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Old 06-28-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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Drinking water

Do you drink the camp grounds water, or do you bring your own drinking water? Or do you use the water from your fresh water holding tank?
Does the water pass through the onboard filter when the camper is connected to the hose bibe at the site or is it only filtered when water is being drawn from the tank?
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
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Do you drink the camp grounds water, or do you bring your own drinking water? Or do you use the water from your fresh water holding tank?
I drink campground water so I am not carrying a bunch of weight.

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Does the water pass through the onboard filter when the camper is connected to the hose bibe at the site or is it only filtered when water is being drawn from the tank?
Both sources should go through the onboard filter.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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since i have plenty of extra towing capacity, i usually will fill the FW tank.
but i have never had problems refilling with campground water.
never had bad tasting water at any campground we've been to.

but, i used to backpack a lot and used iodine tablets, so i'm not as picky about water taste as most of Americans are.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:22 PM   #4
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First get a good fresh water hose - the complimentary hose from the dealer gave the water an awful plastic chemical flavor. New and more expensive hose - no off taste at all.
We have a filter that is external (buy them at Wal-mart even) before the water enters the rv to keep sediment out.
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2Susan,

We just used a $19 external water filter. Can I re-use this? I hate to use the filter for 4 days and throw it out, or can I wrap it in a papertowel and put it in the refridgerator or freezer? Or do have to buy a new one every time?
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:54 PM   #6
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We generally consume the campground's potable water. That said--even with the onboard water filter system, we usually purchase bottled/jug water for making coffee if the campground's water has poor taste or excessive chlorine.
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We just used a $19 external water filter. Can I re-use this? I hate to use the filter for 4 days and throw it out, or can I wrap it in a papertowel and put it in the refridgerator or freezer? Or do have to buy a new one every time?
it's a good question. We have been using that same external filter trip after trip. When pressure is reduced with the filter in place, it's probably clogged with sediment and should be replaced. But, the filter sits in between trips and logically something could be growing in there. I had not given it much thought really. If it's not empty and you chuck it in the freezer it could crack - but I'm thinking it probably you can get it empty enough. Another option might be to pour some bleach in but rinsing might be an issue. Freezing actually doesn't sound like a bad plan. I wonder how often others replace their external filter!
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Concerning reusing the external filter, I buy an new one at the start of every camping season. After each time i use it, I blow it out, so hopefully nothing will grow in there while it is not being used. Before hooking up my water hose, I will also run the hydrant water through it for a couple of minutes to flush it.
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I am not too picky, but DW is another story. We leave home with a full tank of water from the house and drink that. When we are doing a lot of fishing and need coolers with ice, we buy bottled water. I freeze it solid at home and use it for ice in a clean cooler. I add frozen bottles to the fish cooler as needed, and DW will grab a clean bottle to drink now and then.
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Bottled water is one of the biggest rip off's known to man. We use camp ground water. The only time I fill my tank full is if we are boon docking. Then it will be refilled from campground sources if available.
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