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Old 08-16-2016, 08:29 AM   #1
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Filling Potable Water Tank Question

Should I use a special hose end to fill the potable water tank on our 2015 FC 23? Some have recommended the Secure-fill adapters and others the Camco type extension.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:38 AM   #2
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We just use a plain old hose sprayer that we have had for at least ten years. We like it because it hangs in the filler hole with out having to hold it. We do use a drinking water curly hose when we fill Lucy's fresh water tank. We use our city water hose with the sprayer added.

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we are new to airstreams and trailers. we were advised that using a garden hose you may, or will, get a rubbery taste to your potable water. A white RV drinking water hose, was recommended.
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.....White RV hose thru a filter.

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So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:00 AM   #5
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Definitely recommend going with a "drinking water" hose.

Getting back to the question, the sprayer end sounds like a good option. Also interested in feedback on the others I mentioned in the OP.
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When I fill with a garden hose that has sat out between uses I run a slug of water through the hose before placing it to the hole. That flush of water clears all the critters that may have crawled in the open end and purges any transfer from the hose.

I am not of the environmentally obsessed age group.
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66 and have been drinking out of garden hoses for at last 65 of those years. Still alive and kicking.
That said I have been converted to using white or light blue RV/Marine designated hoses for the trailer drinking water. I have a hose end fitting with a two ft length of clear hose that I use to fill the water tank. Occasionally run a little bleach thru it to keep the beasties down. Recently acquired a duel water filtration system with Watts adjustable regulator to filter all water before filling tank or using the city water hook up.
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Ditto to Bob Cross -- white potable water hose (new each year) and in-line filter. We add an in-line hose water pressure regulator (suspenders and belt), and never use a spray end. Why? You have to stand there and hold it.

We let the water run through the hose before using it to fill the tank, especially if at a campground, to minimize lead pollution from old pipes' joint solder, and to "freshen" the hose. Putting the regular end of the hose in the tank lets you do other things while it fills, and leaves an air space in case the tank fills and overflows (which is fine).

We try to dry the inside of the hose by laying it in the sun, on a slope, in case you are not going to use it again for a while. When stored, we avoid connecting the two ends of the hose, to avoid promoting the growth of mildew and mold inside the hose. Details details details . . .

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I just use the rubber garden hose and put bleach in, we don't drink the water. Never used an attachment, just shove the hose in.
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Some say the inline filter removes Chlorine which is not necessarily good since you want some Chorine in the tank.

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Ditto to Bob Cross -- white potable water hose (new each year) and in-line filter. We add an in-line hose water pressure regulator (suspenders and belt), and never use a spray end. Why? You have to stand there and hold it.

We let the water run through the hose before using it to fill the tank, especially if at a campground, to minimize lead pollution from old pipes' joint solder, and to "freshen" the hose. Putting the regular end of the hose in the tank lets you do other things while it fills, and leaves an air space in case the tank fills and overflows (which is fine).

We try to dry the inside of the hose by laying it in the sun, on a slope, in case you are not going to use it again for a while. When stored, we avoid connecting the two ends of the hose, to avoid promoting the growth of mildew and mold inside the hose. Details details details . . .

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At home, I remove nozel from garden hose and flush. Next attach BLUE filter and than a ball valve and short length of clear tubing. I carry white hose and follow same procedure when camped.
Reciently having trouble filling due to "burping", vent appears to be clear. .??? Suggestions ?
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I too use a white drinking water hose to fill the fresh water tank. Most of the water in the tank (when boon docking) is used for the toilet and shower. However, I do use the water from that tank for drinking and cooking, but I have a Seagull IV filter with a separate faucet for those purposes as it meets EPA guide standard protocol for microbiological purifiers against bacteria, cysts and viruses. Plus, Seagull IV systems also remove chemical and aesthetic contaminants including herbicides, pesticides, chlorine and foul tastes, odors and colors, for great tasting water on demand. I had this device on my sailboat where there was no option to hook up to 'city water' while cruising.

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I agree with the previous post that made a good point about not removing chlorine with a filter before the water goes into the tank. However, with my water filter that removes the chorine for drinking, I often add a bit of bleach (two capfuls) to the water tank when filling to help prevent growth of anything in the tank or plumbing. (Not sure that this is a good think for black tank though.)
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Not all certified drinking water hoses are white. We like the spring hoses. One is blue and the other one is purple. The spring type drinking water hoses are not usually at RV camping stores. Amazon is loaded with them. We use the in-line blue cartridge filter when we fill Lucy's fresh water tank with the city water connection

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So does the blue filter remove Chorine?
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Not all certified drinking water hoses are white. We like the spring hoses. One is blue and the other one is purple. The spring type drinking water hoses are not usually at RV camping stores. Amazon is loaded with them. We use the in-line blue cartridge filter when we fill Lucy's fresh water tank with the city water connection

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