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Old 05-28-2011, 08:55 AM   #21
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For my 2 cents, we used bottled tap water when camping for consuming. I have never been concerned up until recent years with contaminated water, but when at a CG, I don't know if they are on municipal water or well water. If the CG is on municipal I may be fine with it and drink the water, but if on well water or I am unsure, we use the bottled tap water. When I say bottled tap water, it may be bottled from the home tap. I will not use water that cost a dollar a sip though. I just rather spend a little money to prevent the possibility of ruining a trip by getting a bug from the drinking water. Oh, the dogs drink the CG water, but a dog will drink from a toilet if allowed.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #22
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I bought my TT last year and it is a 2006. This year, I decided to use my fresh water tank, so there I am cleaning my tank and all the pipes with Javex then with baking soda. I flush my tank and pipes often...! 2 days ago, after lots of cleaning process, I drink the water directly the taps. We will go back to the same system that we we're used to use which was 18L. bottle! I got the famous gastrointestinal...!
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:18 AM   #23
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I am cleaning my tank and all the pipes with Javex then with baking soda.
I do not know what Javex is - but to kill the bugs in the water system use household chlorine bleach.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:52 PM   #24
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Javex is to bleach like Kleexex is to facial tissue; a brand so popular that it often replaces the generic term for the product.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:18 PM   #25
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If you are overly concerned about the quality of water, install a UV filter. We have one at home as we use a cistern to store our water and it kills all manner of bacteria. The only thing a UV filter cannot protect you from is chemicals in the water like around here with the farmers and their big 110 ft field sprayers getting overspray in our dugout when they have pesticides loaded.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:23 PM   #26
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We have a 5 gallon insulated water jug we use for drinking water, and we fill it before we leave home. We each take a water bottle to drink, and when it is empty refill from the water jug. Not only is it safe and tastes good, it is always COLD!

We do use the water from the holding tanks or campground for brushing teeth, cooking and such, but for drinking, we use our own water from our jug.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:29 PM   #27
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I always mix mine with Scotch wherever I am. Kinda takes care of what ever ails me!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:00 PM   #28
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household chlorine bleach in french it's Javex. Now I know
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:07 AM   #29
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We used to drink water from the tap, but now drink it filtered or from a bottle. We do this not so much for quality as for taste. I would think that tap water at most campgrounds is no worse than drinking fountain water.
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