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Old 05-27-2011, 07:58 AM   #11
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We drink out of the faucets, and I am very particular about my water. I sanitize the fresh water system every spring, and trust that more than I do may campground water systems. I try to avoid filling my fresh water tank from anywhere other then home...we have great tasting water there. On the road, we have to trust that the water used in campgrounds have been well treated and tested, but there is never a guarantee.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:33 AM   #12
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ditto! we are not part of the brainwashed public that can't drink anything but bottled water.
I generally drink tap water at home; but will switch to bottled water when travelling. Like photog said- how can you be certain the water you are drinking has been properly treated? It could easily be from the same watershed that their dumping station leaches into.

I buy bottled water when it goes on sale; usually works out to less than 10 per bottle. This last camping trip cost me less than $1 for the water we used. (And yes, we recycle the bottles.)

It isn't about being brainwashed; it's about being safe.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:51 AM   #13
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We always do. We use a dedicated water hose exclusively for the camper and have a filter on it too. We drink way too much water to buy it!
Same here - still healthy, well as far as I know
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:02 AM   #14
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We drink tap at home but primarily drink bottled (big gallon containers) when camping. I don't treat the camper tap water like I would if visiting Mexico ;-) and will drink some and brush my teeth with it. No ill effects yet. I have found camping at sites with water hookups the water (from a well and stored) is pretty highly chlorinated and not the best tasting/smelling but I assume safe. An inline filter would help with this but I don't have one.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:00 PM   #15
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Just drink beer instead!
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:39 PM   #16
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We drink the water through the faucet when connected to a campsite/city water service.

We fill the fresh water tank from the same source and have been advised to use that water mostly for bathing etc.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:15 PM   #17
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I dont drink water from the campgrounds. Most of these waters are not tested and even if they are safe to drink I dont touch them. I suppose that if you boil it there should not be any risks. Even if they say that bottled water are not safer than tap water to drink I dont touch frog water.
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Great thread for us newbies, so far my choices are, dehydrate, get a dog to test the water first, drink beer
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:36 AM   #19
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We fill the fresh water tank from the same source and have been advised to use that water mostly for bathing etc.
Who advised you ??
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:09 AM   #20
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i drink the water from the faucet. my wife drinks bottled water.
don't know abt the rest of the country but here, the water has to be tested and approved. for well systems here same thing.
public water has to be retested periodically. i tend to trust them.
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