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Old 07-13-2016, 12:28 PM   #1
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Question about Fresh Water Tank....

My dh has a brother who has been working in the RV repair business for several years. We were getting ready to leave on a 21 day cross-country trip and were anticipating several night of boondocking. His brother told him that the freshwater tanks on RV's are not intended to hold water for drinking purposes (?) and that it was just to take a shower (?). I don't believe this is the case, and decided to ask the opinions of those of you with more experience than I have.
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:37 PM   #2
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A properly sanitized fresh water system in a RV is perfectly capable of being used for potable water.
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:39 PM   #3
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As long as the tank has been sanitized and flushed with fresh water there is no reason to not drink it, just be sure of the water quality.

I never leave water in the lite between trips and flush it before leaving on a trip.
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Yeah, drink away. Besides, you live in S. Louisiana, dontcha? You guys eat boiled coot (if it's done right in a gumbo, and it usually is) and drink swamp water. Your immune systems are WAY better than anyone's.

Seriously, I drink mine and won't hesitate to do so. BUT, I always put in a good, fairly new, direct line water filter!!
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As long as it's been sanitized once in a while. All the water that goes into mine goes through a filter anyway. ain't dead yet!
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We do lots of dry camping and while I take care to sanitize the tank & lines we don't drink the water or make coffee with it. Maybe a little bit on tooth brushes. Drinking water is cheap--the two of us get by on a gallon a day.
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Your DH'S brother is either clueless or picky about his water.

We've been drinking the FW tank water out of our RVs for the past 30 years and never had any issues or bad taste.
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I am with everyone above. I sanitize mine, at the beginning of the year, and if it has been a while and I am expecting to drink out of it, I may do it again.
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We don't drink our water but we don't drink our tap water at home either and haven't for many years. Just a personal choice that's all.

We bring bottled water for drinking and making coffee/tea etc.

Still flush and sanitize our fresh tank as it's just good practice and still use it for brushing teeth and shower!

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My dh has a brother who has been working in the RV repair business for several years. We were getting ready to leave on a 21 day cross-country trip and were anticipating several night of boondocking. His brother told him that the freshwater tanks on RV's are not intended to hold water for drinking purposes (?) and that it was just to take a shower (?). I don't believe this is the case, and decided to ask the opinions of those of you with more experience than I have.
We flush with known good water and fill the tank with new water and add 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide ,it kills any bacteria and is drinkable.
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