Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-19-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
Member
 
Shawn.O's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 85
water softeners

so I've been seeing that a lot of RV's use water softeners in there tanks to keep residue from sticking and fowling up the sensors. Any thoughts on whether or not to use the liquid form or just the powder (pre-dissolved in water)? Sounds like most people use the powder
__________________

__________________
Shawn
Chief, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
2016 Grey Wolf 23DBH
2007 F-150 5.4 Triton V8
Shawn.O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2016, 04:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Mountain Foothills of Southern Alberta
Posts: 661
I use the Calgon powder, works fine for me.
__________________

__________________

2007 Surveyor SV230
- 200 Watts Solar/MPPT Controller - 230 AH Battery Bank - 600 watt PSW Inverter - (2) 2000 watt Inverter Generators - LED Lighting - Boon Docking 99% of the time.
2009 F150 - 5.4 Litre - 6 speed - Tow Package
boondocking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2016, 04:58 PM   #3
Old Camping Squid
 
Eagle-751's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northeastern Ohio
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by boondocking View Post
I use the Calgon powder, works fine for me.
X2 a cup of power calgon to one gallon hot water per tank...
__________________
2006 F150 Supercab 5.4 Flex Fuel
2006 BRP Outlander XT
2009 Forest River Salem 30QBSS
2005 Club Car President
2002 Ezgo Limo, 2001 Ezgo
Eagle-751 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2016, 10:09 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
nc-canuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 142
I use the liquid. It is easier for me to find. Amazon has it cheap. Have used both and both seem to work the same.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2016 Rockwood Windjammer 3029W
2013 F350 Lariat Longbed 6.2L
nc-canuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 08:52 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Wiscampsin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,006
Liquid Calgon here. I get it from our local grocery store.
__________________
2013 Palomino Sabre 34REQS-6

Link to pics:http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/Wi...?sort=4&page=1
Wiscampsin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 08:55 AM   #6
Wanna Be Camper
 
SaskCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,368
Powder Calgon is all I could find locally so that is what goes in ours
__________________

John & Deb
2011 F250 Lariat FX4 Crew Cab 6.2
2011 Flagstaff V-Lite 30WRLS
Days Camped 2013: 16 2014: 5 2015: 3
SaskCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 09:53 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Warsaw,NC
Posts: 3,347
I'm going to install a water softener. It will keep the stains off my shower door


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
2015 Cedar Creek 32RL
2012 Silverado 3500HD SRW
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ignhavefun.gif
spock123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 02:32 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,001
I think a huge key is to use lots of water. Keeping things wet helps. Dry sludge, not so much.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
325BH is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 02:33 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Seasonal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: S/E Wisconsin
Posts: 334
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiscampsin View Post
Liquid Calgon here. I get it from our local grocery store.
+1 Woodman's grocery store for me.
__________________
Ford 2015 F250 Crew Lariat Ultimate 6.7L Diesel 4X4

Seasonal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2016, 09:00 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 4
I get the Rain Drops brand powder from Amazon. It's less than $5 a box with sub&save and I think it works just as well as the liquid.
__________________

__________________
Bizmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:25 AM.