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Old 02-13-2015, 11:49 PM   #1
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Raingutters to collect water for the tank

Has anybody installed raingutters to collect rainwater to fill into their freshwater tank? Is there a kit for that purpose?
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:02 AM   #2
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I don't think I'd want untreated rainwater that just rolled of my EPDM roof going into my drinking water tank. Just sayin'. Now if you could collect it into a container, treat it with chlorine, and pump it through a filter first, then I might consider it.
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:03 AM   #3
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After a person sees all the (Black Streaks) down all four sides I doubt that one would want to (Drink or Catch) this water for any type of use! Can we also say (Bird Dropping)! Youroo!!
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I would never drink water out of a tank I can't see into, so this sounds like a good idea for those of us who use the FW tank exclusively for flushing the toilet while traveling.
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I would never drink water out of a tank I can't see into, so this sounds like a good idea for those of us who use the FW tank exclusively for flushing the toilet while traveling.
How many of you (Exclusively) only use your water for (Flushing)? Seems Odd! Youroo!!
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I just looked my roof over yesterday, it is covered in bird stuff from the last crow invasion we had a couple of weeks ago.

No way would I go thru the work to catch the rain water to wash the trailer much less drink or bath in it.

IMO this idea is a bad one.
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How many of you (Exclusively) only use your water for (Flushing)? Seems Odd! Youroo!!
Only flush, wash dishes, and shower
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and then it gets sold and the next owner gets sick. Sounds pretty irresponsible to me.
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:32 PM   #9
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Probably not very practical or feasible unless you're camping during monsoon season or in a tropical rain forest!

The best way to conserve water is to learn the Navy shower...from Wikipedia:

A navy shower (also known as a "combat shower", "military shower", "sea shower" or "staggered shower") is a method of showering that allows for significant conservation of water and energy by turning off water during the "middle" portion. An initial thirty seconds or so are used to get wet, followed by soap and lather without running water, which is then rinsed off in a minute or less. The total time for the water being on is typically under two minutes.
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Navy shower I thought that was an RV shower?
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