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Old 02-18-2015, 01:11 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=DDC;786689]We use ours and I replace it twice each year, we drink the water also, mut say I have never purchased water to drink, just does not seem right buying something that falls from the sky for free.[/QUOTE
Exactly what I think !
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:36 PM   #12
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We have a water filter system and filtered water through the refrigerator and yes we drink the water
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:37 PM   #13
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We use our home water AND use the filter. When we used CG water, we were replacing the filter twice a season. Now using home water, we're on our 2nd season with the same filter. We usually drink bottled water (because it's easier). Cook with tank water.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:38 PM   #14
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We started RV'ing in 1970. We used an external filter before they started putting them in the units. I like to filter all the water it takes a lot of minerals out of the water so the hot water tank lasts longer.
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:13 AM   #15
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When we did our PDI for our new tt last spring we were warned how difficult it is to change the built in filter and the chance of leaking. So I bought an in line filter to put on the hose that the water goes thru before going into the tank. I also sanitize the tank. We use the water for everything and have had no problems. Plan on doing the same this season. On the other side of the question, my daughter in law won't drink water from their tank. She only uses bottled water. So I guess it's whatever you are comfortable with.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:50 PM   #16
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Removed the water filter after the housing failed and unscrewed itself. It flooded the front end of the TT. I cut it out and use an inline filter. Would never have another water filter inside the TT. Water is not your friend.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:35 AM   #17
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Plus, I don't know how the previous owners sanitized the system so I'm not sure if I trust drinking the water even if it does go through a filter.
Regardless of what the previous owner did or didn't do, why not sanitize the fresh water tank and system yourself ??

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What do most of you do? If we decide not to use any filter at all, do we just leave the filter canister on the line and just not put any filter in it? I also heard of people having the canister blow off and flooding everything. What would you put on the line in place of the canister.
The water coming out of our fresh water tank is used for everything in our camper, including drinking, making ice, and brushing our teeth......but we do use bottled water for drinking if the campground water is "skunky". I sanitize the tank each spring while getting the camper ready for the season. The canister has never blown off, but I do use a pressure regulator when hooked up to campground water. For a time, I only used an inline water filter at the spigot, as the cheap water canister filters bought at Lowe's seemed to reduce the water flow.......at that time I only filled my fresh water tank from a trusted source.....home. But thanks to a post a couple of years ago by Triguy here, I started using a carbon block filter that maintains close to an unfiltered flow of water, plus it filters out cysts down to .5 microns. I replace it t every spring right after I finish the fresh water rinse after sanitizing.

Here is what I use (4th filter down): RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV

Whether people feel safe using their fresh water system fully for it's intended use is up to each individuals personal preference. Regardless if the system is only used for cooking or showers, I would still recommend sanitizing the water system at least once per year, even more if filling from a non-chlorinated water system such as a well......the minute traces of chlorine should keep most bacteria at bay. When taking a shower, can anyone say positively that they don't get water in their mouths, and end up swallowing the water ??
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:50 AM   #18
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I have used the on board filter for over ten years.
And yes I drink my fw tank water.
X2 Us as well.
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:30 AM   #19
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We use the onboard filter and have not had any issues. Replacements can be found at Lowes.
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:36 AM   #20
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Always used the onboard filter and drink , cook with the water. First time out i add 10 gallons of water, bleach and drive, dump tank and refill at the park. Tank is clean.
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