't like the taste of campground water as each area has different means of providing water & filtration.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:26 PM   #6
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We use campground water for all our cooking, washing, brushing teeth, etc... Generally I trust the onboard water filter to handle most of the issues.

For coffee, MIO, etc., we generally use water from the case of Dasani or Aquafina the wife always has around.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:29 PM   #7
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I filter water before the RV, and use it for cooking (boiling pasta, water for food prep, etc.) But for drinking of just water I carry 2x5 gallon water bottles and usually a case of .5 liter for taking with me. While I never had an issue with most of the local campground water I have had the time or two where it was an issue. I also had an issue of one of my dogs seeming to have digestive issues at random. After 2 years of trying to figure out if it was nerves from traveling or something else I went to the water jugs. For the last 3 years, I have had no issues with the pups and at least my coffee tastes the same no matter where I make it. 10 gallons will last me more then my 2 week vacation, and I think I used about a half a case of water bottles and most of that was while on the road to and from.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:31 PM   #8
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I usually don't even hook up to campground water. I bring mine from my house in the fresh water tank. Not that I don't trust campground water... I just don't see the need for the hassle.

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Old 02-18-2014, 01:31 PM   #9
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We use a filtered Brita water pitcher that is sort of oblong and fits nicely in the fridge. Keeps us from sending too many bottles to the landfill. Same thing at home.
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Sounds like we all live in a third world country with all the water filtering going on. Just saying.


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